California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning
Santa Cruz (Ben Lomond) Wallflower (Erysimum teretifolium) Seed Collection
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is issuing a permit to Dr. Jodi McGraw [Permit No. 2081(a)-21-015-RP] pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 2081(a) for a project to collect and store Santa Cruz wallflower seed in anticipation for use in a post-fire experimental population expansion project proposed as part of a new Traditional Section 6 grant project currently under review. If the project is funded, the seed will be used within Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve to establish Santa Cruz wallflower in areas that burned and where a fuel break was created as part of the 2020 CZU Lightning Complex Fire. Seed collection will take place in summer 2021 and 2022 from plants in the experimental population at Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve. Seed will be processed and stored at Jodi McGraw’s lab in Watsonville. If the proposed Traditional Section 6 grant project is not funded, seed will be returned to the collection site or submitted for long-term conservation storage at a CDFWapproved facility.