Santa Cruz (Ben Lomond) Wallflower (Erysimum teretifolium) Seed Collection


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW)
Document Title
Santa Cruz (Ben Lomond) Wallflower (Erysimum teretifolium) Seed Collection
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
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.

Contact Information

Cherilyn Burton
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Jodi McGraw, PhD.
Agency Name
Jodi McGraw Consulting
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Santa Cruz, Watsonville
Santa Cruz
Northern California
Other Location Info
The Project will take place at the experimental population of Santa Cruz wallflower established at CDFW’s Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve between 2018 and 2020 in Santa Cruz County. Seed will be stored at Dr. Jodi McGraw’s lab located at 262 Patricia Lane, Watsonville, CA 95076 in Santa Cruz County.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sections 15306 and 15307, Classes 6 and 7
Reasons for Exemption
The Project consists of basic data collection and experimental management activities to assure the maintenance, restoration, and enhancement of Santa Cruz wallflower populations. The permit issued by CDFW includes measures to ensure that existing populations of Santa Cruz wallflower are not impacted.


Notice of Exemption

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