The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to Denise Duffy & Associates, Inc. (DD&A) (CESA Permit No. 2081(a)-22-015-RP) pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 2081(a) for a weed management and habitat maintenance project that is not expected to, but may result in, take of Monterey gilia (Gilia tenuiflora ssp. arenaria) within occupied habitat. Primary objectives of the Project are to promote high quality habitat for Monterey gilia, ensure the viability of the population within the HM Lands easement, and inform Monterey gilia habitat management strategies. Project activities are consistent with the South of Tioga Project Long-Term Management Plan (LTMP) (August 2022) required by CESA Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2018-078-04, to mitigate impacts to Monterey gilia from the South of Tioga District redevelopment. Project activities include removing non-native, invasive plants focusing on iceplant (Carpobrotus edulis) within the project area beginning in spring 2023. Weed management will take place annually during the initial five-year interim management period covered by the permit and is expected to take place every two years during the following long-term management period. Project activities also include maintaining 820 feet of permanent fencing that has been installed to prevent public access around the HM Lands easement. Fence maintenance, including any fence pole replacement, will be limited to the months of August through January to minimize impact to Monterey gilia. Additional activities include restoring an existing sandy trail with non-listed native plant species, debris removal, and population monitoring of Monterey gilia within the HM Lands conservation easement.