Coastal Mendocino Pollinator Habitat Enhancement


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
Document Title
Coastal Mendocino Pollinator Habitat Enhancement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This Project will restore pollinator habitat along the southern Mendocino coast with a particular focus on restoring habitat for the endangered Behren's silverpot butterfly. The Project will include invasive species removal, including hand pulling, grazing, and herbicide treatment, followed by planting native nectar plants, including dense patches of early blue violets. This project will also include a captive rearing and release program of Behren's silverspot butterfly. WCB Project Tracker ID: 2023167.

Contact Information

Rebecca J. Fris
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation Board
Job Title
Deputy Executive Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Albion, Manchester, Point Arena
Northern California
Other Location Info
Manchester State Park, BLM Point Arena-Stornetta Unit, Pelican Bluffs Reserve, and Navarro Point Preserve in Mendocino County.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301, Class 1; Section 15304, Class 4; Section 15306, Class 6
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the operation, maintenance or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels, and minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes. Project consists of research, experimental resource management and resource evaluation activities that do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.


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