Joshua tree surveys, more commonly referred to as a “Protected Plant Preservation Plan” is a study prepared for the census of Joshua trees on a parcel of property prior to ground disturbance or issuance of grading permits. Joshua trees are considered a significant resource under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and are included in the Desert Plant Protection Act, Food and Agricultural Code (80001 – 80006). The purpose of a Joshua tree survey is to gather information on each tree such as; location, height, size, general health, number of branches, and if there are 2 or more trees growing on a single root system (clonal). This information is used to conclude which trees, if any are suitable for transplanting out of a project’s footprint. All the information gathered is then put into a detailed report prepared for the project proponent.
RCA Associates, Inc. in conjunction with its associate company, STI Consulting, conduct the transplanting of Joshua trees on or off a project site after the proper permits (if required) are issued.
Note: Please refer to the applicable City and/or County development code to find out if special permits are required for transplanting Joshua trees or other native plants.
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