California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Table 3. Types of Scientific Collecting Permits Required by Species Category Types

Species Category Type of scientific collecting permit
Scientific Collecting Permit Scientific Collecting Permit Attachment Letter Permit Memorandum of Understanding
Fully Protected Animals YES     YES
Threatened, Endangered, or Candidate Species YES     YES
Species of Special Concern YES Possibly Possibly Possibly
Standard Exception Animals YES Possibly Possibly Possibly
Other Animals YES Possibly    
Endangered or Rare Plants YES, but only for voucher specimens     YES; called a "Plant Research Permit"