Management Strategic Plan (MSP) 2014-2018 Management Priorities Viewer

The San Diego Management and Monitoring Program (SDMMP) has put together an online map that displays the Management Strategic Plan (MSP) 2014-2018 priority objectives for significant occurrences of SL, SO, and SS species that are available for implementation by the stakeholders in the region. Please refer to the MSP Appendix 1D for a full list of objectives for 2014-2018 and to the Master Occurrence Matrix (MSP-MOM) for a full list of rare plant species occurrences (Download from the Reports and products page). Download animal species metadata and spatial layers from Sciencebase.

Use the tables below to view all the species and objectives that are prioritized for 2014-2018. Use the map viewer to see the prioritized locations for the species and objectives.

List of all species with priority objectives for MSP 2014-2018 [5MB]

Summary table of all priority objectives for MSP 2014-2018 with current status [21KB] **Status updated Feb 2016


Before using the MSP 2014-2018 Priority Online Map, read the following information to help get you started.

Quick Tips for getting started with ArcGIS online viewer:

  • We have a new viewer with added functionality. Download detailed instructions for online map functionality here [735KB]. (Updated 11/5/14)
  • Map may load slowly depending on your internet connection and the number of other people using the map. There is no loading bar, so wait until all the layers show up.
  • Click on an object, on the map, for a pop-up with more information to appear. If there are multiple objects in the location clicked, go to the object of interest by scrolling through the pop-ups, by clicking the right arrow in the top right corner of the box.
  • In the Layer list, click the small, grey down arrow located next to the layer name for additional functions.
  • Keep in mind that some objectives apply to an entire Management Unit (MU) and therefore information about this objective will appear in the pop-up when you click anywhere inside the MU boundary.
  • Keep in mind that different objects have different geometries. When you click on an object it will be highlighted in bright blue. As you scroll through the pop-up windows, the highlight will change to the corresponding object.
  • Click on the funnel icon, in the lower left corner, to search for objects in a layer. 

Recommended steps for:

Preserve-level Projects

  • Turn on “Preserve Boundaries” layer and use the Query to search for Preserve Name
  • Turn all species layers on
  • Identify all species prioritized for the preserve
  • Click on each occurrence to see a pop-up with additional information
  • Use the links in the “MSP Links” section of the pop-up to get more information
  • Use the “Status of Management Objectives” to get more information about each objective and the status of any on-going projects

Regionally Coordinated Projects

  • Zoom to either the full extent of the map or to a specific MU
  • Use the map of occurrences to identify land managers that could coordinate on a project by turning on the “Preserve Boundaries” layer.
  • Click on a preserve to see a pop-up with the land owner and manager information
  • Click on a species occurrence to see a pop-up with more information about each objective
  • Use the links in the “MSP Links” section of the pop-up to get more information

Description of each document linked in the Species Pop-up window:

Status of Management Objectives: All management goals, objectives, and actions from the MSP are located in a database called SP-Tracker. This database will also track the status of each objective by identifying the stage of the project related to the objective (i.e. not started, contract in progress, project in progress, completed) as well as the implementing entity (the organization performing the work if a project has begun). Projects that are already in progress are not a priority for a new agency to begin work on. Projects identified as “available for implementation” are the only objectives displayed on the map and the priority for an agency looking to start a new project.

MSP Species Information: This section is from Volume 2 of the MSP and describes the known occurrences, management rationale, and overall management strategy for each species. The links are unique for each species.

Table of Occurrences: This section is from Volume 2 of the MSP. Plants are all organized into a single database called the MSP Master Occurrence Matrix (MSP-MOM). This database is available to download as an excel sheet with Latitude and Longitude values that can be easily mapped as points. These are the same points shown for the species in the online map.

Animals are not displayed as points because of the different way animals use the landscape compared to plants. Animal occurrences are organized into polygons that are uniquely defined for each species. The link will open a pdf document from the MSP that describes the locations of each occurrence. The site name listed in the occurrence name is also listed in the pop-up information for that species, where appropriate.

Additional Details for Implementation: The most recent version of the MSP was released on Aug 27, 2013. Since that time, additional information about species has been gathered and some objectives have been completed. This information will be used to revise the MSP when the next revision is completed. Until then, this document contains important information updating objectives or species status. This document will vary by species in length and complexity but should be reviewed before beginning any new projects.

Species Profile: Where available, a link to each species profile is available. These include a description of the current distribution range wide and within the MSP Area, current status, habitat affinities, taxonomy and genetics, seasonal activity, life history/reproduction, diet and foraging, dispersal, and threats.


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