San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Vertebrate Species
American Badger Connectivity Study

in progress

Project description

The purpose of surveys in 2015 was to determine if badger use is irregular, seasonal, or consistent in areas where badgers have been documented in recent inventory and survey efforts and to examine whether badger activity is related to prey availability. USGS will regularly survey areas (every 3-4 weeks) where badgers were detected in 2012-14. Surveys will include on the ground searches for badger burrows and other sign, as well as the use of infrared cameras set up in known use areas to identify badger use patterns.


Project protocol

Name: No protocol available at this time


Project location

County: San Diego


Project spatial boundary

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Project focus

Project type: Monitoring

Target species: American badger

Target vegetation: chaparral, coastal sage scrub, grassland


Implementing entities

Investigator: Robert N. Fisher

Main implementing entity: U.S. Geological Survey

Point of contact: Cheryl Brehme

SDMMP lead: Sarah McCutcheon

Study lead: Cheryl Brehme


Project funding agreements

Funding participants
Role Participants
funding source Environmental Mitigation Program

Strategic elements

Budget year: FY15-16 Work plan objectives number: 1.2