San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Vertebrate Species
Cactus Wren Monitoring in MUs 3 and 4

in progress

Project description

This is a planned 5-year study. In the first year the population status of cactus wren in MUs 3 and 4 was assessed to determine the relationship between habitat quality, food availability, and cactus wren productivity and survival. In 2017, the focus is on monitoring cactus wren reproduction and survival and conducting vegetation sampling.


Project protocol

Name: No protocol available at this time


Project location

County: San Diego

General: Central-central, South-central, South-west

MU: 3, 4


Project spatial boundary

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Project focus

Project type: Monitoring

Target species: Coastal cactus wren

Target vegetation: coastal sage scrub


Implementing entities

Investigator: Barbara Kus

Main implementing entity: U.S. Geological Survey

Point of contact: Barbara Kus

SDMMP lead: Kris Preston

Study lead: Kris Preston


Project funding agreements

Funding participants
Role Participants
funding source Environmental Mitigation Program

Strategic elements

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