San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Vertebrate Species
Blaineville's Horned Lizard Genetics Study

June 1, 2015 - January 1, 2017 In Progress

Project description

The proposed study will provide data on whether coast horned lizard populations are genetically interconnected across the NCCP reserve system, or whether gene flow has occurred recently but is no longer possible due to habitat fragmentation.


Project protocol

Name: No protocol available at this time


Project location

County: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Tulare, Ventura

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

MU: 1, 11, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9


Project spatial boundary

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Project focus

Project type: Genetic Study

Target species: Blainville's horned lizard

Target vegetation: chaparral, coastal sage scrub


Implementing entities

Data steward: Jonathan Richmond

Investigator: Robert N. Fisher

Main implementing entity: U.S. Geological Survey

Partner: California Department of Fish & Wildlife; Center for Natural Lands Management; Irvine Ranch Conservancy; Nature Reserve of Orange County; SDMMP; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority

Point of contact: Jonathan Richmond

SDMMP lead: Yvonne Moore

Study lead: Jonathan Richmond


Project funding agreements

Funding participants
Role Participants

Strategic elements

Budget year: FY15-16 Work plan objectives number: 3.1


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