The SDMMP website gives users the ability to search for information in the Management and Monitoring Strategic Plan (MSP), upload and view project information and data, download relevant documents and reports, create and view online maps, and view the latest information on events and relevant news. Use the step-by-step instructions below to help navigate through each section. Use the table of contents, on the right, to jump directly to a desired section.
Instead of viewing the MSP as a static document, the MSP Portal allows users to search dynamically for background information; goals, objectives, and actions, for species, vegetation communities, and threats; and the current status of objectives and related projects. Users can search by topic or by spatial location. A PDF copy of the MSP is also available under MSP document.
All the pieces of the MSP document are available through the portal. Use the diagram below to link each document section with its place on the MSP portal.
The MSP Spatial Search allows users to view selected species locations, preserve boundaries, and MSP Management Units. A side panel is activated by clicking on the map and provides details on the selected object and links to MSP information.
When a species is selected...
The side panel will display the species name, occurrence information specific to the location selected, links to MSP information, links to the status of priority objectives, links to projects and library resources related to the species selected. Scroll down to view all the information available.
When an MU is selected...
The side panel displays the name of the preserve or MU, the owner and manager information (for preserve only), a list of species that occur in the selected area, and links to projects and library documents related to the selected feature. The list of species are separated by SL, SO, and SS species first, then VF and VG species listed by the associated vegetation community. The species name is an active link to a page displaying detailed information on the selected species.
Note It is possible to select more than one item at a time. At the top of the right panel, you will see XX feature(s) selected. Use the “<Prev” and “Next>” buttons to scroll through all the selected items.
Topics include Projects, Species, Vegetation communities, Threats, and Preserves.
To find help on the any of the topic searches, view the related help topics, below.
Selecting Species from the Topic Search will display a list of all the covered MSP Species.
The species summary page contains the species common and scientific name, a link to the species profile, links to MSP documents, links to projects related to the species, and a list of documents about the species.
Selecting Vegetation Communities from the Topic Search will display a list of all the covered MSP Vegetation Communities with goals and objectives.
The vegetation community summary page contains a map this vegetation button, links to MSP documents, a list of species associated with the vegetation community, and links to projects and documents related to the vegetation community.
Selecting Threats from the Topic Search will display a list of all the covered MSP Threats.
The threat summary page contains links to MSP documents, links to projects related to the species, a list of documents about the species, and other resources.
The more recent MSP goals, objectives, and actions are available through the SDMMP Tracker database. Through the portal, users can search all goals, objectives, and actions by species, vegetation community, threat, or several other search criteria. Actions also have links to project information for projects that are working on or have finished the action.
Target: The target section refers to the 4 sub-volumes in Volume 2: Vol2A Preserve System, Vol2B Threats, Vol2C Vegetation Communities, and Vol2D Species. Choose one of these 4 options to find all the objectives for one of the sub-volumes. The next three filters will change based on the option selected in Target.
Threats: If threat is selected in the target filter, the second box will change to list all threat options. Choose from the list of available threats to view all the objectives for a particular threat.
Vegetation communities: If vegetation community is selected in the target filter, the second box will change to list all vegetation options. Choose from the list of available threats to view all the objectives for a particular vegetation community.
Species: If species is selected in the target filter, the second box will change to list all MSP species options. Choose from the list of available species to view all the objectives for a particular threat. When species is selected, users also have the option to select by Taxon Category or Species Management Category (see below).
Taxon Category: If species is selected in the target filter, the third box will change to list all the available taxon categories. This option is only available if species is selected, otherwise the box will be grey and not available. Choose from the list to find all the objectives for a particular taxa.
Species Management Category: If species is selected in the target filter, the fourth box will change to list all the available species management categories (e.g. SL, SO). This option is only available if species is selected, otherwise the box will be grey and not available. Choose from the list to find all the objectives for a particular management category.
Management or Monitoring: Choose either management or monitoring to view all objectives that apply to either management or monitoring.
Management Unit: Choose from the list of management units to view all the objectives that apply to a particular management unit.
Objective type: Objectives are grouped into like categories so users can find all the objectives of a certain topic regardless of species. For example, select GEN to find all the genetic objectives for all species.
Year Prioritized: Choose a year (2017-2021) to view objectives that are prioritized to have work done in a particular year.
Preserve: Choose from a list of preserves to view all the objectives that are possibly relevant to a single preserve. This list is likely over inclusive and should only be used as a list of possibilities, not a comprehensive plan for each preserve.
Short: The short results will show a table that contains the objective code, status, implementing entity (if known) and the years it is prioritized. This does not include action or objective text and is only for a quick reference.
Long: The long results provide all the relevant information about each goal, objective, and action including the full text for objectives and actions, action status, links to projects, and success criteria. See the diagram below for more information.
SDMMP typically releases a list of prioritized objectives that are available for implementation before the Transet land management grant program. This is information is now available anytime through the Tracker database.
SDMMP’s partners are performing a number of projects throughout the region to promote native habitats and species, monitor the impact of changes in the landscape, and restore natural ecosystems to the preserve system.
The project list is easily accessible from the homepage by clicking View Projects. Users can narrow the list of projects displayed by using the filter options. Project details, protocols, maps, personal, and data is found within each project’s metadata.
See below for an explanation on project groups.
Many management and monitoring activities contain several components or tasks that each use different protocols but are unified by a common goal or objective. Because a project is defined as an activity using a single protocol, each of these tasks are added as a separate project. But these projects can be grouped together to indicate that they were done as a single effort.
A Project Group is identified with a light grey bar that contains the group title and a description that applies to all the individual projects listed below. The individual project titles are listed in blue and contain a description that is unique to that component.
Registered users are able to create a new project or edit information on projects, where they have permission.
In order to add or edit project information, each user must register for a unique account. Only users given permission to a specific project are able to edit information.
Project documents: Documents include PDF reports, contracts, scopes of work, etc. These documents will be searchable through the SDMMP library.
Project data files: Data includes field sheets, GIS files, raw data tables, etc. The data files are not accessible through the SDMMP library. Users can only download data files through the project page.
Project photos: Photos appear on the top of the project page. They can contain any aspect of the project that you want to show. Photos are not accessible through the SDMMP library.
Project Personnel. Enter information about the personnel conducting this project. To enter a name, click in the blank space next to the desired role. Begin typing the person’s name. It will automatically begin searching for the correct name. Select the name from the drop down list.
Owner: Any user listed as an owner may add new users and change the permissions of any user.
Edit metadata: Users with Edit Metadata permission may change or add any metadata field.
Edit data: Users with Edit Data permission may change or add project data.
Projects that are available to the public cannot be edited without re-opening the project. Once a project is re-opened for edits, it is not available on the public site until it is re-submitted and reviewed.
Each document is accompanied by file metadata. The metadata describes citation information (e.g. title, author, and date), keywords, tags for species, vegetation communities, and threats, and file notes.Use the search and filter options
A map viewer is a software program, accessed from a webpage, which displays a specific set of spatial layers and allows users to access tools to investigate the layers interactively. Because the map viewer simply displays spatial information, multiple viewers can be used to display different combinations of same layers. A spatial layer is a collection of related objects (or features) that can be viewed through either an online or desktop viewer. Note that this viewer does not contain MSP 2014-2016 Priorities.
A: Zoom in and out, home extent, and current location Use the plus sign to zoom in and the minus sign to zoom out. Click the home button to return to the original extent (full SD County). Use the target button to show your current location. Use this in the field, to view your current location in relation to the layers on the map.
B: Basemap search bar Type in a search keyword and press enter. This will search general geographic information that is included in the basemap. This will not search individual layers on the map.
C: Data and Metadata Downloads Use the two links to download the original shapefile, raster, or metadata layers. These can be used in a desktop mapping application.
D: Full page map Use this link to view the map in a full screen.
E: Legend Buttons E-H will cause a side panel to display on the right. The first button will display the legend. This will simply show a list of the visible layers (layers that are turned on) and the description for the symbology of the layers. Use F to turn layers on and off.
F: Layer List Buttons E-H will cause a side panel to display on the right. The second will display a list of all the layers available. Check the box next to the layer to turn a layer on or off. Click on the 3 dots to the right of the layer name for more options. Layers can move up or down the list which will change the order the layers are drawn on the map. Layers can be more or less transparent. Users can also open the layer’s attribute table or description.
G: Print Buttons E-H will cause a side panel to display on the right. The third button will open a panel with options to print the map as a PDF or JPG. The map will print as it is seen in the display area. Zoom in or out, turn layers on or off, change order and transparencies until the view is correct on the screen. Then use the print function to save the map you created. Use the options to choose the file type and resolution. Click Print and wait for the loading bar to complete. Click on the map name to download the file.
H: Draw Buttons E-H will cause a side panel to display on the right. The fourth will display the draw option. Users can draw on the map with points, lines, and polygons. It is important to set the color of the drawings before marking on the map area. The color cannot be changed once the shape is drawn. Users can also choose to have the units of the shape automatically calculated and displayed on the map. All this information will be displayed on the printed map as well.
I: Basemap options Users can change the basemap to any of ERSI’s pre-designed maps. Click on the button in the bottom left corner, and choose from the maps that are displayed.
J: Ruler Users can get the XY coordinate of a point, measure the length of a line, or the area of a polygon with this tool. Set the desired units and click on the map area to start measuring. Double click at the end of measurement area for the results.
K: Query This search tool will search the map layers. This is different than the search in the top left corner which will only search general geographic locations. Use this query to search for species in the MOM database, or for preserves by either preserve name or owner.
L: Attribute table View the information as a table. Click the small up arrow at the bottom of the map and choose the desired layer from the tabs at the top. Use the options button at the top for more control over the columns that are displayed. Use the button “Filter by Map Extent” to limit the list to objects that are currently in view. Turn this feature off if you are looking for all the layer’s objects.
M: Map display area The main screen area displays the map layers. Click and drag the mouse to pan around the map. Or click on a feature to view a pop-up. The pop-up will display the attribute information for the item that was selected. At the top of the pop-up dialog box, it may say, “1 of X”. This means multiple objects were selected. Use the left or right arrows to scroll through the multiple objects.
Use this section to discover links to videos or news articles, job postings, calls for proposals, or the results to recently completed projects.View the most recent announcements on the homepage.
Simply scroll to the bottom of the homepage.Click on the announcement title for more information.
Announcements may contains links or documents to download.
This section includes information about all the known grants. Many will not be currently receiving applications.
This section contains the SDMMP Mission and Vision statements, a description of SDMMP tasks and goals, a list of SDMMP partners, and contact information for each SDMMP team member.
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