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2008 Carlsbad Oaks North Habitat Conservation Area Annual Report (Oct. 2007- Sept. 2008) report

Lead author: Patrick McConnell
This report summarizes the management activities performed or overseen by the Center for Natural Lands Management (Center, CNLM) at the Carlsbad Oaks North Habitat Conservation Area (HCA) during the management year beginning on October 1, 2007, and ending on September 30, 2008. The management items discussed below have been developed from the guidelines for goals and objectives set forth in Carlsbad Oaks North Annual Work Plan (CNLM 2006) and the Carlsbad Oaks North Habitat Conservation Area Preserve Management Plan (PMP) dated January 2005 (Tierra Data 2005).

2010 Carlsbad Oaks North Habitat Conservation Area Annual Report (Oct. 2009 - Sept. 2010 report

Lead author: Patrick McConnell
This report summarizes the management activities performed by the Center for Natural Lands Management (Center, CNLM) at the Carlsbad Oaks North Habitat Conservation Area (HCA) during the management year beginning on October 1, 2009, and ending on September 30, 2010. The management items discussed below have been developed from the guidelines for goals and objectives set forth in Carlsbad Oaks North Annual Work Plan (CNLM 2009) and the Carlsbad Oaks North Habitat Conservation Area Preserve Management Plan (PMP) dated January 2005 (Tierra Data 2005). The HCA is comprised of four non-contiguous units separated north-south by the new extension of Faraday Avenue and east-west by the new extension of El Fuerte Avenue which ties into Faraday Avenue near the center of the HCA. The HCA is located in the east central portion of Carlsbad, northeast of the intersection of El Camino Real and Palomar Airport Roads. The HCA covers 326 acres, of which 108.4 acres are located within a conservation easement (CE) on lands owned by the County of San Diego. The CE was transferred to the Center in November of 2005. The Center received funds to manage the CE portion in May of 2006 at which time management activities commenced. The Center received fee title for the remaining 219.6 acres from the previous owner, Techbilt Construction Corporation (Techbilt), the developer of the Carlsbad Oaks North Business Park, in March of 2007. This HCA is to be managed for the purpose of preserving sensitive biological resources and to meet the City?s obligation to their Habitat Management Plan (HMP), and north San Diego County?s Multiple Habitat Conservation Program (MHCP). Management includes installing and maintaining fences and gates (capital improvements), biological surveys, habitat maintenance and restoration, public services, and reporting. Each of these activities and their fiscal year results are summarized below and fully described within this report.

2010 Carlsbad Oaks North Habitat Conservation Area Annual Work Plan report

Lead author: Patrick McConnell
INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY This work plan has been developed from the guidelines for goals and objectives set forth in the City of Carlsbad Preserve Management Plan (PMP) for the Carlsbad Oaks North Habitat Conservation Area (HCA) dated January 2005 (Tierra Data 2005) and as agreed to by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG). This annual work plan also includes additional management activities that the Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM, referred to in-text as the Center) feels are appropriate to protect and maintain the natural resources at the HCA in perpetuity. The HCA covers 326 acres, of which 108.4 acres are located within a conservation easement (CE) on lands owned by the County of San Diego. The CE was transferred to the Center in November of 2005. The Center received funds to manage the CE portion in May of 2006 at which time management activities commenced. The Center received fee title for the remaining 219.6 acres from the previous owner, Techbilt Construction Corporation (Techbilt), in March of 2007. The purpose of this work plan is to identify the tasks and budget required to complete the management activities for the upcoming management year that will begin on October 1, 2010 and end on September 30, 2011. This is the fifth annual work plan submitted for this HCA since receiving the original CE portion in May 2006. Unless otherwise stated, all tasks will be performed by the Center's Area Manager, Markus Spiegelberg, Center HCA Managers Patrick McConnell and Jessica Vinje. Summary of Tasks and Goals for the Management year: - Install and maintain existing signs and fences - Map all sensitive wildlife species observed, note all animal species observed - Continue census and habitat assessment efforts for the San Diego thornmint (Acanthomintha ilicifolia) and thread-leaved brodiaea (Brodiaea filifolia) - Conduct coastal sage scrub (css) long-term monitoring - Conduct coast live oak forest (clof) long-term monitoring - Track dead zone extent in southern parcel in CE portion of HCA - Begin restoring impacted thread-leaved brodiaea habitat - Monitor and control nonnative, exotic plants in restoration and enhancement areas in coordination with the developer of the Carlsbad Oaks North business park - Control non-native hollow-stem asphodel (Asphodelus fistulosus), artichoke thistle (Cynara cardunculus), Mexican fan palm (Washington