The County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) in coordination with the Cities of
Chula Vista and San Diego have prepared the Habitat Restoration Plan & Non-native Plant Removal
Guidelines (Plan). The goals of the plan are to 1) remove populations of non-native vegetation and 2) to
manage and minimize the expansion of non-native species with in the Otay Valley Regional Park
This Concept Plan is the result of a multi-jurisdictional
planning effort in the Otay River Valley by the County of
San Diego and the cities of Chula Vista and San Diego.
Much of the land within the Concept Plan is privately
owned and has development potential based on existing
zoning, land use plans and other development regulations.
The Concept Plan does not change existing zoning,
land use plans or add new development regulations.
It does not preclude private development. It provides
policy direction for the jurisdictions for coordinated land
acquisition and development for the Regional Park, within
this framework of private property rights.
The County is obligated to monitor habitat preservation and destruction (i.e., gains and losses),
habitat quality, and certain covered species. Only the latter two elements are discussed in this
This report focuses on data collected by County staff, its consultants, or volunteers. This
includes efforts funded by Local Assistance Grants that were funded by the California
Department of Fish and Game and coordinated by the County. In some instances, other agencies
or individuals have surveyed lands for which the County has a responsibility to monitor; these
data are reported here to the extent they are known. For the most part, information is presented
that pertains to lands that the County is required to monitor under the MSCP, but there are cases
where the County has performed surveys on lands managed by other participants, which are
reported here as well.