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2007 Rancho La Costa Habitat Conservation Area Annual Report (Oct. 2007- Sept. 2007) report

Lead author: Markus Spiegelberg
This report summarizes the management activities carried out at the Rancho La Costa Habitat Conservation Area (HCA) by the Center for Natural Lands Management (Center or CNLM) from October 1, 2006 to September 30, 2007.

2010 Rancho La Costa Habitat Conservation Area Annual Work Plan report

Lead author: Jessica Vinje
This annual work plan has been developed from the guidelines for goals and objectives set forth in the Habitat Management Plan for the Rancho La Costa Habitat Conservation Area (Plan) dated May 2005 (CNLM 2005). The Plan includes management requirements agreed to by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG), and additional management activities that the Center for Natural Lands Management (Center or CNLM) has determined are appropriate to protect and maintain the natural resources in perpetuity. The Center holds fee title and conservation easements (CE) to the Rancho La Costa Habitat Conservation Area (HCA) and performs or oversees the tasks identified in the Plan.

2005 Habitat Management Plan for the Rancho La Costa Habitat Conservation Area report

Introduction A. Background The Rancho La Costa Habitat Conservation Area (HCA) is an over 1,400 acre open space set aside by the Real Estate Collateral Management Company (RECMC), Brookfield Homes, and Scandia Development as mitigation for impacts to natural habitat as part of the Villages of La Costa and University Commons developments. The limits of the Preserve have been approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) with the primary goal of protecting habitat of the federally listed coastal California gnatcatcher, as well as other listed species, and numerous sensitive plant and wildlife species that are covered under the Fieldstone Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP), the City of San Marcos' MHCP Subarea Plan and Carlsbad's Habitat Management Plan (HMP). B. Habitat Conservation Area History The Rancho La Costa HCA resulted from over ten years of effort (Fieldstone HCP, University Commons EIR) that evolved into a unique planning process for a project specific plan, characterized by a consideration of range-wide conservation issues, open public participation and negotiations with conservation interests and federal, state and local agencies. The biological significance of the HCA comes from its location in relation to other important natural resource lands located nearby. The eastern portions of the Preserve form the western tip of the largest, contiguous stretch of coastal sage scrub and natural open space in northern San Diego County, and is the primary link between the City of Carlsbad's and San Marcos' natural communities and the larger regional ecosystem in the City of Escondido and San Diego County. The Center for Natural Lands Management (Center) has been (or will be) deeded title to all parcels that make up the HCA and has received endowments to manage these parcels in perpetuity. Management commenced in January 2002 for about one half of the total property with management of the additional acreage commencing between January 2002 and December 2004. La Costa Villages off-site mitigation properties have yet to be deeded to the Center (as of January 2005). Parcels that were deeded to the Center either fall in the City of Carlsbad or City of San Marcos jurisdictions and therefore, subsequent sub-area plans. If the properties were for "off-site" mitigation and were located in the County of San Diego, the conservation credit, and therefore management, is

2013 Final Report: Center for Natural Lands Management - Rancho La Costa, TET, and Meadowlark report

Lead author: Markus Spiegelberg
This memo provides the final report for activities associated with the treatment of four nonnative, invasive plant species by the Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM) using funds granted by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) through the Environmental Mitigation Program (EMP). This report covers activities that occurred on the Rancho La Costa Habitat Conservation Area (HCA) and [property known as] The Environmental Trust (TET) Meadowlark (both areas are owned by CNLM) parcel between December, 2009 and February, 2013.