ICF Jones & Stokes conducted baseline biodiversity surveys of the County of San Diego?s (County?s) Sycamore Canyon and Goodan Ranch Preserves (Preserves) to provide the Department of Parks and Recreation with biological data to develop a Resource Management Plan including Area Specific Management Directives (ASMDs). To provide a baseline evaluation of biological resources, the following studies were conducted by ICF Jones & Stokes: (1) vegetation mapping; (2) rare plant surveys; (3) pitfall trap arrays to sample amphibians, reptiles, and small mammals; (4) avian point counts; (5) nocturnal bird surveys; (6) acoustic sampling and roost surveys for bats; (7) small mammal trapping; (8) a track and sign survey for medium-to-large mammals; and (9) a camera
station survey for medium-to-large mammals.
This report summarizes all survey methodologies and data collected during the 2008 survey period (February through September). This report also includes recommendations for adaptive management, including
management and monitoring of vegetation communities and sensitive plants, control of invasive non-native plants, and management and monitoring of sensitive wildlife species, including species covered by the Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP).