County of San Diego MSCP Monitoring Summary Report January 1998 - June 2007

Type: report

Article abstract: 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 report. 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.

Number of pages: 99

Authors: County of San Diego;

Month: July

Year: 2007

Publisher: County of San Diego

Purpose: The purpose of this report is to summarize the biological monitoring efforts of the County of San Diego (County) within its South County Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP) Subarea Plan for each species over the past 9 1/2 years. This report will also provide a general outline of the County’s planned monitoring activities for the next three years in compliance with Section 14.5 of the Implementing Agreement entered into among the County of San Diego, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Game dated March 17, 1998 (Implementing Agreement). The County has previously described past monitoring efforts in annual reports and survey reports (e.g., Local Assistance Grant reports). Monitoring data was input into the County’s Biological Observation Database and is available through BIOS and SanGIS for analysis by the Wildlife Agencies who have the primary responsibility for coordinating the monitoring program, analyzing data, and providing information and technical assistance to take authorization holders as provided for by the Final MSCP Plan.

Prepared for: California Department of Fish and Game; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service;

Prepared by: County of San Diego;

Keywords: 2007; 4S Ranch; Barnett Ranch; biological monitoring; Blossom Valley Habitat Conservation Area; County of San Diego; Del Dios Highland Preserve; El Capitan; Goodan Ranch; habitat monitoring; Hollenbeck; Holly Oaks; Jurisdictions Management and Monitoring Reports; Lakeside Linkage Open Space Preserve; Louis A. Stelzer County Park; Lower Otay Reservoir; Lusardi Creek; McGinty Mountain; monitoring report; MSCP; O'Neal Canyon; Otay Ranch Preserve; Otay Valley Regional Park; San Vicente; Santa Fe Valley; Sunroad Centrum; Sycamore Canyon; Tijuana River Valley; wildlife corridor monitoring; Woodridge;

Species: Coast Horned Lizard; Orange-throated Whiptail; Cooper's hawk; Swainson's hawk; Ferruginous hawk; Golden Eagle; Northern harrier; Least Bell's vireo; Tricolored blackbird; Bobcat; Coyote; Mule deer; Del Mar manzanita; Encinitas baccharis; San Diego barrel cactus; Parry's tetracoccus; Lakeside ceanothus; Wart-stemmed ceanothus; Spreading navarretia; San Diego thorn-mint; Heart-leaved pitcher sage; Gander's pitcher sage; San Diego mesa mint; Otay mesa mint; San Diego ambrosia; California orcutt grass; Thread-leaved brodiaea; Orcutt's brodiaea; Dehesa nolina; Orcutt's bird's-beak; Variegated dudleya; San Diego goldenstar; Felt-leaved monardella; San Diego button-celery; Mountain lion; San Miguel savory; Gander's ragwort; Riverside fairy shrimp; San Diego fairy shrimp; Southwestern pond turtle; Western burrowing owl; Southwestern willow flycatcher; Arroyo toad; Otay tarplant; Tecate cypress; Willowy monardella; Coastal cactus wren; Coastal California gnatcatcher

Vegetation communities: coastal sage scrub; oak woodland; chaparral; vernal pools and alkali playa