Article abstract: This document is intended to develop a strategy for the regional monitoring of rare plants in the San Diego region to establish regulatory compliance with the adopted regional habitat conservation plans and to inform land managers on the status of rare plants for potential management efforts. It is expected that this plan will be modified on an annual basis as additional species protocols are added. The results of the monitoring efforts help to refine adaptive management models, monitoring objectives, and management objectives, as well as further define the general distribution of the species. While it is the intent to apply these protocols (presented in Appendix C) toward a regional effort, the protocols are intended to be flexible enough to be used by individual land managers that wish to contribute information to the regional effort.
Number of pages: 19
Authors: Greer, Keith; McEachern, Kathryn; Tracey, Jeff;
Purpose: To develop a strategy for the regional monitoring of rare plants in the San Diego region to establish regulatory compliance with the regional babitat conservation plans and to inform land managers on the status of rare plants for management efforts.
Prepared by: U.S. Geological Survey; San Diego Association of Governments; SigmaLogic Consulting Inc.;
Keywords: analysis of monitoring programs; animal monitoring protocols; animals and plants; City of San Diego; MHCP; Monitoring; MSCP; plants; protocols; Rare Plants; San Diego; Small-leaved rose; species and habitats;
Species: tecate cypress; Del Mar manzanita; Encinitas baccharis; Heart-leaved pitcher sage; Gander's pitcher sage; Dehesa nolina; Small-leaved rose; Palmer's goldenbush; Torrey pine; Gander's ragwort; Shaw's agave; Willowy monardella; California pricklypear