San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Final Report: SD Bay National Wildlife Refuge: California Least Tern and Western Snowy /plover Recovery at D Street Nesting Site

Type: report

Article abstract: From September 2013 to September 2015 SANDAG has provided funding to assist in the management and recovery of two federally listed species. Both the California Least Tern and Western Snowy Plover are listed species of birds who reside at D-Street during the breeding season of every year. While these species are primarily present only during the breeding season, managing the site is a year-round effort. USFWS and SDUPD manage the site in a somewhat artificial manner keying on the needs of these two species. The site itself is an artificial area created many years ago from the dredge spoils of the Sweetwater River as well as excess soil from Interstate 5 and State Route 54 construction activities. Funding provided allows us to continue managing the site.

Number of pages: 5

Month: November

Year: 2015

Notes: SANDAG TrasnNet EMP Land Management Grant #5001769

Prepared for: San Diego Association of Governments;

Prepared by: San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge;

Keywords: Invasive; invasive plant removal; invasive plants; least tern; western snowy plover;

Species: Western snowy plover; California least tern

Vegetation communities: dunes and coastal bluffs