Article abstract: The Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) and AECOM Technical Services, Inc. (AECOM) worked with the San Diego Management and Monitoring Program (SDMMP) and other regional partners to prepare a Management Strategic Plan (MSP) Seed Collection, Banking, and Bulking Plan (SCBBP) for MSP rare plants in the Management Strategic Planning Area in San Diego County, California. The Rare Plant Management Group Steering Committee guided development of the plan, while species Working Groups provided technical expertise (Appendix A). The plan was funded by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). The SCBBP is a living document that will be updated over time. The SCBBP provides a strategic approach to managing seed resources for MSP rare plants on conserved lands in western San Diego County. This document does not replace existing NCCP obligations or requirements, and recommendations in the plan are advisory and meant to be implemented voluntarily if land owners and managers so desire. Recommendations are consistent with the intent of regional NCCP plans. The SCBBP fulfills an objective in the regional Management and Monitoring Strategic Plan for Conserved Lands in Western San Diego County: A Strategic Habitat Conservation Roadmap (MSP Roadmap), provides guidelines to implement selected management actions in the MSP Framework Rare Plant Management Plan (F-RPMP) related to seed resources, and is informed by regional and preserve-specific monitoring data and studies.
Prepared for: San Diego Association of Governments;
Prepared by: San Diego Management and Monitoring Program; AECOM; Conservation Biology Institute;
Keywords: Acanthomintha ilicifolia; Acmispon prostratus; Chloropyon maritimum; Chorizanthe orcuttiana; Deinandra conjugens; Dudleya brevifolia; Monardella viminea; Rare plant; seed collection; willowy monardella;