Article abstract: Through the support of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), the City of Chula Vista was able to complete an 18-month land management program focused on increasing the quality of habitat and improving connectivity for the coastal cactus wren (Management and Monitoring Strategic Plan [MSP] category SO; significant occurrence at risk of loss from MSP) along Salt Creek through shrub thinning of approximately 6 acres within suitable wren habitat. This program addressed the immediate needs of cactus wren within Salt Creek where loss and degradation of existing wren habitat has occurred due to vegetation succession processes, an increase of invasive plants, unauthorized off-road vehicle use, and drought.
Number of pages: 34
Notes: SANDAG TransNet Environmental Mitigation Program (EMP) Land Management Grant: #5004943
Prepared for: San Diego Association of Governments;
Prepared by: City of Chula Vista;
Keywords: cactus wren; shrub thinning;