San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

Final Report: Bernardo Bay Cactus Wren Habitat Restoration

Type: report

Article abstract: The Bernardo Bay cactus restoration project around Hodges Reservoir included the planting of native cactus on 20 acre clusters surrounding the hills of the reservoir to enhance and re-create the cactus habitat that once existed under pre-Witch Fire conditions. This project would allow the endangered Cactus wren to work its way back from eastern populations along the San Dieguito River (SDgR) to the west. Additionally, the cactus will help stabilize the slopes around Hodges Reservoir and close off unauthorized trails that will also reduce erosion and maintain higher water quality in the reservoir

Number of pages: 8

Year: 2018

Notes: SANDAG TransNet Environmental Mitigation Program (EMP) Land Management Grant: #5004946

Prepared for: San Diego Association of Governments;

Prepared by: City of San Diego;

Keywords: cactus; cactus scrub; cactus wren; Coastal Cactus Wren; Witch Creek Fire;

Species: Cactus Wren; Coastal cactus wren

Threats: Altered fire regime