SDMMP13 Mountain Lion Research, Monitoring, and Management
University of California, Davis
Goal: Enhance and expand areas occupied by mountain lion in San Diego County in large interconnected blocks (>1,000 acres) of suitable natural vegetation surrounded by a limited number of high use roads, and increase connectivity (and reduce potential road mortality) between occupied and suitable habitat areas to allow expansion and movement of mountain lion occurrences within San Diego County and adjacent counties to increase effective population size to sustainable levels and work to reduce depredation on livestock to ensure persistence in the MSPA over the long-term (>100 years).
Management units: 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10
In 2017, finalize efforts begun in 2016, using available regional mountain lion movement data, to develop quantitative models of mountain lion movement in the MSPA to validate likely movement patterns and to assist with linkage and land protection prioritization.
|RES-1||Project metadata, data, and report submitted to MSP web portal||completed||Mountain Lion Connectivity and Genetics Study- North San Diego County, Mountain Lion Critical Linkage Evaluation in MSPA|
|Mountain lion connectivity model completed by 2017||2021|
|Threat Name||Threat Code|
|Human uses of the Preserves||HUMUSE|
|Loss of connectivity||LOSCON|
|File name||Lead Author||Year||Type|
|Mountain Lion Connectivity Study Final Report||Vickers, Winston||2014||report|
|Survival and Mortality of Pumas (Puma concolor) in a Fragmented, Urbanizing Landscape||Vickers, Winston; Sanchez, Jessica; Johnson, Christine; Morrison, Scott; Botta, Randy; Smith, Trish; Cohen, Brian; Huber, Patrick; Ernest, Holly; Boyce, Walter||2015||journal article|