San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

Threats and Stressors
Covered and Invasive Species Management: Crestridge Ecological Reserve and South Crest Properties


Project description

This was a two year, TransNet-funded study on Crestridge Ecological Reserve and South Crest properties. Both properties support MSCP covered species and sensitive habitats, and function as critical landscape linkages between the northern and southern MSCP. Surrounded by residential development and heavily impacted by the 2003 Cedar Fire, these properties are subject to ongoing invasive plant issues. Specific task actions included invasive plant and covered plant species mapping and risk assessment s, invasive plant control and experimental studies, and development of an early detection invasive control plan.

Project location

County: San Diego

General: South-central

MU: 3

Project focus

Target species: Dehesa nolina, false brome, Palmer's grapplinghook, Parry's tetracoccus, San Diego thorn-mint, Variegated dudleya

Implementing entities

Investigator: Jerre Stallcup

Main implementing entity: Conservation Biology Institute

Point of contact: Patricia Gordon-Reedy

SDMMP lead: Sarah McCutcheon

Study lead: Patricia Gordon-Reedy

Strategic elements

Budget year: pre FY15-1; Work plan objectives number:

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