San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

Vegetation Community
2010-2012 Refining Research Objectives and Data Collection Methods


Project description

A new phase of the vegetation monitoring program began in 2010. After several years focused on data collection and analysis, this project focused on closing the feedback loop as envisioned in Atkinson et al. 2004. Work involved a wide array of stakeholders to revise and update the goals and objectives of the monitoring and management plans, develop conceptual models for individual preserves, and adapt and apply management plans on individual preserves. One aspect of this work was a structured workshop. The workshop, based on the Dahlem model, was the first concrete step in facilitating collaborative decision making.

Project groups


Project Group: Vegetation Monitoring Methods

Project location

County: Baja California, Riverside, San Diego

General: Central-central, Central-west, North-central, North-west, South-central, South-west

MU: 1, 10, 11, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Project focus

Project type: Monitoring

Target vegetation: chaparral, coastal sage scrub

Main implementing entity: San Diego State University

SDMMP lead: Emily Perkins

Study lead: Spring Strahm

Strategic elements

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

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