San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

Vegetation Community
2005-2007 Prioritizing and Creating Conceptual Models for MSCP Species


Project description

This project was completed for California Department of Fish and Game Local Assistance Grant #P0450009, which assessed and improved the San Diego Multiple Species Conservation Program Biological Monitoring Plan. This project was a modular effort and included critical assessments and research on 1) the implementation of the monitoring program to date and information relevant to successful monitoring program design 2) prioritization of MSCP species based on threat, 3) prioritization of ecological communities based on extent and representation, and 4) development of conceptual models to aid monitoring and management. These steps follow the monitoring program design described in Atkinson et al. 2004 which can be found at:

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

Investigator: Douglas Deutschman

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:

Files and Documents

2005 Assessment of the Biological Monitoring Plan for San Diego’s Multiple Species Conservation Program

Author(s):Hierl, Lauren; Regan, Helen; Franklin, Janet; Deutschman, Douglas

2006 Grouping and Prioritizing Natural Communities for the San Diego Multiple Species Conservation Program

Author(s):Franklin, Janet; Hierl, Lauren; Deutschman, Douglas; Regan, Helen

2006 San Diego Multiple Species Conservation Program Covered Species Prioritization

Author(s):Deutschman, Douglas; Franklin, Janet; Hierl, Lauren; Regan, Helen

2008 Species prioritization for monitoring and management in regional multiple species conservation plans

Author(s):Deutschman, Douglas; Franklin, Janet; Hierl, Lauren; Johnson, Brenda; Regan, Helen; Schmalbach, Heather; Winchell, Clark