San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

Vegetation Community
Salt Creek Coastal Cactus Wren Habitat Restoration Project

Project description

The goal of the project was to enhance, restore, expand, and monitor coastal cactus wren habitat in the Salt Creek area. In 2008, County of San Diego County Department of Parks and Recreation planted 7,000 to 10,000 cactus cuttings toenhance and improve existing coastal cactus wrenhabitat on 1.4 acres within the Otay Ranch Preserve inthe Salt Creek area. The area is jointly managed by theCounty and City of Chula Vista. Monitoring of birds and vegetation was conducted.

Project groups


Project Group: Central City Preserve Cactus Wren Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Program

Project location

County: San Diego

General: South-west

MU: 3

Project focus

Target species: Coastal cactus wren

Main implementing entity: County of San Diego, Department of Parks and Recreation

Partner: Merkel & Associates

Point of contact: Kyle Ince

Project Page manager: Sarah McCutcheon

SDMMP lead: Sarah McCutcheon

Study lead: Kyle Ince

Strategic elements

MSP Objectives and actions:CAMBRU-1

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

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