San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

Wildlife Movement
Linkage Evaluation in North County


Project description

ln support of the MSP, the USGS will perform a preliminary assessment of the potential linkages between the core conserved wildlife areas within the North County area of San Diego County. North County core areas have been identified by the SDMMP and this task will involve assessing new linkages identified by this team between the newly identified core areas. Along with linkages between core areas, assessments will also be made of the connectivity within several of the cores as identified by the SDMMP as priorities. As part of this task, the USGS will perform the same descriptive process on up to 10 of these newly identified linkages. GIS and imagery tools will be used to identify points within each linkage where wildlife potentially may move between the core conserved lands. Images of each point, a brief description, and the potential for wildlife to use each will be complied into a report.

Project protocol

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Project focus

Project type: Monitoring

Target species: Bobcat, Coyote, Mountain lion, Southern mule deer

Implementing entities

Data steward: Carlton Rochester

Investigator: Robert Fisher

Main implementing entity: U.S. Geological Survey

Point of contact: Carlton Rochester

SDMMP lead: Yvonne Moore

Study lead: Carlton Rochester

Project funding agreements

Strategic elements

Budget year: FY15-16 Work plan objectives number: 3.1

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