Vegetation Community in progress

Fairbanks Ranch/Rancho Santa Fe Invasive Removal and Stream Enhancement

September 30, 2015
The long-term goal of this project is to restore and enhance wetland/riparian habitat along 3 miles, 200 acres, of the San Dieguito River and reduce fire risk to the surrounding community. Key actions include non-native, invasive plant removal, revegetation with native species, volunteer training, community workshops and education of local residents on how to improve habitat and create Fire-Safe landscapes around their homes. A secondary goal of this project is to highlight the importance of diverse partnerships in conserving habitat along the San Dieguito River. For more information, go to: http://www.ranchosantafereview.com/news/local-news/sd-cm-rsf-restorationproject-20171101-story.html.
Project Focus
Project type: Habitat restoration
Main implementing entity: San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy
Partner: Glen Laube; CalFire; Fairbanks Ranch Association; Rancho Santa Fe Association; Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District; San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Point of contact: Arne Johanson
SDMMP lead: Emily Perkins
Study lead: Arne Johanson
Project Protocol

Altered fire regime

Goal: The fire management goal for the MSPA is to maintain the long-term ecological integrity and viability of ecosystems, MSP species, and vegetation communities on Conserved Lands in a cost effective manner by managing the current human altered fire regime to promote a fire regime, with lower fire frequency and reduced impacts (direct and indirect) to natural resources.

local PRE 2019, 2020, 2021
MGT-IMP-FMGTPL ALTFIR-8

Management units: 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11

Beginning in 2019, implement highest priority proactive management actions identified through monitoring (Objective FSP-8) to reduce risk of fire for most at-risk MSP rare plant and animal occurrences.

Action Statement Action status Projects
IMP-1 Implement invasive plant control and to reduce risk of post-fire non-native plant invasion at high priority MSP rare plant and animal occurrences. waiting for precedent action Fairbanks Ranch/Rancho Santa Fe Invasive Removal and Stream Enhancement
IMP-2 Submit project metadata and datasets to MSP Web Portal waiting for precedent action
Criteria Deadline year
Pre-fire management implemented for =2 very high priority MSP species occurrences by 2021 2021
Threat Name Threat Code
Altered fire regimeALTFIR
Code Obj. code Statement
ALTFIR-7 MGT-PRP-FMGTPL In 2017 and 2018, identify MSP rare plant and animal species occurrences at high risk of impacts from fire, including MSP species that do not have species-specific fire recommendations to reduce threat risk prior to fire events and during fire suppression activities.
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