San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Vertebrate Species
Feral Pig Removal Program Monitoring

In Progress

Project description

This is an ongoing project established to support the feral pig removal effort in San Diego County established and funded by land management agencies that have been participating in the Intergovernmental Feral Pig Project. This is an independent monitoring project intended to complement and inform the USDA Wildlife Services-led removal project. The objectives of the project are to monitor feral pigs and their movements through use of telemetry, remote cameras, and collecting field data pre-, during, and post-removal actions to inform efficient and effective removal efforts. The project is also working to coordinate with the Feral Pig Intergovernmental Working Group and provide results of the monitoring efforts on a quarterly basis.


Project location

County: San Diego


Project focus

Project type: Monitoring

Target vegetation: grassland, oak woodland, riparian forest & scrub


Implementing entities

Main implementing entity: San Diego State University

Partner: Barona Band of Mission Indians; Bureau of Land Management; California Department of Fish and Wildlife; California State Parks; City of San Diego; U.S. Forest Service; USDA Wildlife Services; Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians; Vista Irrigation District

Point of contact: Megan Jennings

Principal investigator: Rebecca Lewison

SDMMP lead: Kris Preston

Study lead: Megan Jennings