San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Vertebrate Species
Arroyo Toad Monitoring and Management

in progress

Project description

The USGS has been studying known areas occupied by toads since 1998 and investigating new localities. USGS will inspect all known areas occupied by toads to identify threats and stressors and in particular identify initial Management actions for implementation. Additionally disease screening and genetic samples will be collected at all sites where toads are detected for future analysis. USGS will hold a workshop for land managers to train them how to implement appropriate management during the breeding and tadpole presence period.


Project groups

SDMMP1

Project Group: Arroyo Toad Monitoring and Management


Project location

County: San Diego


Project focus

Project type: Monitoring

Target species: Arroyo toad

Target vegetation: riparian forest & scrub

Data steward: Chris Brown

Investigator: Robert N. Fisher

Main implementing entity: U.S. Geological Survey

Partner: City of San Diego, Public Utilities Department Watershed and Resource Protection Team; County of San Diego, Department of Parks and Recreation; U.S. Forest Service Cleveland National Forest

Point of contact: Robert N. Fisher

Study lead: Cheryl Brehme; Tritia Matsuda; Chris Brown; Denise Clark


Strategic elements

Budget year: FY15-16; Work plan objectives number: 1.2


Files and Documents

2003 Arroyo Toad and Western Pond Turtle in the San Diego Multiple Species Conservation Program Area, 2002

Author(s):Meyer, Kathie; Ervin, Edward; Madden-Smith, Melanie; Hathaway, Stacie; Fisher, Robert N.

2020 Arroyo toad study design for San Diego County, California

Author(s):Tracey, Jeff; Brehme, Cheryl; Brown, Chris; Rochester, Carlton; Fisher, Robert N.

2010 Arroyo Toads (Bufo californicus) in MCBCP; Findings from 5 years of Population Monitoring and Program Review

Author(s):Brehme, Cheryl; Fisher, Robert N.; Schuster, Sara L.; Turschak, Greta

2003 Assessing the Risk of Loveland Dam Operations to the Arroyo Toad (Bufo californicus) in the Sweetwater River Channel, San Diego County, California

Author(s):Madden-Smith, Melanie; Atkinson, Andrea; Fisher, Robert N.; Danskin, Wesley R.; Mendez, Gregory O.

2005 Data Summary for the 2005 Arroyo Toad (Bufo californicus) Surveys Conducted in the San Bernardino National Forest

Author(s):Schuster, Sara L.; Fisher, Robert N.; Hathaway, Stacie; Backlin, Adam R.; Hitchcock, Cynthia J.

2003 Daytime Habitat Assessment Survey Protocol for the Arroyo Toad (Bufo californicus)

Prepared by:U.S. Geological Survey, San Diego Field Station

2020 Developing a Countywide Arroyo Toad Monitoring Plan

Prepared by:San Diego Management and Monitoring Program; U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center

2015 Integrating Multiple Distribution Models to Guide Conservation Efforts of an Endangered Toad

Author(s):Fisher, Robert; Fitzgerald, Lee ; Treglia, Michael

2018 Longevity and population age structure of the arroyo southwestern toad (Anaxyrus californicus) with drought implications

Author(s):Brehme, Cheryl; Fisher, Robert N.; Hathaway, Stacie; Hovey, Tim; Stokes, Drew; Warburton, Manna

2004 MCB Camp Pendleton Arroyo Toad (Bufo californicus) Monitoring Results, 2003

Author(s):Brehme, Cheryl; Atkinson, Andrea; Fisher, Robert N.

2003 MCB Camp Pendleton Arroyo Toad Monitoring Protocol: 1. Summary of results from a workshop on August 27, 2002 2. Monitoring protocol and targeted studies

Author(s):Atkinson, Andrea; Fisher, Robert N.; Ervin, Edward; Yang, Brian S.; Case, Ted J.; Scott, Norman; Shaffer, H. Bradley

2006 MCBCP Arroyo Toad Monitoring Program: 3-Year Trend Analyses for 2003- 2005

Author(s):Brehme, Cheryl; Schuster, Sara L.; Rochester, Carlton; Hathaway, Stacie; Fisher, Robert N.

2008 MCBCP Arroyo Toad Monitoring Results for 2006 with Multi-Year Trend Analysis

Author(s):Turschak, Greta; Brehme, Cheryl; Schuster, Sara L.; Rochester, Carlton; Fisher, Robert N.

2011 MCBCP Arroyo Toad Monitoring Results for 2009 with Multi-Year Trend Analysis

Author(s):Brehme, Cheryl; Turschak, Greta; Schuster, Sara L.; Fisher, Robert N.

2012 MCBCP Arroyo Toad Monitoring Results for 2011

Author(s):Brehme, Cheryl; Matsuda, Tritia; Fisher, Robert N.

2013 MCBCP Arroyo Toad Monitoring Results for 2012 and Multi-Year Trend Analysis from 2003 to 2012

Author(s):Brehme, Cheryl; Matsuda, Tritia; Fisher, Robert N.

2014 MCBCP Arroyo Toad Monitoring Results for 2013 and Multiyear Trend Analysis from 2003 to 2013

Author(s):Brehme, Cheryl; Matsuda, Tritia; Fisher, Robert N.

2018 Multi-scale effects of land cover and urbanization on the habitat suitability of an endangered toad

Author(s):Treglia, Michael ; Landon, Adam C.; Fisher, Robert N.; Gerard, Kyle; Fitzgerald, Lee

2022 Range-wide persistence of the endangered arroyo toad (Anaxyrus californicus) for 20+ years following a prolonged drough

Author(s):Hitchcock, Cynthia J.; Gallegos, Elizabeth; Backlin, Adam R.; Barabe, Russell; Bloom, Peter; Boss, Kimberly; Brehme, Cheryl; Brown, Chris; Clark, Denise; Clark, Elizabeth, R.; Cooper, Kevin; Donnell, Julie; Ervin, Edward; Famolaro, Pete; Guilliam, Kim, M.; Hancock, Jacquelyn, J.; Hess, Nicholas; Howard, Steven; Hubbartt, Valerie; Lieske, Patrick; Lovich, Robert; Matsuda, Tritia; Meyer-Wilkins, Katherin; Muri, Kamarul; Nerhus, Barry; Nordland, Jeff; Ortega, Brock; Packard, Robert H.; Ramirez, Ruben; Stewart, Sam, C.; Warburton, Manna; Wells, Jeffery M.; Winkleman, Ryan; Winter, Kirsten; Zitt, Brian; Fisher, Robert N.

2002 Studies of the Arroyo Toad and Coast Range Newt on the Upper San Diego River Watershed - Annual Report

Author(s):Lovio, John; Fleury, Scott; Ervin, Edward; Hathaway, Stacie; Warburton, Manna

2002 Studies of the Arroyo Toad and Coast Range Newt on the Upper San Diego River Watershed – Annual Report

Prepared by:Technology Associates (TAIC); U.S. Geological Survey, San Diego Field Station