San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

Vertebrate Species
Blaineville's Horned Lizard Genetics Study

June 1, 2015 - January 1, 2017 In Progress

Project description

The proposed study will provide data on whether coast horned lizard populations are genetically interconnected across the NCCP reserve system, or whether gene flow has occurred recently but is no longer possible due to habitat fragmentation.

Project location

County: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Tulare, Ventura

General: Central-central, Central-east, Central-west, North-central, North-west, South-central, South-west

MU: 1, 11, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9

Project focus

Project type: Genetic Study

Target species: Blainville's horned lizard

Target vegetation: chaparral, coastal sage scrub

Data steward: Jonathan Richmond

Investigator: Robert N. Fisher

Main implementing entity: U.S. Geological Survey

Partner: California Department of Fish & Wildlife; California Department of Forestry; Center for Natural Lands Management; Irvine Ranch Conservancy; Nature Reserve of Orange County; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority

Point of contact: Jonathan Richmond

SDMMP lead: Chris Brown

Study lead: Jonathan Richmond

Strategic elements

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

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