Vertebrate Species In Progress

Blaineville's Horned Lizard Genetics Study

June 1, 2015 - January 1, 2017
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 Focus

Blainville's horned lizard

chaparral, coastal sage scrub

Jonathan Richmond

Robert N. Fisher

U.S. Geological Survey

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

Jonathan Richmond

Chris Brown

Jonathan Richmond

Project Protocol
Strategic Elements
  • FY15-16 - 3.1
Project Location
Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Tulare, Ventura
Central-central, Central-east, Central-west, North-central, North-west, South-central, South-west
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