San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Project Group: Southwestern Pond Turtle Recovery Project

Vertebrate Species
Southwestern Pond Turtle Re-establishment

In Progress

Project description

This project includes assessment of overall suitability of translocation sites including habitat as well as necessary land manager coordination, permitting and fees. Also included is the prioritization of donor sites and addresses permitting requirements for harvest of southwestern pond turtles for the translocation. New genetic material collected after the initial analysis (particularly from MUs 4,5,6, and 8) will be processed and analyzed.

Project location

County: San Diego

General: South-central

MU: 11, 3

Project focus

Project type: General management

Target species: Southwestern pond turtle

Implementing entities

Main implementing entity: U.S. Geological Survey

Partner: California Department of Fish and Wildlife; City of Carlsbad, Planning Department; San Diego Zoo; SANDAG

Point of contact: Robert N. Fisher

Principal investigator: Robert N. Fisher

SDMMP lead: Yvonne Moore

Study lead: Chris Brown

Strategic elements

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

Files and Documents

2015 Western Pond Turtle (Emys marmorata) Restoration and Enhancement in San Diego County, CA, 2013-2015

Author(s):Brown, Chris; Aguilar, Angelica; Madden, Melanie; Fisher, Robert N.