San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


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 protocol

Name: No protocol available at this time


Project location

County: San Diego

General: South-central

MU: 11, 3


Project spatial boundary

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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

Point of contact: Robert N. Fisher

Principal investigator: Robert N. Fisher

SDMMP lead: Yvonne Moore

Study lead: Chris Brown


Project funding agreements

Funding participants
Role Participants
funding source Environmental Mitigation Program

Strategic elements

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


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