San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Rare Plants
Orcutt's Spineflower Enhancement

January 1, 2014 - March 1, 2016 completed

Project description

The goal of this project was to significantly improve the conservation status of three of the rarest and most imperiled plants in San Diego County: Orcutt’s spineflower, San Diego thornmint, and short-leaved dudleya. Proposed work included stabilizing and increasing the size of existing populations, establishing new populations of Orcutt’s spineflower, and providing stewardship. A TransNet EMP grant funded the development and implementation of a conservation strategy that included seed bulking and the establishment of additional populations of Orcutt’s spineflower to help minimize the risk of extinction. SANDAG EMP funds and a Section 6 grant from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife funded GIS mapping of suitable habitat soils and population surveys at remaining natural historic documented occurrences and in newly mapped suitable habitat on conserved lands off the Point Loma Navy Base.


Project protocol

Name: No protocol available at this time


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Project focus

Project type: Habitat restoration

Target species: Orcutt's spineflower


Implementing entities

Main implementing entity: The Chaparral Lands Conservancy

Point of contact: Dave Hogan

SDMMP lead: Sarah McCutcheon

Study lead: Dave Hogan


Project funding agreements


Strategic elements

Budget year: pre FY15-1 Work plan objectives number: 5


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