San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Project Group: Southwestern Pond Turtle Recovery Project

Vertebrate Species
Southwestern Pond Turtle reintroduction monitoring in Southern San Diego


Project description

1. Release and radio telemetry of headstarted SW pond turtles at Sycuan Peak ER; 2. Population Assessment of SW pond turtle at Pine Valley Creek; 3. Release and radio telemetry of pond turtles at rancho Jamul ER.

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; San Diego Zoo; SANDAG

Point of contact: Robert N. Fisher

Principal investigator: Robert N. Fisher

SDMMP lead: Kris Preston

Study lead: Chris Brown

Strategic elements

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

Files and Documents

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

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