San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

Wildlife Movement
Carlsbad Wildlife Movement Analysis


Project description

A study of wildlife movement within the Carlsbad’s NCCP plan, known as the Habitat Management Plan (HMP). The HMP is the only approved subarea plan of the sub regional Multiple Habitat Conservation Plan (MHCP). A key objective of the HMP is to “maintain functional wildlife corridors and habitat linkages within the city and to the region.” An inventory of possible wildlife movement corridors and constraints, and an initial monitoring of key locations, is necessary to provide a baseline assessment of animal movement within the city and to begin evaluating the MHCP and HMP objectives. This Wildlife Movement Analysis Final Report is a summary of the methods and results of an inventory of potential wildlife movement corridors and pinchpoints within the City of Carlsbad.

Project focus

Project type: Monitoring

Target species: Bobcat, Mule deer

Main implementing entity: Center for Natural Lands Management; City of Carlsbad; ESA

Partner: California Department of Fish & Wildlife

Point of contact: Rosanne Humphrey

SDMMP lead: Sarah McCutcheon

Study lead: Mike Grim

Files and Documents