San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Rare Plants
Rare Plant Inspect and Manage Monitoring 2014-2021

in progress

Project description

From 2014-2021, a Management and Monitoring Strategic Plan (MSP Roadmap) monitoring objective for 30 rare plant species is to inspect occurrences to determine management needs. The inspect and manage (IMG) objective is implemented to document the status of rare plant occurrences and assess habitats and threats to develop specific management recommendations. IMG monitoring is implemented by a combination of land managers and contracted biologists in coordination with the SDMMP. Available rare plant data is posted below. New annual updates are typically posted in March. Based upon an evaluation of these data, a 2017-2021 monitoring schedule has been developed for the 30 rare plant species (see Rare Plant 2017-2021 IMG Monitoring Schedule). In 2020, a top priority is to monitor the majority of rare plant occurrences for 8 species (see List of Rare Plant Species with 2020 IMG Obj) on Conserved Lands to identify management needs and prioritize regional funding for management. Coordinating data collection across the region allows analyses of species and population trends over time and provides a better understanding of the association between habitat and threat covariates and population dynamics.


Project groups

SDMMP17

Project Group: Rare Plant IMG Monitoring


Project protocol

Name: Rare Plant IMG Field Methods 2021

Description: Rare plant IMG data collection and field methods for 2021 surveys


Additional protocol/methods documents


Project Data - Online Map

https://sdmmpgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=5bda6240605448749551acfeaa86d748


Project Data - Files


Project focus

Project type: Monitoring-Plants

Target species: Aphanisma, Blochman's dudleya, Chaparral nolina, Coast wallflower, Encinitas baccharis, Gander's ragwort, Heart-leaved pitcher sage, Jennifer's monardella, Mexican flannelbush, Nuttall's acmispon, Orcutt's birds-beak, Orcutt's brodiaea, Orcutt's hazardia, Otay tarplant, saltmarsh bird's-beak, San Diego ambrosia, San Diego goldenstar, San Diego thorn-mint, San Miguel savory, Shaw's agave, Short-leaved dudleya, Small-leaved rose, Sticky dudleya, Thread-leaved brodiaea, Variegated dudleya, Willowy monardella

Target vegetation: chaparral, coastal sage scrub, grassland, riparian forest & scrub, salt marsh

Data steward: Emily Perkins

Investigator: Kris Preston

Main implementing entity: San Diego Management and Monitoring Program

Partner: Jonathan Mercado; Josue Campos; Carl Thelander; John Clark; ACI Sunbow, LLC; Bureau of Land Management; Cabrillo National Monument, National Park Sevice; California Department of Fish & Wildlife; California State Parks; Center for Natural Lands Management; City of Carlsbad; City of Chula Vista; City of Encinitas; City of Escondido; City of Oceanside; City of Poway; City of San Diego; Conservation Biology Institute; District 11, Department of Transportation, State of California; Endangered Habitats Conservancy; Friends of Goodan Ranch & Sycamore Canyon; Habitat Restoration Sciences, Inc.; Helix Environmental Planning, Inc.; Naval Base Coronado; Olivenhain Water District; Otay Ranch Preserve Owner/Manager (POM); Otay Water District; RECON Environmental, Inc.; San Diego Audubon Society ; Thomas Oberbauer; San Diego County Water Authority; San Diego Habitat Conservancy; San Diego Natural History Museum; San Diego River Conservancy; San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy; SANDAG; The Escondido Creek Conservancy; The Nature Conservancy; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; U.S. Forest Service Cleveland National Forest; UC San Diego Natural Reserve System; United States Border Patrol

Point of contact: Kris Preston

SDMMP lead: Emily Perkins

Study lead: Jessie Vinje


Strategic elements

MSP Objectives and actions:ERYAMM-1; LEPCAR-1


Files and Documents

2017 Draft 2016 Rare Plant Monitoring Report

Prepared by:AECOM; Conservation Biology Institute; San Diego Management and Monitoring Program

2011 Vegetation Classification Manual for Western San Diego County: First Edition

Author(s):Dunn, Jonathan; Gordon-Reedy, Patricia; Harper, Kyle; Keeler-Wolf, Todd; Klein, Anne; Sproul, Fred