California least tern, cottonheads, Nuttall's acmispon
San Diego Audubon Society
City of San Diego; Institute for Ecological Modeling and Management at San Diego State University; Mission Bay Park Rangers; San Diego Management and Monitoring Program
Goal: Protect, enhance, and restore California least tern occupied and historically occupied habitat to create resilient, self-sustaining populations that provide for persistence over the long-term (>100 years).
Management units: 1, 7
From 2017-2021, perform routine management activities such as invasives removal, sand replenishment, nest prep, and protecting occurrences from disturbance through fencing, signage, and enforcement.
|IMP-1||Perform management activities protecting occurrences from disturbance through fencing, signage, and enforcement.||Available for implementation||Adaptive Management of Coastal Sand Dunes in Mission Bay to Benefit Native Plants and the CA Least Tern|
|IMP-2||Submit project metadata and management data to MSP web portal.||Available for implementation||Adaptive Management of Coastal Sand Dunes in Mission Bay to Benefit Native Plants and the CA Least Tern|
|Management Completed as Needed Based Upon Monitoring Recommendations||2021|
Goal: Maintain or enhance existing Nuttall's acmispon occurrences to ensure multiple conserved occurrences with self sustaining populations to increase resilience to environmental and demographic stochasticity, maintain genetic diversity, and ensure persistence over the long term (>100 years) in coastal bluff and coastal dune habitats.
Management units: 1, 7
Beginning in 2017, conduct routine management actions identified through the IMG monitoring at Nuttall's acmispon occurrences on Conserved Lands (see occurrence table). Depending on the type and level of threat, management should be conducted as needed, not necessarily every year, and using BMPs with precautions to do no harm.
|IMP-1||Perform routine management activities such as protecting occurrences from disturbance through fencing and enforcement and controlling invasive non-native plant species =20% absolute cover.||some occurrences are in progress|
|IMP-2||Submit project metadata and management data to the MSP Web Portal.||some occurrences are in progress||Adaptive Management of Coastal Sand Dunes in Mission Bay to Benefit Native Plants and the CA Least Tern|
|Routine Management Completed as Needed Based Upon Monitoring Recommendations||2021|
|File name||Lead Author||Year||Type|
|Final Report Mission Bay Park||Redfern, Chris||2015||report|
|Maps of treatment and monitoring sites for California least tern on Mission Bay||San Diego Audubon||2012||other|
|Mission Bay IBA Conservation Planning Quarterly Report||San Diego Audubon Society||2012||report|
|Mission Bay IBA Conservation Planning Workshop Summary||San Diego Audubon Society||2012||workshop summary|
|Mission Bay Park Conservation Program: Habitat Assessment, Invasive Control, and Community-Based Habitat Restoration||Redfern, Chris||2013||powerpoint presentation|
|Nuttall's Lotus: Final Report||Redfern, Chris; Flaherty, Megan||2018||report|
|San Diego Audubon Society Research Study: Project proposal and methods||San Diego Audubon Society||2012||report|