South San Diego County Community Outreach

In 2011, Earth Discovery Institute (EDI) received a TransNet EMP Land Management Grant Contract #5001968. That grant allowed EDI to establish a Community Outreach Coordination program that has assisted the USFWS, CDFW, EHC, BLM, TNC, and CBI with interpretive and volunteer conservation events and environmental education aimed at improving public knowledge about and stewardship of South County preserved Lands. This one-year project will extend conservation outreach and environmental education. Two follow-up grants (#5001770 and #5004737) assisted in funding the project. Interpretive and habitat conservation events will support land management goals and agencies. Long-term stewardship will be built through student involvement. Access control and management will be supported by volunteer patrols. Quarterly newsletters will feature volunteer efforts and MSP priority species and habitats. The EDI website will provide access to habitat information as well as an incident reporting mechanism.
Project Focus

Earth Discovery Institute

Vicky Bonnett

Sarah McCutcheon

Sarah McCutcheon

Vicky Bonnett

Human uses of the Preserves

Goal: The goal for managing human use of preserves is to understand and reduce the impacts of human uses on Conserved Lands where human use is reducing the population levels and/or viability of MSP species populations.

local NFO 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Management units: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

From 2017-2021, establish Recreational Area Patrols to assist in identifying and reporting to land managers and rangers any incompatible uses of the preserve that impact natural resources.

Action Statement Action status Projects
IMP-1 Coordinate with land managers who are implementing Recreational Area Patrols to learn how to create a patrol system for other preserves. South San Diego County Community Outreach
Criteria Deadline year
At least 1 new Recreational Patrol Program Implemented starting in 2018 2021
Threat Name Threat Code
Human uses of the PreservesHUMUSE