San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

South San Diego County Community Outreach


Project description

In 2011, Earth Discovery Institute (EDI) received a TransNet EMP Land Management Grant. That grant allowed that 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. 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

Project type: Other

Implementing entities

Main implementing entity: Earth Discovery Institute

Point of contact: Vicky Bonnett

SDMMP lead: Sarah McCutcheon

Study lead: Vicky Bonnett

Strategic elements

MSP Objectives and actions:HUMUSE-5