San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Rare Plants
Otay Mesa Rare Plants

in progress

Project description

The Otay Mesa Rare Plants Project will improve the conservation status of several of San Diego County's rarest plants on important conserved lands in Otay Mesa. The Project includes seed bulking for two high-priority Management Strategic Plan (MSP) plant species and direct restoration of five MSP plants with seeding, planting, and maintenance. Seeding, planting, and maintenance for the MSP plants will be conducted as part of two separate habitat restoration projects, one to restore vernal pools and maritime succulent scrub and another to restore maritime succulent scrub and native grasslands.


Project focus

Project type: General Management

Target species: California orcutt grass, Orcutt's bird's-beak, Orcutt's brodiaea, Otay mesa mint, San Diego thorn-mint

Target vegetation: grassland, vernal pools and alkali playa


Implementing entities

Main implementing entity: The Chaparral Lands Conservancy

Point of contact: Dave Hogan

Project Page manager: Sarah McCutcheon

SDMMP lead: Sarah McCutcheon

Study lead: Dave Hogan


Strategic elements

MSP Objectives and actions:BROORC-2; CHOORC-2; DUDBRE-2