San Diego Management & Monitoring Program



Proctor Valley Vernal Pools and Uplands Habitat Restoration Project

in progress

Project description

The Proctor Valley Vernal Pool and Uplands Habitat Restoration Project will complete restoration of 19 acres of vernal pools and coastal sage scrub in Proctor Valley on the City of San Diego's Otay Lakes Cornerstone Lands, a biological core area under the San Diego MSCP. The Project includes restoration of vernal pools and coastal sage scrub habitat and establishment of occurrences of two high-priority Management Strategic Plan (MSP) plants with seed collection, seed bulking, propagation, planting and seeding, and maintenance. The Project also includes restoration of habitat specific to the needs of several MSP animal species through seeding and planting of host and nest plants, construction of artificial burrows, and other measures.


Project focus

Project type: Habitat restoration

Target species: California orcutt grass, Orcutt's brodiaea, Riverside fairy shrimp, San Diego button-celery, San Diego fairy shrimp, Spreading navarretia, tiny mousetail, toothed calicoflower

Target vegetation: coastal sage scrub, vernal pools and alkali playa


Implementing entities

Main implementing entity: The Chaparral Lands Conservancy

Point of contact: Dave Hogan

SDMMP lead: Sarah McCutcheon

Study lead: Dave Hogan