San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

Coastal Sage Scrub

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American badger
Blainville's horned lizard
Blochman's dudleya
California adolphia
Chaparral nolina
Cliff spurge
Coast wallflower
Coastal cactus wren
Coastal California gnatcatcher
Cooper's hawk
Coulter's saltbush
Hermes copper
Mountain lion
Orange-throated whiptail
Orcutt's brodiaea
Orcutt's hazardia
Orcutt's spineflower
Otay tarplant
Pallid bat
Palmer's goldenbush
Parry's tetracoccus
Quino checkerspot butterfly
Red Diamond Rattlesnake
San Diego ambrosia
San Diego barrel cactus
San Diego black-tailed jackrabbit
San Diego goldenstar
San Diego thorn-mint
San Miguel savory
Shaw's agave
Short-leaved dudleya
Small-leaved rose
Snake cholla
Southern California rufous-crowned sparrow
Sticky dudleya
Variegated dudleya
Western spadefoot
Willowy monardella


2005-2007 Prioritizing and Creating Conceptual Models for MSCP Species
2008-2010 Evaluating Vegetation Data Collection Methods
2008-2011 Evaluating Remote Sensing Methods for Vegetation Monitoring
2010-2012 Refining Research Objectives and Data Collection Methods
2017-2019 Developing a Map of Ecological Integrity Using Remote Sensing
American Badger Research and Monitoring
Artesian Creek Restoration
Blaineville's Horned Lizard Genetics Study
Blue Sky Ecological Reserve Fire Restoration and Invasive Removal
Brachypodium Control - Phase I and II
Cactus Wren Genetic Analysis - Historical Museum Samples
Cactus Wren Genetic Study - Regional
Cactus Wren Genetic Study - San Diego and Orange County
Cactus Wren Habitat Conservation and Management Plan
Cactus Wren Monitoring in MUs 3 and 4
Cactus Wren Occupancy Study and Cactus Patch Mapping
Calavera Preserve Planning Area Access Control and Habitat Restoration Project
California Gnatcatcher Genetic Study - FundSource 1 and 2
California Gnatcatcher Post-Fire Study
California Gnatcatcher South Coast Regional Monitoring Program
Chula Vista Cactus Wren Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Program
Enhancing the Resilience of Edaphic Endemic Plants
Fairbanks Ranch/Rancho Santa Fe Invasive Removal and Stream Enhancement
Furby-North Preserve Unauthorized Control Project
Hermes Copper Implementation Habitat Conservation and Management Plan
Hermes Copper Management Studies on Conserved Lands in San Diego County
Lusardi Creek Restoration and Invasive Plant Removal
North County Cactus Nursery and Coastal Cactus Wren Habitat Restoration (2015-2018)
Post-Fire Monitoring - Herpetofauna sampling
Post-Fire Monitoring - Terrestrial Biodiversity Vegetation Transects
Post-Fire Monitoring -Small Mammal Sampling
Proctor Valley Vernal Pools and Uplands Habitat Restoration Project
Rare Plant Inspect and Manage Monitoring 2014-2019
San Dieguito Citizen Science Monitoring Program
San Pasqual Habitat Restoration and Cactus Nursery Project
Synthesis of the Response and Recovery of Plants and Animals to the 2003 and 2007 San Diego Wildfires
Two-Year Evaluation of Hermes Copper (Lycaena hermes)
USFWS California Gnatcatcher Monitoring 2004-2009
Vegetation Mapping and Classification 2012
Veldt Grass Removal - San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve

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Reports library

Files and documents

2010-11 Baseline Survey Report for the Northern San Ysidro, McMillin, and Little Cedar Canyon Parcels of the the Otay Ranch Preserve A comparison of point-count and area-search surveys for monitoring site occupancy of the Coastal California Gnatcatcher Annual Report City of Carlsbad Habitat Management Plan Year 5, Novermber 2008 - October 2009 Area Specific Management Directives for San Vicente Open Space Preserve San Diego County Barnett Ranch Open Space Preserve Biological Resources Report Baseline Biodiversity Report Santa Margarita Preserve Baseline Biodiversity Survey for the Escondido Creek Preserve Biological Diversity Baseline Report for the Furby-North Property Biological Monitoring Report For The Barnett Ranch Preserve (Monitoring Year 2009) Brachypodium Control - Phase II report CAGN Occupancy summary Sept 2017 Presentation PPT CAGN Regional Monitoring Sample Design City of Carlsbad Habitat Management Plan Annual Report and Monitoring Summary Year 7, Nov. 2010 - October 2011 County of San Diego MSCP Monitoring Summary Report January 1998 - June 2007 Data Summary for the TransNet Environmental Mitigation Program Grant Agreement 5001140 Regarding Southwestern Pond Turtle Restoration at Sycuan Peak Ecological Reserve, March 2012 Diegan Coastal Sage Scrub Restoration Plan: Calavera Preserve Planning Area Direct and Indirect Effects of Precipitation, Nitrogen, and Management on Acanthomintha ilicifolia Effects of habitat quality and wildfire on occupancy dynamics of Coastal California Gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica californica) Evaluation and Refinement of Vegetation monitoring methods for the San Diego Multiple Species Conservation Program Feral Pig Distribution Survey Report Final Area Specific Management Directives for Lakeside Linkage Open Space Preserve San Diego County Technical Appendices FINAL Baseline Biodiversity Survey for the San Luis Rey River Park FINAL Escondido Creek Preserve Vegetation Management Plan FINAL HABITAT MANAGEMENT PLAN for Starwood - Santa Fe Valley SECOND AMENDMENT Final Long-term Management Plan for Fox- Miller Property Open Space Carlsbad, California Final report for Post-Fire Coastal Sage and Cactus Scrub Restoration Projects Final Report: Calavera Preserve Planning Area Access Control and Habitat Restoration Project GREENHILLS RANCH PRESERVE HABITAT MANAGEMENT PLAN ANNUAL REPORT 2013 Guidelines for Preserve Management Habitat Management and Monitoring Plan for the Crestridge Ecological Reserve- 2002 Habitat Management and Monitoring Plan for the Crestridge Ecological Reserve- 2009 Habitat Management Plan for the Rancho La Costa Habitat Conservation Area La Costa Collection Townhomes Preserve Preserve Management Plan Marschalek and Deutschman 2017 Hermes Copper Habitat Conservation and Management Plan Modeling CSS and Chaparral vegetation life-forms Monitoring Practices for Vegetation: Pilot Studies to Power Analysis Presentation MSP Roadmap Dec 31, 2016: VF Species and Vegetation Goals, Objectives, and Actions North County Habitat Bank Habitat Management Plad Preserve Management Plan for the Cantarini Ranch Preserve, Carlsbad, California Report of Coastal California Gnatcatcher Juvenile Dispersal across Interstate-8 at the MSCP Southe Results of Butterfly Surveys on Newhall Land, Stevenson Ranch Phase V Site, Los Angeles County, California. ROBERTSON RANCH EAST VILLAGE OPEN SPACE LAND MANAGEMENT PLAN Prepared Salt Creek Coastal Cactus Wren Habitat Restoration Project 5th Annual Monitoring Report, 2015 Spatial ecology, habitat use, and survivorship of resident and translocated Red Diamond Rattlesnakes (Crotalus ruber) Using Variance Components Analysis to Improve Vegetation Monitoring for the San Diego Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP) Final Report Weed Control on the Vernal Pool Restoration Areas of the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge: Jamul, California Year 5 Annual Report Lakeside Linkage Preserve Cactus Wren Habitat Restoration