San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

Coastal Sage Scrub

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MSP Goals and objectives
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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 southern San Diego County
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
Coastal Cactus Wren Conservation Network
Coastal California Gnatcatcher Habitat Suitability Model for Southern California
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
Hodges Reservoir-Bernardo Bay Cactus Wren Habitat Restoration Grant Project
Lusardi Creek Restoration and Invasive Plant Removal
North County Cactus Nursery and Coastal Cactus Wren Habitat Restoration (2015-2018)
Pollinator Monitoring Plan
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 2014-2026
Regional Grazing Monitoring Plan
Reserve Connectivity for Focal Species: American Badger
San Dieguito Citizen Science Monitoring Program
San Pasqual Habitat Restoration and Cactus Nursery Project
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

Other resources

Reports library

Files and Documents

1997 A Habitat-Based Metapopulation Model of the California Gnatcatcher

Author(s):Akcakaya, H. Resit; Atwood, Jonathan

Cactus Wren Occupancy Protocol

Author(s):Winchell, Clark

2015 CAGN Regional Monitoring Sample Design

Author(s):Preston, Kris; Kus, Barbara

2017 Coastal Cactus Wren Citizen Scientist Monitoring 2017

Author(s):Dalkey, Ann; Weinik, Josh

2021 Ecological correlates to habitat use in the Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus)

Author(s):Winchell, Clark; Huyvaert, Kathryn, P.; Doherty, Paul; Taylor, John; Grant, Tyler

2015 Genetic Isolation of Coastal Cactus Wren Follows Habitat Fragmentation Patterns in Southern California

Author(s):Barr, K. R.; Kus, Barbara; Preston, Kris; Howell, Scarlett L.; Perkins, Emily; Vandergast, Amy

2021 History of Livestock Grazing at RJER and HCWA

Author(s):Nelson, Tracie; Austel, John

2016 MSP Roadmap Dec 31, 2016: VF Species and Vegetation Goals, Objectives, and Actions

Author(s):San Diego Management and Monitoring Program

1992 Nesting Behavior and Movements of Western Pond Turtle, Clemmys marmorata

Author(s):Rathbun, G.B.; Siepel, N.R.; Holland, Dan

2022 Recording (Part 1) - August 2022 SDMMP Management and Monitoring Coordination Meeting

Author(s):Ratcliff, Felix; Bartolome, James; Huntsinger, Lynn; Shapero, Matthew; Ford, Lawrence; White, Michael; Motamed, Kaveh; Qiao, Joyce

2022 Recording (Part 2) - August 2022 SDMMP Management and Monitoring Coordination Meeting

Author(s):Ratcliff, Felix; Bartolome, James; Huntsinger, Lynn; White, Michael; Ford, Lawrence; Shapero, Matthew; Motamed, Kaveh; Qiao, Joyce

2008 Responses in Bird Communities to Wildland Fires in Southern Calilfornia

Author(s):Mendelsohn, Mark; Brehme, Cheryl; Rochester, Carlton; Stokes, Drew; Hathaway, Stacie; Fisher, Robert N.

2022 SANDAG Grazing Study Progress Report

Author(s):Bartolome, James; Huntsinger, Lynn; Ford, Lawrence; White, Michael; Shapero, Matthew; Ratcliff, Felix; Motamed, Kaveh; Qiao, Joyce; Nygard, Chris

2021 SDMMP Grazing Monitoring Plan Objectives

Author(s):McCutcheon, Sarah

2008 Spatial ecology, habitat use, and survivorship of resident and translocated Red Diamond Rattlesnakes (Crotalus ruber)

Author(s):Brown, Tracey ; Lemm, Jeffrey; Montagne, J.P.; Tracey, Jeff; Alberts, Allison

2013 Trends in stand composition change after wildfire

Author(s):Rochester, Carlton

2021 UCB Project Team- Grazing Monitoring Plan

Author(s):Huntsinger, Lynn; Bartolome, James; Ratcliff, Felix; Shapero, Matthew; Motamed, Kaveh; White, Michael; Ford, Lawrence

2008 Using Variance Components Analysis to Improve Vegetation Monitoring for the San Diego Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP) Final Report

Author(s):Deutschman, Douglas; Strahm, Spring; Bailey, David; Franklin, Janet; Lewison, Rebecca

Vegetation Mapping Western San Diego 2012

Author(s):Oberbauer, Thomas; Sproul, Fred; Dunn, Jonathan; Woolley, L.