San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Rare Plants
Rare Plant Inspect and Manage Monitoring 2014-2018

in progress

Project description

From 2014-2021, a Management and Monitoring Strategic Plan (MSP Roadmap) monitoring objective for 30 rare plant species is to inspect occurrences to determine management needs. The inspect and manage (IMG) objective is implemented to document the status of rare plant occurrences and assess habitats and threats to develop specific management recommendations. IMG monitoring is implemented by a combination of land managers and contracted biologists in coordination with the SDMMP. Rare plant monitoring data from 2014-2016 are posted below and available for use by land managers and scientists. Based upon an evaluation of these data, a 2017-2021 monitoring schedule has been developed for the 30 rare plant species (see Rare Plant 2017-2021 IMG Monitoring Schedule). In 2017, a top priority is to monitor the majority of rare plant occurrences for 17 species (see List of Rare Plant Species with 2017 IMG Obj) on Conserved Lands to identify management needs and prioritize regional funding for management. Coordinating data collection across the region allows analyses of species and population trends over time and provides a better understanding of the association between habitat and threat covariates and population dynamics. For an interactive map with 2014-2016 results, go to: http://arcg.is/2lTir9R


Project protocol

Name: MSP Roadmap Rare Plant IMG 2017 Monitoring Protocol

Description: Final protocol for MSP Roadmap 2017 Rare Plant Inspect and Manage monitoring objective

Protocol attachment: MSP 2017 Rare Plant IMG Field Form Instructions 3-16-17 Final.pdf 483.87KB


Project map URL

http://arcg.is/2lTir9R


Project spatial boundary

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Project focus

Project type: Monitoring-Plants


Project data files

Target species: Aphanisma, Blochman's dudleya, Chaparral nolina, Coast wallflower, Encinitas baccharis, Gander's ragwort, Heart-leaved pitcher sage, Jennifer's monardella, Mexican flannelbush, Nuttall's acmispon, Orcutt's birds-beak, Orcutt's brodiaea, Orcutt's hazardia, Otay tarplant, saltmarsh bird's-beak, San Diego ambrosia, San Diego goldenstar, San Diego thorn-mint, San Miguel savory, Shaw's agave, Short-leaved dudleya, Small-leaved rose, Sticky dudleya, Thread-leaved brodiaea, Variegated dudleya, Willowy monardella

Target vegetation: chaparral, coastal sage scrub, grassland, riparian forest & scrub, salt marsh


Implementing entities

Data steward: Emily Perkins

Investigator: Kris Preston

Main implementing entity: San Diego Management and Monitoring Program

Partner: Jonathan Mercado; Josue Campos; ACI Sunbow, LLC; AECOM; Back Country Land Trust; Bureau of Land Management; Cabrillo National Monument, National Park Sevice; California Department of Fish & Wildlife; California State Parks; Center for Natural Lands Management; City of Carlsbad; City of Chula Vista; City of Encinitas; City of Escondido; City of Oceanside; City of Poway; City of San Diego; Conservation Biology Institute; District 11, Department of Transportation, State of California; Endangered Habitats Conservancy; Friends of Goodan Ranch & Sycamore Canyon; Habitat Restoration Sciences, Inc.; Helix Environmental Planning, Inc.; Naval Base Coronado; Olivenhain Water District; Otay Ranch Preserve Owner/Manager (POM); Otay Water District; RECON Environmental, Inc.; Rincon Consultants; San Diego Audubon Society ; San Diego County Water Authority; San Diego Habitat Conservancy; San Diego Natural History Museum; San Diego River Conservancy; San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy; SANDAG; The Escondido Creek Conservancy; The Nature Conservancy; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; U.S. Forest Service Cleveland National Forest; UC San Diego Natural Reserve System; United States Border Patrol

Point of contact: Kris Preston

Study lead: Jessie Vinje


Files and documents