Article abstract: The Management and Monitoring Strategic Plan for Conserved Lands in Western San Diego County: A Strategic Habitat Conservation Roadmap (or simply “MSP Roadmap” or “MSP”) is a comprehensive, landscape-scale adaptive management and monitoring framework for prioritized species and vegetation communities in western San Diego County. By establishing biological goals and measurable objectives across the region, the MSP Roadmap provides for a coordinated effort among multiple key organizations in western San Diego County in the implementation of adaptive management and monitoring actions using the same approach. The MSP Roadmap categorizes and prioritizes plant and animal species, vegetation communities, and threats/stressors, identifies geographic locations for management and monitoring actions, provides specific timelines for implementation, and establishes a process for coordination and implementation. The MSP Roadmap includes databases and mapping tools (“MSP Portal”) that are available on the San Diego Management and Monitoring Program’s (SDMMP) interactive website: http://portal.sdmmp.com. The MSP Roadmap is divided into 3 volumes: Volume 1 is the operational document that includes the introduction (Sec. 1.0), approach and rationale (Sec. 2.0), characterization of management units (Sec. 3.0), data management (Sec. 4.0), the implementation process (5.0), and next steps (Sec. 6.0). Volume 2 is the functional document and database, with links to the MSP Portal, that includes management and monitoring information for the Regional Preserve System (Vol. 2A), Threats/Stressors (Vol. 2B), Vegetation Communities (Vol. 2C), and Species (Vol. 2D). Each subvolume (Vol. 2A–D and available on the MSP Portal) includes background information; the management and monitoring approach, management and monitoring goals, objectives, and actions; a prioritized timeline for implementation; and geographic locations prioritized. Volume 3 contains technical information and supporting documents that are part of and/or were used to develop the MSP Roadmap.
Number of pages: 200
Authors: Bernabe, Annabelle; Coe, Sharon; Fromer, Paul; McCutcheon, Sarah; McMillan, Brenda; Moore, Yvonne C.; Perkins, Emily; Preston, Kris; Remple, Ron; Smith, Trish;
Prepared for: San Diego Association of Governments;
Prepared by: San Diego Management and Monitoring Program; The Nature Conservancy;