Grant Funded Projects

For a copy of a report below with an asterisk(*), please email NCCP@wildlife.ca.gov.

Butte Regional Conservation Plan

Award
Year (FY)
Grant Project Name Report Date
2015 Monitoring Plan for Butte Regional Conservation Plan*

Coachella Valley MSHCP

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Year (FY)
Grant Project Name Report Date
2021 Creating climate resiliency in the Coachella Valley Natural Communities Conservation Plan: Assessing climate change vulnerability for Covered Species
2021 Using NDVI Data in Models to Determine Habitat Use of Peninsular Bighorn Sheep in Response to Human Presence on Recreational Trails
2020 Determining the distribution, status and linkages of Agassiz’s desert tortoise populations in the uplands surrounding the Coachella Valley
2018 Restoring Ecosystem Processes: Sand Dune Restoration in the Coachella Valley NCCP
2017 Determining habitat use and response to human recreation activities of Peninsular bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) in a shared landscape (PDF)(opens in new tab)(opens in new tab) 2020
2016 Assessing California's mitigation guidelines for burrowing owls: better science, better conservation, better economic outcomes (also in Western Riverside MSHCP)*
2015 Monitoring nesting success of riparian birds to assess effectiveness of brown-headed cowbird removal (PDF)(opens in new tab)(opens in new tab) 2018

East Contra Costa County

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Year (FY)
Grant Project Name Report Date
2021 Endemic Manzanita Die-off: Mapping, Sampling, and Analysis
2018 Baseline Surveys and Long-term Monitoring Protocol for Burrowing Owls*
2016 Native Bunchgrass and Invasive Weed Mapping Project Using High Resolution (sub-foot) Aerial Imagery: A Baseline for Evaluating Management Actions and Vegetation Change Detection*
2016 Baseline Sampling for California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, and western pond turtle Aquatic Habitat*
2015 Special Status and Invasive Plant Management Pilot Project (PDF)(opens in new tab)(opens in new tab) 2018

Orange County (Central/Coastal)

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Year (FY)
Grant Project Name Report Date
2021 Assessing the potential impacts of invasive parthenogentic whiptail lizards in southern California
2019 Enhancing Tecate Cypress to Promote Population Resilience Report link pending
2018 Characterizing functional genomic diversity in Pacific pocket mice captively bred for reintroduction to the wild
2017 Santa Ana Mountains to eastern Peninsular Range Conservation Connectivity Infrastructure Planning Project for Interstate 15 and Closely Associated Roadways
2017 Restoring Oak Woodland in Habitat Damaged by Gold-Spotted Oak Borer
2017 Terrestrial habitat use of western spadefoot (Spea hammondii)
2016 Management and Monitoring of Fusarium Dieback - Shot Hole Borer Complex
2015 Assessment of Pacific pocket mouse distribution and relative abundance within two City of Dana Point conservation parks

Rancho Palos Verdes

Award
Year (FY)
Grant ProjectName Report Date
2018 Monitoring and Managing Trail Widening Threats to Habitat

San Diego MSCP or MHCP

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Year (FY)
Grant Project Name Report Date
2017 Using historic and contemporary population genetic data as guidance tool for managing fragmented Blainville’s horned lizard populations in southern California
2016 Quino Checkerspot Butterfly Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Project
2015 Enhancing the resilience of edaphic endemic plants through refined vegetation and soils characterizations (PDF)(opens in new tab)(opens in new tab) 2018

Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan

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Year (FY)
Grant Project Name Report Date
2020 Name That Jewelflower: Using genetics and field surveys to determine taxonomic boundaries and define occurrences for the most beautiful jewelflower and Metcalf Canyon jewelflower on Coyote Ridge
2020 SR-152 Pacheco Pass & Coyote Valley Regional Wildlife Connectivity Study
2019 Fire Management Plan and Post-Fire Monitoring at Coyote Ridge Open Space Report link pending
2019 Pajaro River Agricultural Preserve Restoration Project Report link pending
2018 Establish Baseline of Smooth Lessignia (Lessignia micradenia subsp. glabrata ) using High-Resolution Multispectral Aerial Imagery
2018 Pacheco Creek Reserve Restoration
2018 Coyote Valley Reptile and Amphibian Linkage Study
2018 Open-sourcing the Hydroperiod Water Balance (HWB) model to allow wider implementation of hydrologic investigations for climateadaptive land use practices; initial applications for public lands containing habitat for native frogs, salamanders, and turtles.
2017 Genetics Study of Hybridization between California Sycamore and London Plane Tree*
2017 Wildlife Permeability and Hazards across Highway 152 Pacheco Pass: Establishing a Baseline to inform Infrastructure and Restoration (PDF)(opens in new tab)(opens in new tab) 2020
2016 Coyote Valley Bobcat and Gray Fox Connectivity Study
2016 Tricolored Blackbird Nesting and Foraging Monitoring Project
2016 Monitoring Nitrogen Deposition in the Santa Clara Valley
2015 Evaluating threats posed by exotic Phytophthora species to endangered Coyote ceanothus and selected natural communities in the Santa Clara NCCP area (PDF)(opens in new tab)(opens in new tab) 2018
2015 Winter burrowing owl monitoring, 2016-2018 (PDF)(opens in new tab)(opens in new tab) 2018
2015 Modeling climate change effects on pond hydroperiods in the Coyote Valley (PDF)(opens in new tab)(opens in new tab) 2018

Western Placer County HCP/NCCP

Award
Year (FY)
Grant Project Name Report Date
2021 Placer County Western Burrowing Owl Nesting Habitat Enhancement Project

Western Riverside MSCHP

Award
Year (FY)
Grant Project Name Report Date
2021 Use of fecal DNA for genetic evaluation and population size estimation of the mountain lion population in the Santa Ana Mountains, and comparison of results with those from other non-invasive sampling methods.
2021 Development of a Prey Base Assessment Protocol for the Burrowing Owl (BUOW) Strategic Conservation and Management Plan in Western Riverside County
2021 Evaluating Quino Checkerspot Butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino; QCB) hostplant morphological characters associated with different soil types predominant in the vicinity of a QCB metapopulation in southwestern Riverside County, with relevance to QCB population ecology and conservation.
2019 Estimation of the population of mountain lions in the Santa Ana Mountains and comparison of techniques for population estimation and DNA collection, wildlife photo technology development, and development of a long-term monitoring plan and collaborations for mountain lion populations in regional NCCP’s
Report link pending
2019 Development of a Strategic Conservation and Management Plan for Burrowing Owls in Western Riverside County
Report link pending
2016 Assessing California's mitigation guidelines for burrowing owls: better science, better conservation, better economic outcomes (also in Coachella Valley MSHCP)

Yolo HCP/NCCP

Award
Year (FY)
Grant Project Name Report Date
2020 Mapping and prioritization of key habitat for Swainson’s hawk and white-tailed kite within the cultivated landscape
2020 Cache Creek Reserve Unit No. 7 Management Plan
2018 Yolo HCP/NCCP Reserve System Pre-Acquisition Protocols and PrePermit Reserve Lands Enrollment
2017 Yolo HCP/NCCP Early Implementation Framework*