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Spotlight: Willowy Monardella Surveys, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, California

July 7, 2017
Vernadero

Vernadero Group Inc. has been contracted by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest to conduct a census and monitoring of willowy monardella (Monardella viminea), a perennial plant that listed as endangered by both the federal and state governments. Our census will consist of a 100 percent coverage survey of all suitable habitat following field protocols for the species developed by MCAS Miramar. Vernadero will also monitor the plant's health, growth, habitat, and population gain or loss in established monitoring plots. Our staff will analyze and evaluate the collected data on population dynamics, including a comparison with previous census and monitoring efforts. Our services will support MCAS Miramar in conserving willowy monardella and making informed natural resources planning and management decisions.