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Tecolote Canyon

133_TecoloteCanyonHELIX prepared a Natural Resource Management Plan for the approximately 900-acre natural park in the Linda Vista and Clairemont Mesa communities of the City of San Diego. Although virtually surrounded by urban development, the park contributes to the City’s Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP) preserve system and supports a number of sensitive plant and animal species. Work in support of the management plan included vegetation mapping, rare plant surveys, and bird counts. The plan includes an evaluation of various issues facing the park and recommendations for future maintenance, usage, development, restoration, and education/research opportunities. Detailed mapping of existing non-native plant species was conducted, and priorities for invasive species removal, restoration and enhancement were recommended. Other issues include maintenance of existing water and wastewater infrastructure, provision of appropriate public access and erosion control.