This Stephens’ Kangaroo Rat Rangewide Management and Monitoring Plan summarizes new and existing information about the endangered Stephens’ kangaroo rat (SKR; Dipodomys stephensi) and uses it to present comprehensive, rangewide SKR management and monitoring strategies. It is intended to help agencies responsible for SKR conservation be more efficient and effective in managing and tracking changes important for SKR recovery. It will also help these agencies coordinate more strategically to promote rangewide species conservation goals, because local SKR conservation actions within particular reserves or Habitat Conservation Areas can contribute to SKR conservation at broader scales.
This project was spearheaded by Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency (RCHCA) and funded by Bureau of Land Management. The Stephens’ Kangaroo Rat Rangewide Management and Monitoring Plan was prepared by Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) working closely with Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency (RCHCA), Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, and a working group of species experts and land managers responsible for SKR conservation.
*SKR Working Group members include representatives from Bureau of Land Management; California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts and South Coast Regions; California State Parks, San Jacinto Lake Perris; County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation; March Air Reserve Base; U.S. Marine Base Camp Pendleton; U.S. Naval Base Coronado, U.S. Naval Base Coronado Remote Training Site Warner Springs; Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency; San Diego Zoo Global (now San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance), Institute of Conservation Research; The Nature Conservancy; University of California Riverside Motte Rimrock/Emerson Oaks Reserve; U.S. Forest Service; U.S. Geological Survey, San Diego Management and Monitoring Program; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Carlsbad and Palm Springs Field Offices; Vista Irrigation District; Waste Management Inc., El Sobrante Landfill; Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority; and independent biologists Stephen Montgomery and Mark Pavelka (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Retired). Please see Appendix A: SKR Working Group and Subgroup Members.