Projects

Learn how our expertise translates into real-world results by taking a look at some of our recent projects.

Endangered Plant and Invertebrate Species Survey

To assist Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest (NAVFAC SW) in meeting the requirements of the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) for Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake, the BioServices team at San Diego Natural History Museum conducted focused surveys for invertebrate species of regional conservation interest and/or management concern, and one federally endangered plant species, Lane Mountain milkvetch. More.

Herbarium Voucher Collection

Since 2007, the San Diego Natural History Museum has been building and maintaining a floristic inventory and herbarium for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton (Base). In the initial stages of this project, Curator Dr. Jon Rebman and Department Associate Margie Mulligan examined the existing Base herbarium, verified voucher specimen identifications, and determined collection needs. More.

Arthropod Prey Availability Study

The primary purpose of this study was to document the abundance and availability of arthropod species found in the territories of coastal cactus wren, a California Species of Special Concern and Multiple Species Conservation Program-covered species, in San Diego County. More.

Flat-tailed Horned Lizard Habitat Model

The Flat-tailed Horned Lizard Interagency Coordinating Committee contracted with BioServices at the San Diego Natural History Museum, in partnership with WRA, Inc., to provide a species distributional model for Flat-tailed Horned Lizard, a California Species of Special Concern, and evaluate its potential for presence throughout its range based upon habitat and climate characteristics. More.

Bat and Desert Tortoise Surveys

To assist Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest (NAVFAC SW) in meeting the requirements of the Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP), the San Diego Natural History Museum and Conservation Science Research and Consulting conducted focused surveys for bats and desert tortoise, respectively, on Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro and provided associated management recommendations. More.

Avian and Bat Mortality Monitoring & Burrowing Owl Surveys

In accordance with the project-specific Bird and Bat Conservation Strategy and Burrowing Owl Avoidance, Minimization, Mitigation, and Monitoring Plans, the San Diego Natural History Museum is assisting with post-construction annual bird and bat monitoring, and burrowing owl surveys for the Mount Signal 3 project, a 252-megawatt solar project in southern Imperial County. More.