OTAY MESA HABITAT RESTORATION PROJECT
Saving Sensitive Vernal Pool Habitat
The proposed Otay Mesa Habitat Restoration Project would restore vernal pools and maritime succulent scrub habitat areas damaged by past off-road vehicle use and engage and educate the public about the Project.
The Project includes several elements: Restoration of 16 acres of sensitive vernal pool and maritime succulent scrub habitat; volunteer work events to assist with restoration work; a kiosk with Project literature; Project newsletters with direct mail; a Project web page, video, and social media; and monitoring. The Project is located adjacent to the proposed Dennery Canyon Habitat Restoration Project, separated by a six-lane road.
The Chaparral Lands Conservancy has submitted a grant application to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVRD) to fund the Otay Mesa Vernal Pool & Uplands Habitat Restoration Project. Please visit the OHMVRD website for more information on safe and responsible OHV recreation and our grant application. Please report any off-road vehicle activity in Otay Mesa to the San Diego Police Department: 619 424-0400; firstname.lastname@example.org and San Diego County Sheriff: 858 974-2222.