The San Diego Tracking Team is dedicated to promoting the preservation of wildlife
habitat in San Diego County through citizen-based wildlife monitoring coupled with
environmental education programs. For over 10 years, the SDTT has conducted wildlife
track and sign surveys to evaluate the health of key species, the connectivity of
open space areas, and the efficacy of the city and county's Multiple Species/Habitat
Conservation Plans. We train volunteers from all over San Diego County who together
commit over 1500 hours per year to monitoring approximately 50 locations around
Scientific advisors from public resource agencies and academic institutions oversee
our protocol, and our data is used in planning transportation and urban development
projects. We also encourage public engagement in conservation issues through our
walks, classes and presentations.
- Sustain and grow the San Diego Tracking Team (SDTT) - A consortium of regional
volunteer tracking teams to support monitoring of wildlife in San Diego County.
- Regularly monitor the presence (and absence) of certain target and rare species
that reflect the health of the ecosystem, and record that data consistently for
all of San Diego County.
- Provide SDTT data and analysis to enable thoughtful development, conservation,
and restoration planning in San Diego County.
- Participate in San Diego County efforts to monitor and improve the effectiveness
of planned conservation efforts (e.g., MSCP, MHCP).
- Facilitate the San Diego community's awareness, involvement, and appreciation
of the environment and the importance of conserving habitat by providing various
public outreaches and education opportunities.