Coastal Scrub / Chaparral Bird Conservation Plan
Artwork by Tad Theimer

Lead author:
John C. Lovio, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, U.S. Navy

Supporting Authors:
Grant Ballard, Mary Chase, Tom Gardali, Aaron Holmes, Diana Humple, Mike Lynes, Sandy Scoggin, Diana Stralberg

An Excerpt from the Executive Summary:
This Coastal Scrub and Chaparral Bird Conservation Plan is a collaborative effort of California Partners in Flight. It has been developed to guide conservation policy and action on behalf of coastal scrub/chaparral habitats and wildlife. The geographic scope of this plan is the distribution of low-elevation shrublands west of the state’s major mountain axis. The plan has focused on data concerning bird species that are dependent on these habitat types, but conservation recommendations have broad applicability for all coastal scrub and chaparral habitats in California (with the exception of montane chaparral). If implemented, these recommendations would benefit many scrub- and chaparral-dependent species.

Recommended Citation
CalPIF (California Partners in Flight). 2004. Version 2.0. The Coastal Scrub and Chaparral Bird Conservation Plan: a Strategy for Protecting and Managing Coastal Scrub and Chaparral Habitats and Associated Birds in California (J. Lovio, lead author). PRBO Conservation Science, Stinson Beach, CA.

Feedback on Plan Use:
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Read the Coastal Scrub and Chaparral Bird Conservation Plan Version 2.0.

"Enhancing Coastal Scrub and Chaparral Habitat" handout. Click here.

Query/view GIS database of CalPIF Coastal Scrub / Chaparral study sites

Focal Species Accounts and Range and Breeding Status Maps:

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Focal Species Range and Breeding Status Maps: