Habitats and Living Resources

Human activities have severely altered the physical processes that create and maintain estuarine habitats. The impairment of physical processes is intertwined with habitat loss, degradation, and fragmentation. These losses of physical processes and habitats have reverberated through biological systems, contributing to unproductive food webs, smaller and declining fish and wildlife populations, and the dominance of invasive species.

We seek to sustain and improve the Estuary’s habitats and living resources by implementing projects that: protect, restore, and enhance ecological conditions and processes that support self-sustaining natural communities; eliminate or reduce threats to natural communities; and conduct scientific research and monitoring.

Healthy Watershed, Resilient Baylands

Healthy Watersheds, Resilient Baylands includes 10 multi-benefit urban greening projects in the South Bay.
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Suisun Marsh Monitoring Project

Developing, implementing, and assessing the effectiveness of various Best Management Practices to address low dissolved oxygen and Methylmercury generation in Suisun Marsh.
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Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia in the SF Estuary

Researching and monitoring the potential threats to the Estuary of ocean acidification and hypoxia.
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Supplemental Environmental Projects

Facilitating water quality improvement projects as restitution for violations under the Regional Water Quality Control Board’s enforcement process.  
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Mapping & Visioning in the Transition Zone

Developing a mapping methodology for the upland transition zone and completing a community-based shoreline visioning process in North Richmond. Working with community partners to address environmental justice in resource protection & planning.
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Oro Loma Pilot Project – Horizontal Levee

A re-imagining of how a levee looks and what it can do to address flood risk and water quality concerns while providing critical ecosystem benefits.
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Flood Control 2.0

Rebuilding habitat and shoreline resilience through a new generation of flood control channel design and management.
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San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority

Raising and allocating local resources for the restoration, enhancement, and protection of wetlands and wildlife habitat, and associated flood management and public access infrastructure.
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Project Map

Where are current habitat and living resources projects located?

Archived Projects

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