Estuary Blueprint

Progress Tracking

Monitoring represents a critical component of an adaptive management cycle. For the 2016 Estuary Blueprint, our monitoring approach includes two primary components: 1) linking environmental outcomes in the Estuary Blueprint to the State of the Estuary Report, and 2) linking programmatic success, or outputs, through implementation of tasks with clear milestones distributed throughout the five-year implementation horizon of the Estuary Blueprint.

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Progress tracking chart

Progress Tracker:

Use this table to track the progress of each task that implements one of the 32 actions.

View action status below:

The following charts record progress toward the completion of very specific actions which are enumerated and described in the Estuary Blueprint. These charts will be routinely updated over time as we collectively fulfill the attendant goals.

Action 1: Develop and implement a comprehensive, watershed-scale approach to aquatic resource protection
Action 2: Establish a regional wetland and stream monitoring program
Action 3: Protect, restore and enhance tidal marsh and tidal flat habitat
Action 4: Identify, protect, and create transition zones around the Estuary
Action 5: Protect, restore, and enhance intertidal and subtidal habitats
Action 6: Maximize habitat benefits of managed wetlands and ponds
Action 7: Conserve and enhance riparian and in-stream habitats throughout the Estuary’s watersheds
Action 8: Protect, restore, and enhance seasonal wetlands
Action 9: Minimize the impact of invasive species
Action 10: Increase the efficacy of predator management
Action 11: Increase carbon sequestration through wetland restoration, creation, and management
Action 12: Restore watershed connections to the Estuary to improve habitat, flood protection and water quality
Action 13: Manage sediment on a regional scale and advance beneficial reuse
Action 14: Demonstrate how natural habitats and nature-based shoreline infrastructure can provide increased resiliency to changes in the Estuary environment.
Action 15: Advance natural resource protection while increasing resiliency of shoreline communities in the Bay Area
Action 16: Integrate natural resource protection into state and local government hazard mitigation, response, and recovery planning
Action 17: Improve regulatory review, permitting, and monitoring processes for multi-benefit climate adaptation projects
Action 18: Improve the timing, amount, and duration of freshwater flows critical to Estuary health
Action 19: Develop long-term drought plans
Action 20: Increase regional agricultural water use efficiency
Action 21: Reduce water use for landscaping around the Estuary
Action 22: Expand the use of recycled water
Action 23: Integrate water into the updated Plan Bay Area and other regional planning efforts
Action 24: Manage stormwater with low impact development and green infrastructure
Action 25: Address emerging contaminants
Action 26: Decrease raw sewage discharges into the Estuary
Action 27: Implement Total Maximum Daily Load projects in the Estuary, including projects to reduce mercury, methylmercury, pesticides and areas of low dissolved oxygen
Action 28: Advance nutrient management in the Estuary
Action 29: Engage the scientific community in efforts to improve baseline monitoring of ocean acidification and hypoxia effects in the Estuary.
Action 30: Reduce trash input into the Estuary
Action 31: Foster support for resource protection and restoration by providing Estuary-oriented public access and recreational opportunities compatible with wildlife
Action 32: Champion and implement the CCMP