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Estuary News Archive

Estuary News
September 2020

This issue of ESTUARY News has a fishy focus, summarizing 12 years of research on the fish-friendly Yolo Bypass, and profiling one man who has spent a lifetime helping fish around dams. Reporters take you out on the Delta to survey fish with cameras not nets, and into the offshore ocean to troll for salmon […]

Estuary News
June 2020

This special issue explores climate adaptation activities in 12 counties around the Bay and Delta. Projects range from planning how to lift big infrastructure like Highway 37 and the Dumbarton Bridge approach out of the future flood waters to putting cameras on wildlands subject to wildfire and ridgetops rained on by atmospheric rivers. From small […]

Estuary News
March 2020

This issue celebrates the ambition of working on the watershed scale.  In five stories, we explore everything from dam removal to cold water releases for steelhead to the restoration of creek mouths and former flood control channels. We listen in on where the salmon are moving as they migrate from the Sacramento River’s headwaters to […]

Estuary News
December 2019

This issue summarizes findings and insights from 115 speakers at the 2019 State of the Estuary conference in Oakland. Highlights include new research on the food preferences of salt marsh harvest mice, how drones can improve monitoring of landscape changes, initiatives to upgrade various aging infrastructure to address emerging contaminants of concern and climate change, […]

Estuary News
September 2019

The September issue covers progress on the region’s 20-year-old invasive spartina eradication program and concerns about contaminated Camp Fire runoff into Butte Creek, and resulting Chinook salmon survival. The issue also follows a group of women walking the entire Bay Trail, profiles the new chief of the SF Regional Water Board, and describes the recent […]

Estuary News
June 2019

This issue explores the rainbow flavors of infrastructure — green, blue, living, nature-based, multi-benefit. As regional regulators require more from municipalities on the stormwater management front, many are developing more specific plans, building demo projects, and expanding rain gardens, pervious parking lots, and tree wells. This issue also describes the construction of the region’s fifth […]

Estuary News
March 2019

The March issue explores past and future water quality monitoring programs in San Francisco Bay, ranging from the 50-year old USGS program now facing an uncertain future to new buoys monitoring ocean acidification due to climate change and a proposal for a regionally coordinated effort to track wetland outcomes. Other stories chase salmon scientists up […]

Estuary News
December 2018

The September 2018 issue explores the latest on the twin tunnels and invasive species, details the ambitious experiment at Dutch Slough, and examines salmon resilience and dioxin persistence in the Estuary watershed. It also samples Calfiornia’s late summer climate change action events, previews a new environmental justice policy for the State Lands Commission, and reports […]

Estuary News
September 2018

The September 2018 issue explores the latest on the twin tunnels and invasive species, details the ambitious experiment at Dutch Slough, and examines salmon resilience and dioxin persistence in the Estuary watershed. It also samples Calfiornia’s late summer climate change action events, previews a new environmental justice policy for the State Lands Commission, and reports […]

Estuary News
June 2018

The June Issue features 11 stories about the 2017-2018 Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge, and how nine places around the Bay Area might be better designed to adapt to a rising Bay and increased flooding, and overcome the threat of displacement and gentrification for shoreline communities. The issue also delves into regional governance needs, […]

Estuary News
March 2018

The December issue of ESTUARY News explores the fire-ravaged North Bay’s preparations for a wet winter, a mud-minded proposal for the Resilient by Design challenge, invasive species such as the channeled apple snail, the water hyacinth, and innovative methods of bio-control meant to curb their expansion.

Estuary News
December 2017

The December issue of ESTUARY News explores the fire-ravaged North Bay’s preparations for a wet winter, a mud-minded proposal for the Resilient by Design challenge, invasive species such as the channeled apple snail, the water hyacinth, and innovative methods of bio-control meant to curb their expansion.

Estuary News
September 2017

This issue explores historic places in the Delta, discusses options for keeping Highway 37 dry and surrounding habitats wet,  and reports on Bay Area preparations for drought and sea level rise. Other stories cover key purchases in watershed headwaters, new non-lethal techniques for testing sturgeon for selenium, and the 25th anniversary of the RMP.

Estuary News
December 2016

The December issue describes how stormwater regs are being used to shift the homeless away from creeks and towards services, as well as options for relocating the Estuary’s orphan species. It also highlights projects designed to grow more fish food in the Delta, why plastic can smell like bird food out in the ocean, and […]

Estuary News
September 2016

This issue explores historic places in the Delta, discusses options for keeping Highway 37 dry and surrounding habitats wet,  and reports on Bay Area preparations for drought and sea level rise. Other stories cover key purchases in watershed headwaters, new non-lethal techniques for testing sturgeon for selenium, and the 25th anniversary of the RMP.

Estuary News
June 2016

The June issue covers the latest on climate change adaptation with the watershed — from managing forests to increase snowpack above the San Joaquin Valley to re-imagining a derelict urban shipyard and prioritizing shoreline investments based on new decision making tools. Other stories preview the 2016 CCMP and delve into its history, and touch on topics […]

Estuary News
December 2015

This issue explores historic places in the Delta, discusses options for keeping Highway 37 dry and surrounding habitats wet,  and reports on Bay Area preparations for drought and sea level rise. Other stories cover key purchases in watershed headwaters, new non-lethal techniques for testing sturgeon for selenium, and the 25th anniversary of the RMP.
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