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 […]