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.
Transforming Urban Water is a collaborative initiative that advances innovative nature-based solutions for the San Francisco Bay shoreline in conjunction with wastewater treatment facilities.
Facilitating water quality improvement projects as restitution for violations under the Regional Water Quality Control Board’s enforcement process.
Healthy Watersheds, Resilient Baylands includes 10 multi-benefit urban greening projects in the South Bay.
The Partnership and the State Coastal Conservancy jointly staff the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority, a critically important regional effort to enhance and protect wetlands and wildlife habitat in San Francisco Bay.
The Wetlands Regional Monitoring Program will improve wetland restoration project success by putting in place regional-scale monitoring increasing the impact, utility and application of permit-driven monitoring to inform science-based decision-making.