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Rebuilding Habitat and Shoreline Resilience through a New Generation of Flood Control Channel Design and Management

Management Tools for Landscape-Scale Restoration of Ecological Functions

This historical reconstruction documents habitat types throughout the Delta to better understand the native landscape. Knowing how different parts of the vast historical Delta looked and functioned provides information for future restoration.

This study will assess watershed conditions prior to significant Euro-American modification, as a basis for understanding subsequent changes in watershed structure and function, and potential options for future environmental management.

The tidal-terrestrial transition zone has been recognized as an important component of the San Francisco Bay, and has been identified as a high priority for restoration in the South Bay and for the Bay as a whole. This project reconstructs the approximate extent of the South Bay T-zone and characterizes it in terms of the adjoining terrestrial and intertidal habitat types and features that were historically prevalent in the region.

BAARI is a base map of the Bay Area's aquatic features: wetlands, open water, streams, ditches, tidal marshes and flats, and riparian areas.

The study area encompasses the estuarine and alluvial portions of the Tijuana River watershed from the river mouth in southern San Diego County to the U.S.-Mexico international border. Limited research will also be conducted on an approximately 10 mile stretch of the river extending through Tijuana, Mexico.

Six coastal wetland systems in north San Diego County: Buena Vista, Agua Hedionda, Batiquitos, San Elijo, San Dieguito, and Los Peñasquitos lagoons

This Prop 50 - funded project was a three-year effort to monitor and track changes in Bay Area wetland condition using the EPA's three-level monitoring framework.


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News and Notables

Feb-04-14

An exciting opportunity to lead the San Francisco Estuary Institute/Aquatic Science Center, a respected scientific organization whose opinion is sought out by decision-makers across the state. The original filing deadline has been extended - the position is open until filled.

Mar-22-14

SFEI scientists are participating in two sessions at the 2014 Salmonid Restoration Federation conference

Mar-08-14

RMP Scientist Meg Sedlak is interviewed for a San Francisco Chronicle article about PFOS, the primary ingredient in Scotchgard, which is found in high concentrations in San Francisco Bay seals.

Mar-06-14

The Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Bay (RMP) recently published a report that summarizes a series of monitoring and research projects that have investigated the impacts of PBDEs in San Francisco Bay.

Mar-04-14

The award honors those who have significantly increased the public's understanding of, and concern for, the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary.

Feb-02-14

An article coauthored by SFEI staff on PCB concentrations used in caulking was recently published in Environment International.

Feb-01-14

Join Robin Grossinger as he describes Flood Control 2.0 and how bay area environmental organizations are rethinking the way that flooding is controlled around San Francisco Bay.

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