Latest from wetlands restoration
July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature
Avocet Research Associates, established in 1984, is an independent biological consulting firm. ARA wildlife biologists conduct monitoring studies of avian populations in Bay Area wetlands to document habitat affinities, abundance, viability, and reproductive success. We have collaborated with many of the environmental consulting firms and public agencies in the Bay Area to develop restoration plans, monitor goals and protocols, achieve long-term objectives, and solve management challenges. Our main focus is on rare, threatened, and endangered species, however we also conduct broad-scale biological reconnaissance, assessments, and impact analyses. Personnel includes: Jules Evens, Mary Anne Flett, Rich Stallcup, and Seth Bunnell.
January 12, 2012 by Ariel Rubissow Okamoto
To launch our new series on climate change in the Bay Area, we follow a group of researchers as they scan the bottom, poke the mud, and gauge the tides at Marin’s Corte Madera Marsh, in the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary effort to understand how the Bay Area’s tidal wetlands will respond to rising sea levels.
October 25, 2011 by Juliet Grable
At first glance, Cullinan Ranch isn’t much to look at. Bound by Dutchman Slough to the north and Highway 37 to the south, the Solano County property consists of 1,500 acres of low-lying fields. But this former farmland is about to become the largest restored marsh in the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
October 01, 2011 by Aleta George
A substantial wetlands restoration project over at Hill Slough in Solano County is the latest such effort to clash with federal regulations about power lines and sailboats.
July 01, 2011 by Juliet Grable
Save the Bay turns 50 years old this year, and their native plant nurseries prove the organization is as vital as ever, with volunteers putting in thousands of hours growing native plant seedlings for the group’s restoration projects.
April 01, 2011 by Erica Reder
It’s always nice to see plants and wildlife return to a restored site. But it’s especially nice when a plant that’s both rare and finicky shows up in a spot miles away from the nearest remaining population. That’s what happened when Point Reyes bird’s beak appeared at LaRiviere Marsh near Newark.
April 01, 2011 by Aleta George
In December 2010, Kay Kerr died at 99 years old. Kerr, along with Sylvia McLaughlin and Esther Gulick, founded the Save San Francisco Bay Association. Now, Save the Bay is turning 50 and turning out as many volunteers as ever. Meanwhile, the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory marks 30 years of its critical work banding and studying birds.
October 29, 2010 by Ingrid Hawkinson
In 1992, Amy Hutzel started as an intern at the nature center in Alviso, in the South Bay. Since then, she’s been involved in the biggest wetlands restorations on the West Coast, and she shares her tips on the best places to see restoration in action, all over the Bay.