A biologist spends his days looking for coho and steelhead — and small, spiny sticklebacks.
Ariel Rubissow Okamoto
Flood Control 2.0
Scientists look to the zone where creeks meet the Bay to guide our response to extreme storms and sea level rise.
It’s a Big Bay With a Lot of Low-Lying Waterfront, and the Sea Level is Rising
Sea level rise forces hard decisions and creative thinking about the San Francisco Bay’s crowded waterfront.
Marsh Once More: The Bay Trail Takes Off at Hamilton Airfield
Looking out across the 650-acre project toward the distant Godzilla arm of the backhoe against the blue sky, I finally see on the ground what the planners and engineers have been describing to me ever since I first began writing stories about Hamilton ten years ago: a tapestry of habitats.
A Long Time Coming, but the Bay’s Back at Former Hamilton Airfield
Last week a backhoe knocked a hole in the outer levee at the former Hamilton Army Airfield, letting the Bay seep back onto a landscape that had undergone 18 years of preparation for this moment.
Waist Deep in North Bay Wetlands
North Bay wetlands restoration is in high gear along Highway 37, where restoration planners and crews are making big strides in bringing back the tides.
Bay Restoration: Lines in the Mud
Over decades of struggle, San Francisco Bay restoration has become the expectation, a difficult challenge still, but one everyone’s agreed to fight for.
Baylands Reborn: Introduction
Mrs. Semino once had to put on a pair of rubber boots to cook her Thanksgiving turkey. It was a long time ago, in the 1920s, when she and her husband lived by the banks of Sonoma Creek in a … Read more
Making the Most of Mud
San Francisco Bay has been clearing up, but that’s not necessarily a good thing for marshes in an age of sea level rise. Those marshes need mud so they can keep up with rising tides.
Taking the Measure of Climate Change At Corte Madera Marsh
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.