Tidal Marsh Habitat Restoration Science
Since 2011, SFBBO's Habitats Program team has developed and tested strategies to manage and restore habitat in the transition zones between Bay Area tidal marshes and upland areas in order to help tidal marshes adapt to sea level rise. Their work has encompassed everything from finding and propagating plant species to working with partners to to re-vegetate marsh transitions zones and will help the Bay Area become more resilient in the face of climate change.
These restored transition zones will be dominated by high-quality native vegetation that provide high-tide refuge and cover for endangered species such as the Ridgeway's Rail and Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse and protect human communities from flooding. So far, SFBBO has worked to restore habitat at Bair Island in Redwood City and at Pond A17 in Alviso. SFBBO is looking for volunteers and corporate groups to help with this restoration.
Following the links below to learn more about each project.
Tidal Marsh Restoration Volunteer Opportunities
Individuals, university students, and corporate groups are invited to volunteer to help our habitats team restore tidal marsh habitat throughout the year. Whether it's tending to baby plants in our nursery, planting them along the Bay's edge, or removing invasive species, we rely on people from the community to help us restore this important ecosystem. Visit our Volunteer section to learn how to volunteer for the survey.