More than two million native oysters have settled on the Coastal Conservancy’s Living Shoreline Reefs in San Francisco Bay!
Native oyster and eelgrass reefs were constructed in summer 2012 at a site owned by The Nature Conservancy along the San Rafael shoreline in San Francisco Bay. The goal of this exciting new project is to establish healthy habitat for many species, and test innovative new techniques to protect and buffer shorelines in the face of sea level rise and other climate changes.
Native oyster and eelgrass reefs were constructed in summer 2012 at a site owned by The Nature Conservancy along the San Rafael shoreline in San Francisco Bay. The goal of this exciting new project is to establish healthy habitat for many species, and test innovative new techniques to protect and buffer shorelines in the face of sea level rise and other climate changes. The project team including San Francisco State University, UC Davis, USGS, ESA PWA and many others have been monitoring the reefs to evaluate oyster and eelgrass success, use by fish, birds, and invertebrates, and physical benefits. The native oysters are shoulder to shoulder out there, eelgrass is establishing well, and crabs, shrimp, birds, white sturgeon and many other species are using the reefs. The reefs also reduce wave energy by 30-50% at certain water levels, and monitoring will be ongoing. Visit the project website at www.sfbaylivingshorelines.org to see the full project description and list of partners.
- Coastal Conservancy awards $2.4 million for Coastal Access, Restoration, and ProtectionOn January 21, 2021, the Board of the State Coastal Conservancy awarded nearly $2.4 million in grants to protects and restore the California coast and coastal watersheds, and increase public access to these resources. The grants included $130,000 to fill data gaps in the Conservation Lands Network through citizen science data collection events in severely […] (Read more on Coastal Conservancy awards...)
- RFP: Explore the Coast Grant Applications Due March 22, 2021The California State Coastal Conservancy (Conservancy) announces the availability of grants to public agencies, tribes and nonprofit organizations for programs that facilitate and enhance the public’s opportunities to explore California’s spectacular coast. The ocean, coast, and beaches have long been recognized and used as spaces of joy, relaxation, and healing for many Californians. The ability […] (Read more on RFP: Explore the...)
- Coastal Conservancy Public Zoom Meeting – January 2021Meeting Notice Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chair Ann Notthoff (Public Member), Vice Chair Marce Gutiérrez-Graudiņš (Public Member) Joseph Alioto Jr. (Public Member) Wade Crowfoot, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated) Stephen Padilla, Coastal Commission Chair; Susan Hansch (Designated) Keely Bosler, Director, Department of Finance; Gayle Miller (Designated) Senate Representatives Benjamin Allen (District 26) Assembly […] (Read more on Coastal Conservancy Public...)