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 Public Meeting in Pacific Grove – December 01Meeting Notice Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chair Ann Notthoff (Public Member), Vice Chair Marce Gutiérrez-Graudi?š (Public Member) Joseph Alioto Jr. (Public Member) Wade Crowfoot, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated) Donne Brownsey, Coastal Commission Chair; Madeline Cavalieri (Designated) Keely Bosler, Director, Department of Finance; Gayle Miller (Designated) Senate Representatives Benjamin Allen (District 26) […] (Read more on Coastal Conservancy Public...)
- SCC Grant Availability Webinar Nov 9The State of California has made an unprecedented investment in the resilience and accessibility of the coast. As a result, the Coastal Conservancy has significant funding available to non-profit organizations, public agencies, and federally-recognized tribes for projects that benefit public access, natural resources, working lands, and climate resiliency at the coast, coastal watersheds, and the San […] (Read more on SCC Grant Availability...)
- Call for Applications to Serve on the Explore the Coast Advisory BoardCalifornia’s ocean, coast, and beaches have long been recognized and used as spaces of joy, relaxation, and healing. The State Coastal Conservancy’s Explore the Coast (ETC) grant program seeks to provide coastal experiences for people and communities who face challenges or barriers to accessing or enjoying the coast (“ETC Priority Communities”). ETC Priority Communities […] (Read more on Call for Applications...)