The Project is necessary to restore coastal watersheds by reversing coastal wetland habitat degradation and establishing substantial tidal marsh habitat and high-tide refugia for the endangered California Ridgway's rail. The Project is focus on mapping and treatment of invasive Spartina populations, which is critical to protecting and enhancing ecoystem structure and critical biological functions of tidal marshes and mudflats in San Francisco Bay, as well as protecting new marsh restoration sites from invasion.
California State Coastal Conservany
Objectives are to eradicate known patches of non-native cordgrass from tidal wetlands within 11 regions bay-wide encompassing 199 sub-areas; detect and eradicate non-native cordgrass infesting newly restored tidal wetlands; enhance and accelerate recovery of marsh structure and function; and make substantial progress toward the ISP's bay-wide eradication goal.
Restoration, Research/Planning (including Science)
Complete and Fully Paid
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):