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Project: San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Removal and Tidal Marsh Restoration Project

Description: 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.

Reference Number: 3600BP1696011

Implemented By: California State Coastal Conservany

Objective: 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.

Type: Restoration, Research/Planning (including Science)

Total Cost: $2,900,000.00

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 6/30/2019    Actual Completion: 7/16/2019

Associated Counties: Multiple

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Watershed Restoration10/25/2016$2,900,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationEradication/Treatment of Invasive Species60acres assessed/treated
Research/Planning (including Science)Mapping: Habitat  

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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