State of the Estuary Conference 2017
Outstanding Environmental Project Award!
Project managers are proud to have received the Friends of the Estuary Outstanding Environmental Project award at this year’s conference for our Phase 1 habitat and recreation work. The ten years of work improved 3,750 acres of habitat and created 7 miles of new trails, among other recreation improvements. As a result, endangered species and native fish are already using restored areas, and we are seeing increased dabbling ducks and nesting shorebirds in enhanced ponds. Visitors are walking, biking and kayaking in new areas.
We thank our many partners for making those successes possible.
Presentations and Posters
Instead of a Restoration Project biennial science symposium, in 2017, the Project held a concurrent session at the State of the Estuary Conference, entitled “A Decade of Adaptive Management: South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project.”
Many of the Project-related presentations from this and other sessions, and Project-related posters, are available below.
- 2017 State of the Estuary Conference Program (PDF)
- 2017 State of the Estuary Poster Program (PDF)
Restoration Project-Related Presentations
Restoration Project-Related Posters
- South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project Phase 2: Balancing Habitat Restoration with Public Access and Flood Risk Management in Construction Designs
Seth Gentzler, AECOM
- Bathymetric Change within Alviso Slough as Salt Pond Restoration Progresses: 2010-March 2017
Amy Foxgrover, USGS
- Evaluation of Oyster Shell Enhancement on Western Snowy Plover Breeding Success
Karine Tokatlian, SFBBO/San Jose State University
- Environmental Factors that Influence Benthic Macroinvertebrate Prey Resources for Waterbirds in Managed Ponds at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve, South San Francisco Bay
Alison Flanagan, USGS
- Environmental Drivers of Macroinvertebrate Biomass and Waterbird Abundance in Managed Ponds of South San Francisco Bay
Laurie Hall, USGS
- Wintering Waterfowl Avoidance and Tolerance of Recreational Trail Use
Lynne Trulio, San Francisco State University
- Progress Toward Eradicating Invasive Spartina from the San Francisco Estuary--2005-2016
Peggy Olofson, Olofson Environmental, Inc.
- Exploring Methane Flux from the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project
Haley Miller, Chapman University, et al
- Processes Governing Tidal Mudflat Width in South San Francisco Bay
Bruce Jaffe, USGS