Wetland Revival, Community Renewal
Under the management of California State Coastal Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Game, over 15,000 acres of former salt ponds in South San Francisco Bay are being restored to natural tidal wetlands and managed ponds.
This is the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project -- the largest tidal wetland restoration project on the West Coast and a major investment in the natural infrastructure of Silicon Valley and the South Bay.
As part of this restoration, the U.S. Geological Survey is investigating sediment transport, habitat changes, sea level rise resiliency, wildlife behavior, mercury contamination and many other topics — findings which will guide adaptive management actions for the South Bay restoration.
Explore this site to learn more about the role of USGS in the restoration project.
Then, visit the restoration project's official homepage: