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Alameda Creek Historical Ecology Study

This study will assess watershed conditions prior to significant Euro-American modification, as a basis for understanding subsequent changes in watershed structure and function, and potential options for future environmental management.

Alameda Creek Watershed Sediment Forum

Alameda Creek is the largest watershed in the Bay area draining approximately 650 square miles of the East Bay interior hills and valleys, including the Livermore-Amador and Sunol valleys.

Algal Biotoxins Monitoring

Cyanobacterial blooms and their associated toxins have become increasingly problematic globally. Until recently, Microcystis (and associated Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Bloom (CyanoHAB) genera) blooms and microcystin intoxication were considered a public health issue solely of freshwater ponds, lakes, reservoirs, public water supplies and rivers. However, over the last several years UCSC researchers have routinely detected biotoxins in SF Bay using Solid Phase Adsorption Toxin Tracking (SPATT).

Ballona Creek

The Ballona Creek project supports historical research conducted by the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project and CSU-Northridge on the historical ecology of the Ballona Creek watershed

Bay Area Aquatic Resource Inventory (BAARI)

BAARI is a base map of the Bay Area's aquatic features: wetlands, open water, streams, ditches, tidal marshes and flats, and riparian areas.

Bay-wide Modeling Platform for Contaminants and Nutrients

Developing a Bay-wide numerical model that can be used by the RMP, the Regional Board, and stakeholders to inform environmental management decisions has been identified as an important need for several initiatives.

BayBoards

Forgotten landscapes reappear on commercial billboards

Baylands and Creeks of South San Francisco Bay

A map of historical habitats and channels in the South Bay.

Bird Egg Monitoring

The RMP conducts triennial monitoring of cormorant and tern eggs for mercury, selenium, and trace organics.

California 401/WDR Wetland Project Applications in California Wetlands Portal

This project is intended to enable California Wetlands Portal to be the common data management system for the State’s primary wetland protection policies and programs.

California Coastal Water Quality Monitoring Inventory

Water quality monitoring provides important information to environmental managers, regulators, and citizen groups about the condition of the State's Coastal Waters. However, since there are many individual programs which currently exist, each providing information, it has been difficult to find who is monitoring what, and where.

California Wetland and Riparian Area Protection Policy Technical Support

Through the ASC, SFEI is working with a team of technical advisor to provide the breadth and depth of scientific understanding about wetlands and riparian areas needed to assure the scientific credibility of the new state policy to protect California's Wetlands.

California Wetlands Portal

Comprehensive information on California wetlands

California Wetlands Portal (Wetland Tracker)

Where are California's wetlands? The California Wetlands Portal is a tool designed to answer this question.

Center for Resilient Landscapes

Realizing the Full Potential of California Ecosystems

Central Valley Watershed Monitoring Directory

An online resource that promotes and facilitates coordination of water monitoring across the Central Valley basin.

Chemicals of Emerging Concern Strategy

The RMP has recently completed a synthesis document summarizing the occurrence of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in San Francisco Bay (Klosterhaus et al. 2012). This report will inform a CEC strategy, where the the RMP to prioritize CECs and make recommendations for monitoring. In order to keep the CEC strategy document relevant, funds are needed to review new results, track relevant work being conducted elsewhere and develop potential collaborations.

Collaborative Cultural Landscape Research: Ethnoecological Fire Traditions on the Central Coast

A collaborative research project exploring the history of fires in the redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains and other locations along California's central coast

Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan (CCMP) Phase 6

In 2007, the CCMP was updated to reflect continuing and new needs and opportunities for protecting and restoring valuable ecosystem components, to more strongly link the Estuary itself to its surrounding watersheds, and to refine and adjust education, outreach, and progress tracking activities

Contaminants in San Francisco Bay Sport Fish

Sportfish Monitoring informs management and restrictions on sportfish consumption from the Bay.

Coyote Creek Watershed Historical Ecology Study

Historical condition, Landscape change and restoration potential in the Eastern Santa Clara Valley, California

Critical Coastal Areas

Phase II of the CCA Program is designed to build on the preliminary assessment conducted under Phase I, which was completed in 2007. A key goal is to demonstrate the validity and applicability of various predictive tools to local government and other implementers of Best Management Practices (BMPs) under each set of applicable Management Measures.

Delta Landscapes Project

Management Tools for Landscape-Scale Restoration of Ecological Functions

Delta Regional Monitoring Program

Aquatic Science Center supports the Central Valley and State Water Boards in the development of the Delta Regional Monitoring Program.

Delta Water Quality

Aquatic Science Center supports U.S. EPA in developing an Action Plan for a cleaner, healthier Delta.