This synthesis focuses on the form and function of South Bay landscapes to address the following two issues 

  • maintaining and improving functioning of the South Bay Ecosystem
  • restoring tidal salt marsh and associated habitats over the next 50 years at pond and pond-complex levels.

This synthesis is organized into five parts:

  1. Definition of the South Bay Ecosystem
  2. Historical Conditions
  3. Landscape Modifications
  4. Modern Conditions
  5. Restoration Tools, Targets, and Related Questions.

 

Specific topics posed by the Science Team Lead are addressed in each part of the synthesis.

 

 

 

Partners

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9

California Coastal Conservancy

Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD)

Funders

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9

California Coastal Conservancy

Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD)
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Programs and Focus Areas: 
Resilient Landscapes Program
Wetland Science
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