For the most up to date information, visit the Nutrient Strategy project website.

The San Francisco Bay Nutrient Management Strategy is a regional initiative for developing the science needed for informed decisions about managing nutrient loads and maintaining beneficial uses within the Bay in response to the apparent changes in the Bay’s resilience to nutrient loading. San Francisco Bay Nutrient  Management Strategy partners include including federal and state agencies, local governments, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions. Funding and oversight are provided by these multiple organizations. The goal of the Nutrient Management Strategy is to lay out a well-reasoned and cost-effective program to generate the scientific understanding needed to fully support major management decisions. 

The scientific advisors for the Nutrient Management Strategy are:

  • Dr. Jim Cloern, US Geological Survey
  • Dr. Richard Dugdale, Romberg Tiburon Center - SFSU
  • Dr. James Hollibaugh, University of Georgia
  • Dr. Wim Kimmerer, Romberg Tiburon Center - SFSU
  • Dr. Raphe Kudela, University of California - Santa Cruz
  • Dr. Lisa Lucas, US Geological Survey
  • Dr. Mark Stacey, University of California - Berkeley

Lead Scientist: David Senn


For more information, please contact David Senn at: ph 510-746-7366 or [email protected].

Agendas and Summaries of Past Meetings

The goals of this meeting were to: Discuss organization and near-term activities (6 month timeframe) of nutrient strategy workgroup;
The goal for this meeting was to develop a preliminary outline for a monitoring program for nutrients in the Bay. A Powerpoint and summary memorandum outlining major elements of a nu