New Study from The Bay Institute on Restoration in the Era of Sea Level Rise

A message from the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture: The Bay Institute (TBI) has completed and published its study about the costs and benefits of marsh restoration during the era of sea level rise. The San Jose Mercury News ran an article about the study on Monday, February 25. Below are links to the TBI […]

A Message from the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board

Below is a Notice of Preparation for a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA)/ Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the operation and maintenance of the federal navigational channels in San Francisco Bay. Under the California Environmental Quality Act, the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board is the lead State agency responsible for overseeing the analysis […]

Special Project Results Presented at the February 13 BPC Board of Directors Meeting

These are public documents relating to the LTMS (Long-Term Management Strategy) for dredging operations.  The study (below) investigates the potential effects of dredging operations on sensitive fish species in the San Francisco Bay Estuary. BPC Special Project Results: Review of Salmonid Fish Tagging Study (Hearn, et al., 2012) and Future Study Recommendations Special Project conducted […]

A Message from the State Water Resources Control Board

On December 31, 2012, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) released the Notice of Filing and of Public Comment Period and Hearing on the Adequacy of the Draft Substitute Environmental Document (SED) in Support of Potential Changes to the Water Quality Control Plan for the San Francisco Bay-Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta Estuary: San […]

A message from the State Water Resources Control Board

  Below in PDF is a Revised Notice on the Revised Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit for the Discharge of Storm Water from Phase II Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems.   Click to Read Revised Notice in PDF

State Water Resources Control Board: Weed Control Permits

Take a look at the new policy regarding weed control permits: Weed Permits

Science Documents for Bay-Delta Restoration Released for Public Review, Comment

Efforts will Restore Delta Ecosystem, Create Water Supply Reliability for 25 Million Californians SACRAMENTO – The California Natural Resources Agency today publicly released preliminary administrative drafts of all its Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) planning documents. BDCP is guided by the 2009 Delta Reform Act, which made it state policy to manage the Delta in […]

San Francisco Bay Subtidal Habitat Goals Report

San Francisco Bay Subtidal Habitat Goals Report Recently released new San Francisco Bay Subtidal Habitat Goals report led by California Coastal Conservancy/Ocean Protection Council, BCDC, NOAA Fisheries and Restoration Center, and San Francisco Estuary Partnership.  The report deals with 50-year planning horizon; six Subtidal habitat types; targeted restoration areas; public awareness and involvement with Subtidal […]

Regulatory Reach of BCDC's Bay Plan

Regulatory Reach of BCDC’s Bay Plan Summary: The Bay Plan is not confined to “advisory” status regarding projects and activates outside BCDC’s formal jurisdiction. To the contrary, the Bay Plan has the force of binding federal law under the Coastal Zone Management Act with respect to any project or activity involving a federal permit or […]

Climate Change and Sea Level Rise

Climate Change and Sea Level Rise BCDC Proposed Bay Plan Amendment BCDC has developed draft findings and policies on climate change and a background report on climate change and the potential impacts of a rise in sea level on the Bay Area region. The background report, Living With A Rising Bay: Vulnerability And Adaptation In […]