News from San Francisco Bay Joint Venture

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  • by BPC Staff
  • on April 19, 2012














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– A Science Communication Workshop –


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

1515 Clay Street, Oakland Ca


This one day workshop will improve your ability to communicate science and resource management messages to a variety of audiences.  Workshop leader Eric Eckl will reconnect you with the perspective that everyday citizens have on climate change and environmental protection, and will share the secret of what motivates them to take action. As you re-learn the language that a majority of people use, you’ll become more confident and successful in your efforts to educate folks about your work managing and protecting vital landscapes and habitat.  


To register contact Caroline Warner –

Space is limited.  Cost:  $60 (lunch provided)


Click here for more information about the Water Words that Work program.





Celebrate 25 YEARS

On March 21, the national Joint Venture program celebrated their 25th anniversary at the Rayburn House office building in Washington DC.  Established under the North American Waterfowl Management plan in 1986, migratory bird habitat Joint Ventures have grown to cover nearly all of the US and Canada. 
During this time, JV partnerships have helped conserve 18.5 million acres of critical habitat, offering a great return on Congressional funds by leveraging 35 non-Federal dollars for every Federal dollar spent . 

Joint Venture staff, an array of partners, and members of Congress, celebrated this milestone together in a capacity filled reception. A diversity of partners from across the country were recognized for their contribution to bird conservation with ten Conservation Champion awards. 


Click here to watch the video the Joint Venture helped produce with Cornell Labs in honor of our 25 years of bird conservation and habitat protection. 


Click here for the press release about the event.



Request for Projects – San Francisco Bay Joint Venture Design Review Program 


The San Francisco Bay Joint Venture is offering a habitat project design review program. The program pulls together panels of experts to offer technical input to projects at any point along the entire spectrum of design, planning and implementation phases. The program is of no cost to our partners, thanks to funding from the State Coastal Conservancy.



We strongly encourage you take advantage of this great program.   To discuss with us whether the program is a good fit for your project contact Sandra Scoggin at 415-699-3586 or  



Deadline April 23, 2012:   Pacific Salmon Recovery Fund This funding is authorized for necessary expenses associated with the restoration of Pacific salmon populations. The Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF) program makes such funding available to the States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, California, and Alaska, and federally recognized tribes of the Columbia River and Pacific Coast (including Alaska) for projects necessary for conservation of salmon and steelhead populations that are listed as threatened or endangered, or identified by a State as at-risk to be so-listed, for maintaining populations necessary for exercise of tribal treaty fishing rights or native subsistence fishing, or for conservation of Pacific coastal salmon and steelhead habitat.


Deadline July 27, 2012: NAWCA Standard Grants: The U.S. Standard grant information is available on the NAWCA website at For general program information, contact the U.S. Standard Grants Program Proposal Coordinators: David Buie (, (301) 497-5870, or Cheryl Leonard, (, 703-358-1725. Important note: Anyone considering applying should coordinate their application with SFBJV Coordinator Beth Huning at or 415-259-0334. The SFBJV will need to be involved not only to provide guidance but also because we will need to rank all applications that are submitted.


National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Cosco Busan Oil Spill Settlement – Recreational Use Grant Program The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, together with California Department of Fish and Game and the California State Lands Commission, request pre-proposals under the Cosco Busan Oil Spill Settlement – Recreational Use Grant Program (Program) for recreational projects that compensate the public for the loss of use and enjoyment of public beaches, parks, and other public or natural resources as a result of the Cosco Busan oil spill. Pre-proposal Due Date: April 26, 2012 Full Proposal Due Date: September 10, 2012. $6.8 million available. Contact Liz Epstein, Senior Manager, Impact-Directed Environmental Accounts, 415-243-3102 or



California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)

WCB continues to provide funding for wetland, riparian, oak woodland, and other fish and wildlife habitat improvement projects and land acquisition (easement and fee title) from Propositions 40, 50, and 117.  The WCB’s Riparian, Inland Wetlands, and Oak Woodland programs continue, and are continuously open for proposal submission. 
More information can be found on our website.


Coastal Program in San Francisco Bay  The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service operates a partnership program in the Bay, Delta and the estuary’s local watersheds. About $220,000 is available each year to obligate to projects that restore fish and wildlife habitat, provide essential information to decision makers advising them on habitat restoration, or performs habitat-related advocacy and outreach. The emphasis is on estuarine benefits and for “on-the-ground” projects. About 260 wide-ranging projects involving all kinds of partners have been supported since 1992. CFDA Number 15.630. Contact John Klochak, Coastal Program Manager, San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 9500 Thornton Ave. Newark, CA 94560. Phone: 510-792-0717 ext 223, FAX: 510-792-5828 Email:




Private funds sought for new South Bay levees | SFGate, April 12, 2012

$1 billion needed for South Bay flood protection and marsh restoration | San Jose Mercury News, April 11, 2012

Waiting for Tolay | Petaluma, April 8, 2012

Land Trust seeks to preserve wild spaces | Napa Valley Register, April 8, 2012

Tolay Park takes another step forward |, April 5, 2012

Weed killers threaten Lange’s metalmark butterfly | SF Gate, April 2, 2012

Interior finds draft oyster EIS adequate | Point Reyes Light, March 22, 2012

SFO runway work helping wetlands revival take off | San Francisco Examiner, March 21, 2012


These and other news stories can be found here.





April 20: National Junior Duck Stamp Contest, Streamed live 

April 23: web presentation by Dan Glusenkamp, Director of Calflora who be discussing California’s first invasive plant early detection and rapid response network 

April 22-26: Biodiversity Without Boundaries 2012 

April 25-26: California Red-legged Frog Workshop   

April 27th, 28th, and 29thPoint Reyes Birding and Nature Festival  



May 1:  2012 San Francisco Bay Area National Parks Science and Natural Resources Symposium 

May 4-5: Data Acquisition in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), deadline to register: Friday, April 6th, 2012 

May 11: Migratory Bird-Joint Venture (MBJV) GIS Webinar 

May 23: Making Rangeland Stewardship Work for Ranchers, Agencies and the Land 

May 26: Grand Opening Celebration of the Laguna Foundation’s New  



June and beyond

June 7: Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program 

June 13-14: California Tiger Salamander Workshop 

June 25-27: The Mediterranean City: A Conference on Climate Change Adaptation 

June 14-15: Introduction to Web Mapping Development using the ArcGIS JavaScript API 

June 19-21: CRAM Training 

July 26 – August 18:Professional Development Wetland Science Series–Summer 2012 

September 1: Professional Development Wetland Science Series–Fall 2012

October 10-12: National Association of Environmental Education national conference

October 16-18: Save the date: 2012 Bay-Delta Science Conference

October 20-24: 6th National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration–Call for Proposals


These and other events and meetings can be found on our website







  photo by Beth Huning



Restore America’s Estuaries Releases Landmark Climate/Coastal Habitat Restoration Report, “Restore-Adapt-Mitigate: Responding to Climate Change through Coastal Habitat Restoration.


California Wetlands Monitoring Workgroup updated fieldbooks for the Riverine, Estuarine, and Vernal Pool CRAM modules. Under CRAM under Watershed Restoration/Assessment.


National Junior Duck Stamp Contest Will Be Streamed Live April 20 at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time


You are invited to join a web presentation on April 23 by Dan Glusenkamp, Director of Calflora, on California’s first invasive plant early detection and rapid response network.


National Association of Environmental Education national conference: deadline for Proposals is APRIL 25, 2012


National Fish and Wildlife Foundation now accepting Pre-proposals through the Cosco Busan Oil Spill Settlement Recreational Use Grant Program RFP


New Technology tracks sparrow migration for first time from California to Alaska


International Migratory Bird Day is May 12. Check out the new IMBD Catalog


Notice of Availability for an Environmental Impact Report for the Breuner Marsh Restoration and Public Access Project


New Study Identifies Birds Most at Risk from Climate Change in California




Executive Director, The Bay-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening Coalition| Appl. Deadline: 2012-05-15

Executive Director, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)| Appl. Deadline: 2012-05-04


Open Until Filled

Restoration Ecologist, National Audubon Society

Conservation Science Program Manager, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

Natural Resources Crew Supervisor, Conservation Corps North Bay

Major and Planned Gifts Officer, PRBO

Lead Summer Teacher Naturalist and Assistant Summer Teacher Naturalist, Richardson Bay Audubon

Program Director, Sand County Foundation, Madison, WI

Habitat Restoration Director , Save the Bay

Habitat Restoration Intern, Watershed Science Intern, Native Plant Intern, Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN)

Development & Communications Director, Watsonville Wetlands Watch

Professional Civil Engineer for Habitat Restoration, Prunuske Chatham, Inc. 

Executive Director, Alliance for Climate Education

Executive Director Audubon California/Vice President Pacific Flyway, Audubon



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Coordinator – – Beth Huning     

Assistant Coordinator – Sandra Scoggin      
Science Coordinator – Christina Sloop         

Public Outreach Coordinator – Caroline Warner