San Francisco Bay Joint Venture Bulletin, July 19, 2013

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San Francisco Bay Joint Venture Bulletin



July 19, 2013






 SFEI, on behalf of the Wetland Monitoring Workgroup, has released a series of technology tools to help with aquatic resource protection and management.   Together, these versatile tools help address questions about where our water resources are and how they are doing.  The EcoAtlas replaces the “wetlands tracker” tool and provides access to detailed information for effective management of aquatic ecosystems statewide. EcoAtlas is intended for wetlands practitioners in the areas of management, protection, permitting and science.  The Wetlands Portal provides timely, more general information about our state’s lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands in an easy-to-understand, question-driven format for the public.  Also included in the toolkit is a revamped CRAM website and CARI, the new base map of aquatic resources throughout the state.   




Golden Gate Audubon’s habitat work at Pier 94 in San Francisco is entering an exciting new stage – restoration of the uplands area.  Since 2002 Audubon has been leading efforts to restore the shoreline which is now once again a healthy marsh and home to a variety of marine life and birds.  On June 5 the final load of 3 cubic yards of sediment was deposited in the adjacent uplands to bury existing rubble so that this fall and winter, volunteers can begin planting native grasses and flowering plants. You are invited to join Audubon volunteers the first Saturday of each month from 9 am – noon at Pier 94 or read more about it here on this blogpost by Ilana Debare.





The San Francisco Estuary Partnership is seeking nominations of individuals for two prestigious environmental awards to be presented at the eleventh biennial State of the Estuary Conference, October 29-30 in Downtown Oakland.  Deadline is August 1, 5pm.


MUIR BEACH parking lot is closed from July 8 – Nov 2013 for the final phase of the restoration of Redwood Creek.  Read more about the project here.





Deadline 2013-07-19:

State Coastal Conservancy (SCC), in cooperation with Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) Priority Conservation Area Grant Program

The State Coastal Conservancy (SCC), in cooperation with Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), has released a call for proposals focused on the Priority Conservation Areas (PCAs) in Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco Counties. The call for proposals is available at  Letters of Interest will be due from eligible applicants July 19, 2013. MTC has made $5 million of federal funds available which will be combined  with additional funding provided by SCC.


Deadline 2013-08-28 

The California State Coastal Conservancy announces the availability of funding for projects through its Climate Ready program. The grants are intended to encourage local governments and non-governmental organizations to act now to prepare for a changing climate by advancing planning and implementation of on-the-ground actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lessen the impacts of climate change on California’s coastal communities and natural resources.  Grants are expected to be awarded in early 2014. More


Deadline 2013-09-10

National Science Foundation -Water Sustainability and Climate

Despite the importance of water to life on Earth, there are major gaps in our basic understanding of water availability, quality and dynamics, and the impact of both human activity and a changing and variable climate on the water system. The goal of the Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC) solicitation is to enhance the understanding and predict the interactions between the water system and land use changes (including agriculture, managed forest and rangeland systems), the built environment, ecosystem function and services and climate change/variability through place-based research and integrative models.  More  


Deadline 2013-10-31: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service NAWCA Small Grants Program
The Small Grants Program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (Act). These projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds. All potential applicants should contact SFBJV Coordinator Beth Huning at or 415-259-0334 well in advance for input on ways to make their application competitive on a national level. More


Deadline 2013-11-01:   

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Webless Migratory Game Bird Program

USFWS has put out a Request for Proposals for the Webless Migratory Game Bird Program (WMGBP) for Fiscal Year 2014 (FY2014). The primary purpose of the WMGBP is to support activities that will improve management of the 16 species of migratory shore and upland game birds (MSUGBs, Table 1) in North America.  More  


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. for inquiries contact  (916) 445-8448.


Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program   The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program in the San Francisco Bay Area invites ongoing requests for assistance for voluntary habitat restoration projects primarily, but not limited to, the North Bay and East Bay counties. Eligible applicants include individual landowners, for-profit and non-profit organizations, watershed groups, and local agencies. Projects must be on lands not under state or federal ownership. Emphasis is given to on-the-ground activities that improve habitat for Federal trust species, such as migratory birds and special status animal and plant species. Maximum funding request is $25,000 per project with a minimum 1:1 non-federal match (monetary and/or in-kind match). Partnerships with other funding agencies are encouraged. Contact Kate Symonds, Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program for SF Bay, (tel) 707-578-8515, (cell) 707-480-2675, or at . For more information  click here 


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program at San Francisco Bay  The program’s focus is on the San Mateo and Marin Counties’ outer Coast and is also available to projects in watersheds draining into San Francisco Bay. The mission of the Coastal Program at San Francisco Bay is to conserve coastal ecosystems by engaging external partners and other Service programs in activities that restore, enhance and protect fish and wildlife habitats and habitat forming processes. Funding Available: about $100,000 to $200,000 annually. There is no rigid application format or deadline to apply. However, our money is available on a Federal fiscal year basis (October 1 to September 30), and we encourage you to contact us as early as possible so that we can explore potential partnership opportunities for your project. We would like to hear from you starting in January each year, cooperative agreements for each year are generally finalized by June.   More 











July 24 – Ecology of Edible and Medicinal Natives 

July 29NCER – The National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration 


August 7 – Cultural and Natural History Walk @ San Pablo Reservoir
August 10 –
2nd Saturdays on the Richmond Greenway
August 5 –
Geomorphic and Ecological Fundamentals for River and Stream Restoration

August 9Wetland Plant Indicator Species 

August 15SFBJV Conservation Delivery Committee Meeting 

August 20 – Webinar – State of wildlife viewing programs in state fish and wildlife agencies 

August 25-28 – 5th International Partners in Flight Conference: The Life Cycle of Migratory Birds, Conservation Across the Americas


September 4 – Bird Lover’s Walk @ Pt. Pinole Regional Shoreline

September 5Western Burrowing Owl Workshop 2013 

September 20 Sierra Nevada Alliance 20th anniversary and conference 

September 24 – Climate Smart Actions Workshop  

October 2-5 – 22nd Annual Cal-Invasive Plant Symposium 

October 6Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) 5th World Conference on Ecological Restoration 

October 17SFBJV Conservation Delivery Committee Meeting 

October 28-30WLI North America Workshop  

October 292013 State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference 20/20 Vision: Past Reflections, Future Directions 

November 3-7 – 22nd Biennial Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) Conference  





Editorial Director, Bay Nature Institute | Deadline: 2013-07-25
Chief Counsel, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission |  Deadline: 07-26

Communications Manager, California Native Plant Society |

Deadline: 2013-07-30

Wildlife Biologist, US Department of the Interior, National Park Service | Deadline: 2013-07-30 

Ecological Restoration and Volunteer Management Internship,| Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Deadline:  07-31

Deputy Director of Regional Parks, The County of Sonoma Regional Parks Department | Deadline: 2013-07-31

Restoration and Education Internship, Point Blue Conservation Science-formerly PRBO| Deadline: 2013-08-01

Nursery Manager, East Bay California Native Plant Society | Deadline: 2013-08-01     

Assistant Planner (2 vacancies)  The Sonoma County Ag Preservation and Open Space District | Deadline: 2013-08-05

Tech and Data Manager, Bay Nature Institute | Deadline: 2013-08-19  



Director of Public Policy, Audubon California 

Trail Volunteer Management Internship, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Park Stewardship Program

Senior Program Manager,  Latin America, National Audubon Society  

Wildlife Ecologist, USDA Forest Service 

Research Station Manager, Santa Rosa Island Research Station 

Field Internship, Big Sur/Big Creek Reserve 

Ecologist, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Working Lands Program Manager, Audubon California 

Assistant for compilation of waterbird species data for status assessment,  US Fish and Wildlife Service
Regulatory Research Analyst, Sustainable Conservation
Data Entry Clerk/Administrative Assistant, California Native Plant Society
Director, Choose Clean Water Coalition

Media Relations Coordinator, Aquarium of the Pacific  

Senior Manager, Conservation & Science Communications, Monterey Bay Aquarium






San Francisco Bay Joint Venture

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Beth Huning, Coordinator | Sandra Scoggin, Assistant Coordinator

Christina Sloop, Science Coordinator| Caroline Warner, Public Outreach Coordinator