San Francisco Bay Joint Venture August Bulletin

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  • on August 8, 2013



August 8, 2013

San Francisco Bay Joint Venture – Bulletin



Don’t fret if you weren’t able to attend this year’s Science Symposium for the South Bay Salt Pond restoration project!  All the presentations and a video of the event are now available right here




Last Bulletin we featured a story about restoration work being done at Pier 94 in SF, this week the story was covered beautifully in Planning Magazine. 




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 2013-08-28 

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  


Deadline 2013-11-01: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The NERRS Graduate Research Fellowship Program is one of the largest graduate programs supported by NOAA. Fellows conduct their research within a National Estuarine Research Reserve and gain hands-on experience by engaging with reserve staff and participating in their host reserve’s research, education, stewardship and training programs. Fellows use reserves as living laboratories to address NERRS natural and social science priority issues based on the reserves’ local coastal management needs. Fellows receive a stipend of $20,000 per year. The application deadline is November 1st each year. 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 







Bay Area IRWMP Draft Executive Summary available for review

California Waterfowl Requests funds in support of Junior Duck Stamp program

 2013 State of the Birds on Private lands released 

New issue of WINGTIPS, the newsletter of the Friends of the Migratory Bird/Duck Stamp 

House Appropriations bill zeros out conservation programs

BAWN invites discussion on the development of watershed assessment method matrix 


Scenario planning for climate change adaptation: guidance for resource managers   


PIF species assessment and population estimates have been updated  


New report released: 2013 Duck Numbers Remain Strong


Final Report Now Available: Corte Madera Innovative Wetland Adaptation Techniques Project

Public comment sought for two Surf Scoter projects proposed by Cosco Busan oil spill trustees 


Conference on Ecological and Ecosystem Restoration 2014 Call for Dedicated Sessions 







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

September 5Western Burrowing Owl Workshop 2013  

September 9Talk: The Delta’s Late-Summer Splendor  

September 12 Stream Restoration Workshop 

September 12 – Water and Energy Nexus Summit 2 

September 12 – Bay Area Open Space fall gathering:  Maps and Apps, Tools and Tips 

September 13-15 – Sierra Nevada Alliance 20th Anniversary & Conference 

September 15 – What would Climate Leadership look like in Washington 

September 23-24  Workshop: Project Design and Evaluation Taught by the NOAA Coastal Services Center     

September 24Climate Smart Actions Workshop  

September 26Navigating the Environmental Compliance Process in Coastal California 

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

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

October 7 – Talk: The Decline and Rebirth of Redwood Creek 

October 17 –  SFBJV Conservation Delivery Committee Meeting  

October 28-30WLI North America Workshop   

October 29/302013 State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference 20/20 Vision: Past Reflections, Future Directions 

November 3-722nd Biennial Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) Conference    

November 04, 2013 –  Talk: Tales from a Recovered Arachnophobe  

December 19, 2013SFBJV Conservation Delivery Committee Meeting  








Director of Public Policy, Audubon California 

Land Acquisition Project Manager, Sonoma Land Trust

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