San Francisco Bay Joint Venture Bulletin

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  • by BPC Staff
  • on September 19, 2013






September 18, 2013




Above and Below: 
Stories From Our Changing Bay 

This new fall exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California is worth checking out!  Interactive and multi-media based, the exhibition explores how human engineering and natural forces have come together over time to shape the Bay’s future.  Running through February 23, 2014.   Read more …


Bay Nature Seeks Nominations 

The Bay Nature Institute is seeking nominations for its fourth annual “Local Heroes” award, recognizing extraordinary contributions to the understanding and preservation of the natural world of the San Francisco Bay Area. The three award categories include: Conservation Action, Environmental Education and Youth Engagement.  More information here …


Climate Smart Actions for
Natural Resource Managers
September 24, 2013 – 9 am to 12:30 pm
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Palo Alto

This FREE introductory workshop is designed for non-scientists (including natural resource managers, planners, regulators) who want a better understanding of predicted climate change impacts and how to incorporate “climate smart” actions into policies, plans and practices and enhance the resilience of ecosystem functions in a changing climate. The workshop will include an overview of predicted changes, climate smart principles for adaptation, vulnerability assessments and case studies from the Bay Area.  Register here

Also of note – on Wednesday, September 25 –

Whole Foods Market will donate 5% of net sales from its Northern California and Reno stores to California Rangeland Trust.  Conserve ranches = protect wetlands!


 JUDGES still NEEDED for State of the Estuary student poster contest  

This year’s biennial State of the Estuary Conference received more student posters than ever before!  Judges will evaluate 4-5 posters each using a simple score sheet and providing constructive feedback to students on their research. Please indicate your interest when you register for the conference and/or contact John Callaway, student judging coordinator.   Have you registered? Early Bird registration ends October 8.  You can sign up here.  





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


Deadline 2103-12-01: SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund 

Grants support projects in 4 key categories: Species Research, Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, Habitat Protection, and Conservation Education. Application deadline is December 1 each year for grants beginning the following year.  Past programs have supported projects in the range of 5-25K for a one-year term.



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.  


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 











September 17-20 Tours of Ecocenter at Heron’s Head 

September 21 –  The Intrepid A to Zers After Work Bird Walk  

September 21 – COASTAL CLEAN UP DAY – several partners offer opportunities to make a difference and help clean up the Bay!  

September 21 – Restoration in Action, led by David Thomson and Cheryl Strong 

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

September 23-242-day Depressional CRAM Training 

September 23 –  BPC Expert Briefing: The South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project  

September 24Climate Smart Actions Workshop  

September 24 –  Forum: Short and Long Term Impacts of the Rim Fire on the Tuolumne River Watershed 

September 26 – Fall for the Bay 

September 26Navigating the Environmental Compliance Process in Coastal California 

September 28 Celebrate the 20th anniversary of National Public Lands Day


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

October 4 Analytical Frameworks for Wetland and Riparian Buffers in Agricultural Settings 

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 17-18 2-day Estuarine Training    

October 20 – Nature and Optic Festival  

October 21-23 – Communications Education & Outreach meeting, Joint Ventures National staff

October 26, 2013 –  Giacomini Wetlands Restoration Project 5th Anneversary Event, morning outings and afternoon talks  

October 28-30WLI North America Workshop   

October 2930

2013 State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference 20/20 Vision: Past Reflections, Future Directions  








Environmental Steward Internship, The Center for Social and Environmental Stewardship

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   

Working Lands Program Manager, Audubon California   
Data Entry Clerk/Administrative Assistant, California Native Plant Society
Director, Choose Clean Water Coalition