San Francisco Bay Joint Venture Bulletin for February 25, 2015

timely news from the SFBJV

February 25, 2015


Point Blue Climate-Smart Conservation Tools workshop coming up on March 25!

Join us for a workshop hosted by the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture and Point Blue Conservation Science and co-sponsored by the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve featuring two of Point Blue’s climate-smart conservation planning tools.

Through a live demo and opportunity for hands-on practice with the improved Future Marshes Tool, you will learn how the tool’s new features can help assess the resilience or vulnerability of marshes and restoration sites to different sea-level rise and sediment assumption scenarios.

Also covered will be Point Blue’s Climate-Smart Riparian Restoration Toolkit which can help with planning restoration projects that follow climate-smart principles as well as selecting plant species for re-vegetation most likely to be successful under a range of future conditions.

For questions contact Sandra Scoggin, or register for the workshop here.



Paying Tribute to RALPH NOBLES:
Ralph Nobles, gallant defender of the marshes in Redwood City, died on Friday February 20.  Ralph was a leader in the efforts to save Bair Island and was both respected and loved.  He will be missed.  You can read more about Ralph here.

Our 2015 Fact Sheet is now available!
Every year we create a fact sheet about the SFBJV to bring with us as a leave-behind on visits to those who may be interested in the work of our partnership.  This year we featured some projects that achieved a major milestone over the course of the 2014-2015 calendar year.  You can find it here on our website.


GRANTS with deadlines:

By April 15, 2015

Clean Water Act Alameda County Anti-litter School Outreach 

Projects must be designed to help K-12 students and teachers understand the connection between storm drains and local creeks, wetlands and the Bay, and to encourage storm water pollution prevention, with a strong emphasis on litter reduction.

National Park Service Land and Water Conservation Fund

This program is intended to create and maintain a nationwide legacy of high quality recreation areas and facilities and to stimulate non-federal investments in the protection and maintenance of recreation resources across the United States.

By April 30, 2015

Patagonia Environmental Grants 

Supports small, grassroots, activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect our environment.

By May 15, 2015
California Wildlands Grassroots Funds
This fund supports conservationists advocating for the permanent protection of intact wildlands on both public and private lands in order to help preserve California’s wilderness and native biological diversity.

Ongoing Grants

Wildlife Conservation Board Grants

WCB awards grants on an ongoing basis to local governments, non-profits, state departments and federal agencies for projects that restore and enhance wildlife habitats.

David and Lucille Packard Foundation

Funds from the Packard Foundation are focused on ocean and land conservation, climate change mitigation and scientific research with an aim to invest in actions and ideas that conserve and restore ecosystems while enhancing human well-being.

more grant information 



 with deadlines:


By March 6

Program Assistant, San Mateo County Resource Conservation District (RCD)

By March 9

Generation EARTH Lead Mentors, Cultural Vistas

By March 15
Executive Director, California Institute of Biodiversity
By March 28

two positions at San Francisco Bird Observatory –
Executive Director & Waterbird Intern


OPEN until filled – Jobs with no stated deadlines

Sierra to the Sea Climate-Smart Restoration Internship, Point Blue Conservation Science

Fisheries Biologist/Aquatic Ecologist, McBain Associates

Executive Director, Bay Area Open Space Council

Park Aide, San Mateo County Parks Department

Finance Manager, Conservation Corps North Bay

SFBJV intern, San Francisco Bay Joint Venture
Northern California Associate Director of Philanthropy , Trust for Public Land
Bird Conservation Coordinator and North American Bird Conservation Initiative Coordinator

job opportunities are updated frequently, please visit our jobs page to stay current!





February 27      BPC Expert Briefing on the Water Bond

February 28     Alameda Creek Volunteer Workday

February 28     Creek restoration days

February 28     Celebrating our Successes and Responding to Challenges

March 03          2015 California Land Conservation Conference

March 11            Birds Matter Advocacy Day

March 11            Coastal Conservancy Draft Prop 1 Guidelines – Public Meeting

March 17           Pacific Coast Wetland Restoration

March 19           BAWN Annual Meeting

March 19           Coastal Conservancy Draft Prop 1 Guidelines – Public Meeting

March 19           Caring for Our Creeks

March 22           Bay Nature’s Annual Awards Dinner

March 23           Wetland Delineation

March 24           Congressional Operations Inst Outlook for the 114th Congress

March 24           Rare Plant Survey Protocols: A Scientific Approach

March 25           Science for Parks, Parks for Science: The Next Century

March 25           Pt Blue Climate-Smart Conservation Tools


a few from BEYOND

April 11 -14           Greater and Greener 2015

April – July           Cram Trainings from Moss Landing to Sacramento

May 9                   International Migratory Bird Day

May 14                  Bay Area Open Space Council 2015 conference

May 31-June 4    Society Wetland Scientists Changing Climate, Changing Wetlands

June 22-24           Fish Passage Conference


to keep up with all our events visit our website!


Ralph Nobles dies – Manhattan Project physicist saved San Francisco Bay wetlands

San Jose Mercury News, February 24, 2015

Dealing with sea level rise becomes real in Marin

Marin Independent Journal Envionment, February 10, 2015

Mass Death of Seabirds in Western U.S. Is ‘Unprecedented’

National Geographic News, January 23, 2015

Restoring Presidio watershed hits final phase
San Francisco Chronicle, February 7, 2015
Latest News on Mystery Bird Goo
International Bird Rescue
New plan pitched to enhance Bolinas Lagoon

Marin IJ, January 26, 2015

Tiny Parasite Threatens Native Plants
KQED Science, January 12, 2015


The Nature Conservancy and Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership announce release of two reports for conservation and management of West Coast estuaries

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