The Bulletin Newsletter from the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture – May 4, 2015

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MAY 4, 2015

Saving Tidal Marshes in
SF Bay – U.S. Climate Resistance Toolkit 

What happens when sea level rise, wetland restoration, responsible land stewardship and creative partnerships come together?   Innovative strategies, decision making informed by reliable science and more promise for a sustainable future!  Read more about the climate resistance toolkit here and an article about the way it is working at the Sonoma Land Trust’s Baylands project here.

2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish &
Wildlife Conservation now available!

Last week, thanks to the North American

Bird Conservation

Initiative’s Private

Lands Committee as
well as some members
of our JV national

communications team,
a classy new guide to
the farm bill was released.
If you haven’t seen it and want to understand more about the Farm Bill and how its programs can help conserve fish and wildlife, this is a brilliant and user-friendly resource. Find it here.


GRANTS with deadlines bhuning shorebirds in flight

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.

By June 1
JW & HM Goodman Family Foundation

The Foundation offers small grants – $5,000 – in support of science-based work to improve the Oregon and San Francisco Bay marine systems through protection, planning, and/or restoration.

By June 24, 2015
National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program
The primary goal of this program is the long-term conservation of coastal wetland ecosystems.  Grants must go through a state agency and applicants should coordinate with SFBJV Coordinator Beth Huning.

By July 7
North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Standard Grant
2015 guidelines for these grants were posted on their website earlier this year.  Matching grants from non-federal funding sources are required at a 1:1 ratio and applicants need to apply with SFBJV Coordinator assistance.

Ongoing Grants

Hewlett Foundation Environment Program

The Environment Program offers grants to efforts that conserve the North American West, expand clean energy, and address climate change.

more grant information can be found on our website


         with deadlines

  OPEN until filled – Jobs with no stated deadlines



May 6      New Approaches for Responding to Climate Change in the San Francisco Bay-Delta

May 7/8   Wetland Hydrology Class

May 7       Navigating the Environmental Compliance Process for  Wetland Projects in the San Francisco Bay and Outer Coast

May 8       Central Valley Flood System Conservation Strategy

May 9       International Migratory Bird Day

May 11      Peninsula Watershed Forum Quarterly Meeting

May 12      Film – The Breach  

May 14      Bay Area Open Space Council 2015 conference


for events beyond May & to keep up with all our listings visit our website!




Wetlands help protect coastal Marin communities from threats, report finds

Marin Independent Journal, May 5, 2015

Don’t ignore the San Francisco Bay’s needs during the drought

San Francisco Chronicle,  April 20

Bay Area ill-prepared for coming superstorms floods

San Jose Mercury News, April 20

SFBJV Management Board member Barbara Salzman is selected for Marin Women’s Hall of Fame

Marin Independent Journal, March 20

Miracle expansion of California coastal sanctuaries

SF Gate, March 13

Beth Huning – Coordinator

Sandra Scoggin – Assistant Coordinator

Caroline Warner – Public Outreach Coordinator 


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