The Bulletin Newsletter from San Francisco Bay Joint Venture for July 20, 2016

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July 20, 2016

New Decision Support Tool available for identifying & mapping San Francisco Bay Estuarine-Terrestrial Transitional Zones

Thanks to the efforts of Brian Fulfrost of Brian Fulfrost and Associates and David Thomson with San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory, a new mapping methodology and ranking system for transition zones is now available to SFBJV partners.   This toolkit was developed to help managers allocate limited resources, particularly regarding site prioritization, alternative scenario planning, and considerations of the influence of future climate change and land-use.

The distribution of upland transitional habitats found along the margin of estuaries is critical to tidal marsh ecosystems and generally not well understood.  This project is the first to describe and map these potential habitats around the Bay and propose a ranking system for predicting their likely conservation value.  Rankings are based on indicators of habitat function described in their “transitions zone definition report.”

The methods have already been successfully applied to rank current transitions in the South and Central Bay, and mapping their distribution for the entire bay under two sea level rise scenarios (61 cm and 167 cm).
The San Francisco Estuary Partnership with recent funding from the EPA,
is now in discussion with Brian and SFBBO about ways to coordinate future efforts.  You can find the decision support tool on our resources page, at
the California Climate Commons as well as all of their datasets here.
For questions, you may contact Brian or David directly.

        Grants with Deadlines
By July 30

CPO supports competitive research through four major Programs: Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM); Earth System Science (ESS); Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP); and Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI).

By August 1

Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund
This fund supports small grassroots groups throughout greater northern
California that are tackling tough environmental problems including toxic pollution, urban sprawl, sustainable agriculture, climate change, environmental degradation of our rivers and wild places, communities and our health.

By August 12

Bureau of Land Management Avian Conservation Population Habitat Monitoring
To achieve positive outcomes for conservation of avian species diversity with robust, sustainable populations of native bird species, the BLM seeks out
partners likewise engaged in avian conservation and protection of high-quality
or potentially high-quality avian habitats, with an emphasis on bird species of management concern.

By August 15

Rose Foundation California Wildlands Grassroots & Watershed Protection
These funds support projects designed to help preserve California’s wilderness and native biological diversity and/or benefit the water quality of many

of California’s watersheds and their ecosystems.

By August 31
Proposition 1 – California Stream Flow Enhancement Program
This funding through the Wildlife Conservation Board will be awarded to
programs that provide support for anadromous fish; special status, threatened, endangered or at risk species; provide wildlife corridors; and/or provide
resilience to climate change.

By August 31
Environmental Enhancement Fund Grant Program 

The objective of this grant program, administered by the California Department
of Fish and Wildlife, is to award grants to nonprofit organizations, cities, counties,  districts, state agencies, and departments; and, to federal agencies to support environmental enhancement projects located within or immediately adjacent to waters of the state


Ongoing Grants
More grants with upcoming deadlines later in 2016 as well as others that
have no deadlines or are ongoing can be found on our funding page.

Upcoming Events – find our list of all the events we know about here

July 28         Western Burrowing Owl Workshop
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training, Mountain View
August 6     Habitats Restoration Project

                            San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory, Redwood City

August 15    Geomorphic & Ecological Fundamentals River & Stream Restoration

                          leading researchers and practitioners, Truckee
August 16    North Amercian Ornithological Conference

                          Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon in Washington DC

August 18    Delta Conservation Framework outreach workshop

                           Delta Restoration Network, Sacramento

Sept 2-6       Global Shoerbird Count 2016
                  Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve Network, everywhere

Sept 7-8      2016 California Adaptation Forum

                            Local Government Commission and others, Long Beach
JOBS with deadlines – these change frequently, to stay current check our jobs page

July 26       Youth Program Manager

                     Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

July 29      Communications Program Coordinator

                     Intermountain West Joint Venture

July 29       National Bird Conservation Social Science Coordinator                    


August 1    Director of Communications and Marketing

California Native Plant SocietyAugust 1    Land Acquisition Program Manager                     
Sonoma Land Trust 

                       Point Blue Conservation Science

August 9  Ecological Restoration and Volunteer Management
Park Conservancy’s Park Stewardship Program

JOBS with no deadline

Beth Huning – Coordinator
Sandra Scoggin – Assistant Coordinator
Caroline Warner – Public Outreach Coordinator
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