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2011-11-18 03:24:59

Restoration reduces sea-level rise impacts over next 100 years A new study, led by PRBO Conservation Science (PRBO), projects a bleak future for San Francisco Bay's tidal marshes under high-end sea-level rise scenarios that are increasingly likely. PRBO and colleagues found that in the worst case scenario 93% of San Francisco Bay's tidal marsh could be lost in the next 50-100 years [with 5.4 feet or 1.65 meters of sea-level rise, low sediment availability and no significant restoration]....

2008-07-22 09:00:39

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 22--Work has started to turn the dried-out Bahia property -- once pegged for a slew of homes -- back into a thriving wetland that will host varying species, including the endangered clapper rail. By October, there are plans to breach a levee along the Petaluma River and let water flow over 260 acres in the northeast corner of Novato, returning the tract to a rich, productive marshland. More than 120 species of birds have...

2008-07-22 00:00:24

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 22--Work has started to turn the dried-out Bahia property -- once pegged for a slew of homes -- back into a thriving wetland that will host varying species, including the endangered clapper rail. By October, there are plans to breach a levee along the Petaluma River and let water flow over 260 acres, returning the tract to a rich, productive marshland. More than 120 species of birds have been observed on the site along...