Tag Archives: San Francisco Bay estuary

Margot Buchbinder, a graduate student (left), and Erin Blackwood, Education and Outreach Coordinator (right), stand by an experiment involving eelgrass at the Romberg-Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies. Photo by Jacob Shea.

Oysters and eelgrass, unlikely heroes in the fight against rising seas

In the San Francisco Bay, conservation and scientific groups are working to restore crucial habitat. Oysters and eelgrass may play a large role in protecting Richmond's shoreline from sea level rise.
map of the bay

A new spotlight of conservation on the Bay

An international treaty recently recognized the San Francisco Bay estuary — California’s largest wetland — as a “wetland of importance,” but while conservation groups called the news a victory, the designation won’t directly halt development...