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Project Examples: Pacific Southwest

40+ Years of Wetland Restoration in the San Francisco Bay, Coastal Conservancy

The evolution of tidal wetland restoration approaches in SF Bay, illustrated by specific projects, such as Sonoma Baylands, the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, and Lower Walnut Creek and...

California Flooding: Unleashing the Power of Nature to Combat Floods

River Partners is restoring, reconnecting, and expanding California’s riverways and floodplains to better accommodate floodwaters and help keep communities safe, while providing a range of...

Case Studies of Natural Shoreline Infrastructure in Coastal California

Case studies show potential of nature-based infrastructure to mitigate sea level rise. Small scale and large scale projects are included in this report.

Cedar Creek Fish Passage Restoration

A timelapse review of restoration work in a tributary of California’s Smith River.

Community-Based Restoration, Save The Bay San Francisco

Save The Bay works to restore Bay habitat at significant scale, both through advancing sound science and by securing the funding necessary for these projects.

Grape Creek California Restoration, National Fish Habitat Partnership

A unique water conservation project, bringing together landowners, businesses, federal, and state agencies and conservation groups, to benefit North Coast Salmon.

Habitat Restoration: An Economic Engine, NOAA Fisheries

Habitat restoration has the power to do remarkable things for the environment and the economy. Restoration creates jobs, whether it is dismantling obsolete dams or restoring rivers, wetlands, oyster...

NOAA’s Living Shorelines Projects

A catalogue of more than 160 project completed by funded since 1998 primarily through the Community-based Restoration Program.

Orange County Coastkeeper Living Shorelines Olympia Oyster Restoration

A new restoration project which targets the native Olympia oyster and native eelgrass in an innovative integrated approach in Newport Beach, California. We plan to harness the sediment stabilization...

Restoring Southern California’s Coastal Wetlands, State Coastal Conservancy

Projects of the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project.

Riverside County’s Low-Impact Development Program, 2012

It does not rain much in Riverside County, but when it does, it can all fall at the same time, creating the potential for flash floods. The Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation...

SAGE Searchable Project Database

This database contains multiple coastal resilience projects around the nation, including Living Shorelines for shoreline stabilization, habitat restoration, and floodplain management. Each project...

Salinas River State Beach Dune Restoration Project, Central Coast Wetlands Group, CA

Salinas River beach dunes provide a natural barrier to thousands of acres of low-lying farms and wetlands. However, ice plant and other invasive plants have over-stabilized the dunes, making them...

San Francisco Bay Sea Lavender Control, California Invasive Pest Council

Cal-IPC and partners are removing Algerian and European sea lavenders to protect San Francisco Bay tidal marshes. There are about 50 known locations around the bay. They are both hand pulling this...

Saving the Bay – Restoring San Francisco Bay: Hamilton Field, KQED

The Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project moves dredge material from the Port of Oakland to the site of a former Air Force base, Hamilton Field. The dredge material is used to raise the elevation of...

Saving the Bay – Restoring San Francisco Bay: Wetlands, KQED

The South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project is the second largest wetland restoration effort in the United States. The tidal marshes along San Francisco Bay provide critical habitat for migrating...

Sears Point Wetland Restoration, Sonoma Land Trust

Sonoma Land Trust is changing the map of San Francisco Bay with its Sears Point Wetland Restoration Project, which will re-create 1,000 acres of tidal marsh.

Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project

Founded in 1997, the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project is a partnership of public agencies, nonprofits, and local communities that work together to restore wetlands in Southern...

The San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project

The San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project is a coordinated regional effort among local, state and federal organizations dedicated to preserving California’s extraordinary coastal...

The South Central Coast Eradication Project

The South Central Coast Eradication Project targeted five invasive plant species for region-wide eradication in the South Central Coast region (San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties): Canada...

The Threat of Invasive Species, TED-Ed

Massive vines that blanket the southern United States, climbing high as they uproot trees and swallow buildings. A ravenous snake that is capable of devouring an alligator. Rabbit populations that...

Veterans Work to Restore Salmon Habitat

Year-long program of paid training and hands-on experience includes restoration, research and monitoring to track progress of salmon restoration projects.

Waterfront Parks Designed to be Flooded

Waterfront parks are communal recreational spaces that are intentionally designed to be flooded with minimal damage during storm or flood events.

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