Produced by PRBO Conservation Science
and the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture.

PRBO Conservation Science

PRBO Conservation Science (PRBO) is dedicated to conserving birds, other wildlife, and ecosystems through innovative scientific research and outreach. Our 120 staff and seasonal biologists use the studies of birds and their habitats to guide biodiversity conservation from Alaska to Antarctica. PRBO is especially active in San Francisco Bay wetlands, where we currently play a lead role guiding the restoration and management of thousands of acres of tidal habitats. PRBO also studies the ecosystem effects of climate change and uses scientific analyses to inform land managers and decision-makers about priority actions for conserving ecosystems and wildlife.

San Francisco Bay Joint Venture

The San Francisco Bay Joint Venture is one of eighteen Joint Ventures established under The Migratory Bird Treaty Act and funded under the annual Interior Appropriations Act. It brings together public and private agencies, conservation groups, development interests, and others to restore wetlands and wildlife habitat in San Francisco Bay watersheds and along the Pacific coasts of San Mateo, Marin and Sonoma counties. The goal of the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture is to protect, restore, increase, and enhance all types of wetlands, riparian habitat, and associated uplands throughout the San Francisco Bay region to benefit birds, fish, and other wildlife.

The California Coastal Conservancy, established in 1976, is a state agency that uses entrepreneurial techniques to purchase, protect, restore, and enhance coastal resources, and to provide access to the shore. We work in partnership with local governments, other public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private landowners. To date, the Conservancy has undertaken more than 1,800 projects along the 1,100 mile California coastline and around San Francisco Bay.

Audubon California

By bringing people together to appreciate, enjoy, and protect birds and nature, Audubon California and our supporters are building a better future for our state. We accomplish this through conservation, advocacy, community involvement, and by tapping into an active network that include more than 60,000 members and supporters and 48 affiliated chapters in communities throughout California.


The Department of Interior's U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides science for a changing world. Learn more about USGS at, and learn more about USGS ecosystems research in the Pacific Southwest and the USGS Western Ecological Research Center at


The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) is dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitats through science and outreach. Since its beginning in 1981, SFBBO has been an authority on the birds that rely on the San Francisco Bay and its surrounding environments. SFBBO biologists collect crucial data that shape our understanding of the population ecology and conservation of Bay Area birds and guide management and restoration of Bay Area habitats. Learn more about SFBBO at

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