Birds Fly Over Central Valley Rice Field

Conservationists Rent California Rice Fields As Habitat For Drought-Threatened Migrating Birds

With severe drought covering 95 percent of California, ‘pop-up wetlands’ are one of the few tools that conservationists have to help stave off possible bird die-offs this fall.


Former salt evaporation ponds under rehabilitation to wetlands as part of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Alviso. (mandiberg/Wikimedia Commons)

South Bay Wetlands Restoration Project Bringing Back Wildlife

The restoration of the South Bay Wetlands is the largest such project on the west coast of the United States, and so far scientists say it’s going well. For instance, birds and other animals have been returning to the former industrial salt ponds.


Alviso: Mallard Slough & Environmental Education Center (baytrail.abag.ca.gov)

Alviso Waterway Reconnected To The Bay

Mother Nature scored another victory Wednesday in the ongoing fight to return San Francisco Bay to its natural habitat, as water officials threw open the gates to a water control project in Alviso.


Breuner Marsh (Wikipedia)

Contra Costa Wetlands Gifted $1 Million By Federal Govt.

Five coastal wetlands projects just received $5 million from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, including a project at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline in Contra Costa County.


Restored Salt Marsh in San Francsico Bay.

Bay Wetlands Restoration Underway In Alviso Area Of San Jose

The destruction of a levee near Alviso will restore more than 300 acres of a salt pond to their natural habitat.


Celebrating Phase of Restoration Project

DUMBARTON BRIDGE Calif. (KCBS) _ Environmentalists and nature lovers celebrated the first completed part of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project on Tuesday.