This page includes fact sheets and presentations with information about wetlands and related topics. These materials provide answers to commonly asked questions related to the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project.
Common terms are defined in the glossary.
- What Are Wetlands?
- Why Do We Need Wetlands?
- What Kinds Of Wetlands Are Included In The South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project?
- Habitat Benefits Of Wetlands
- Threatened and Endangered Species
- Flood Control Benefits Of Wetlands
- Wetland Restoration
- Endangered California Clapper rail (courtesy SF Estuary Invasive Spartina Project)
- Endangered Salt marsh harvest mouse (courtesy SF Estuary Invasive Spartina Project)
- “South Bay Restoration: What We Can Learn From History” by Robin Grossinger, San Francisco Estuary Institute (PDF)
- “Conceptual Models and Science Strategy” by Lynne Trulio, San Jose State University (PDF)
- “Alternatives Formulation and Evaluation Methodology” by Michelle Orr and David Blau, Phillip Williams and Associates (PDF)
General Wetlands Information
- Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals Project, 2015 Science Update
- California EcoAtlas wetlands information
- NOAA Restoration Center
- US EPA River and Wetlands Restoration Guide
- Glossary of Common Wetland-Related Terms
- California Wetlands Information System
- USGS Overview of Wetlands Resources
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency—Wetlands Fact Sheet
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency—Wetlands
- What is a Wetland?
- USGS - Wetlands: Losses in the U.S. 1780’s–1980’s
Wildlife in Wetlands
- Guide to the Exotic Species of San Francisco Bay
- Federal And State Definitions Of Special Status Species
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Species Information - Threatened and Endangered Animals and Plants
- USGS - Habitat Use and Reproductive Success of Western Snowy Plovers at New Nesting Areas Created For California Least Terns
- USGS - Wetlands of the United States: Their Extent and Their Value To Waterfowl and Other Wildlife
Wetlands Resources for Teachers and Kids
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service—Endangered and Threatened Species
- Explorit Science Center’s Wetlands Quiz
In addition to these library resources, your neighborhood library is a good place to find various resources such as books, magazines, journal articles and videos on the various topics listed here.