San Francisco Bay Dredging Projects – Is That Eelgrass in your Footprint?

by Gwen Santos Spring has arrived and that means the season for dredging and other in-water work in San Francisco Bay is just around the corner.  Do you know what’s in your subtidal footprint?  If eelgrass (Zostera marina or Z. pacifica) or other submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) is present, pre- and post-project surveys are typically a … Continue Reading »

WRA Fish Salvage Summary Report 2012-2014

By Daniel Chase, WRA Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist   Fish rescue and relocation, frequently referred to as fish salvage, can be an integral component of in-stream or in-water projects. When sensitive fish species are present at a project site and dewatering is necessary, fish rescue and relocation is typically required as a permit condition for … Continue Reading »

Corps Wetland Delineation Training 2015

WRA’s Associate Principal Dr. Amanda McCarthy co-instructed a 40‐hour U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) wetland delineation training at the Romberg Tiburon Center (RTC), the San Francisco State University’s marine and estuarine research facility.  The class is based on the Corps’ certification program that is specific to wetland delineation and is intended to reduce the level of effort required by the agency in … Continue Reading »