San Francisco Bay Reserve, California
San Francisco State University
The San Fransisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve encompasses more than 3,700 acres of tidal marshes and undeveloped uplands that serve as research sites, outdoor classrooms, and recreation destinations for surrounding communities. These lands also provide habitat for many animals, including river otters, raccoons, badgers, northern harriers, ruddy ducks, great blue herons, and bobcats, as well as the endangered California red-legged frog and clapper rat. Reserve staff work to restore tidal marshes and strengthen the coastal community using research, monitoring, training, and education.
Explore the impact of San Francisco Bay’s educational program in 2019, including a guided investigation of local climate change impacts for teachers that brought real lessons to the classroom.
Latest News from the San Francisco Bay Reserve
Shaping Tomorrow’s Coastlines
Olivia Won is working to shape a more equitable future for the Bay Area by integrating principles of social and environmental justice into shoreline adaptation planning.
Bringing Science Downtown
“Why is the ocean salty?” “Why do pigeons bob their heads when they walk?” “Can crows remember faces?” These are just a few of the questions that have popped up on the San Francisco Bay Reserve’s nature walks with Downtown Streets Team.
A Bird’s Eye View of the NERRS
The rufous-breasted red knot migrates more than 9,000 miles every year, wintering as far south as Tierra Del Fuego at the southernmost tip of South America. Along the way, many take a break at South Carolina’s ACE Basin Reserve.