About the Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals

The Baylands and Climate Change: What We Can Do is an update to the 1999 Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals, which for the first time set comprehensive restoration goals for the San Francisco Bay estuary. Produced by a collaborative of 21 management agencies working with a multi-disciplinary team of over 100 scientists, it synthesizes the latest science—particularly advances in the understanding of climate change and sediment supply—and incorporates projected changes through 2100 to generate new recommendations for achieving healthy baylands ecosystems.

The habitat acreage goals set in 1999 remain the same. Recommendations have been updated—and many new restoration approaches are suggested—for the region, its major subregions, and local shorelines. These actions must be integrated with civic and economic planning to arrive at appropriate implementation strategies. The report provides technical information that policy makers and others can use in deciding how to maximize ecosystem health.

Led by the State Coastal Conservancy under the auspices of the Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium (BAECCC)