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Working Comittees

The SFBJV has four working committees (and one subcommittee) that assist the Management Board in implementing Joint Venture's goals:

Working committees are represented by a Chair, or Co-Chairs, who may also serve on the Executive Committee and provide input on JV governance, management board meeting content and agendas, and help draft the annual work plan. Committees generally meet every other month, or on a project-needs basis. Anyone interested in joining a committee should contact the Joint Venture.

Conservation Delivery Committee

Marsh

Chair: Caitlin Sweeney, Director, San Francisco Estuary Partnership

Executes Implementation Strategy by:

  • Developing a list of potential acquisition, restoration and enhancement opportunities and specific projects that will further the goals of the Joint Venture, based on technical review and evaluation
  • Developing prioritization criteria, and recommend projects to the Management Board, integrating marshland and creek issues.
  • Tracks accomplishments of Joint Venture projects and execution of Implementation Strategy
  • Providing technical information and assistance to the Management Board and members
  • Oversees, advises, and integrates with Creeks subcommittee as needed
  • Guides and contributes to revisions of Implementation Strategy
  • Recommends to the Management Board the creation of new Working Committees as need arises
  • Provides technical information to the Management Board to set and achieve habitat objectives
  • Performs work assignments as directed by the Management Board
  • Coordinates Joint Venture Implementation Strategy with Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals Project

Meeting notes from our most recent meeting can be found here:

November 19, 2019

Partner Organizations

Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
Audubon California
Bay Conservation and Development Commission
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
California Land Stewardship Institute
California State Parks Foundation
Citizens' Committee to Complete the Refuge
City of Hercules
City of San Jose
Conservation Corps North Bay
Contra Costa County Community Development Department
Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District
Contra Costa Resource Conservation District
Ducks Unlimited
East Bay Regional Park District
Friends of the Petaluma River
Golden Gate Audubon Society
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Invasive Spartina Project
Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
Literacy for Environmental Justice
Marin Audubon Society
Marin County Public Works Department
Mt. View Sanitary District
Muir Heritage Land Trust
Napa County Resource Conservation District
National Estuarine Research Reserve
National Park Service
Natural Heritage Institute
NOAA Fisheries
PG&E Company
Phil Williams & Associates
Planning & Conservation League (Bay Delta)
Point Blue Conservation Science
Presidio Trust
Restoration Design Group
Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary
Romberg-Tiburon Center
Salmon Protection and Watershed Network
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory
San Francisco Bay Joint Venture
San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
San Francisco Estuary Institute
San Francisco Estuary Partnership
San Francisco State University
San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority
San Francisquito Watershed Council
San Jose State University
San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Santa Clara Valley Water Distirct
Save The Bay
Sierra Club San Francisco Bay
Solano Land Trust
Sonoma Ecology Center
Sonoma Land Trust
Sonoma Resource Conservation District
State Coastal Conservancy
The Bay Institute
The Watershed Project
Trust for Public Land
UC Davis
US Army Corps of Engineers
US Environmental Protection Agency
US Fish and Wildlife Service
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Coastal Program
US Geological Survey
Wildlife Conservation Board


Regional Creeks Subcommittee

Chair: Tom Gardali of Point Blue Conservation Science

The Regional Creeks committee is a sub-committee of the Conservation Delivery Committee that

Science-based recommendations for riparian habitat conservation are currently under development, and this committee is expected to become increasingly active over time. A Bay Area Creeks maps can be found here:  http://www.museumca.org/creeks/

Partners include:

Alameda County Public Works
Alameda Creek Alliance
Alameda Flood Control District - Watersheds
Bay Area Watershed Network (BAWN)
California Coastal Conservancy
Council of Bay Area Resource Conservation Districts
East Bay Conservation Corps
Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed
Friends of Five Creeks
Friends of the Creeks
Marin County Public Works
Napa County Resource Conservation District
Northbay Riparian Station
Point Blue Conservation Science
San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
San Francisco Estuary Institute
San Francisco Estuary Partnership
San Mateo County Parks
San Mateo Resource Conservation District
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society
Sonoma Ecology Center
Sonoma Resource Conservation District
Urban Creeks Council
The Watershed Project
Wildlife Conservation Board

Goverment Affairs Committee

Chair: Rebecca Schwartz Lesberg - Coastal Policy Solutions, President

  • Develops and implements federal, state, and regional strategies to secure appropriations for JV supported projects and address policy issues
  • Tracks current and developing Government issues
  • Advises Management Board on appropriate action

Partners include:

Army Corps of Engineers
Audubon California
Bay Conservation and Development Commission
California Coastal Conservancy
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
California State Water Resources Control Board
California Waterfowl Association
Central Valley Habitat Joint Venture
Citizens' Committee to Complete the Refuge
Defenders of Wildlife
Ducks Unlimited
Golden Gate Audubon Society
Point Blue Conservation Science
San Francisco Estuary Partnership
Save The Bay
Sonoma Land Trust
Together Bay Area
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Wildlife Conservation Board

Regional Communications Team

Some of the Regional Team on September 2019 Tour of North Bay projects

Co-Chairs: Caroline Warner, SF Bay JV and Darcie Luce, SF Estuary Partnership

The regional communications team meets regularly to discuss best practices, strategies and tools for communicating about trending and emerging issues related to wetlands, wetland restoration and the Estuary at large. 

Partners include:

Bay Nature Magazine
California Coastal Conservancy
Ducks Unlimited
Point Blue Conservation Science
San Francisco Estuary Institute
San Francisco Estuary Partnership
Save The Bay
San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board
SF Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project
UC California Naturalist Program
US Fish & Wildlife Service


Science Steering Committee

Chair: Renee Spenst, DU

The purpose of the Science Steering Committee is to facilitate and coordinate science that informs SFBJV habitat priorities and management decisions by SFBJV resource management partners as per the SFBJV Implementation Plan, the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan, the Subtidal Goals Report, and the Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals Update (BEHGU). The Science Steering Committee will be the body to provide leadership for the SFBJV Science Program.

Members include SFBJV Management Board agencies/organizations with science capacity or purview. Current members include one or two representatives each from the following agencies and organizations:

Audubon California
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Ducks Unlimited
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Point Blue Conservation Science
San Francisco Estuary Institute
Together Bay Area
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Geological Survey

Some major projects are also represented. These include the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project and the Subtidal Goals Project, and the Tidal Marsh Recovery Plan.