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WETLANDS WORK AT SFEI. Basic Conceptual Model. e.g., contaminants, suspended sediment, freshwater. e.g., juvenile fish, organic carbon, contaminants, detritus. Atmosphere. Watersheds. Wetlands. Ocean. Bays. e.g., salt, anadromous fishes, riparian birds. e.g., salt,

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Basic conceptual model
Basic Conceptual Model

e.g., contaminants,

suspended sediment, freshwater

e.g., juvenile fish, organic carbon, contaminants, detritus

Atmosphere

Watersheds

Wetlands

Ocean

Bays

e.g., salt,

anadromous fishes,

riparian birds

e.g., salt,

intertidal fishes,

suspended sediment


Working uphill
Working Uphill

Bay

Tidal Wetlands

Non-Tidal Wetlands

Focus on Tidal Wetlands


Basic strategy

Basic Strategy

Set Habitat Goals *

Make & Measure Progress


Basic process to set goals
Basic Processto Set Goals

Understand the Past, Present, and Change

Predict Future


Past present change
Past Present Change

Historical Ecology

Bay Area EcoAtlas

Wetlands Regional Monitoring Program


Www ecoatlas org
www.ecoatlas.org

Historical View in the EcoAtlas


Basic strategy1

Basic Strategy

Set Habitat Goals

Measure Progress

with the WRMP *


Basic wrmp structure
Basic WRMP Structure

SFEI forms and administers and partners with technical teams to develop indicators, collect data, and report understanding.

Physical Process, Bio-Geo Chemistry, Vegetation, Invertebrates, Fish, Amphibians and Reptiles, Mammals, Birds, Landscape Ecology, Information Technology


Current wrmp projects
Current WRMP Projects

Wetland

Tracking

Project

Monitoring

Special

Studies

Information

Technology

Wetland Inventory and Indicator Development

Review of Project Data and Reports

Ecosystem Effects Research

Data Management

And Reporting

EPA’s 3-tier Approach

EAIS

Development

Montezuma Project

CALFED Wetlands Pilot

EMAP-Estuaries West Coast Pilot

Crissy Field Project

UC Davis & Univ. Oregon Indicator Tests

EcoAtlas Steering Committee

Restoration Project Mapping

Coyote Hills Project

NIS Spartina Geomorphic Effects

SFEP

Indicator Development


Epa 3 tier approach
EPA 3-Tier Approach

Level 1: Landscape Analysis

EcoAtlas used to measure landscape metrics

Level 2: CA Rapid Assessment Method

Expert Teams Score Random Wetland Sites

Level 3: Intensive Assessment

CRAM is Tested along Stressor Gradients


Current wrmp projects1
Current WRMP Projects

Wetland

Tracking

Project

Monitoring

Special

Studies

Information

Technology

Wetland Inventory and Indicator Development

Review of Project Data and Reports

Ecosystem Effects Research

Data Management

And Reporting

EPA’s 3-tier Approach

EAIS

Development

Montezuma Project

CALFED Wetlands Pilot

EMAP-Estuaries West Coast Pilot

Crissy Field Project

UC Davis & Univ. Oregon Indicator Tests

EcoAtlas Steering Committee

Restoration Project Mapping

Coyote Hills Project

NIS Spartina Geomorphic Effects

SFEP

Indicator Development


Emap pilot to identify gradients
EMAP Pilot to Identify Gradients

30 random points, each within a drainage system …

… within a marsh patch …

… within a watershed.


Current wrmp projects2
Current WRMP Projects

Wetland

Tracking

Project

Monitoring

Special

Studies

Information

Technology

Wetland Inventory and Indicator Development

Review of Project Data and Reports

Ecosystem Effects Research

Data Management

And Reporting

EPA’s 3-tier Approach

EAIS

Development

Montezuma Project

CALFED Wetlands Pilot

EMAP-Estuaries West Coast Pilot

Crissy Field Project

UC Davis & Univ. Oregon Indicator Tests

EcoAtlas Steering Committee

Restoration Project Mapping

Coyote Hills Project

NIS Spartina Geomorphic Effects

SFEP

Indicator Development


Www ecoatlas org1
www.ecoatlas.org

Wetland Projects in the EcoAtlas


Current wrmp projects3
Current WRMP Projects

Wetland

Tracking

Project

Monitoring

Special

Studies

Information

Technology

Wetland Inventory and Indicator Development

Review of Project Data and Reports

Ecosystem Effects Research

Data Management

And Reporting

EPA’s 3-tier Approach

EAIS

Development

Montezuma Project

CALFED Wetlands Pilot

EMAP-Estuaries West Coast Pilot

Crissy Field Project

UC Davis & Univ. Oregon Indicator Tests

EcoAtlas Steering Committee

Restoration Project Mapping

Coyote Hills Project

NIS Spartina Geomorphic Effects

SFEP

Indicator Development


Review of project data and monitoring reports
Review of Project Data and Monitoring Reports

  • Form and Administer TRTs to:

  • Advise and Review Habitat Plans

  • Recommend Indicators

  • Review Monitoring Results

  • Recommend Adaptations


Current wrmp projects4
Current WRMP Projects

Wetland

Tracking

Project

Monitoring

Special

Studies

Information

Technology

Wetland Inventory and Indicator Development

Review of Project Data and Reports

Ecosystem Effects Research

Data Management

And Reporting

EPA’s 3-tier Approach

EAIS

Development

Montezuma Project

CALFED Wetlands Pilot

EMAP-Estuaries West Coast Pilot

Crissy Field Project

UC Davis & Univ. Oregon Indicator Tests

EcoAtlas Steering Committee

Restoration Project Mapping

Coyote Hills Project

NIS Spartina Geomorphic Effects

SFEP

Indicator Development


University based research partners
University-basedResearch Partners

Multi-disciplinary research teams are developing new indicators and analytical methods to assess wetland form, processes, and ecosystem functions that could be used in the WRMP to monitor status and trends and wetland project performance.


Current wrmp projects5
Current WRMP Projects

Wetland

Tracking

Project

Monitoring

Special

Studies

Information

Technology

Wetland Inventory and Indicator Development

Review of Project Data and Reports

Ecosystem Effects Research

Data Management

And Reporting

EPA’s 3-tier Approach

EAIS

Development

Montezuma Project

CALFED Wetlands Pilot

EMAP-Estuaries West Coast Pilot

Crissy Field Project

UC Davis & Univ. Oregon Indicator Tests

EcoAtlas Steering Committee

Restoration Project Mapping

Coyote Hills Project

NIS Spartina Geomorphic Effects

SFEP

Indicator Development



Www ecoatlas org2
www.ecoatlas.org

Spartina Invasions in the EcoAtlas



Current wrmp projects6
Current WRMP Projects

Wetland

Tracking

Project

Monitoring

Special

Studies

Information

Technology

Wetland Inventory and Indicator Development

Review of Project Data and Reports

Ecosystem Effects Research

Data Management

And Reporting

EPA’s 3-tier Approach

EAIS

Development

Montezuma Project

CALFED Wetlands Pilot

EMAP-Estuaries West Coast Pilot

Crissy Field Project

UC Davis & Univ. Oregon Indicator Tests

EcoAtlas Steering Committee

Restoration Project Mapping

Coyote Hills Project

NIS Spartina Geomorphic Effects

SFEP

Indicator Development


Www ecoatlas org3
www.ecoatlas.org

New EcoAtlas Tools


Some new proposals
Some New Proposals

  • Map Shellmounds to help recover Tradition Ecological Knowledge

  • Recover historical topographic maps as templates for wetland restoration

  • Move WRMP to Level 3 of the EPA wetland monitoring approach

  • Support the Subtidal Goals Project



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