Suisun Marsh Restoration and Enhancement (WCB ID:1994048)

Status Completed County Solano
Project Type Non-mitigation Location 38.14635° N, -121.98490° W Map
Project Area (Acres) 16,000 Last Updated 8 December 2021
Project Abstract The Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) selects, authorizes and allocates funds for the purchase of land and waters suitable for recreation purposes and the preservation, protection and restoration of wildlife habitat in the state of California.
Project Groups Central Valley Joint Venture | Wildlife Conservation Board
Administrative Region Central Valley Joint Venture - Craig Isola, CVJV

Project Identification

1994048 WCB - Project ID

Habitat Plan

Site NamePhaseActivitySubActivitiesHabitatSubHabitatAcresActivity StatusWater Regime
Suisun Marsh Restoration and Enhancement (WCB ID:1994048) None Enhancement Unspecified Palustrine Wetland Emergent Freshwater Marsh 16,000 Completed Managed non-tidal

Related Habitat Impacts

Impact Project NameHabitatAcres LostType of Loss
No Data


Suisun Marsh Restoration and Enhancement (WCB ID:1994048) Completed 16,000


DateTypeDescriptionSite Name
1996-05-05 Project end date
1994-05-05 Project start date


Partner USFWS - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service R8-Refuges Realty
Contact Central Valley Joint Venture Not applicable/Unknown


None Enhancement WCB Wildlife Conservation Board $299,793

Related CRAM Assessments

Visit DateVersionSite NameWetland TypeIndex Score
2023-08-28 6.1 Wings Site 4 estuarine perennial non-saline 48
2023-08-28 6.1 Wings Site 2 estuarine perennial non-saline 48
2023-08-28 6.1 Wings Site 8 estuarine perennial non-saline 48
2023-07-07 6.1 Bohannon AA155 estuarine perennial saline 64
2023-07-06 6.1 Bohannon AA152 estuarine perennial saline 66
2023-07-06 6.1 Bohannon AA146 estuarine perennial saline 67
2016-07-05 6.1 NWCA16-1223 perennial/seasonal depressional 64
2011-08-01 5.0.2 NWCA 4717 Grizzly Island perennial/seasonal depressional 72
2011-05-31 5.0.2 NWCA11-1114 perennial/seasonal depressional 67
2007-10-03 5.0.0 Grey Goose estuarine perennial non-saline 70

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How to Use the Habitat Development Curve

Habitat Development Curves (HDCs) are used to determine the developmental status and trajectory of on-the-ground projects to create, restore, or enhance California wetland and stream habitats. Each HDC is based on assessments of habitat condition for different age areas of one habitat type that in aggregate represent the full spectrum of habitat development. The assessments of condition are provided by expert applications of the California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM). Visit the CRAM website for more information about CRAM.

For each HDC, reference condition is represented by areas of a habitat that consistently get very high CRAM scores, have not been subject to disruptive management practices, and exist within landscapes that are protected and managed for their natural conditions. The horizontal lines intersecting the top of an HDC represent the mean CRAM score and standard deviation of scores for 25 qualifying reference areas.

The age of a project is estimated as the elapsed time in years between the groundwork end date for the project and the date of the CRAM assessment. To add or update a groundwork end date, use the Project Events form in Project Tracker ( The minimum age in years of a non-project area, including any natural reference area, is estimated from all available local information, including historical maps and imagery, historical written accounts, and place-specific scientific studies of habitat development.

An HDC can be used to address the following questions:

  1. At what time in the future will the area of assessed habitat achieve the reference condition or other milestones in habitat development? The HDC can answer this question if the CRAM score for the assessed area is within the confidence interval of the HDC. The answer is the time in years along the HDC between the current age of the assessed area and the future date corresponding to the intersection of the HDC and the reference condition or other milestone.
  2. Is the area of assessed habitat likely to develop faster, slower, or at the same pace as most other areas of the same habitat type? The habitat area is likely to develop faster, slower, or at the same pace if the CRAM score for the area is above, below, or within the confidence interval of the HDC, respectively.
  3. What can be done to improve the condition of the habitat area or to increase its rate of development? HDCs by themselves cannot answer this question. Possible answers can be inferred by the following analysis that involves HDCs:
    1. Examine the HDC for each of the four CRAM Attributes;
    2. Identify the Attribute(s) scoring below the HDC;
    3. For any low-scoring Attribute, examine the component Metric Scores (note: the Metric Scores for any public CRAM assessment in the CRAM database can be obtained through EcoAtlas);
    4. Assume the low score of an Attribute is due to its low-scoring Metric(s);
    5. Consider modifying the design or management of the habitat area in ways that will sustainably increase its score(s) for the low-scoring Metric(s).

For more information about CRAM Attributes and Metrics, including their scientific rationale, see the CRAM Manual.

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