South Bay Salt Ponds: Eden Landing - Southern Eden Landing (Phase 2)

Status Planning County Alameda
Project Type Non-mitigation Location 37.58883° N, -122.12773° W Map
Project Area (Acres) 2,210 Last Updated 21 January 2020
Project Abstract Upcoming project activities include the restoration of over 1,375 acres of tidal wetlands between Old Alameda Creek and the Alameda Creek Flood Control Channel, the possible addition of 400 acres of enhanced pond habitat, construction of innovative flood protection elements, and around 4 miles of new Bay Trail.
Project Groups San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority (Eligible) | San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority (Funded) | South Bay Salt Ponds | South Bay Salt Ponds: Phase 2

Project Identification

731 JV - Record Number
RA-005 SFBRA - Project ID

Habitat Plan

ActivitySubActivitiesHabitatSubHabitatAcresActivity StatusWater Regime
Restoration (unspecified) Wildlife-specific Measures Bay Habitat (SFBJV Only) Tidal marsh 2,210 Planning/Scoping

Related Habitat Impacts

HabitatAcres LostType of Loss
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Pond E1 Planning/Scoping 297.2
Pond E1C Planning/Scoping 65.37
Pond E2 Planning/Scoping 691.8
Pond E2C Planning/Scoping 32.09
Pond E4 Planning/Scoping 202.0
Pond E4C Planning/Scoping 167.8
Pond E5 Planning/Scoping 171.8
Pond E5C Planning/Scoping 96.96
Pond E6 Planning/Scoping 183.1
Pond E6C Planning/Scoping 84.64
Pond E7 Planning/Scoping 217.3


DateTypeDescriptionSite Name
2019-04-15 Other CEQA Completed.


Contact Brenda Buxton State Coastal Conservancy Not applicable/Unknown
Contact John Krause California Department of Fish and Wildlife Bay Delta Region
Contact Dave Halsing State Coastal Conservancy Not applicable/Unknown


Funding Need: $31,840,000

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Related CRAM Assessments

Visit DateVersionSite NameWetland TypeIndex Score
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Staff Recommendation Other 2019-06-26 Alexis Barrera, SCC

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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