Candlestick Point - Yosemite Slough Wetland Restoration

Status In-progress County San Francisco
Project Type Non-mitigation Location 37.72352° N, -122.38295° W Map
Project Area (Acres) No Data Last Updated 29 September 2021
Project Abstract This project restores over 10 acres of historic bay fill to functioning tidal marsh, adds transitional areas and 21 acres of restored waterfront parklands to provide habitat for wildlife and other ecological benefits. Other activities include revegetation, eliminating soil contaminants, and improving public access.
Project Groups San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority (Eligible)

Project Identification

IDType
274 JV - Record Number

Habitat Plan

Site NamePhaseActivitySubActivitiesHabitatSubHabitatAcresActivity StatusWater Regime
CP - Yosemite Slough Wetland Restoration Phase 1 None Restoration/Rehabilitation Bay Habitat (SFBJV Only) Tidal marsh 7.00 Completed Fully tidal
CP - Yosemite Slough Wetland Restoration Phase 2 None Environmental Education/Outreach/Stewardship/Access Infrastructure Bay Habitat (SFBJV Only) Tidal marsh 21.00 Completed Fully tidal
CP - Yosemite Slough Wetland Restoration Phase 3 None Restoration/Rehabilitation Bay Habitat (SFBJV Only) Tidal marsh 3.00 Proposed Fully tidal

Related Habitat Impacts

HabitatAcres LostType of Loss
No Data

Sites

NameStatusAcres
CP - Yosemite Slough Wetland Restoration Phase 1 Completed 7.00
CP - Yosemite Slough Wetland Restoration Phase 3 In-progress/Implementation 3.00

Events

DateTypeDescriptionSite Name
2021-03-01 Groundwork end Phase 2 completed.
2013-09-30 Groundwork end Phase I completed.
2013-09-30 Phase end Phase 1 completed CP - Yosemite Slough Wetland Restoration Phase 1
2011-07-01 Project start date
2011-07-01 Phase start Phase 1 start CP - Yosemite Slough Wetland Restoration Phase 1

People

TypeNameOrganizationDepartment
Contact Cecille Caterson California State Parks Foundation Not applicable/Unknown
Partner Noreen Weeden Golden Gate Audubon Society Not applicable/Unknown
Partner Laura Thompson Association of Bay Area Governments Not applicable/Unknown
Contact Rachel Norton California State Parks Foundation Not applicable/Unknown

Funding

Funding Need: $1,300,000

PhaseActivityFunderAmount
None Restoration/Rehabilitation California State Parks $5,000,000
None Restoration/Rehabilitation City of San Francisco $4,000,000
None Restoration/Rehabilitation SCC State Coastal Conservancy $3,242,700
None Restoration/Rehabilitation Goldman Foundation $1,500,000
None Environmental Education/Outreach/Stewardship/Access S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation $1,000,000
None Restoration/Rehabilitation Bay Area Rapid Transit $1,000,000
None Restoration/Rehabilitation WCB Wildlife Conservation Board $1,000,000
None Environmental Education/Outreach/Stewardship/Access CNRA Urban Greening Grant Program $984,705
None Environmental Education/Outreach/Stewardship/Access Goldman Foundation $902,281
None Environmental Education/Outreach/Stewardship/Access SCC State Coastal Conservancy $454,602
None Restoration/Rehabilitation Unknown/Unspecified Private Funder $380,000
None Restoration/Rehabilitation California Environmental Protection Agency $325,000
None Restoration/Rehabilitation Association of Bay Area Governments $172,000
None Restoration/Rehabilitation Hearst Foundation $100,000
None Restoration/Rehabilitation Barkley Fund $100,000
None Restoration/Rehabilitation BCDC - San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission $74,211
None Restoration/Rehabilitation San Francisco Foundation $40,000
None Restoration/Rehabilitation S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation $25,000
None Restoration/Rehabilitation Plastic Pollution Coalition $15,000

Related CRAM Assessments

Visit DateVersionSite NameWetland TypeIndex Score
No Data
Name File Type Submitted On Submitted By
Cal Parks project website Other 2018-06-04 Elisabeth Duffy, San Francisco Bay Joint Venture
Yosemite Slough - SFBJV summary Other 2018-06-04 Elisabeth Duffy, San Francisco Bay Joint Venture
Yosemite Slough presentation (2015) Other 2018-06-04 Elisabeth Duffy, San Francisco Bay Joint Venture

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 (ptrack.ecoatlas.org). 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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