Cullinan Ranch Restoration Project
|Project Type||Compensatory mitigation||Location||38.13733° N, -122.32949° W Map|
|Project Area (Acres)||1,540||Last Updated||18 September 2021|
|Project Abstract||This project will restore 1,549 acres of diked bayland to tidal marsh through passive sedimentation and import of beneficially reused dredged sediments to create wetland and associated habitats for wildlife like salt marsh harvest mice.|
|Project Groups||San Francisco Bay Joint Venture Project Tours | San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority (Eligible) | San Pablo Bayland Collaborative Protection and Restoration (CPR) Project|
|CN5-04||BCDC - Permit Number|
|CN9-89||BCDC - Permit Number|
|97-N18||California Bay-Delta Authority|
|49||JV - Record Number|
|2009/06112||NMFS - Record Number|
|2007092004||SCH - State Clearinghouse Number|
|R2-2010-0108||SWRCB - 401 Certification Letter (e.g., Site Number or WDID)|
|254700, 2000-25470N||USACE - DA File Number|
|SFB-2010-01||USFWS - File Number|
|Site Name||Phase||Activity||SubActivities||Habitat||SubHabitat||Acres||Activity Status||Water Regime|
|Cullinan East||Implementation||Restoration/Re-establishment||Bay Habitat (SFBJV Only)||Tidal marsh||290.0||Implementation in-progress||Fully tidal|
|Cullinan West||None||Restoration (unspecified)||Vegetation, Water Management, Wildlife-specific Measures||Bay Habitat (SFBJV Only)||Tidal marsh||1,250||Completed||Fully tidal|
|Cullinan West||None||Creation/Establishment||Seasonal Wetland||Diked wetland||1,264||Completed||Seasonal non-tidal|
|Habitat||Acres Lost||Type of Loss|
|Depressional Wetland||1,264||Lost Permanent|
|Riverine Wetland||72.70||Lost Permanent|
|2015-01-15||Project end date|
|2013-08-01||Update||WT noted that enhanced acres were added on this date|
|2009-09-30||Project start date|
|2001-11-14||Permit||BCDC record number issued|
|Contact||Meg Marriott||USFWS - San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex||San Pablo Bay|
|Contact||Renee Spenst||Ducks Unlimited, Inc.||Not applicable/Unknown|
|Contact||Natalie Washburn||Ducks Unlimited, Inc.||Not applicable/Unknown|
Funding Need: $5,000,000
|None||Restoration (unspecified)||Shell Oil Company Mitigation Fund|
|None||Restoration (unspecified)||WCB Wildlife Conservation Board||$7,200,000|
|Implementation||Restoration/Re-establishment||SFBRA San Francisco Bay Restoration Authtority - Measure AA||$2,500,000|
|None||Restoration (unspecified)||USFWS Federal Highways Funding||$2,458,000|
|None||Restoration (unspecified)||NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||$2,271,600|
|None||Restoration (unspecified)||Natural Resource Damage Assessment||$1,650,000|
|None||Restoration (unspecified)||USFWS National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Program||$1,450,000|
|None||Restoration (unspecified)||California Environmental Protection Agency||$1,400,000|
|None||Restoration (unspecified)||USFWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||$1,320,000|
|None||Restoration (unspecified)||USFWS North American Wetlands Conservation Act||$651,600|
|None||Restoration (unspecified)||CDFW Ecosystem Restoration Program||$368,500|
|None||Restoration (unspecified)||Ducks Unlimited, Inc.||$100,000|
|None||Restoration (unspecified)||USFWS Coastal Program at San Francisco Bay||$35,000|
|Visit Date||Version||Site Name||Wetland Type||Index Score|
|2011-06-23||5.0.2||NWCA 2921||perennial/seasonal depressional||67|
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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 (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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- Examine the HDC for each of the four CRAM Attributes;
- Identify the Attribute(s) scoring below the HDC;
- 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);
- Assume the low score of an Attribute is due to its low-scoring Metric(s);
- 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.