We are a partnership of land and resource managers, scientists, advocates, regulators, funders, and other decision makers who are conserving wetlands through partnership-driven collaboration. See our 2024 Factsheet HERE.

Whimbrel
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Young girls helping with wetland conservatoin
photo: Save the Bay
Two people discussing conservation issues
photo: Jennifer Dale
People of the SFBayJV
photo: Caroline Warner
Young kids bird watching
photo: Audubon California
Biologists working in California
photo: Audubon California

On-the-ground habitat projects are the lifeblood of our partnership and involve the protection, restoration and or enhancement of wetlands. These projects range in size from the smallest creeks to some of the largest tidal wetland restoration efforts in the country.

We provide forums for the sharing of ideas to foster creative approaches to conservation.

We secure, increase and find funding to help our partners realize their vision and goals.

We have the birds eye view on all active, completed and pending wetland conservation projects around the Bay.
Our involvement with wetland restoration has many aspects and phases, all of which may be influenced by other considerations. Some of our current regional efforts include:

photo: Karen Tokatlian

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The 2022 Implementation Strategy marks the first major update to SFBJV planning since 2001. In this revised strategy, we set ambitious new habitat goals for Estuary, Watershed, and Outer Coast habitats, update our waterfowl goals, and identify ten clear priorities and strategies to serve as the foundation of our partnership’s work. We call for a dramatic increase in the pace and scale of protection, restoration, and enhancement actions in the coming years.  

Implementation Strategy - Restoring the Estuary

Recent News

Introducing our new JV Management Board Members

The SFBJV has undergone many transformations since August 2023, with a new Coordinator, Management Board Chair & Vice Chair, and 12 new Management Board members. The Management Board guides the work of the JV, ensuring that our partnership is achieving the 2022 Implementation Strategy goals. We are incredibly grateful for the support and leadership from

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Beth Huning, San Francisco Bay Joint Venture Coordinator 2001 – 2018, Inducted into California Waterfowler’s Hall of Fame

It is with great joy that we celebrate Beth Huning’s induction into California Waterfowler’s Hall of Fame. The California Fish and Game Commission established the Waterfowler’s Hall of Fame in 1999 to recognize leaders for their significant contributions to protecting  waterfowl and their habitats across California. The 2023 inductees also include Daniel P. Connelly, Joseph

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DC Debrief: Migratory Bird Joint Venture Fly In 2024

The DC “Fly In” occurs at the beginning of each calendar year and is organized by the Association of Joint Venture Management Boards to advocate for funding and support of the Migratory Bird Joint Venture Program (MBJV), a tri-national program with 23 habitat and three species Joint Ventures. During the week of March 4th, 2024,

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