Habitat Conservation – A partnership working to protect, restore, increase, and enhance wetland habitats throughout the San Francisco Bay region to benefit birds, fish, and other wildlife.

Projects & Programs – With a shared passion and ambitious goals, we strive to positively impact the quality of life for birds, wildlife and the people of the Bay Area. 

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

Relevance in Changing Times – We focus our attention where we believe we can make the most difference

Share our Story – We celebrate and share the news, events and accomplishments of our partnership.


Scientists, Funders, Project Managers, Advocates and Decision Makers that are restoring wetlands through partnership-driven collaboration.
Projects are the lifeblood of our partnership and involve the protection, restoration and or enhancement of wetlands. Our projects range in size from the smallest of creek projects to the largest tidal wetland restoration effort on the West Coast of North America – the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project.


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

Find Funding

We secure, increase and find funding that helps 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.

“As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.” – John Muir

Our involvement with wetland restoration has many aspects and phases, all of which may be influenced by other considerations. Some of the our current regional efforts include:

Implementation Plan

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Get involved with the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture! Learn about ways you can help with habitat conservation projects in the Bay Area, join us at an upcoming event, or view some of our recent media




Recent News

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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