Meet the new SFBJV Staff!

This September, two new SFBJV staff members joined our team! We are thrilled to add a Conservation Coordinator (Jemma Williams) and a Policy & Communications Coordinator (Nikki Roach). Jemma Williams has worked in the public, private, and non-profit environmental sectors supporting community-based stewardship, restoration, and biological monitoring. Jemma has been in the Bay Area for … Read more

Unveiling the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture Implementation Strategy – Conserving the SF Bay Area’s Unique Ecosystems and Wildlife.

SFBJV partners were thrilled to celebrate the completion and release of our updated Implementation Strategy on October 14, 2022, in person at the Richardson Bay Audubon Sanctuary in Tiburon, California. The celebration honored the work of close to one hundred individuals, including our Management Board, other leadership, working committee members, and staff who contributed to … Read more

Jeff McCreary Honored with the Bruce Wolfe Spirit of Conservation Award!

Jeff Mccreary accepting conservation award

On Friday, October 14th, the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture (SFBJV) awarded Jeff McCreary the Bruce Wolfe Spirit of Conservation Award. This award recognizes individuals and organizations who are significantly advancing wetland habitat conservation in the Bay Area. Jeff’s dedication to the mission of the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture (SFBJV) includes chairing both the … Read more

Bruce Wolfe Spirit of Conservation Award

Background Bruce Wolfe was a long-time SFBJV champion and a highly valued Bay Area Conservation community member. He served for almost two decades on the SFBJV Management Board and actively engaged in SFBJV working committees.  In his role as SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board Executive Officer he helped partners navigate the practical and … Read more

A Fond Farewell


Gratitude and Blessings to the SFBJV community! It has been a dream come true and privilege of a lifetime to be one among a bevy of bird loving, habitat protecting people – otherwise known as the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture partnership – for the past two decades plus! My life will be forever enriched … Read more

Sears Point Wetland Restoration Project on San Pablo Bay

Levee breach at Tubbs Island

Project Update – February 2022 On Sunday October 25, 2015 Sonoma Land Trust breached a levee along the north edge of San Francisco Bay at Sears Point Ranch. The 285-foot-wide breach allowed salt water to fill a recently constructed 1,000-acre tidal marsh basin for the first time in over a century. The area is located … Read more

Beth Huning

American Avocet

Beth Huning served as the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture Coordinator from 2001-2018, and was a driving force behind its establishment. While working at Audubon, she collaborated with the first Joint Venture (JV) Coordinator, Nancy Schaefer, and colleagues Marge Kolar (USFWS), Marc Holmes (The Bay Institute), Holly Andree (Ducks Unlimited), Carl Wilcox (CDFW), and others … Read more

Do Look Up

Motus Tower

Motus towers have arrived in the South Bay! These radio telemetry towers track the locations of an array of animals including birds, bats, and dragonflies.

Five Years Later


It has been five years since property-owners in the nine county Bay Area started paying $12/year toward the first-ever, region-wide parcel tax known as Measure AA, or the San Francisco Bay Clean Water, Pollution Prevention and Habitat Restoration Measure.

Nature-based solutions being pioneered at Sears Point

Sears Point

It’s already been more than six years since a 285-foot-wide breach allowed salt water to fill a 1,000-acre tidal marsh basin for the first time in over a century at Sears Point Ranch along Highway 37 in the North Bay.