Baylands Habitat Restoration and Community Engagement Project

Status Planning County San Mateo
Project Type Non-mitigation Location 37.47898° N, -122.12967° W Map
Project Area (Acres) 3.00 Last Updated 29 September 2022
Project Abstract Grassroots Ecology will restore and enhance marsh-upland transition zone habitat along the San Francisco Bay Trail in Ravenswood Open Space Preserve and at Cooley Landing, work with East Palo Alto-based community groups to provide restoration training and organize stewardship events, and hire local young adults for restoration internships.
Project Groups San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority (Eligible) | San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority (Funded)
Administrative Region San Francisco Bay Joint Venture - Sandra Scoggin, SFBJV

Project Identification

IDType
RA-034 SFBRA - Project ID

Habitat Plan

Site NamePhaseActivitySubActivitiesHabitatSubHabitatAcresActivity StatusWater Regime
Ravenswood Preserve Conceptual design Restoration/Rehabilitation Bay Habitat (SFBJV Only) Tidal marsh 3.00 Planning in-progress

Related Habitat Impacts

HabitatAcres LostType of Loss
No Data

Sites

NameStatusAcres
Ravenswood Preserve Planning/Scoping 3.00

Events

DateTypeDescriptionSite Name
2026-09-15 Project end date
2022-09-15 Project start date
2022-06-24 Other SFBRA authorized funding Ravenswood Preserve

People

TypeNameOrganizationDepartment
Contact Barbara Camacho Garcia Grassroots Ecology East Palo Alto Project Lead

Funding

PhaseActivityFunderAmount
Conceptual design Restoration/Rehabilitation SFBRA San Francisco Bay Restoration Authtority - Measure AA $688,016

Related CRAM Assessments

Visit DateVersionSite NameWetland TypeIndex Score
No Data

Performance Measures

Plan NamePlan GoalPerformance MeasureMeasure ValueStatusEvaluation Date
San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Community Engagement Benefits economically disadvantaged communities 1 yes achieved in-progress/partially achieved
San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Community Engagement Has significant youth involvement component 1 yes achieved in-progress/partially achieved
San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Community Engagement Number of unique volunteers expected to participate in-progress/partially achieved
San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Community Engagement Number of volunteer hours expected to be contributed in-progress/partially achieved
San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Community Engagement Number of youth participants expected to be engaged in-progress/partially achieved
San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Flood Protection Miles of levee to be constructed in-progress/partially achieved
San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Public Access Miles of Bay Trail to be constructed in-progress/partially achieved
San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Public Access Number of public access facilities to be constructed in-progress/partially achieved
Name File Type Submitted On Submitted By
SFBRA Staff Recommendation Other 2022-08-09 Catie Thow, 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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