Screen capture from the Future San Francisco Bay Tidal Marshes tool

Future San Francisco Bay Tidal Marshes

Explore how sea level rise in the San Francisco Bay area may impact coastal marshes and the important ecosystem services and habitat they provide.

Understanding San Francisco Bay’s vulnerabilities to sea level rise is important for both biodiversity conservation and for management of public infrastructure. Coastal marshes provide essential ecosystem services, such as water filtration and flood abatement, while also providing important habitat for species of conservation concern. Improving our understanding of how tidal marsh habitats will be affected by sea level rise is important so that we maximize ecosystem services that coastal marshes provide and ensure that endemic populations of plants and animals persist into the future.

The Future Marshes Tool will help you:

  • View and query maps to understand how sea level rise may change the extent of tidal marsh habitat and bird species distribution over the next 100 years.
  • Make informed decisions about adaptation planning, restoration potential, and land acquisition given various sea level rise and sedimentation scenarios.
  • Identify areas both vulnerable and resilient to future sea level rise.
Last modified
15 February 2018 - 12:39pm