Science activity
Science activity #49861, updated 29 April 2022

Tidal Wetland Restoration in the Bay-Delta Region: Developing Tools to Measure Carbon Sequestration, Subsidence Reversal, and Climate Resiliance 2021

Description / purpose

Tidal marshes are important ecosystems in the San Francisco-Bay Delta. They remove carbon from the atmosphere, build up soils that buffer our communities from sea level rise, mitigate excessive nutrients (like nitrogen), and provide critical habitat and food resources for a diversity of species. It is difficult to predict how tidal marshes change naturally over time versus as a response to climate change, restoration and water quality changes. This project provides the first ever multi-year dataset of the complete carbon budget of a tidal marsh. This dataset will be used to predict seasonal and annual carbon budgets in tidal marshes over a range of salinities. The model will assess the sustainability of existing and potential restored tidal wetland benefits over the next 100 years using remote sensing data. The model will be an open-source tool designed for use by wetland managers and decision makers in the Bay-Delta region. This project supports ongoing initiatives to restore tidal wetlands in the Delta and our ability to manage them in a changing world.

Linked science activities

None specified

Collaborators

Activity status

  • Awarded / Initiating (2019)
  • In progress / Ongoing (2019 - 2022)
  • Complete

Funding summary

Total allocated funding: $980,768

Label Value
Contract # or labor code 18200
Implementing organization California State University [CSU]
Funding organization Delta Stewardship Council
Funding Source Delta Stewardship Council - General Fund
Date of award 2019-06-30
Date of fiscal year-end Not provided
Total award amount $980,768
State type of obligation Not provided
Federal type of obligation Not provided
Reimbursability Not provided
Procurement mechanism Contracted competitive or direct award
Annual Expenditures

2019 - $493832.00 ()

2020 - $486936.00 ()

Location

Subbasins
Delta regions

Geographic tags

None specified

Products and outputs

Type Title Products Description Impact
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