The Native Oyster and EelGrass Project at Pier 94

 

About This Program

The Pier 94 Subtidal Wetland and Subtidal Expansion Pilot Project is research to determine the sustainability of Native Oysters and Eelgrass species at Pier 94.  Both species historically lived in San Francisco Bay. Pier 94 is in the southeast area of San Francisco, an underserved community.  The project, if successful, would improve biodiversity by adding the eelgrass (a native plant) and native oysters, which improves marine and shoreline wildlife habitat. This project is in line with the Subtidal Goals Habitat Goals for San Francisco Bay. The Terrestrial and Vegetation Management Plan for this site, provides for re-vegetation efforts and habitats at Pier 94 to improve native species diversity.  The information learned from this small site can be used to replicate the project at other bay locations.

Project Date

January 7, 2020 – January 7, 2022

Project Team  

Golden Gate Audubon Staff and Volunteers, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, Noreen Weeden

Funded By

A private family foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Salesforce