Report on the Subtidal Habitats and Associated Biological Taxa in San Francisco Bay
The Habitat Conservation Division staff led the development of the Report on the Subtidal Habitats and Associated Biological Taxa in San Francisco Bay, issued in August 2007. This report describes the current status of knowledge of the primary subtidal habitat types in San Francisco Bay and their associated biota, and is meant to provide a common understanding of subtidal habitats in San Francisco Bay in support of the San Francisco Bay Subtidal Habitat Goals project. In compiling this report, we also provide a basis for future comparisons of habitat conditions and biotic assemblages. The geographic scope of the report includes San Francisco Bay from Sherman Island at the base of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) seaward to the outer Golden Gate Channel (i.e., Point Bonita and Point Lobos) and south to the southern extent of San Francisco Bay. The scope includes only tidally influenced areas within tributaries to San Francisco Bay, and does not include the Delta. Every effort was made to compile the best available information, including sources from peer-reviewed journals, agency reports, unpublished data, and expert knowledge of both scientists and resource managers working in San Francisco Bay.
Many dedicated staff from numerous agencies and organizations contributed to the development and printing of this report, including the following:
Editors: Korie Schaeffer, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Southwest Region; Katie McGourty, NMFS Southwest Region; Natalie Cosentino-Manning, NMFS Restoration Center
Contributing Authors: Sarah Allen, National Park Service; Andrew Cohen, San Francisco Estuary Institute; Meredith Elliot, Point Reyes Bird Observatory; Natalie Cosentino-Manning, NMFS Restoration Center; Kathryn Hieb, California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG); Katie McGourty, NMFS Southwest Region; Korie Schaeffer, NMFS Southwest Region; Janet Thompson, US Geological Survey (USGS); Susan Wainwright-De La Cruz, USGS
Maps and Figures: Charleen Gavette, NMFS Southwest Region; Michele Jacobi, National Ocean Service; Jill Bodner, National Ocean Service
Layout and Design: Milena Viljoen, NMFS Restoration Center
Cover Photo: Dennis Anderson, Dennis Anderson Photography