San Francisco Bay NERR

The San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) encompasses over 3,700 acres of tidal marshes and undeveloped uplands that serve as research sites, outdoor classrooms, and recreation destinations. Reserve staff work to restore tidal marshes and strengthen the coastal community through research, monitoring, training, and education. As a staff we are working to be strong allies and provide stewardship for our local frontline communities around our reserve sites and throughout the Estuary.





News & Events


  • Bird with a motus tag
    September 29, 2022
        Read about Bay Area Motus efforts happening in Keeping Up With the Flyers: Wildlife Tracking Breakthroughs by David Loeb…
  • Catie at the EOS Center graduation (May, 2022).
    August 02, 2022
      Taking the narrow, winding road along Paradise Drive in Tiburon, California, maybe getting carsick along the way, you will… In truth, the EOS Center is so much more than its awe inspiring surroundings and a home for the SF Bay NERR. It is the past… Today, this diverse history of indigenous, military, and scientific uses shapes the future of the San Francisco Estuary by s…
  • Julie holding a crab
    August 01, 2022
      Renowned for its beauty and a hub of marine activity, San Francisco Bay is also one of the most invaded estuaries in the w… Results will help coastal resource managers better understand the individual and combined impacts of these stressors, so man… How crab fishermen can help If you’re using a crab trap in San Francisco Bay, or you know someone who crab-fishes here, you…


Recent Highlights

California Oyster Restoration

Read about collaborative California oyster restoration research projects in the face of climate change.

Restoration Project StoryMap

Check out a storymap on recent restoration project completed at Lower Spring Branch Creek.

New Education Coordinator

The SF Bay NERR warmly welcomes Bella Mayorga as our new Education Coordinator! 

Upcoming Trainings

Current training and workshop opportunities – from living shorelines to communicating science 




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