The San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
The San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project
Document Type
JD - Joint Document
Present Land Use
Numerous land use and zoning designations throughout the San Francisco Estuary region.
Document Description
The Spartina Control Program (SCP) proposes to implement a number of treatment techniques (tools) to eradicate the four invasive non-native cordgrass species. These include a range of manual, mechanical, and chemical techniques including hand digging, smothering, use of herbicides, dredging, mowing, maceration, burning, and flooding. The geographic focus includes the nearly 40,000 acres of tidal marsh and 29,000 acres of tidal flats that comprise the shoreline areas of the nine Bay Area counties, including Alameda, Contra, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma Counties. Currently, about 5,000 gross acres of marshland are infested with about 500 net acres of invasive cordgrasses.

Contact Information

Maxene Spellman
Agency Name
California State Coastal Conservancy
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara
SFO, Oakland Int'l
San Francisco Bay/Estuary and tributary channels

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Local Actions
Regional Invasive Species Control Program
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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