San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge in California established in 1970. It extends along the northern shore of San Pablo Bay and encompasses the largest remaining continuous patch of pickleweed-dominated tidal marsh in the northern San Francisco Bay.
Historically, the wetlands surrounding San Pablo Bay were one of the the largest tidal marsh complexes on the Pacific coast of North America. However, the area has been significantly impacted by human activities such as hydraulic mining, salt production, diking, draining, filling, agriculture, and development. All told, about 85% of San Pablo Bay's tidal marshes have been altered.
The Refuge includes a variety of habitats including open water, mud flat, tidal marsh, and seasonal and managed wetlands. The refuge hosts millions of migratory shorebirds and waterfowl, including the largest wintering population of canvasbacks on the west coast. The Refuge also provides year-round habitat for sensitive species including the endangered California clapper rail and salt marsh harvest mouse.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE ISSUES NOTICE ABOUT DRAFT COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION PLAN/ ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AVAILABILITY
Jul 13, 2010; WASHINGTON, July 13 -- Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a notice called: San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Sonoma,...
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE ISSUES NOTICE ABOUT FINAL COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION PLAN AND FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
Jan 09, 2012; WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a notice called: San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Sonoma, Napa,...