In the San Francisco Bay and Delta, wetlands are recognized as novel ecosystems that have been greatly affected by human activity (Moyle et al. 2016). Restoration of wetlands will not return historical conditions before humans were present, because the region is highly altered and urbanized (Nichols et al. 1986). Instead, restoration in the estuary now typically refers to projects that return tidal flows to areas with little or no water control. In comparison, water in managed wetlands is controlled to create or enhance desired communities.
Project Tracker is a data entry tool for uploading and editing information on wetland restoration, mitigation, and habitat conservation projects throughout California. Once projects are approved for public display by regional managers, they can be viewed and downloaded along with other projects and data layers on EcoAtlas.