Implementing Mitigation Policies in San Francisco Bay: A Critique

by Wendy P. Eliot, State Coastal Conservancy, Oakland, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85


This paper documents and evaluates 58 permits in San Francisco Bay that required the implementation of wetland restoration projects to fulfil mitigation requirements. The 58 projects are diverse, frequently unsuccessful and do not adhere to established mitigation policies. Many mitigation projects have not been completed. Carefully planned and implemented mitigation banks are suggested as a method to improve the success of these mitigation projects and to achieve regional wetland restoration goals.

Subject Headings: Bays | Wetlands (coastal) | Ecological restoration | Permits | River bank stabilization | Rivers and streams | Estuaries | Coastal management | California | United States

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