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This presentation gives an overview of current conditions in Pescadero Marsh in San Mateo County, California, and introduces the Coastal Alliance for Species Enhancement, a new non-profit dedicated to …

This presentation gives an overview of current conditions in Pescadero Marsh in San Mateo County, California, and introduces the Coastal Alliance for Species Enhancement, a new non-profit dedicated to restoring critical coastal habitats.

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  • 1. What's Killing the Fish in Pescadero Marsh?
  • 2. Pescadero Marsh One of the most important remaining wetlands on the coast...
  • 3. Pescadero Marsh On the Pacific Flyway, a vital wintering ground and nursery for more than 200 bird species Photo courtesy Avis Boutell, San Mateo County Natural History Association
  • 4. Pescadero Marsh A complex ecosystem providing food and shelter for many threatened and endangered native species
  • 5. Pescadero Marsh A complex ecosystem providing food and shelter for many threatened and endangered native species
  • 6. Pescadero Marsh A complex ecosystem providing food and shelter for many threatened and endangered native species
  • 7. Going...going...gone? Sculpin Ospreys Tidewater Goby Steelhead Starry Flounder San Francisco Garter Snake Red-Legged Frog Great Blue Heron Coho Salmon
  • 8. Too Many Years of Waiting for Action
  • 9. Populations Plummeting
  • 10. Areas of Immediate Need The North Pond The South Marsh The Butano Channel Improperly managed flow gates allow salt water intrusion into the freshwater pond, wiping out habitat for gobies, frogs, and snakes The creek has become so obstructed and diverted that native steelhead and salmon can no longer migrate to their spawning grounds or return to the ocean Anoxic water flows cause massive habitat degradation and fish die-off each winter
  • 11. Coastal Alliance for Species Enhancement Photo courtesy San Mateo County Natural History Association Formed to move State Parks into action
  • 12. Coastal Alliance for Species Enhancement Organized by local citizens with life-long knowledge of the marsh, its creeks, and creatures
  • 13. Coastal Alliance for Species Enhancement 3 goals:
      • Clear creeks
      • 14. Healthy habitats
      • 15. Enhanced enjoyment
  • 16. You Can Help Make the CASE for Restoring and Enhancing Pescadero Marsh
  • 17. You Can Help Donate Today! Tell a Friend! Find Us on Facebook!