Wetlands Regional Monitoring Project
San Francisco Bay Area
Wetlands Regional Monitoring Program

Wetlands Regional Monitoring Project

This Prop 50 - funded project is a three-year effort to monitor and track changes in Bay Area wetland condition using the EPA's three-level monitoring framework

Level 1 is assessment at the landscape scale assessment using GIS, remote sensing, and historical ecology. The WRMP is generating a Bay Area Base Map of natural channels, unnatural ditches, tidal wetlands, aquatic systems and riparian areas using standardized methods.

Level 2 is cost-effective, rapid assessment of condition via the California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM)

Level 3 is intensive assessment of ecological function. This project will consider Level 3 methods for monitoring and assessment of 1) mercury bioaccumulation using biosentinel species in riverine riparian areas and 2) standardized geomorphology methods for riverine systems

WRMP Prop 50 Science Advisory Group (SAG)

Learn more about the EPA's 1-2-3 monitoring and assessment framework (link)