ISP staff conducting Spartina Identification
workshop for Tomales Bay biologists and landowners.
California State Coastal Conservancy
(Conservancy) established the Invasive Spartina Project (ISP)
in 2000. The overall goal of the project is to develop a regionally
coordinated project to address the rapid spread of four introduced
and highly invasive Spartina (cordgrass) species in the San
Francisco Estuary. The Conservancy has a broad mandate to protect
the coastal resources of California. The ISP is comprised of a number
of components including outreach, research, permitting, mapping,
monitoring, and the allocation of funds for efforts to eliminate
populations of nonindigenous Spartina.
for the Invasive Spartina Project comes from the CALFED Bay-Delta
Program, United States Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program,
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the California State