One of the SF Bay NERR monitoring locations at Rush Ranch

One of the SF Bay NERR monitoring locations at Rush Ranch

Research

The NERR sites of China Camp and Rush Ranch represent rare examples of habitats that were once common in the San Francisco Estuary: native grasslands, tidal marshes, mud flats, and rocky intertidal areas. In particular, they contain some of the last remaining historic tidal marshes in the estuary and serve as reference sites for the design and evaluation of restored and created tidal wetlands. The NERR conducts long-term monitoring and research, and also works with Solano Land Trust and California State Parks to coordinate all other scientific research happening within Rush Ranch and China Camp (respectively). We can provide scientists working within the sites with monitoring data, site knowledge, and connections to science translators to assist with communicating about research. Permits are required to conduct research at both sites. Contact Research Coordinator, Matt Ferner, at mferner “at” sfsu.edu.