The mission of the San Francisco Joint Venture is to protect, restore, increase and enhance all types of wetlands, riparian habitat and associated uplands throughout the San Francisco Bay region to benefit birds, fish and other wildlife.
The Joint Venture implements this mission by coordinating habitat conservation, restoration & enhancement actions and needed scientific assessments and studies to benefit target habitats and organims and maximize ecosystem function, connectivity & native biodiversity in the face of global change.
The purpose of the Joint Venture Science Program is to help determine and coordinate needed scientific studies and a consistent regional assessments framework to inform planning and implementation activities, and to measure effective conservation delivery, restoration efficacy, and inform adaptive management in the face of global change throughout the SFBJV region.
The science program activities are aimed at:
- Fostering and facilitating regular cross-communication and collaboration among research partners
- Integrating existing monitoring and research into a consistent monitoring and evaluation framework to measure conservation success and to assess ecological change
- Determining prioritized science needs for partners to engage in
- Helping to expand the technological resources available to a regional partner cooperative by coordinating data-sharing frameworks linked to the SFBJV project database
- Coordinating tools, strategies & empirical data to incorporate climate change in conservation planning and adaptive management
The science program integrates with the Joint Venture Restoration & Technical committee via a science subcommittee composed of active science partners and on-call advising experts.