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    Sunrise over Vallejo and Mt. Diablo as viewed from Cullinan Ranch
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    American Avocets feed in shallow tidal waters
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    Recently restored tidal marsh in the San Francisco Bay
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    Sandpipers take flight in a tidal lagoon
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    A quiet slough in the Napa Sonoma Marsh
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    Tidal marsh transitions to open water in the San Pablo Bay NWR

 

LATEST NEWS

12/5/14 - Cullinan Ranch will be re introduced to tidal water for the first time in over 100 years. The event will take place on January 6, 2015. Water will be visible along the highway almost immediately...

11/24/14 - Phase III construction is nearing completion with all the internal site improvements complete. Some minor work on the accleration / deceleration lane remains. Phase IV which includes levee breaching and levee lowering is initiated and will continue until the end of January, 2015 ...

Traffic Alerts

No major traffic delays are anticipated at this time ...

 

Monitoring

The Cullinan Ranch Restoration Project will be monitored for a period of at least 15 years, as required by state and federal permits, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service will continue monitoring and managing the site over a longer time period to ensure the project is progressing towards long term habitat goals.  Typical monitoring includes water quality, biosentinel monitoring for methylmercury, vegetation colonization, sedimentation/erosion, and breach development.  Once vegetation is well established, monitoring for species such as salt marsh harvest mouse and California clapper rail will begin.