Bair Island is 2,600 acres (11 km²) of marsh and a part of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Redwood City, California. Though portions of Bair Island are owned by the State of California as the Bair Island State Ecological Reserve, the entire island is managed by the Refuge. Bair Island provides critical habitat for a variety of species, including the endangered California clapper rail and the salt marsh harvest mouse, and is an important stop for birds on the pacific flyway. An important part of South Bay ecology, environmentalists have fought to protect and restore Bair Island for decades. Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge is a US National Wildlife Refuge located in San Francisco Bay, California. ... The skyline of downtown Redwood City Redwood City is the county seat of San Mateo County, California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area - Total - Width - Length - % water - Latitude - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 kmÂ² 402. ... The term habitat has a number of unrelated meanings: A concept in Ecology: see habitat. ... In biology, a species is the basic unit of biodiversity. ... Binomial name Reithrodontomys raviventris Dixon, 1908 The salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris), also known as the red-bellied harvest mouse, is an endangered rodent endemic to the San Francisco Bay Area of California. ... Orders Many - see section below. ... (Ecology is sometimes used incorrectly as a synonym for the natural environment. ... Environmentalist is a person or a group that supports any goal of the environmental movement. ...
Category: Islands of San Francisco Bay There are several islands in San Francisco Bay. ... San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, and the Golden Gate The San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining of approximately forty percent of California, flowing in Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean. ... USGS Satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ...
THE BEST WAY to see BairIsland in its natural state is to take a boat up Redwood Creek to the outer island, separated from the middle island by meandering Corkscrew Slough, a waterway that varies in depth from a few inches to more than 11 feet at high tide.
Besides, he insists, the "island" is not an island at all, but several marshy pieces of land separated by waterways, called sloughs, cut by the daily inflow and outflow of tides.
If the islands were exposed to tidal action, she said, the picklegrass would come back along with the clapper rail and least tern.
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