Editor's Pick Invasions Stories 1993-2013

Walk back through time with this selection of early stories.

  • Clams Muddle Delta Restoration (invasive claims overgraze phytoplankton), April 2013
  • Fish Down, Invasions Up, Flooding Soon (CCMP progress on reducing invaders), October 2013
  • Submerged Surprise in Suisun (stuckenia), February 2012
  • Wooly Mammoth Marsh (Spartina alterniflora introduced by wetland restoration projects), October 2007
  • Bothersome Bivalve (Pacific giant oyster arrives SF Bay), October 2007
  • Spartina Shakedown (Spartina alterniflora found at restoration sites), October 1998
  • Push for New Ballast Regs (BayKeeper, ship’s ballast as invasion pathway), October 1998
  • Legislating Away Aquatic Invaders (mitten crabs, zebra mussels, estuaries), February 1996
  • Purging Ships of Aquatic Invaders (eradication options), December 1995
  • Mitten Crab Digs In; Pike Worries (alien crabs and fish wreak havoc), December 1995

Estuary News launched in November 1992, and for the first few decades focused on key policy and environmental issues for San Francisco Bay and Delta. For many years it published bimonthly as an eight-page newsletter before it evolved into a magazine and added a digital platform in 2014. This archive includes almost 50 PDFs from that historic period (a few issues are irretrievable while others appear with odd formatting but the text is correct).

See the full Pre-2014 Archive

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