Editor's Pick Restoration Stories 1993-2013

Walk back through time with this sampling of early stories.

  • Gem in the Redwoods (restoration on Sausal Creek begins) February 2010 
  • Trestle Trouble (train trestles block creek mouth restoration/reconnection with wetlands), April 2010
  • Coho Consciousness (Lagunitas Creek headwaters, coho), April 2008
  • Wetland Worries (El Sobrante subdivision threatens Garrity Creek, Corps wetland regs), June 2006
  • Reweaving Culture into a Creek (restoration Cache Creek; Native Americans) August 2002
  • Gardening for Steelhead (native plants for salmon on Arroyo Mocho) August 2004
  • Slough Sleuths (wildlife inventory Yosemite Slough, SF), December 2004
  • Dam Demo Frees Fish (Butte and Battle Creeks), December 1999
  • Warblers Refuel at City Creek (Coyote Creek, migrating birds), December 1997
  • All Out for Tolay (dredging requires restoration as mitigation), June 1995
  • Wildcat Revival (source to mouth restoration, urban creek headwaters), August 1993 

  • Saving Two Birds With One River (removing riprap would allow Sacramento to meander), October 2009 
  • Zins and Fins and Feathers ((Vino Farms, Mokelumne River restoration, elderberries) June 2008
  • Bunnies and Birds Get a (Levee) Break (multi-agency restoration on the San Joaquin River), December 2004
  • Grapes of Rapture (Napa River restored by vintners), February 2004
  • Mokelumne Slips through Relicensing Window (dams taken out for fish passage), October 2003
  • Plugging Away at River Restoration (pond-and-plug on the Feather River), August 2002
  • The Last Wild Rivers (fighting dams on the Clavey River, Friends of the River, June 1994
  • River Gets Riparian Lift (land acquisition on Sacramento River for riparian refuge), August 1993

  • Linchpin Land in Limbo (Conway Ranch, landowners as stewards, HCPs), August 2011
  • Farmland for Habitat? A Tradeoff? (environment is not a blank canvas for wetland restoration), February 1998
  • Playing God in the Delta (CALFED Ecosystem Restoration Plan), October 1997
  • Cone-Headed Fish Screens (Suisun Marsh & Grizzly Bay intakes), August 1997
  • The Delta Rehab Jigsaw (research and restoration Staten, Prospect, Webb, Yolo, Twitchell, Bouldin etc.), October 1994

  • Cullinan’s New Crust (early breaches, San Pablo Bay Refuge), November 2012
  • Salt Ponds to Shorebird Heaven (Phase 1 SBSP project complete), August 2011
  • He Built it and They Came (early eelgrass restoration Marin Rod & Gun Club, June 2009
  • Bird Laboratory (bird response to nesting islands pond SF 2), April 2006 
  • Marsh on the Move (early progress on Suisun Marsh Plan), April 2006
  • What Price Restoration? (early costs and challenges wetland restoration), April 1995
  • Mice, Men and Marshes (San Leandro shoreline restoration), August 1994

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 appear with odd formatting but the text is correct).

See the full Pre-2014 Archive

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