Coastal Program at San Francisco Bay

Community-based partnerships focused on restoration and protection of native coastal habitats.

Coastal Program logoPriorities:

  • Endangered Species
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Migratory Birds
  • Baylands (Especially tidal wetlands restoration)
  • Creeks
  • Non-Native Invasive Species Prevention, Control and Eradication
  • Community Stewardship


102 ac of Baylands off the Petaluma River see tidal water for the first time in 100 years

Photo: Dec. 2006, Rick Morat, FWS

The program is available to projects in watersheds draining into the Golden Gate. The mission of the Coastal Program at San Francisco Bay is to conserve coastal ecosystems by engaging external partners and other Service programs in activities that restore, enhance and protect fish and wildlife habitats.

If your project interest could help the Fish and Wildlife Service mission, we are interested in talking to you.

Projects can be on-the-ground actions, information collection for decision makers or advocacy/outreach. Our priority is to fund projects leading to on-the-ground results benefiting fish and wildlife.

Funding Available

About $180,000 annually. Typically we divide this among about 10 projects.


There is no rigid application format or deadline to apply. However, our money is available on a Federal fiscal year basis (October 1 to September 30), so we would like to hear from you no later than January each year. We encourage you to contact us as early as possible so that we can explore potential partnership opportunities for your project.


John Klochak
San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
9500 Thorton Ave.
Newark, CA 94560
Phone: (510) 792-0222
FAX: (510) 792-5828