San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project

ISP staff conducting Spartina Identification
workshop for Tomales Bay biologists and landowners.

The California State Coastal Conservancy (Conservancy) established the Invasive Spartina Project (ISP) in 2000. The ISP is a regionally coordinated project to address the rapid spread of four introduced and highly invasive Spartina (cordgrass) species in the San Francisco Estuary. The Conservancy has a broad mandate to protect the coastal resources of California. The ISP is comprised of a number of components including outreach, research, permitting, mapping, monitoring, and the allocation of funds for efforts to eliminate populations of invasive Spartina.

Funding for the Invasive Spartina Project comes from the CALFED Bay-Delta Program, United States Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the California State Coastal Conservancy.

Project Staff

Marilyn Latta
Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy

Peggy Olofson
Project Director

Drew Kerr
Treatment Program Manager

Tripp McCandlish
Field Operations Coordinator

Jennifer McBroom
Clapper Rail Monitoring Manager

Ingrid Hogle
Data and Technology Manager

Jeanne Hammond
Restoration Program Manager


Tobias Rohmer
Spartina Monitoring Program Manager

Phone: (510)536-4782




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Preserving Native Wetlands


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