SF Bay Freshwater-Starved Estuary

The Bay Institute’s major new study documents how the ecological health of San Francisco Bay and the nearby ocean is at high risk.

Film and Lecture Series

Our Film & Lecture Series features guest speakers, films and topics related to environmental issues as part of our mission to protect, restore and inspire conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed from the Sierra to the sea.

Sea Level Rise in San Francisco Bay

Global warming is causing sea levels everywhere to rise. Restoration of San Francisco Bay marshlands can help protect the shoreline from flooding. Learn what is being done to prepare.

The Oro Loma Horizontal Levee

At a wastewater treatment plant on the San Lorenzo shoreline an unassuming group of scientists, engineers and politicians is conducting a cutting-edge experiment to address sea level rise. The results will have global implications.

Salmon Viewing Map

California, and the San Francisco Bay Area in particular, is a cornerstone for salmon spawning. Find the best spots around the Bay Area to view one of nature’s greatest spectacles.


Together, let’s turn the tide for the endangered Bay-Delta ecosystem and the countless species that depend on it. Your support will help put water where it is needed most to support our local food webs, fisheries, and economy.