Tomales Bay, on the Marin County coast, is one of California's largest and least disturbed estuaries, yet little has been published on the status of its waterbirds or their vulnerability to environmental threats. Shuford et al. (1989) reported the results of waterbird censuses of up to 10 consecutive years in the adjacent Point Reyes area between 1965 and 1982 but provided limited information on waterbird use of Tomales Bay.
ACR has a 53 year history of leadership in regional conservation and a commitment to “Conservation in Action.” This includes our efforts to address the major impacts that are expected from Climate Change over the coming decades; e.g. higher than average temperatures, an increase in the severity of storms and drought, sea level rise, and a changing ecological landscape.