Cullinan Ranch Already Seeing Incredible Results

Canvasback visiting the new wetlands at San Pablo Bay.
The top photo is of Cullinan Ranch prior to the levee breach. The bottom photo is just three weeks later. (CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE)

The top photo is of Cullinan Ranch prior to the levee breach. The bottom photo is just three weeks later. (CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE)

It’s been roughly three weeks since Ducks Unlimited and the USFWS held a press conference at Cullinan Ranch reintroducing tidal waters to the 1,575-acre Cullinan Ranch Unit of the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and already the results are impressive.

By lowering and breaching an aging perimeter, seawater was allowed to pour through the levee and touch Cullinan soil for the first time in over 100 years,  creating a new wetland that has been attracting waterfowl daily. So far, tons of Canvasback have been reported, as well as scaup, wigeon, ruddy and coots. And it should only improve over time.