Restoration is dirty work

Shannon O’Neill Creighton

Playing in the mud is one of many unique facets of marshland restoration work. Bay mud is most commonly a deep black, with hues that include rust, mocha, and ebony, and textures ranging from custard, to wet clay, and even cookie batter. This mud is a key substrate of the intertidal zone of north San Francisco Bay, where DU is partnering with Sonoma Land Trust and US Fish and Wildlife Service on large-scale native cordgrass restoration efforts to accelerate wetland development at both Sears Point and Cullinan Ranch in San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge.