Video and Audio


Eden Landing: Wetland Restoration is Working

San Francisco Bay Joint Venture (TrimTab Media, June 2017)

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge film

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (October 2016)

Don Edwards Refuge biologists teaser

Teaser for upcoming documentary on biologists at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge by The Understory, a Bay Area-based filmmaking company (July 2016)

Living Refuge // Teaser from The Understory on Vimeo.

The Water at Bay

How wetlands restoration can help protect San Francisco Bay communities from sea level rise and flooding,
from Our Bay on the Brink (September 2015)

The Water at Bay from Our Bay on the Brink on Vimeo.

April 2015

Facebook Video on the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project

October 7, 2014

Exploratorium Science in the City podcast
Restoring the Salt Ponds (2014)

Restoring the Salt Ponds | Science in the City | Exploratorium

February 26, 2014

Bringing Back the Bay

Bringing Back the Bay on YouTube.

August 21, 2012

Ocean Health Index - Coastal Protection
A group of experts discuss the Ocean Health Index Coastal Protection goal

Coastal Protection from Ocean Health Index on Vimeo.

August 13, 2012

Ocean Health Index - Carbon Keepers

May 31, 2012

Lead Scientist Laura Valoppi on Restoring the Wild Heart of the South Bay (a public lecture on the Restoration Project).

February 3, 2011

Science Symposium 2011 session videos

September 20, 2010

Media coverage of the opening of a Bay Trail Segment near Moffett Field.

  • KTVU Channel 2

September 7, 2010

Media coverage of Senator Dianne Feinstein's visit to the completed habitat restoration of the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration project near the Dumbarton Bridge.

  • KTVU Channel 2
  • KRON Channel 4
  • ABC Channel 7 Link

Wetland Revival (2008)

View scientific fieldwork in action and learn about the importance of science in restoring the south bay salt ponds to wetlands habitat. Produced by the US Geological Survey. 25 minutes.

The Renaissance of San Francisco Bay (2008)

Celebrate the story of how the Restoration Project came into being.

KQED Quest: From Salt Ponds to Wetlands, September 2007


For more than 100 years, the southern shoreline of San Francisco Bay has been a center for industrial salt production. Now, in an attempt to roll back the clock, federal and state biologists are working on a 40-year, $1 billion project to restore the ponds to healthy wetlands for fish, wildlife and public recreation. | Watch

Time Lapse Video of Island Ponds Restoration, 2007

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Watch a time lapse of a tidal cycle in a restored pond, and view the many species of birds using the ponds.

The Wild Heart of Silicon Valley, February 2007

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A presentation to the California Colloquium on Water by Steve Ritchie, Executive Project Manager of the Project.

October 2006 Media Clips

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These clips cover the October 26, 2006 breach of a levee at Eden Landing. Appearances by Carl Wilcox, California Department of Fish and Wildlife; John Donnelly, Wildlife Conservation Board; Steve Ritchie, Coastal Conservancy; David Lewis, Save the Bay; and Janice Delfino.

March 2006 Media Clips

From channels 4, 7, and 11

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These clips cover the March 20, 2006 Restoration Project media event with Senator Dianne Feinstein. Footage includes aerial views of recent levee breaches. Appearances by Eric Mruz, Operations Specialist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service; David Lewis, Executive Director of Save the Bay; and Steve Richie, Executive Project Manager of the Restoration Project. 3.75 minutes.

Salt Pond Habitat Restoration

produced and directed by Judy Irving, featuring Keith Fraser

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This short film introduces viewers to the largest habitat restoration project on the West Coast: Over 16,000 acres of salt evaporation ponds in San Francisco Bay are being restored to tidal marsh and other natural habitats.

The film features and is narrated by Keith Fraser, a well-known local bait shop owner who has appeared on Bay Area Backroads. With his intimate knowledge of water birds and his expertise as a fisherman, Fraser is an enthusiastic and informed proponent of the salt pond restoration project. 6.5 minutes.

June 2005 North Creek Levee Breach

Channel 2 news

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Audio clips and programs

Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Bay Area

The Commonwealth Club of California

  • Podcast August 27, 2013 Link

September 2010 radio coverage of Feinstein ceremony

  • KCBS All News Radio 106.9 FM Link MP3
  • KGO News Talk Radio 810 AM Link MP3

Cross Currents (KALW) radio article

Bay Audio Tours

Smartphone Tours:

Walk parts of the Bay Trail in Alviso and other areas, whlie listening to Bay Area media icon Doug McConnell discuss human and natural history along the way.


A set of podcasts providing "listen and learn" opportunities in Newark, Hayward, and Alviso. Designed to be listened to while at the location. From

Legacy of Salt

Audio report (part of KQED's QUEST series)

South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project

A podcast from 1.5 minutes.

Restoring the Lungs of San Francisco Bay

A podcast from 1.5 minutes.

BBC Radio news article

BBC World Service. 2004. 4.5 minutes.