In 2001, the Joint Venture Management Board adopted an implementation strategy, based on the Habitat Goals Report, called Restoring the Estuary, with specific habitat goals for protecting over 200,000 acres of San Francisco Bay’s tidal flats, marshes, lagoons and seasonal wetlands during a 20-year period.
The habitat types and goals have been identified as follows:
• protect 63,000 acres, restore 37,000 acres, enhance another 35,000 acres of San Francisco Bay's tidal flats, marshes, and lagoons to benefit waterfowl, shorebirds, and other wildlife
• protect 37,000 and restore and/or enhance 30,000 acres of seasonal wetlands for breeding waterfowl and migrating shorebirds
• restore and.or enhance approximately 1000 miles of creeks and protect 40,000 acres of riparian corridors for resident and migratory songbirds