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Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2023: A Future for Oysters Along the Pacific - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative),

Item Identification

Title: A Future for Oysters Along the Pacific - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Completed

Oysters are the tiny superheroes of coastal environments. They enhance water quality, create habitat, and protect shorelines from storms and erosion. Along the Pacific Coast, native oysters are in decline, due in part to sedimentation, inadequate protection, and unsustainable harvests. Planning for a future that includes healthy native oyster populations depends on our ability to select sites for restoration that not only account for these challenges but also the impacts of a changing climate.


A team led by the Elkhorn Slough and San Francisco Bay Reserves helped to meet this need by developing science-based planning tools that decision-makers along the Pacific Coast can use to select local “sweet spots” for restoration in which oysters can thrive under current and future conditions.

Supplemental Information:

Project Lead and Contact:

Kerstin Wasson, Elkhorn Slough NERR,

Project Type: Collaborative Research


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
None decision making
None habitat restoration
None oyster
None restoration

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Elkhorn Slough, CA
None San Francisco Bay, CA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Distribution Liability:

The distributor does not assume liability.

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 879403
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cothran, Jeremy
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 880984
W° Bound: -122.505
E° Bound: -122.45
N° Bound: 38.014
S° Bound: 37.98

San Francisco Bay, CA NERR

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 2

CC ID: 880988
W° Bound: -121.772
E° Bound: -121.72
N° Bound: 36.843
S° Bound: 36.799

Elkhorn Slough, CA NERR

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 879407
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2011-11-01
End: 2015-05-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:


Data Use Constraints:

Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS/NSC data. The NERRS/NSC retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and process the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the NERR site where the data were collected should be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. The data enclosed within this package/transmission are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures that are described in the associated metadata reporting statement allow. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. Requested citation format: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative(NSC).



CC ID: 879404
URL Type:
Online Resource

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 57755
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:57755
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2019-09-25 13:39+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-11-01
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2019-11-01
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-11-01