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The refuge began the restoration of 72 acres (29 ha) of low-yield hayfields to tidal salt marsh last March by breaching a bayfront levee. The goal is to bring back native pickleweed-dominated vegetation, which is habitat for the salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris) and California clapper rail (Rallus longirostris obsoletus), two endangered species in the greater San Francisco Bay estuary. The restoration site included lands managed by the refuge under long-term lease from State of California Lands Commission. This site is situated immediately east of and adjacent to the Tolay Creek Unit of the refuge, a 435-acre (177-ha) site restored to tidal action in December 1998 for the same purposes.
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Title Annotation:Region 1
Publication:Endangered Species Update
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 1, 2003
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