Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge (DESFBANWR) is a US National Wildlife Refuge located in the southern part of San Francisco Bay, California. The Refuge headquarters and visitor center is located in the Baylands district of Fremont, next to Coyote Hills Regional Park, in Alameda County. The visitor center is on Marshlands Rd, off Thornton Ave. It was founded in 1974.
|Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
|Location||Alameda County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, California, United States|
|Nearest city||Fremont, California|
|Coordinates||37°30′00″N 122°07′00″W / 37.5°N 122.116667°WCoordinates: 37°30′00″N 122°07′00″W / 37.5°N 122.116667°W|
|Area||30,000 acres (120 km2)|
|Governing body||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service|
The Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge is one of six wildlife refuges in the San Francisco Bay Area.
It was renamed Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in 1995 in recognition of Congressman Don Edwards and his efforts to protect sensitive wetlands in south San Francisco Bay.
Ecotone at Don Edwards Refuge, 2005
Salt pond, with the Dumbarton Bridge in the background
- ↑ "Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 15 November 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
- ↑ DESFBANWR Pamphlet with Map
- Large collection of photos and trail descriptions of Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge Archived 2014-11-30 at the Wayback Machine
- Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge – United States Fish and Wildlife Service official site.
- San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex
- South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project
- Cargill Salt – San Francisco Bay Archived 2009-02-10 at the Wayback Machine