Guadalcanal Village and Cullinan Ranch wetlands restoration sites:
These sites were my favorite photographic “subjects” for many years. Guadalcanal Village, owned by the California Department of Transportation, has been used as a mitigation site. It is due to become part of the San Pablo National Wildlife Refuge. It’s in northern California at the northern end of Mare Island, just off Hwy 37. The site was restored to tidal influence on October 31, 2001.

Cullinan Ranch‘s restoration is more recent. The dike re-introducing the site to tidal influence was breached on January 6, 2015. Its eastern end abuts the Guadalcanal Village restoration site. I walked and biked both GV and Cullinan Ranch sites for many years.

Overview-347-09bGuadalcanal Village wetlands






cr-372-12Cullinan Ranch wetlands






web-1730-scumArchaea is now on a separate page.






An article about pickleweed by Ron Sullivan and Joe Eaton in The San Francisco Chronicle featured one of my photos.

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