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Suisun Marsh and Grizzly Island
Near Suisun City, California

A northeastern extension of San Francisco Bay, the Suisun Marsh is said to be the largest estuarine marsh on the Pacific coast. It is managed collaboratively by several state and federal agencies as a key component of the bay-delta ecosystem.

Grizzly Island continues the ecosystem of Suisun Marsh with a patchwork of wetlands and seasonal wetlands, managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Wikipedia: Suisun Marsh

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Hill Slough and the Suisun Marsh

Hill Slough and the Suisun Marsh

Hill Slough, a branch of Suisun Slough, marks the northeastern edge of the Suisun Marsh, the largest estuarine marsh on the Pacific coast.

San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, near Suisun City, California

Date photographed: May 10, 2016

Rush Ranch Open Space Preserve

Rush Ranch Open Space Preserve

The Solano Land Trust acquired the Rush Ranch to protect and provide access to the Suisun Marsh. It also hosts field trips for third and fourth graders.

San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, near Suisun City, California

Date photographed: May 10, 2016

Fishing on Montezuma Slough

Fishing on Montezuma Slough

Fishing access, including disabled access, is provided at intervals along Montezuma Slough on Grizzly Island.

Grizzly Island Wildlife Management Area, California

Date photographed: May 10, 2016

Deepwater pond in the wildlife management area

Deepwater pond in the wildlife management area

The Grizzly Island wildlife management area provides and maintains varied habitats, from seasonal wetlands to permanent pools.

Grizzly Island Wildlife Management Area, California

Date photographed: May 10, 2016

Howard Slough and Mount Diablo

Howard Slough and Mount Diablo

Mount Diablo is visible down the line of Howard Slough on Grizzly Island. The double-peaked mountain is a striking landmark throughout the Delta.

Grizzly Island Wildlife Management Area, California

Date photographed: May 10, 2016

Salinity Control Gates on Montezuma Slough

Salinity Control Gates on Montezuma Slough

These gates across Montezuma Slough are closed during periods of low flow in the Sacramento River to prevent saltwater flow into the Grizzly Island and Suisun Marsh areas.

Grizzly Island Wildlife Management Area, California

Date photographed: May 10, 2016

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