San Francisco Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team (BRRIT)

The Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team (BRRIT) was formed to improve the permitting process for multi-benefit habitat restoration projects and associated flood management and public access infrastructure in the San Francisco Bay and along the shoreline of the nine Bay Area counties (excluding the Delta Primary Zone). Read More...

Who We Are 

The BRRIT consists of staff from the six state and federal regulatory agencies with jurisdiction over habitat restoration projects in San Francisco Bay.

BRRIT Team
Left to right: Tami Schane (California Department of Fish and Wildlife)​, Frances Malamud-Roam (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), Anniken Lydon (San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission)​, Valary Bloom (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service),​ Agnes Farres (San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board)​, Alison Weber-Stover (NOAA Fisheries)​. Not shown in photo: Dina Bowlin (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) and Jennifer Siu (U.S. EPA). 

Contact the BRRIT:  BRRIT@waterboards.ca.gov 

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How we're doing so far
The BRRIT is showing promise for improving the permitting process for multi-benefit wetland restoration projects in San Francisco Bay. Since its inception in August 2019, the BRRIT has permitted four projects and is actively engaged with 14 projects in the pre-application phase.

The BRRIT reports to the Restoration Authority Board on activities and progress in meeting performance measures. These performance memos include updates on the budget; work completed by the Policy and Management Committee; BRRIT operations and outreach; and other efforts the BRRIT is engaged in (such as coordinating with the Wetland Regional Monitoring Program and piloting the EPA’s Wetland Type Conversion Framework). The BRRIT provided their first performance memo to the Restoration Authority Board at their May 8, 2020 meeting.
The BRRIT provided their second annual report to the board at their June 18, 2021 meeting.

BRRIT Pre-application Survey

The BRRIT is always working to improve and we welcome feedback and suggestions. Please take our pre-application satisfaction survey to provide feedback on the pre-application process and how it can be improved to better serve the restoration community. 

News Highlights

Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse by Moose Peterson
Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse by Moose Peterson

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s San Francisco Bay Estuary Conservation Fund grants now available. Read More...

NPR: Got Mud? For Coastal Cities, Humble Dirt Has Become A Hot Commodity

KPIX reports on the start of the restoration of Lower Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County. Watch here...

The Bay Area Monitor’s recent edition on facing sea level rise discusses how the BRRIT can accelerate permitting for restoration projects. Read more…

Bay Nature magazine says the passage of Measure AA means jobs, restoration, and flood control and highlights several BRRIT projects. Read more…

Our Funders

The BRRIT is funded by the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority, State Coastal Conservancy, Valley Water, Bay Area Toll Authority, and East Bay Regional Park District. The state and federal regulatory agencies are providing additional in-kind resources, including management participation in the Policy and Management Committee and office space. 

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