Products and Resources

The Bay Foundation (TBF) is a science-based organization embracing a diverse range of disciplines. TBF produces a great number of resources based on research, monitoring, partnerships, and multiple opportunities that expand the organization’s collective knowledge and serve to advance the Bay Restoration Plan. These resources include everything from scientific reporting to outreach materials, divided across the following categories: Newsletters, Reports, Research Publications, and Multimedia Resources.


Newsletters include BAYWIRE, for news across our Santa Monica Bay National Estuary Program; The Changing Tide, dedicated to promoting clean boating practices in California and showcasing great boating destinations throughout the state; and Ballona Wetlands, for regular updates on the Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project, as well as general information about the Santa Monica Bay and Ballona Creek watersheds, wetlands news, and how to get involved.

Research Publications

sotbcover_1TBF staff regularly collaborates on research with colleagues from a variety of respected organizations and across various fields of study, often resulting in scientific publications listed in this section. Also included here is a link to the multidisciplinary scientific journal Urban Coast, a peer-reviewed product of the Center for Santa Monica Bay Studies, a partnership of Loyola Marymount University’s Seaver College of Science and Engineering and TBF. The 2015 State of the Bay Report was published as an Urban Coast issue.


Malibu Lagoon at sunrise


TBF’s science and policy experts, who work to understand and serve our entire watershed, produce reports on our diverse range of programs and individual projects with the hope that our findings will contribute to increased understanding, innovative solutions and effective environmental management strategies. The SMBNEP Annual Reports are also available here.

Multimedia Resources

TBF is increasingly producing public-friendly informational resources that are available either in multiple formats or offer a more visual representation of our work. Please explore and use our videos, app, infographics, and more as we continue to add such resources.