May 27, 2015

SFEI recently completed an historical ecology study of lower Novato Creek in Marin County. The study was conducted as part of the larger Flood Control 2.0 project and was aimed at illustrating the change in creek and bayland habitat conditions over the past 120 years following the installation of flood control levees. The historical landscape was reconstructed using a variety of maps, photographs, and documents compiled from many local archival sources. The results from the study are being used to help develop a long-term, multi-benefit restoration vision for lower Novato Creek and the adjacent lands.

Scott Dusterhoff
Programs and Focus Areas: 
Clean Water Program
Resilient Landscapes Program
Historical Ecology