Resilient Silicon Valley is a project of the San Francisco Estuary Institute to build the science-based framework needed to guide the design of and investments in regional ecosystem health. Drawing on resilience science, regional data, and local expertise, we will develop the vision and tools that will allow stakeholders in the region ensure that local actions contribute toward the creation of a high-functioning and resilient Silicon Valley ecosystem.

The Resilient Silicon Valley project draws upon SFEI’s extensive regional expertise, data, and partnerships to lay the scientific groundwork needed to guide investments in regional ecosystem health. In the first phase of the project, SFEI is collaborating with Google’s new Ecology Program to apply the framework in support of adaptation and restoration strategies with real benefits for the Silicon Valley. The vision developed through the project will provide a strategic basis to inform local design and planning efforts and allocate resources that support a holistic vision of healthy ecosystems. We hope it will ultimately become a shared guide across Silicon Valley for those looking to contribute to regional resilience.

Programs and Focus Areas: 
Design and Communications
Geographic Information Systems
Resilient Landscapes Program
Historical Ecology
Landscape Ecology
Center for Resilient Landscapes
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