Historical condition, Landscape change and restoration potential in the Eastern Santa Clara Valley, California
This report synthesizes historical evidence into a picture of how Coyote Creek looked and functioned before intensive modification. Prepared for the Santa Clara Valley Water District, the report helps explain contemporary landscape conditions and identify options for watershed restoration, natural flood protection, and integrated water management.
Download the Report
- Executive Summary Option 1: Letter 8.5 x 11—Prints double sided, portrait view.(28 MB)
- Executive Summary Option 2: 11 x 17—Prints double-sided, landscape view on 11 by 17 inch paper. PDF has been assembled so that the brochure's pages print out correctly when the brochure is assembled and folded in half. (27 MB)
- Complete Report (183 MB)
Bound, full-color copies of the report can be obtained for $50, plus tax and postage (contact: [email protected] or 510-746-7355).
Download GIS Data
This dataset includes Santa Clara Valley and adjacent baylands
ESRI ArcMap 10 file geodatabase (.gdb) format
Historical Habitats, Channels and Distributaries
The Santa Clara Valley Water District's Watching Our Watersheds (WOW) project has adapted Historical Ecology data into Google Earth (KMZ) format. An adapted version of SFEI's mapping of Coyote Creek watershed is available for download: Central Santa Clara Valley Historical (3 Mb)