Dec 1, 2015

SFEI scientists Sean Baumgarten and Scott Dusterhoff will present findings from the Lower Walnut Creek Historical Ecology Study at the Quadrennial Contra Costa County Creek and Watershed Symposium, to be held on December 3, 2015, at the Pleasant Hill Community Center. The event is anticipated to draw a large and diverse audience of community members and stakeholders, including numerous local elected officials, and will feature presentations and panels addressing a range of issues pertinent to watershed management in the County.

SFEI’s historical ecology research on lower Walnut Creek will create a picture of the wetland habitats that once existed in the area and will ultimately contribute to the development of short- and long-term multi-benefit management strategies that can benefit both habitats and people. The study, funded by the Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, is one component of Flood Control 2.0, a regional effort to help integrate habitat restoration and creation elements into flood control channel redesign at the Bay margin.

Contra Costa Watershed Forum (CCWF)
Programs and Focus Areas: 
Resilient Landscapes Program
Historical Ecology
Wetland Monitoring & Assessment