Nov 13, 2019
SFEI scientist Julie Beagle was consulted to discuss the value of wetlands at the Bay's edge in Newark, where a controversial new development is planned for an area adjacent to critical marshland.
A long-brewing environmental battle over plans to build nearly 500 single-family homes on a large swath of property right next to Newark’s wetlands is coming to a head Thursday, when the City Council is to consider approving the massive development.
Environmentalists and residents who believe the site is better suited for wetlands restoration than pricey homes have lined up against city officials...
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San Francisco Bay Shoreline Adaptation Atlas: Working with Nature to Plan for Sea Level Rise (Project)
The Adaptation Atlas, a new report by SFEI and SPUR, featured in the SF Chronicle and SJ Mercury News (News)
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On May 2, 2019, the San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury News described how the Adaptation Atlas offers an innovative map of the Bay Area to promote nature-based strategies that can better assist our region in adapting to sea-level rise.
Working with Nature to Adapt San Francisco Bay’s Shoreline for Sea Level Rise (News)
Impacts from sea level rise and combined flooding are increasing along S.F. Bay’s shoreline. To address this challenge, scientists and decision makers must re-envision and adapt the varied, 300-mile shoreline to provide greater resilience for people and the environment. A critical tool for this process is a science-based understanding of where nature-based solutions and land-use policies can provide multiple benefits and resilient, adaptive ecosystems.