May 3, 2019
The newly released Adaptation Atlas (adaptationatlas.sfei.org) has been making waves on several significant media outlets, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, Politico, ABC 7 News, East Bay Times, and the Marin Independent Journal.
We welcome you to learn more about the adaptation strategies that might be best suited to your own "natural jurisdiction."
The substantial, 255-page document is based on physical and social scientific fundamentals. Co-led by Julie Beagle of SFEI and Laura Tam of SPUR, the team sought to examine strategies for ecological and social resilience. The report contends that a scientific framework is necessary to optimize efforts for sea-level rise adaptation, just as the need for this work becomes increasingly urgent. Yet, shoreline adaptation is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Rather, different projects, initiatives, and programs will work best when tailored to the diverse environmental units that characterize the Bay Area. The Adaptation Atlas describes these different strategies.
Sarah Jo Szambelan
Programs and Focus Areas:
Resilient Landscapes Program
Center for Resilient Landscapes
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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)
Image courtesy of the San Francisco Chronicle
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.