Dec 12, 2016

Peter Brand of the State Coastal Conservancy discusses the role of Historical Ecology and other research in bringing together stakeholders to help save the Santa Clara River.

"Our goal now was to paint a convincing picture for the public of the grandeur of this region, as it was and as it could be with full restoration. To accomplish this, we turned to experts in a relatively new science called “historical ecology.” This team, led by Robin Grossinger of the San Francisco Estuary Institute, included scientists, historians, and cartographers, who tracked down every historical source they could find"

Peter Brand
Programs and Focus Areas: 
Resilient Landscapes Program
Historical Ecology