Design and Communications
Resilient Landscapes Program
Ellen Plane joined SFEI’s Resilient Landscapes program as an Environmental Analyst in 2019. Her work at SFEI is focused on sea-level rise adaptation planning and tidal ecosystem restoration. Ellen holds a BA in biology from Dartmouth College and Master of City Planning and Master of Landscape Architecture in Environmental Planning degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. Her graduate studies included investigating the impacts of sea-level rise on shallow coastal groundwater in the San Francisco Bay Area and exploring ways to finance coastal adaptation using the land use mechanism of transferable development rights. Prior to joining SFEI, Ellen worked in Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration at a Boston-area environmental consulting firm and on climate change adaptation at Golden Gate National Recreation Area.