Resilient Landscapes Program
Ellen Plane joined SFEI’s Resilient Landscapes program as an Environmental Analyst in 2019. Ellen earned her BA in Biological Sciences from Dartmouth College, where she focused on ecology, environmental studies, and GIS. Ellen also holds Master of City Planning and Master of Landscape Architecture in Environmental Planning degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. Her graduate studies included modeling shallow coastal groundwater in the San Francisco Bay Area and exploring ways to finance coastal adaptation using the land-use mechanism of transfer of development rights. Previously, Ellen worked in Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration at a Boston-area environmental consulting firm and on park planning and climate vulnerability assessment at Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Her work at SFEI focuses on shoreline restoration and adaptation.