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David Peterson

Environmental Analyst
Clean Water Program
Resilient Landscapes Program
Watershed Science & Management

David Peterson is an Environmental Analyst for the Resilient Landscapes and Clean Water programs at SFEI. He received a B.S. in Water Resources at University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point and an M.S. in Watershed Science at Colorado State University, where he used crowdsourced data to model flow duration in headwater streams across the Front Range to improve flow classifications of nonperennial streams. Prior to joining SFEI, David worked with the U.S. Forest Service PIBO Monitoring Program assessing fish habitat across the Pacific Northwest.

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Managing Open Space in Support of Net Zero (Project)

Protecting carbon stocks and increasing carbon sequestration can support climate change mitigation and maintain healthy, resilient ecosystems. To support SFPUC managers in making informed carbon management decisions, the Alameda Watershed Carbon Assessment offers scientific guidance on the watershed’s current and potential performance as a natural climate solution. This assessment was framed by two main objectives: to quantify current carbon stocks in the Alameda Watershed, and to evaluate opportunities to enhance carbon sequestration in its vegetation and soils.