Resilient Landscapes Program
Urban Nature Lab
Helen Casendino started working in SFEI's Resilient Lanscapes program as an Environmental Analyst in 2022. Helen earned a B.S. in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and a minor in Quantitative Science from the University of Washington, where her research included the study of shell-boring polychaetes in Pacific oysters and the characterization of freshwater macroinvertebrate communities using eDNA methods.
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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.