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San Francisco Estuary Institute
2017 – $10,000 Framework for Sea-Level Rise Adaptation
2016 – $15,000 Framework for Sea-Level Rise Adaptation
2014 – $10,000 Center for Resilient Landscapes

The San Francisco Estuary Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to applying environmental science research to the management of California landscapes. SFEI’s Resilient Landscapes Program uses interdisciplinary historical and environmental research to analyze how California ecosystems – from wilderness to cities – have been transformed over the past two centuries, using these data to help scientists, managers, and the public appreciate the state’s impressive natural and cultural heritage and to guide landscape-scale restoration strategies.

Framework for Sea-Level Rise Adaptation
This project is a partnership of two leading Bay Area organizations that support the advancement of public policy and sustainability and are collaborating to share expertise on both the ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ sides of the shoreline. The San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) was founded in 1993 and is dedicated to improving management of the Bay and its ecosystems through science and partnerships. SPUR, founded in 1910, promotes good planning and good government in the Bay Area through research, education, and advocacy.

The project will initiate a new framework for guiding and evaluating climate adaptation strategies appropriate to San Francisco Bay’s diverse shoreline settings, enabling the development of innovative design concepts that integrate natural and built infrastructure. These concepts include structural and nonstructural measures that address ecosystem health and resilience, flood risk management, water quality, land-use planning, and social equity goals. The result will be an essential framework for understanding what kind of adaptations could work for real places in the Bay Area, and a vision for how individual projects and design concepts can add up to resilient landscapes.

Center for Resilient Landscapes
Adaptation to climate change in the 21st century requires redesigning our landscapes as resilient, interconnected systems that have the ability to adapt over time. The Center for Resilient Landscapes aims to promote creative and integrative responses to the challenge of climate change by drawing on SFEI’s deep understanding of the diversity, complexity, and functions of California native landscapes. The Center will bring together an interdisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and designers to identify the inherent potential in our existing landscapes and create visions and strategies for achieving that potential.

http://www.sfei.org