Balancing the Needs of Shoreline Ecosystems and Transportation in the Face of Sea Level Rise
Sea level rise and increased storm energy from climate change will affect shorelines at least into the next century. It
Will also be one of the most costly adaptation processes that the US is likely to undertake. This tour begins with a stop at Mare Island, located on SR37 and at the confluence of the Napa River and the San Francisco Bay, for an overview of transportation and ecology issues unique to the Bay and associated with sea level rise adaptation. Topics may include hydroacoustics/fisheries issues and sea level rise/extreme weather events. The tour will then continue on through the Point Reyes National Seashore to visit a bridge replacement project on SR1. Stops may include the Bolinas Lagoon, a tidally-influenced estuary and one of the most important stopover points for birds that migrate along the Pacific Flyway.
Trip Details: Location is approximately 2.5 hours from the conference. Bring a hat or sunscreen, and binoculars for birds. This is a full-day field trip.
Destinations/Stops: Sacramento Hyatt Regency to Mare Island/Vallejo, Stinson Beach, Point Reyes Station, back to Hyatt