Living Shorelines and Resilience in the San Francisco Bay and Outer Coast Workshops

04/02/2019 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
San Francisco Bay Area

Living Shorelines and Resilience in the San Francisco Bay Area Workshops - two, one-day educational and capacity-building events in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The first workshop was held on March 1st, 2019 and focused on living shorelines in sheltered estuarine habitats. The second workshop was held on April 2nd, 2019 and focused on North-Central outer coast habitats.  

This page provides information regarding both workshops including the agendas, presentations, and additional resources.

These workshops provide an introduction to the living shorelines design approach, and share information about the state of the science and best practices around living shorelines (i.e. nature-based or green infrastructure) shoreline adaptation strategies. These workshops are geared towards San Francisco Bay Area professionals who work or may work in the near future on shoreline adaptation projects in various capacities, including land and natural resource managers, scientists, municipal and regional planners, consultants, engineers, community conservation organizations, and key community leaders.


Together, these living shorelines workshops are organized through a collaboration between the NOAA Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, the Greater Farallones Association, NOAA Sentinel Site Collaborative, San Francisco State University Estuary & Ocean Science Center, San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and California State Coastal Conservancy.

Contact: Brenna Mahoney, Coordinator | San Francisco Bay and Outer Coast Sentinel Site Cooperative,

Living Shorelines and Resilience in the San Francisco Bay Area - sheltered estuarine habitats workshop

March 1st, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Bay Area Metro Center, Yerba Buena Room, 1st Floor, 375 Beale St, San Francisco 94105

  • Agenda
  • Speaker presentations 
    • Living shorlines: national and California project examples (.pdf)
    • What are the options on the spectrum of "green" to "grey" exercise (.pdf)
    • Perspectives
    • Regional resilience and landscape-level planning (.pdf)
    • Monitoring for design and succcess (.pdf)
    • Case studies
      • Oro Loma Horizontal Levee (.pdf)
      • San Francisco Bay Living Shorelines Project (.pdf)
      • San Mateo County Wetlands Vulnerability Study (.pdf)
  • Summary notes from workshop (to be added soon!)
  • Living Shorelines Resource list
  • Systems Approach to Geomorphic Engineering (SAGE) Living Shorelines Spectrum Graphic
  • San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) Resilience Atlas

Living Shorelines and Resilience in the San Francisco Bay Area - North-Central California Outer Coast 

April 2, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Stinson Beach Community Center, 32 Belvedear Ave, Stinson Beach, CA 94970