Building Climate Resilience of Urban Waters, Ecosystems, and Communities

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Climate change preparation should include water quality improvement and conservation measures, particularly in urban ecosystems. The project site, Manzanita Canyon, was located in the heart of a “disadvantaged” community where action is needed to increase resiliency of both the urban community and the ecosystem. 

This two-year project improved water quality and climate resilience of an urban ecosystem and an underserved community by engaging 2,253 community members in stewardship activities; restoring 7.56 acres of native coastal scrub ecosystem, including planting, maintaining and monitoring 1,536 natives; and removing 22 metric tons (758 m3) of invasive plants and trash. For more information on project results, see the related press release and the final and post-award reports (to the right and below). 

Below, find final summary reports for the two-year project, Building Climate Resilience of Urban Waters, Ecosystems, and Communities.

Project team: L. Goodwin, J. Barkan- Ocean Discovery Institute; E. Bowlby- San Diego Canyonlands; T.S. Talley, N. Venuti, C. Adams- California Sea Grant 

Funding: California Coastal Conservancy Prop 1 Funds


Reports 

Manzanita Canyon 2016-2019 plant list  T.S. Talley, N. Venuti, C. Adams, July 2019

Building Climate Resilience of Urban Waters, Ecosystems, and Communities: Post-Award Evaluation
T.S. Talley, N. Venuti, July 2019

Building Climate Resilience of Urban Waters, Ecosystems, and Communities: Final Report
T.S. Talley, N. Venuti, & C. Adams, July 2018

Building Climate Resilience of Urban Waters, Ecosystems, and Communities Final Report for State Coastal Conservancy
Submitted by Ocean Discovery Institute in partnership with California Sea Grant and San Diego Canyonlands, July 2018

Co-principal Investigators

  • Nina Venuti
    University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography