Resilient Design and Sea Level Rise for Tidal Marsh Restoration
Authors: Chris Zumwalt
San Francisco Bay is the largest estuary on the Pacific Coast and restoration projects are on the rise. The success of a restoration project depends upon maintaining the correct relationship between tidal wetlands and sea level; a salt marsh restoration site that is successful today could be underwater in 20 years. WRA developed a model that evaluates resilient design alternatives over time in the context of sea level rise using topography, habitat location, and public access facilities.