SCAPE hosts webinar on the role of coarse-grain beaches in climate adaptation

Nov 10, 2020

What’s a coarse grain beach, and what does it have to do with climate change?

In addition to other forms of shoreline restoration and nature-based infrastructure, coarse grain beaches—often composed of gravel, cobble and shell—have played an important role in historic Bay Area ecologies, creating critical habitat space as well as shoreline protection. In response to sea-level rise and coastal erosion, environmental planners, agencies, and local landowners have been confronting climate risk through a multi-front approach—utilizing beach and shoreline ecology restoration in combination with engineered solutions.

This Friday, November 13, join SCAPE and partners for a symposium to discuss the role of coarse grain beaches in climate adaptation and the challenges and opportunities associated with their design and implementation.

Time: Friday, November 13, 6 – 8 PM EST

Click here to learn more and register.

The panel includes:

Brett Milligan (UC Davis)
Julie Beagle, San Francisco Estuary Institute
Tim Clark, SCAPE
Eddie Divita, Environmental Science Associates
Katherine Liss, GGN
Hannah Vondrak, GGN
Blake Jopling, Rana Creek

To learn more about SCAPE’s work on coarse grain beach restoration in Alameda County, click here.