Eden Beach

Alameda County, CA
  • Resilience / Climate Adaptation
  • Ecological Design

Funded through a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), SCAPE is working with the California State Coastal Conservancy to develop a pilot project and planning study located at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve in Alameda County.

Located on the outboard levee of an existing salt pond complex and tidal restoration site, this new shoreline feature aims to reduce erosion to the levee; test the efficacy of different coarse grain material sizes; create roosting and nesting habitat for bird and fish species; and advance a larger-scale resilient shoreline strategy. As part of a planning and analysis phase before the implementation of the pilot project, SCAPE conducted a thorough study of site history, surrounding land use, topography, bathymetry, hydrology, geology and soils, erosion and sediment transport, existing infrastructure, ecological resources, and cultural resources. Ultimately, the findings generated from the study and implementation of this pilot project will be applied to the full, two-mile project area, and used as a case study for other projects involving shoreline interventions in fragile coastal zones adapting to the combined effects of sea-level rise, storm surge, and marsh migration.


  • California State Coastal Conservancy


Arcadis (Coastal Modeling and Engineering)