EST1.3: Increase understanding of estuary habitat change due to climate change and population growth
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Regional Priority Approach Description
Gain a better understanding of how habitat may change in the future due to pressures like climate change and population growth.
Desired Outcome - Improved understanding of how estuarine processes respond to climate change enables resilient estuary restoration.
Policy Needs - N/A
- Map and model salt water intrusion in context of climate change.
- Map and model sediment deposition in the context of climate change.
- Develop a delta-wide interactive geospatial platform for each large agricultural river delta.
- Assess the effect of projected climate change on freshwater and sea water mixing, stratification and residence time.
- Describe who the intended users of the final product will be and how they will engage in the project.
- Describe the datasets, protocols, and analyses that will be used.
- Describe how you will leverage ongoing projects.
- Describe how this research will improve restoration planning and site design.
- Describe how additional data collection will be used to improve decision-making, if new sampling/surveys are proposed.
- Consider applying ESRP Learning Program RFP guidance and criteria in developing your project and metrics of success.
Local Context - Local context provides additional specificity on how a Regional Priority approach should be implemented in each local area; examples include sequencing, partners to consider, and critical areas. Local context for this Regional Priority approach is available here.
Regional Priority Approach Near Term Actions Map
No Puget Sound Recovery Progress Measures set for this Regional Priority Approach.