Coastal Training


Are you a coastal decision-maker interested in receiving training or technical assistance? 



Decisions made by coastal communities can have profound, long-term consequences for estuarine and coastal environments.  Elected officials, land use planners, regulatory personnel, coastal managers, and recreational users are key decision-makers who often are in need of access to relevant science-based information, training, or available technology to make informed decisions affecting the watershed and coast.  With significant development pressures on coastal communities on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border and the resulting impacts to coastal resources, it is imperative that these decision-makers have sound information on which to base often delicate decisions. The Coastal Training Program (CTP) offers professional training and technical assistance to coastal decision-makers in the bioregion, from Point Conception, north of Santa Barbara, to San Quintín on the Baja California Coast, some 190 miles south of the border.


CTP Offers:

“Planning for Climate Change” training workshop developed for coastal planners

Training Workshops

Technical Assistance

Field Experiences

As one of the last intact southern California coastal wetlands, the Reserve serves as a model and case study for wetland mitigation and coastal resilience to climate change.  Supported by CTP, coastal decision-makers in San Diego County are poised to be environmental leaders for issues in coastal planning, conservation, and restoration.



Featured Projects:

Tijuana River Valley Recovery Team Workshop built an informational foundation for management and restoration of the river valley

Climate Understanding & Resilience in the River Valley (CURRV)

Temporal Investigations of Marsh Ecosystems (TIME)

Baja King Tides


Contact Kristen Goodrich, Coastal Training Program Coordinator for more information at kgoodrich(at)