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California Estuarine Monitoring Manual

This document outlines approaches to monitoring a wide variety of parameters of interest in Southern California wetlands, and includes protocol documents and implementation recommendations.

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Divided Together Podcast

The Divided Together podcast was created to help visitors explore Border Field State Park and learn about it’s origins. Each episode showcases the park through a unique perspective that ties the land to its people.

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Salt Marsh Secrets

This e-book records favorite stories about salt marsh secrets that Joy B. Zedler and her collaborators uncovered while studying southern California coastal wetlands, from the 1970s to date.

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40 Years of Restoration at Tijuana Estuary: Lessons Learned

Check out the newest book on the history of habitat restoration in and around the Tijuana Estuary, by Chris Nordby.

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Marsh Resilience Assessment

A pioneering study published in Biological Conservation examines the ability of tidal marshes throughout the nation to keep pace with rising seas, conducted by the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. Visit the NERRA website for the full report.

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The Kuroshio Shot Hole Borer in the Tijuana River Valley

A story map showing the invasion and impacts of an invasive beetle in the riparian forests in the Tijuana River Valley. View the story map 2020 Final Report (6 MB) 2019 Peer J article – Impacts of the invasive shot hole borer (Euwallacea kuroshio) are linked to sewage pollution in southern California: the Enriched Tree Hypothesis. 2019 […]

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Unnatural History: Biological Invasions into Coastal Ecosystems

A brief look at some invasions of non-native species into San Diego’s estuarine ecosystems. 

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Tijuana Estuary – Friendship Marsh Feasibility and Design Study

A 2008 study that provides a comprehensive overview of TETRP (the Tijuana Estuary Tidal Restoration Program) and its potential next steps.

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Tijuana River FloodRISE – Flood Hazard Viewer

A collection of maps developed by the UC Irvine FloodRISE team, developed in collaboration with community stakeholders to promote resilience to flooding. View the Tijuana River FloodRISE (Resilient Infrastructure and Sustainable Environments) Flood Hazard Viewer  

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Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve Comprehensive Management Plan

The official TRNERR management plan, developed as part of the Reserve’s role in implementing the federal Coastal Zone Management Act.

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Living with the Water – Tijuana River Valley Recovery Team

Led by the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, this is a concise summary that outlines both the problems and potential solutions facing the River Valley.

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Visualizing the Future: CURRV

The CURRV project assessed the potential local effects of climate change associated with sea level rise and flooding from the Tijuana River, and a high-school artist, Audrey Carver, painted murals that helped visualize four different possible futures that scientists developed.  

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Preparing for Climate Change in the Tijuana River Valley: CURRV

Discover how the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve and its partners embraced uncertainty and used scenario planning to assess climate vulnerabilities in a highly complex socio-ecological system.

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Sand in My Shoes

Mary Louise Richard’s memoir of her family’s time living in the Tijuana Estuary during the Depression. 

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The Ecology of Tijuana Estuary

The official “site profile” of the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve. Open and read the Ecology of Tijuana Estuary

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Climate Change Effects on Tidal Marshes

Climate change effects such as sea-level rise (SLR) are altering California’s coastal wetlands, and this USGS study used physical and biological data to project how SLR may alter these ecosystems in the future.

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Historical Ecology Study

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A synthesis of hundreds of historical resources were used to reconstruct the ecosystems of the Tijuana River valley prior to major European-American landscape modification and compare them to those found today. View the Tijuana River Valley Historical Ecology Investigation

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