Projects & Initiatives

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Recent and ongoing TRNERR projects

In addition to the day-to-day operations that take place at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, we have a number of long-term efforts that are broad in scope and span across the Research, Education, Coastal Training, and Stewardship programs. Reserve staff are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with a variety of partners on these projects and initiatives, examples of which are provided below.

The ResiDUOS Project

The ResiDUOS Project is a 5-pillar approach aimed at improving social-ecological resilience through marine debris prevention and removal in the U.S.-Mexico border region.

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NERRS’s Niche

This project addresses the impacts of marine debris across National Estuarine Research Reserves, and coordinates the transfer of knowledge toward system-wide strategic planning.

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Improving Coastal Resilience through Nature-Based Solutions in Tijuana, MX

This project was co-developed with community members on the front lines of climate change in order to build capacity, transfer knowledge, and build equitable climate resilience through nature-based solutions.

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The FloodRISE project researches the potential for metric resolution flood hazard simulations to enhance flood risk management, helping communities become less vulnerable to flooding disasters.

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Divided Together Podcast

The Divided Together podcast reveals topics that involve separation and unification related to the border, featuring people with direct experience and knowledge.

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Resilient Roads and Reserves (R3): Opportunities for Improving Access in California

Through this initiative multiple California Reserves are collaborating to better engage in planning processes involving dual management concerns for flood-vulnerable roads and adjacent coastal habitats. 

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Reciprocal Relationships in Reserves: Cultural Ecosystem Services (CES)

This project transfers knowledge on CES methods through virtual and in-person workshops to ensure their inclusion in natural resource planning and and long-term stewardship strategies.

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Climate Understanding & Resiliency in the River Valley (CURRV) / Temporal Investigations of Marsh Ecosystems (TIME)

The CURRV and TIME initiatives integrated climate science and resilience planning into programs, projects, and management strategy at TRNERR. The overarching goal was to build upon a regional commitment to understand and adapt to climate change.

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Habitat Heartbeats

The Habitat Heartbeats project is developing a monitoring system to integrate living organisms such as oysters and mussels with existing monitoring efforts.

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