June 24, 2021

What is the economic value of old-growth forests if they are kept standing?

Old growth forests provide many ecosystem services beyond timber supply. ESSA recently completed a first-of-its-kind project on Vancouver Island that used 17 modelled old growth protection scenarios to assess the economic value of these services over a 100-year time horizon. The study, led by Dr. […]
June 15, 2021

A Tribute to Dr. Kim Hyatt

Remembering Dr. Kim Hyatt: Dr. Kim Hyatt passed away peacefully with his family and closest friend by his side May 25, 2021. Kim worked on Pacific Salmon research from Alaska, Haida Gwaii, Skeena and Nass Rivers, West Coast of Vancouver Island and Southern Interior of […]
May 18, 2021

How can nature-based solutions improve climate resilience for water-related infrastructure?

ESSA’s Cedar Morton and Jimena Eyzaguirre  have been working with GIZ to articulate how nature-based solutions can be harnessed to help “climate-proof” water infrastructure like dams, irrigation canals, pumping facilities, and more. Watch Cedar’s recent overview presentation to the GIZ community about Ecosystem-based Adaptation for water infrastructure […]
April 30, 2021

Building Resilience Through Diversity in Science at the 11th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference

This April 6-9, 2021, more than 1,000 scientists, managers, and policymakers gathered virtually for the 11th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference. Broadly, this conference seeks to provide new information and tools to the large community of scientists, engineers, resource managers, and stakeholders working on issues in […]