Geospatial data describing the historical conditions of Santa Clara Valley were developed to provide information for flood protection, watershed management, habitat restoration, local education, and research. This dataset integrates GIS data from 4 previous historical ecology studies including:
SFEI and the Santa Clara Valley Water District's Priority D-5 Project are assessing the distribution and abundance of wetlands, and the overall condition of streams in five major watersheds in Santa Clara County, CA by employing the District's Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Framework that includes BAARI and CRAM.
This report synthesizes historical evidence into a picture of how Coyote Creek looked and functioned before intensive modification. Prepared for the Santa Clara Valley Water District, the report helps explain contemporary landscape conditions and identify options for watershed restoration, natural flood protection, and integrated water management.
This study assesses historical conditions and landscape change in the southern part of the Santa Clara Valley. It is designed to inform strategies for natural flood protection, habitat conservation and restoration, and other management challenges.
A map of historical habitats and channels in the South Bay.
William Lettis and Associates (WLA)
Santa Clara University Environmental Studies Institute
GIS Mapping and Analysis
This dataset represents a reconstruction of the historical landscape patterns, including channel and habitat distribution, of the Santa Clara Valley and adjacent baylands