For millenia, residents have populated the breathtaking ridges, valleys, watershed and coastline north of the San Francisco Bay, braving wildfire, flooding, drought and earthquakes. The enduring resilience of these communities depends on four interconnected systems - natural, built, human and cultural. We continue to rely upon the health of these systems to survive and thrive, and yet decades of population growth, environmental degradation and siloed policy making have decreased the resilience of these critical systems. Overlain on these challenges are climate-related increases in wildlife, flood, drought and heat. Sonoma State partners with business, community, public and academic leaders to catalyze their collective talent, vision and experience into the systemic change we need to increase the resilience of the systems we depend on and usher in a sustainable, resilient North Bay community for all.
SSU Resilience Assessment 2021: This assessment summarizes projected changes in climate, impacts on humans and ecosystems and ways that SSU can collaborate with surrounding communities to improve reslience to these changes. The assessment is a living document and all comments and input are welcome (Document will be posted September 2021).