Partnering for Regional Resilience

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. Recently the same natural disasters that residents have encountered for millenia have led to catastropic human and financial losses. 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.