Data Management Plan for the California LCC project:

Sustaining healthy ecosystems in the face of sea level rise

Table of Contents
Data Input - New Collections
  1   Sediment data
  2   Validated digital elevation models

Data Input - Existing Collections
      (nothing in this category)

Data Output - Product or Deliverables
  1   Baylands Goals Climate Change Scenario Analysis Maps
  2   Enhanced SLR tool

Not Data - non-data Products
  1   Conservation manager outreach
  2   User trainings
  3   Modeling climate change impacts on tidal marsh birds: restoration and conservation planning in the face of uncertainty
  4   Evaluating tidal marsh sustainability in the face of sea-level rise: a hybrid modeling approach applied to San Francisco Bay
  5   Contributions to Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals Update
  6   San Francisco Bay Sea - Level Rise Website A PRBO online decision support tool for managers, planners, conservation practitioners and scientists

Data Input - New Collections
1Sediment data
Deliverable TypeDatasets / Database
DescriptionSediment and levee data were generated and added to the SLR tool. Decided to measure sediment because there was no viable data. The estimated data used in the tool is the best there is, and there was field data collected to validate it. Available in the Stralberg paper in a table, and zip of shapefiles also attached here.
MetadataStralberg paper documents the development of the data.
Access and SharingPublic domain.
RestrictionsNone.
Linkhttp://climate.calcommons.org/sites/default/files/reports/Accretion_Areas_sub.zip
ContactSam Veloz sveloz@pointblue.org

2Validated digital elevation models
DescriptionFirst version of the model was done with original DEM at 1m, found that there was a consistent bias in those data so decided to correct it; this is the new data being developed by Wood. We will not share this data as it is superceded by the planned new dataset.

Data Output - Product or Deliverables
1Baylands Goals Climate Change Scenario Analysis Maps
Deliverable TypeMap
DescriptionSam Veloz worked with the Bayland Ecosystem Habitat Goals Update team to create these maps for use in the BEHGU. They have served as a common set of maps for the whole effort. Maps included are the following for the entire Bay Delta and Suisun, North Bay, Central Bay, and South Bay: 2010 elevations from LiDAR 2030: Sed Low/SLR low, Sed Low/SLR high, Sed high/ SLR low, Sed high/ SLR high 2050: Sed Low/SLR low, Sed Low/SLR high, Sed high/ SLR low, Sed high/ SLR high 2110: Sed Low/SLR low, Sed Low/SLR high, Sed high/ SLR low, Sed high/ SLR high Also included are histograms showing area covered by marsh habitat types for the four sea-level rise/sediment scenarios, for the Bay Delta and subregions.
Access and SharingPublic domain.
Linkhttp://climate.calcommons.org/sites/default/files/reports/BEHGU_Habitat_summary.pdf
ContactSam Veloz sveloz@pointblue.org

2Enhanced SLR tool
Deliverable TypeWebsite
DescriptionWhy use this tool for Conservation Planning? The models generating these maps are the first to take into account the ability of marshes to accrete, or keep up with, rising sea levels, in the San Francisco Bay Estuary. Point Blue has generated a series of scenarios to provide a range of projections to address the uncertainty in future rates of sea-level rise and suspended sediment availability. Our maps cover the entire Estuary allowing for analyses at multiple spatial scales. This tool displays maps created at a high spatial resolution using the best available elevation data. The website will be continually updated as new data becomes available The tool is the first to provide spatially explicit projections of vegetation and bird distributions throughout the Estuary The Point Blue Sea-Level Rise Tool will help you: View and query maps to understand how sea level rise may change the extent of tidal marsh habitat and bird species distribution over the next 100 years Make informed decisions about adaptation planning, restoration potential, and land acquisition given various sea-level rise and sedimentation scenarios. Identify areas both vulnerable and resilient to future sea-level rise.
Commons Cataloged Web ResourceFuture San Francisco Bay Tidal Marshes, A Climate Smart Planning Tool

Not Data - non-data Products
1Conservation manager outreach
Deliverable TypeTraining / Outreach / Workshop
DescriptionConducted workshops and presentations with the South Bay Salt Pond Project, Marin County Coastal Management Plan Update, North Bay Watershed Association, Sonoma Land Trust, San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and NOAA NERR Sink or Swim Project. These resulted in feedback used in the project and development of more projects.

2User trainings
Deliverable TypeTraining / Outreach / Workshop
DescriptionSan Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Sonoma Land Trust Training workshop; trained them in the use of the SLR tool.

3Modeling climate change impacts on tidal marsh birds: restoration and conservation planning in the face of uncertainty
Deliverable TypePublication
DescriptionA demonstration of the use of our bird models and conservation prioritization maps to select high quality restoration projects that are robust to our uncertainty in future conditions has been published in this paper.

4Evaluating tidal marsh sustainability in the face of sea-level rise: a hybrid modeling approach applied to San Francisco Bay
Deliverable TypePublication
DescriptionEvaluating Tidal Marsh Sustainability in the Face of Sea-Level Rise: A Hybrid Modeling Approach Applied to San Francisco Bay

5Contributions to Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals Update
Deliverable TypeReport
DescriptionContributions to all chapters of the BEHGU, in particular the Ocean-Wetland Transition Zone, Conceptual Model of the Bay, Chair of the Wildlife Working Group. Also on the Habitat Evolution Work Group, and the Steering Committee. Writing the summary and recommendations.
Access and SharingPublic domain
RestrictionsNone
Linkhttp://climate.calcommons.org/sites/default/files/reports/BEHGU_Habitat_summary.pdf
ContactSam Veloz sveloz@pointblue.org

6San Francisco Bay Sea - Level Rise Website A PRBO online decision support tool for managers, planners, conservation practitioners and scientists
Deliverable TypeReport
DescriptionThis technical report presents Point Blue Conservation Science's development of scenarios of climate change impacts on tidal marsh vegetation and bird species from 2010-2110 based on low or high rates of sea level rise (0.52 or 1.65 m in 100 yr) and low or high suspended sediment availability. Results are discussed for the following: (1) assessed potential climate change effects on San Francisco Estuary (Suisun, San Pablo and San Francisco Bays) tidal marsh habitats and bird populations representing a range of federal and state special status listings: Clapper Rail, Black Rail, Common Yellowthroat, Marsh Wren, and Song Sparrow; (2) identified priority sites for tidal marsh conservation and restoration; (3) developed a readily updatable web-based mapping tool for managers to interactively display and query results; and, (4) communicated conservation priorities to management agencies, conservation organizations and the public.

This Data Management Plan structure is based on recommendations from the Data Management Plan Guidance document from the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center