Options and Qualitative Evaluation Report for North San Pedro Road Adaptation

Report Resource
October 2019
Options and Qualitative Evaluation Report

North San Pedro Road runs along the shoreline of China Camp State Park in San Rafael, Marin County, California. The shoreline section of North San Pedro Road is an important transportation corridor; however, the road routinely floods, and its undersized culverts restrict tidal influence in the interior marshes, limiting their ability to adapt naturally to sea level rise.

About this resource

This report presents the outcomes of a community stakeholder process led by San Francisco Bay Reserve and involving Marin County (Public Works, Parks, elected officials), California State Parks, and a suite of other stakeholders. Participants engaged in an expert-facilitated and community-based "bottom up" approach to develop sea level rise adaptation options for China Camp State Park.

In addition to presenting a suite of road reconfiguration options identified by participants, the report provides feasibility criteria, design considerations and an evaluation framework, and then identifies a subset of options to carry forward to a full feasibility assessment in the future. A companion report, Road Map to Implementation, outlines the next steps to follow in the near term and beyond to bring an adaptation project to implementation. Accompanying these two reports is a separate Existing Conditions Report.


San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (SF Bay NERR). 2019a. Options and Qualitative Evaluation Report: Blending Technical Expertise and Active Community Participation to Define Adaptation Options for the Low Lying North San Pedro Road Through China Camp State Park. San Francisco State University Estuary & Ocean Science Center, Tiburon, CA.