Where retreat is not an answer
Steve’s pickup truck bumps along a narrow dirt road running along the top of a levee. This is Tyler Island, in the San Francisco Delta, where Steve is a third generation farmer; his son will be the fourth. But Steve’s land lies 20 feet below sea level and the levees protecting it from the surrounding waters are threatened by sea level rise. For Steve, retreat is not an option. He has a family legacy to preserve.
Rooted at the Water’s Edge is the second in a web series Bay Nature is showcasing over the next month about how the Bay Area will fare under rising oceans. The stories were produced by Claire Schoen Media. Check out our interview with Claire Schoen about her work and this project.
Claire Schoen Media is a production company that has been creating radio, film and multimedia programming for over 25 years. RISE was created by a creative team of audio and visual artists.