Policy Briefs

The NCST produces two-page Policy Briefs to help summarize and synthesize findings from its research and to highlight the policy and/or practice implications in an easy-to-understand, accessible style and format.

Monitoring Sea Level Rise at the Local and Regional Scale

Research Product Type
Policy Brief
This policy brief summarizes findings from a project which utilized a method to monitor shoreline and infrastructure changes in response to sea level rise using a network of time-lapse cameras.

Do Roads Affect Coyote and Gray Fox Movement Equally? A Case Study in Northern California

Research Product Type
Policy Brief
To better understand the dynamic between wildlife and vehicle traffic in Northern California, a study examined whether State Route 49 acts as a barrier to movements of two similar species with different tolerances to human activity. This policy brief summarizes findings from that study and discusses the policy implications.

The Application of Permeable Pavements in Highways and Urban Roads

Research Product Type
Policy Brief
This policy brief summarizes findings from the research project on successful application of permeable pavement design and performance with special emphasis on stormwater management, water quality benefits, and identification of knowledge and data gaps.