September 24, 2019
Leslie Ponce de León
Landscape Architect / ProEsteros
San Quintín Bay, Mexico
During the last few months, Leslie has focused in the development of the Master Plan for the San Quintín Bay, looking to regulate activities that are altering valuable shorebird habitats and mitigate the adverse effects of climate change. In this period, she has received feedback and compiled relevant information from academic parties, non-profit organizations and government agencies. In July she had the opportunity to visit Sasaki, an international planning and design firm based in Boston that executes large-scale projects with a sustainability approach. Here she reviewed similar projects analogous to the Master Plan for the San Quintín Bay. Additionally, she met with members of GeoAdaptive, global experts on planning and strategies for sustainable development, who gave her recommendations for her project and supplied very valuable information. Back in Baja California, Leslie met with specialists from Terra Peninsular, a regional NGO that implements a successful conservation initiative in the area, and with residents of San Quintín, who exposed the key problems of the region and shared valuable knowledge about the bay.