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Training

Will They Sink or Swim? -- A Workshop on Management, Monitoring, and Modeling of California's Estuarine Marshes under Sea-level Rise

Date

Thursday, September 15, 2011
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CSU East Bay, Oakland
Oakland
Lunch will be provided

COST: FREE

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Contact

Grey Hayes
grey@elkhornslough.org
(831) 274-8700

Sponsors

Description

See also: Tidal Wetlands, Habitat Restoration

 

Goals  
To determine (1) the status of marsh accretion modeling for California’s estuaries, (2) what model inputs/improvements are needed to adequately predict the future sustainability of marsh habitats, and (3) outline the first steps for developing a white paper on modeling, monitoring, and management needs for California’s estuaries in the face of sea-level rise.
 
Questions addressed
1)  What models were available to predict marsh sustainability, where can particular models best be applied, and what are the strengths and weaknesses of these models?
2) What model inputs were available for what types of marshes?
3) What types of monitoring and measurements were required to adequately model marsh sustainability in California’s estuaries?

 

Who

Invited guests were leading managers, researchers, and modelers whose work informs estuarine marsh conservation under sea-level rise.  Organizers: Judith Drexler, Laura Valoppi (both with USGS) and Grey Hayes and Marina Psaros (Elkhorn Slough and San Francisco Bay Coastal Training Programs). Sponsored by: USGS California Water Science Center, San Francisco Bay Joint Venture, and the National Estuarine Research Reserve’s Coastal Training Program.

 

AGENDA
 

12:00 - 1:00         Lunch
1:00 – 2:30          Managers’ needs for modeling estuarine marsh sustainabilitywith sea level rise
2:30 – 3:30          Available models – capacities, strengths and weaknesses
3:30 – 4:30          Model inputs – monitoring methods and information status                
 
For more information, contact:  Dr. Grey Hayes, Coordinator, Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program (831) 274-8700 grey@elkhornslough.org

Documents and Publications

Contact List
We encourage participants to download the contact list to assist with arranging a rideshare or to get in contact with someone you met at the workshop. Those interested in sharing a ride to the event are marked on the contact list.

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
Existing Climate Change Assessment Programs and Tools (List)
DOCX, 31KB
Christina Sloop
Draft SFBJV Monitoring and Evaluation Plan, Phase I, 2011
Miniposter: Elevations for Sea Level Rise Modeling
PDF, 234KB
Eric Van Dyke
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
September, 2011
Miniposter: Estimating the Age of Marsh Soils Over the Past ~50 -100 Years Judith Drexler
PDF, 250KB
Judith Drexler
USGS
September, 2011
Miniposter: Manager Concerns, Needs & Information Gaps Regarding Sea Level Rise (SLR) Impacts on Estuaries
PDF, 1.3MB
Christina Sloop
San Francisco Bay Joint Venture
September 2011
Miniposter: Manager Needs in Addressing Wetland Response to Sea Level Rise
PDF, 147KB
Matthew Gerhart
California State Coastal Conservancy
September, 2011
Miniposter: Modeling Sea Level Rise and Marsh Sustainability with SLAMM
PDF, 209KB
Eric Van Dyke
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
September 2011
Miniposter: Modeling Tidal Marsh Elevation in Response to Sea-Level Rise Using MARSH 98
PDF, 764KB
Julian Wood, Sam Veloz, ESA PWA
PRBO Conservation Science
September, 2011
Miniposter: Modeling Tidal Marsh Sediment Accumulation and Accretion
PDF, 462KB
Kathleen Swanson
USGS
September, 2011
Miniposter: Net Accretion Processes in Tidal Wetlands
PDF, 394KB
V.T. Parker, J.C. Callaway, L.M. Schile, E.R Herbert, E. Borgnis, J. Vandenberg
SF State; USF; UCB
September, 2011
Miniposter: Sea Level Rise and Management Needs for the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, San Francisco Bay
PDF, 606KB
Laura Valoppi, John Bourgeois, Mendel Stewart, Eric Mruz, Cheryl Strong, John Krause
U.S.G.S., Sacramento, CA ,California Coastal Commission, Oakland, CA; Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, CA Department of Fish and Game
September, 2011
Miniposter: Sea Level Rise Predictions
PDF, 1.2MB
Patrick Barnard
USGS
September, 2011
Miniposter: Sink or Swim...Workshop Agenda
PDF, 160KB
Judith Drexler, Laura Valoppi, Grey Hayes
Elkhorns Slough Coastal Training Program
September, 2011
Miniposter: Tidal Extremes and Tidal Prism Changes
PDF, 545KB
Karen M. Thorne
USGS
September, 2011
Miniposter: WARMER - Wetland Accretion Rate Model of Ecosystem Resilience
PDF, 216KB
Kathleen Swanson
USGS
September, 2011
Miniposter: Wildlife Habitat Metrics
PDF, 616KB
Sam Veloz, Diana Stralberg, Leo Salas, Nadav Nur, Julian Wood, Dennis Jongsomjit, Grant Ballard
PRBO Conservation Science
September, 2011
Presentation: South San Francisco Bay Salt Pond Restoration: Future Sea Level Rise Modeling Needs
PDF, 1MB
Laura Valoppi, USGS, Western Ecological Research Center
South SF Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project
September 2011
Presentation: Elevations for Sea Level Modeling
PDF, 1.3MB
Eric Van Dyke
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
September, 2011
Presentation: Estimating the Age of Marsh over the Past ~50-100 years
PDF, 325KB
Judith Z. Drexler
USGS CA Water Science Center
September, 2011
Presentation: Manager Concerns, Needs & Information Gaps regarding Sea Level Rise (SLR) Impacts on Estuaries
PDF, 1.4MB
San Francisco Joint Venture
Christina Sloop
September 2011
Presentation: Manager Needs in Addressing Wetland Response to Sea Level Rise
PDF, 185KB
Matt Gerhart
California Coastal Conservancy
September 2011
Presentation: MARSH98: A Hybrid Modeling Approach Applied to San Francisco Bay
PDF, 766KB
Sam Veloz, Diana Stralberg, Julian Wood ,Dennis Jongsomjit, Grant Ballard PRBO Conservation Science; Lisa Schile UCB; John Callaway USF; Tom Parker SFSU, Steve Crooks, Matt Brennan ESA PWA

September, 2011
Presentation: Model Inputs - Tidal Extremes and Tidal Prism Changes
PDF, 603KB
Sam Veloz, Diana Stralberg, Julian Wood, Dennis Jongsomjit, Grant Ballard PRBO Conservation Science; Lisa Schile UCB; John Callaway USF; Tom Parker SFSU, Steve Crooks, Matt Brennan ESA PWA

September, 2011
Presentation: Model Inputs Tidal Extremes and Tidal Prism Changes
PDF, 950KB
Karen Thorne, J.Y Takekawa, K. Buffington, J. Drexler, K. Swansen, D. Schoellhamer, M. Casazza, and C. Overton
USGS Western Ecological Research Center, San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station; USGS California Water Science Center; University of California, Davis
September, 2011
Presentation: Model Inputs - Bird Response to Sea-Level Rise
PDF, 603KB
Sam Veloz, Diana Stralberg, Julian Wood, Dennis Jongsomjit, Grant Ballard PRBO Conservation Science; Lisa Schile UCB; John Callaway USF; Tom Parker SFSU, Steve Crooks, Matt Brennan ESA PWA

September, 2011
Presentation: Modeling marsh habitat response to SLR in San Francisco Bay using Wetland Accretion Rate Model of Ecosystem Resilience, WARMER
PDF, 483KB
Kathleen Swanson, John Takekawa, Judith Drexler, Karen Thorne, Kyle Spragens and Kevin Buffington
USGS CA Water Science Center and USGS National Clime Change Wildlife Science Center,
September, 2011
Presentation: Modeling Sea Level Rise and Marsh Sustainability with SLAMM
PDF, 1.2MB
Eric Van Dyke
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
September 2011
Presentation: Modeling Sediment Accumulation in Tidal Marshes
PDF, 376KB
Kathleen Swanson
USGS CA Water Science Center
September, 2011
Presentation: Sea Level Rise Predictions
PDF, 901KB
Patrick Barnard
USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
September, 2011
Presentation: Tidal Wetlands & Climate Change
PDF, 1.6MB
Tom Parker (SF State), John Callaway (Univ SF), Lisa Schile (UCB); Ellen Herbert (Indiana U); Evyan Borgnis (USF, SFSU) Jessica Vandenberg (SFSU)

September, 2011

Links

San Francisco Bay Joint Venture Monitoring and Evaluation Plan -DRAFT!
http://is.gd/RpAOw6

Questions and Answers

Submit a question on this subject and we'll provide an answer. info@elkhornsloughctp.org