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The Biology, Monitoring, and Restoration of Eelgrass at Elkhorn Slough and Morro Bay

A webinar cohosted by Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve and Morro Bay National Estuary Program to enhance the understanding by participants of the value of eelgrass and its ecological dynamics in the two estuaries.

Date

Friday, August 24, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Elkhorn Slough Reserve
Watsonville
Lunch is not needed

COST: FREE

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Kat Beheshti
PhD Candidate
UC Santa Cruz

Lexie Bell
Executive Director
Morro Bay National Estuary Program

Carolyn Geraghty
Restoration Projects Manager
Morro Bay National Estuary Program

Rachel Pass
Communications & Outreach Coordinator
Morro Bay National Estuary Program

Dr. Kerstin Wasson
Research Coordinator
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Karissa Willits
Monitoring Coordinator
Morro Bay National Estuary Program

Contact

Dr. Dan Brumbaugh
dan@elkhornslough.org
831-274-8700

Sponsors

Description

See also: Tidal Wetlands, Habitat Restoration

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve & Morro Bay National Estuary Program present a virtual exchange on "The Biology, Monitoring, and Restoration of Eelgrass at Elkhorn Slough and Morro Bay".

 

Background: Given their shared roles as major estuaries within California’s Central Coast region, Elkhorn Slough and Morro Bay estuary programs are interested in more information exchanges to build their respective capacities and better inform their research, monitoring, restoration, and outreach efforts.

Both programs chose the subject of eelgrass (Zostera marina) – especially its monitoring and restoration – as an initial topic to jointly explore, both through presentations (webinars) and a subsequent practitioners’ discussion of best practices with respect to eelgrass mapping, restoration, and monitoring.

 

Exchange objectives:

  • Enhance the understanding by participants of the value of eelgrass and its ecological dynamics in the two estuaries.

  • Compare how eelgrass is being monitored and restored at these two sites.

  • Strengthen professional networking between ESNERR and MBNEP

 

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
Agenda: The Biology, Monitoring, and Restoration of Eelgrass at Elkhorn Slough and Morro Bay
PDF, 82KB
Dan Brumbaugh
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
August 2018

Links

Morro Bay National Estuary Program
https://www.mbnep.org

Questions and Answers

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