January 29-30, 2009 San Francisco, California
Purpose of Workshop: To share information and provide resources for natural resource scientists and managers working to conserve the coastal ecosystems of California, Oregon, and Washington and address the challenges associated with a changing climate.
Agenda Structure: A two (full) day workshop was held. The workshop kicked off with a broad discussion of climate change, its drivers and the existing tools that are being used to understand it. Elements of coastal ecosystems were presented in three modules. Each of the modules consisted of an overview presentation, specific case studies & projects and concluded with an opportunity for discussion. Components that were integrated into each of the three modules included a synthesis of research findings, tools for managers and a discussion on management adaptation approaches. Special attention was also given to species, populations, and land management.
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West Coast Governor's Agreement on Ocean Health, Climate Change Action Team
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Target Audience: Between 400-450 attendees participated including policy makers, resource managers, planners, program leads, scientists, and information and data specialists from Federal and State agencies and their partners.
Date & Location: January 29-30, 2009, San Francisco, California, Hyatt Regency, 5 Embarcadero Center.
Tour the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project: Attendees were invited to join a tour of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project at the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge-- the largest tidal wetland restoration project on the west coast. On the tour we discussed the overall project including the roles of sediment deposition and sea level rise in the bay.