Nearshore Habitat Symposium February 28

Nearshore Habitat Symposium February 28

On February 28, community groups, First Nations representatives, researchers, graduate students, government representatives, consultants and Washington colleagues will be welcomed by Trudy Johnny on Snuneymuxw traditional territory (Nanaimo). The intention of the 2-day gathering is to focus discussion and actions on: identifying priorities for research identifying stewardship strategies and tools to support nearshore habitat awareness & protection identifying strategies and tools for communicating and sharing nearshore data and research amongst practitioners proposing strategies for engaging governments in regulatory changes to protect nearshore habitats Presentations topics include: fish assemblages in kelp and eelgrass, eelgrass monitoring and eelgrass wasting disease, forage fish spawning beach habitat protection and restoration, bull kelp monitoring, eelgrass and kelp efforts in Puget Sound, eelgrass restoration, engaging local governments and preserving partnerships. Presentations will be recorded and posted on the SCWG website so stay...