Abstract Title

Session S-02G: Reimagining Shorelines

Proposed Abstract Title

Nearshore Restoration and Enhancement Projects by Coastal Geologic Services - Furthering the Goals of the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative

Presenter/Author Information

Stephanie WilliamsFollow

Keywords

Shorelines

Location

Room 6C

Start Date

1-5-2014 5:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 6:30 PM

Description

Coastal Geologic Services (CGS) has actively supported the vision of the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative of “mobilizing science to focus on key priorities and coordinating regional priorities for the ecosystem” through completing coastal processes analyses, nearshore restoration prioritization assessments, outreach and education, and restoration design and project implementation. Under the umbrella of the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative, affiliated Northwest Straits Foundation (NWSF) and Marine Resources Committees (MRC) represent Salish Sea stakeholders through this grassroots community-driven organization. Several counties within the Northwest Straits region, including Whatcom, San Juan, Skagit, Island, Snohomish, Jefferson, and Clallam, as well as counties on the outer coast of Washington are a part of this network that mobilizes restoration in the nearshore environment. These MRCs hold a diverse collection of community members whose interests in marine resources may range from economic to conservation to recreational, educational, or interested citizen. Local and tribal governments are also represented through MRCs and monthly meetings are open to the public. The NWSF works to pursue funding for programs and projects to support and perpetuate the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative network ranging from larger, Sound-wide issues to smaller prioritized projects that meet the goals of individual MRCs. Through this framework, much restoration and enhancement work in the nearshore environment has been conducted and CGS is proud to be a part of it. This poster presentation showcases the many projects produced by CGS for the Marine Resources Committees and Northwest Straits Foundation over the past 9 years.

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Nearshore Restoration and Enhancement Projects by Coastal Geologic Services - Furthering the Goals of the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative

Room 6C

Coastal Geologic Services (CGS) has actively supported the vision of the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative of “mobilizing science to focus on key priorities and coordinating regional priorities for the ecosystem” through completing coastal processes analyses, nearshore restoration prioritization assessments, outreach and education, and restoration design and project implementation. Under the umbrella of the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative, affiliated Northwest Straits Foundation (NWSF) and Marine Resources Committees (MRC) represent Salish Sea stakeholders through this grassroots community-driven organization. Several counties within the Northwest Straits region, including Whatcom, San Juan, Skagit, Island, Snohomish, Jefferson, and Clallam, as well as counties on the outer coast of Washington are a part of this network that mobilizes restoration in the nearshore environment. These MRCs hold a diverse collection of community members whose interests in marine resources may range from economic to conservation to recreational, educational, or interested citizen. Local and tribal governments are also represented through MRCs and monthly meetings are open to the public. The NWSF works to pursue funding for programs and projects to support and perpetuate the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative network ranging from larger, Sound-wide issues to smaller prioritized projects that meet the goals of individual MRCs. Through this framework, much restoration and enhancement work in the nearshore environment has been conducted and CGS is proud to be a part of it. This poster presentation showcases the many projects produced by CGS for the Marine Resources Committees and Northwest Straits Foundation over the past 9 years.