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2014
Wednesday, April 30th
10:30 AM

Session S-01F: Salish Sea Governance and Citizen Participation

A Partnership Between State and Tribal Department of Natural Resources

Sam Barr, Samish Indian Nation

Room 602-603

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session S-01F: Salish Sea Governance and Citizen Participation

Building Effectively Engaged Communities: The Citizen Action Training School Model

Rachel Benbrook, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association

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Room 602-603

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session S-01F: Salish Sea Governance and Citizen Participation

Enhancing Decision Support for Local Integrating Organization Participation in the Puget Sound Partnership Action Agenda

Richard Anderson, Puget Sound Institute
Scott Williamson, Puget Sound Partnership

Room 602-603

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session S-01F: Salish Sea Governance and Citizen Participation

Evaluating Puget Sound Marine Protected Areas to Improve MPA Policy and Implementation

Todd Stevenson, University of Washington
Patrick Christie, University of Washington
David Fluharty, University of Washington
Brad Warren, Global Ocean Health
Richard Pollnac, University of Rhode Island

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Room 602-603

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session S-01F: Salish Sea Governance and Citizen Participation

Role of Local Integrating Organizations in the Puget Sound Partnership Action Agenda

Scott Williamson, Puget Sound Partnership

Room 602-603

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

1:30 PM

Session S-02F: Presssure and Risk Assessment Tools

A pressure taxonomy and pressure network diagrams for Puget Sound ecosystem recovery

Scott Redman, Puget Sound Partnership
Kari Stiles, Puget Sound Partnership
Tracy Collier, Puget Sound Partnership
Ken Currens

Room 602-603

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session S-02F: Presssure and Risk Assessment Tools

Evaluating and ranking pressures threatening the recovery of the Puget Sound Ecosystem

William Labiosa, Geological Survey (U.S.)
Timothy Quinn
Ken Currens
Wayne Landis, Western Washington University
Robert Johnston

Room 602-603

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session S-02F: Presssure and Risk Assessment Tools

Evaluating Non-Indigenous Species Eradication Options in a Bayesian Network Derived Adaptive Management Framework

Carlie Herring, Western Washington University
Jonah Stinson, Western Washington University
Wayne Landis, Western Washington University

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Room 602-603

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session S-02F: Presssure and Risk Assessment Tools

Implementing the 2014 Puget Sound Pressure Assessment

Scott Redman, Puget Sound Partnership
Elizabeth McManus, Ross Strategic

Room 602-603

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session S-02F: Presssure and Risk Assessment Tools

The Fox and the Hound: Zeus’s Paradox and Prioritizing Ecosystem Recovery

Ken Currens
William Labiosa, Geological Survey (U.S.)
Elizabeth McManus, Ross Strategic

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Room 602-603

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

3:30 PM

Session S-03F: Tools for Assessment and Implementation

Comox Valley Project Watershed Blue Carbon Project

Lora McAuley, Project Watershed

Room 602-603

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Session S-03F: Tools for Assessment and Implementation

Developing a model to assess ecological function in the nearshore

Jim Keany, Environmental Science Associates
Paul Adamus, Adamus Resource Assessment

Room 602-603

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Session S-03F: Tools for Assessment and Implementation

Investing in Watershed Services: From Valuation to Funding Mechanisms

Zachary Christin, Earth Economics (Firm)
Roel Boumans, Earth Economics (Firm)

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Room 602-603

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Session S-03F: Tools for Assessment and Implementation

Nature’s Values in Clallam County: Policy Implications of the Economic Benefits of Feeder Bluffs and 12 Other Ecosystems

Lola Flores

Room 602-603

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Session S-03F: Tools for Assessment and Implementation

The role of eelgrass in marine community interactions and ecosystem services: results from ecosystem-scale food web models

Mark Plummer, Northwest Fisheries Science Center (U.S.)
Chris Harvey, Northwest Fisheries Science Center (U.S.)
Leif Anderson, Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Anne Guerry, Natural Capital Project

Room 602-603

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Session S-03F: Tools for Assessment and Implementation

Using Science-Based Landscape Level Nearshore Assessments to Implement Long-Term Restoration Goals

Kathlene Barnhart, Kitsap County (Wash.)

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Room 602-603

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday, May 1st
8:30 AM

Session S-04G: Using Cross-Sectoral Collaboration to Create Long-Lasting Solutions

Using cross-sectoral collaboration to create long-lasting solutions: How Implementation of the Cascade and Olympic Agendas Seeks to Cross the Urban-Rural Divide

Michelle Connor, Forterra

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Room 6E

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Session S-04G: Using Cross-Sectoral Collaboration to Create Long-Lasting Solutions

Central Puget Sound Regional Open Space Strategy: Illuminating the value of open space in advancing urban sustainability

Jeff Raker

Room 6E

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Session S-04G: Using Cross-Sectoral Collaboration to Create Long-Lasting Solutions

The 21st Century Utility: Securing a Sustainable Water Supply

David Batker, Rowan Schmidt (rschmidt@eartheconomics.org)

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Room 6E

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Session S-04G: Using Cross-Sectoral Collaboration to Create Long-Lasting Solutions

Waterfront Initiative: building a vision for Vancouver BC's waterfronts

Christianne Wilhelmson, Georgia Strait Alliance

Room 6E

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Session S-04G: Using Cross-Sectoral Collaboration to Create Long-Lasting Solutions

Quantifying ecosystem service tradeoffs in response to alternative land use and climate scenarios: Pacific Northwest applications of the VELMA ecohydrological model

Robert McKane, United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Allen Brookes, United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Kevin Djang, Computer Science Corporation
Jonathan Halama, United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Paul Pettus, United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Michael Papenfus, United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Donald Phillips, United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Ted Dewitt, United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Cheryl Brown, United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Hilmar Stecher, United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Walt Nelson, United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Jim Kaldy, United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Jessica Moon, United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Laurie Benson, Washington Department of Natural Resources

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Room 6E

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

10:30 AM

Session S-05G: Beyond the Numbers - How Science Informs Decisions to Catalyze Action

Meta-Analysis of Project Effectiveness: Learning at the Regional Scale

Constance Sullivan, Puget Sound Institute
Leska Fore, Puget Sound Partnership
Scott Collyard, Washington (State). Department of Ecology

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Room 6E

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session S-05G: Beyond the Numbers - How Science Informs Decisions to Catalyze Action

Juvenile Chinook salmon monitoring in the Skagit estuary: application of results at various scales

Eric Beamer, Skagit River System Cooperative
Correigh Greene, United States. National Marine Fisheries Service
Joelene Boyd
Betsy Lyons, Washington (State). Department of Fish and Wildlife

Room 6E

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session S-05G: Beyond the Numbers - How Science Informs Decisions to Catalyze Action

Adding Texture and Relief to Seattle’s New Seawall, an Application of Ecological Engineering

Jeff Cordell, University of Washington
Jason Toft, University of Washington

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Room 6E

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session S-05G: Beyond the Numbers - How Science Informs Decisions to Catalyze Action

How we decide -- closing the distance between ecology and project management

Paul Cereghino, United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Room 6E

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session S-05G: Beyond the Numbers - How Science Informs Decisions to Catalyze Action

Shoreline Monitoring Toolbox: Development and Goals for Implementation

Jason Toft, University of Washington
Kate Litle, Washington Sea Grant Program
Joleen Palmer, Stillwaters Environmental Center

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Room 6E

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session S-05G: Beyond the Numbers - How Science Informs Decisions to Catalyze Action

Effectiveness Monitoring - Time and Space Matter

Rob Duff, Washington (State). Department of Ecology

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Room 6E

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

1:30 PM

Session S-06G: Integrating Landscape Scale Assessments Into Local Planning I

Process-based principles for restoring river ecosystems

Tim Beechie, United States. National Marine Fisheries Service

Room 6E

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session S-06G: Integrating Landscape Scale Assessments Into Local Planning I

Assessment of ecological functions and flood-related risk on floodplains along major rivers in the Puget Sound basin

Christopher Konrad, US Geological Survey

Room 6E

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session S-06G: Integrating Landscape Scale Assessments Into Local Planning I

NetMap: Data and GIS tools to inform landuse

Dan Miller, Earth Systems (Firm)

Room 6E

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session S-06G: Integrating Landscape Scale Assessments Into Local Planning I

The derivation and utility of a hydrologic condition index for assessing land use effects and regulations

Gino Lucchetti, King County
Jeff Burkey, King County (Wash.)

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Room 6E

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session S-06G: Integrating Landscape Scale Assessments Into Local Planning I

The Puget Sound Watershed Characterization Project – landscape scale assessments of watershed processes and habitats to inform regional and local planning

Stephen Stanley, WA Dept of Ecology
George Wilhere, Washington (State). Department of Fish and Wildlife
Colin Hume, Washington (State). Department of Ecology

Room 6E

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session S-06G: Integrating Landscape Scale Assessments Into Local Planning I

Watershed-based planning in the Salish Sea – advantages and disadvantages of using emerging decision support tools in local planning

Douglas Peters, Washington (State). Department of Commerce

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Room 6E

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

3:30 PM

Session S-07G: Integrating Landscape Scale Assessments Into Local Planning II

Snohomish Basin Protection Plan - innovative approaches to hydrology protection opportunities

Beth LeDoux, King County (Wash.). Water and Land Resources Division
Abby Hook, Hook-Knauer
Josh Kubo, Tulalip Tribes
Mike Rustay, Snohomish County
Janne Kaje, King County (Wash.). Water and Land Resources Division
Kate Engel, Parametrix, Inc.
Morgan Ruff, Tulalip Tribes

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Room 6E

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Session S-07G: Integrating Landscape Scale Assessments Into Local Planning II

Translating Watershed Science into Local Policy in Thurston County

Allison Osterberg, Thurston County
Cynthia Wilson

Room 6E

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Session S-07G: Integrating Landscape Scale Assessments Into Local Planning II

Mukilteo Watershed-Based Stormwater Strategies Plan

Jenna Friebel, Environmental Science Associates

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Room 6E

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Session S-07G: Integrating Landscape Scale Assessments Into Local Planning II

Challenges and Opportunities of Using the Puget Sound Watershed Characterization to Identify In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Sites – a Case Study from the Hood Canal ILF Program

Margaret Clancy, Environmental Science Associates

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Room 6E

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Session S-07G: Integrating Landscape Scale Assessments Into Local Planning II

Gorst Creek Watershed Characterization - Using Watershed Characterization to inform Development Standards

Jennifer Thomas, Parametrix, Inc.

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Room 6E

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM

Session S-03F: Tools for Assessment and Implementation

Testing a new, autonomous, automated, scientific seafloor fish tracking system

Eric Munday

Room 6C

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Session S-03F: Tools for Assessment and Implementation

Ecosystem Services from the Salish Sea

Andy Rosenberger, Raincoast Coservation Found.

Room 6C

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Session S-03F: Tools for Assessment and Implementation

Habitat Equivalency Analysis (HEA): A tool for assessing marine impacts and mitigation requirements – the Sitka Airport Example

Michelle Havey

Room 6C

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Session S-08F: Emerging Tools for Synthesizing and Communicating Ecosystem Information I

Improving access to ocean and coastal data for shellfish growers, maritime operators, fishers, shoreline planners and the public: How the Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems serves the U.S. Pacific Northwest

Amy Sprenger

Room 6C

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Friday, May 2nd
8:30 AM

Session S-08E: Experiences in Integrated Marine Planning

Implementing Ecosystem-Based Management in Canada's Pacific: Developing a Marine Zoning Framework

John Bones, JG Bones Consulting
Joanna Smith, Birdsmith Ecological Research
Steve Diggon, Coastal First Nations-Great Bear Rainforest
Matthew Justice, British Columbia. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

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Room 613-614

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Session S-08E: Experiences in Integrated Marine Planning

Ecosystem-Based Management Indicators for a Marine Planning Process in BC's North Coast - Marine Planning Partnership (MaPP)

Andrew Day, West Coast Aquatic
Micha Prins, Uuma Consulting
Stephanie King, Uuma Consulting
John Bones, JG Bones Consulting
Joanna Smith, Birdsmith Ecological Research

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Room 613-614

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Session S-08E: Experiences in Integrated Marine Planning

An Integrated Approach to Ocean Management – An Overview Of Marine Spatial Planning as a Tool for Analysis and Marine Decision Making

Mark Zacharias, Ministry of Environment

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Room 613-614

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Session S-08E: Experiences in Integrated Marine Planning

Marine Protected Area Design for the North Pacific Coast, Canada

Joanna Smith, Birdsmith Ecological Research
Steve Diggon, Coastal First Nations-Great Bear Rainforest
and John Bones, JG Bones Consulting

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Room 613-614

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Session S-08E: Experiences in Integrated Marine Planning

A Collaborative Approach to Systematic Marine Protected Area Network Planning in British Columbia

Charlie Short, British Columbia. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations
Karen Topelko, British Columbia. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations
Kate Ladell, Canada. Department of Fisheries and Oceans

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Room 613-614

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Session S-08F: Emerging Tools for Synthesizing and Communicating Ecosystem Information I

2013 State of the Sound: Accountability and Funding of Puget Sound Recovery

Katherine Boyd, Puget Sound Partnership
Alex Mitchell, Puget Sound Partnership

Room 602-603

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Session S-08F: Emerging Tools for Synthesizing and Communicating Ecosystem Information I

Understanding and implementing an ecosystem approach to management and protection of the Strait of Georgia, Canada

Ian Perry, Canada. Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Room 602-603

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Session S-08F: Emerging Tools for Synthesizing and Communicating Ecosystem Information I

Success in the Sound: Local Examples of How Restoration Efforts Have Succeeded

Constance Sullivan, Puget Sound Institute
Katherine Boyd, Puget Sound Partnership

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Room 602-603

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Session S-08F: Emerging Tools for Synthesizing and Communicating Ecosystem Information I

EBMBase: A knowledge capture framework for overcoming the Ecosystem-Based Management communication gap

Edward Gregr, university of British Columbia
Kai Chan, University of British Columbia

Room 602-603

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Session S-08F: Emerging Tools for Synthesizing and Communicating Ecosystem Information I

The 2013 State of the Sound: Status of the ecosystem

Nathalie Hamel, Puget Sound Partnership

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Room 602-603

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Session S-08F: Emerging Tools for Synthesizing and Communicating Ecosystem Information I

Applying Fresh and Marine Water Modeling Results to Support Decisions for Local Government Managers: Snow Caps to White Caps

Andrea Copping, Pacific Northwest National Lab
Zhaoqing Yang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Nathalie Voisin, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Jonathan Whiting, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Brie Van Cleve, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Room 602-603

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

10:30 AM

Session S-09F: Emerging Tools for Synthesizing and Communicating Ecosystem Information II

Building the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound: A new resource for ecosystem recovery

Jeff Rice, University of Washington
Joel Baker, University of Washington Puget Sound Institute

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Room 602-603

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session S-09F: Emerging Tools for Synthesizing and Communicating Ecosystem Information II

Ebb And Flow: What We Learn From Visible Circulation Patterns in the Salish

Rob Fatland, Microsoft Research
Parker MacCready, Microsoft Research

Room 602-603

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session S-09F: Emerging Tools for Synthesizing and Communicating Ecosystem Information II

Open Source Mapping to improve data sharing: Environmental Response Management Application

Amy Merten, United States. National Ocean Service. Office of Response and Restoration
Ben Shorr, United States. National Ocean Service. Office of Response and Restoration

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Room 602-603

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session S-09F: Emerging Tools for Synthesizing and Communicating Ecosystem Information II

Eyes Over Puget Sound: Producing Validated Satellite Products to Support Rapid Water Quality Assessments in Puget Sound

Brandon Sackmann, Integral Consulting Inc.
Christopher Krembs, Washington (State). Department of Ecology
Suzan Pool
Julia Bos
Tarang Khangaonkar, Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center

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Room 602-603

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session S-09F: Emerging Tools for Synthesizing and Communicating Ecosystem Information II

Signal to noise: Key needs and strategies for communicating ecosystem science

Jeff Rice, University of Washington
Joel Baker, University of Washington Puget Sound Institute
Rob Fatland, Microsoft Research
Amy Merten, United States. National Ocean Service. Office of Response and Restoration
Ian Perry, Canada. Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Charles Simenstad, University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Science

Room 602-603

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session S-09F: Emerging Tools for Synthesizing and Communicating Ecosystem Information II

Signal to noise: Key needs and strategies for communicating ecosystem science

Jeff Rice, University of Washington
Joel Baker, University of Washington Puget Sound Institute
Rob Fatland, Microsoft Research
Amy Merten, United States. National Ocean Service. Office of Response and Restoration
Ian Perry, Canada. Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Charles Simenstad, University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Science

Room 602-603

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

1:30 PM

Session S-10F: Understanding and Communicating Salish Sea Human Dimensions and Ecological Health

Human Dimensions of Puget Sound Ecosystem Health and Recovery: Social Sciences Scale and Scope

Mary Rozance, Portland State University
Kathleen Wolf, University of Washington

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Room 602-603

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session S-10F: Understanding and Communicating Salish Sea Human Dimensions and Ecological Health

Improving access to regional conservation assessments through an online encyclopedia

Jeff Rice, University of Washington

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Room 602-603

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session S-10F: Understanding and Communicating Salish Sea Human Dimensions and Ecological Health

Rethinking Public Interpretation Around the Salish Sea

Kelly Black, Carleton University

Room 602-603

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session S-10F: Understanding and Communicating Salish Sea Human Dimensions and Ecological Health

Power of Information at Different Levels: Measuring Human Well-Being for Integrated Ecosystem Management

Nives Dolsak, University of Washington
megan Dunn

Room 602-603

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session S-10F: Understanding and Communicating Salish Sea Human Dimensions and Ecological Health

Journey to the Sea of Glass: Engaging stakeholders, scientists and decision-makers to protect BC's glass sponge reefs

Sabine Jessen, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. British Columbia Chapter
Alexandra Barron, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. British Columbia Chapter
Amanda Adams, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. British Columbia Chapter

Room 602-603

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session S-10F: Understanding and Communicating Salish Sea Human Dimensions and Ecological Health

Reporting on the Health of the Salish Sea using Transboundary Ecosystem Indicators

Cecilia Wong, Canada. Environment Canada
Michael Rylko, United States. Environmental Protection Agency

Room 602-603

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM