Event Title

Eelgrass Restoration in the Squamish Estuary

Presentation Abstract

Historically eelgrass (Zostera marina) grew in the Squamish Estuary but with forestry, urban development, industrial incursion and dramatic changes to the shoreline over the past 100 years eelgrass habitat had all but disappeared. In 2005 the Squamish River Watershed Society explored restoring eelgrass beds to key intertidal and subtidal areas within the estuary with great success in several locations. To date the eelgrass has become established and is now providing important habitat for numerous aquatic species as part of the intricate estuary food web.

Session Title

The Role of Eelgrass Ecosystems in the Salish Sea

Conference Track

Habitat

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2016 : Vancouver, B.C.)

Document Type

Event

Location

2016SSEC

Type of Presentation

Poster

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Language

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Eelgrass Restoration in the Squamish Estuary

2016SSEC

Historically eelgrass (Zostera marina) grew in the Squamish Estuary but with forestry, urban development, industrial incursion and dramatic changes to the shoreline over the past 100 years eelgrass habitat had all but disappeared. In 2005 the Squamish River Watershed Society explored restoring eelgrass beds to key intertidal and subtidal areas within the estuary with great success in several locations. To date the eelgrass has become established and is now providing important habitat for numerous aquatic species as part of the intricate estuary food web.