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2018
Friday, April 6th
8:30 AM

Biological Indicators of Stormwater Impacts and Mitigation Effectiveness in the Salish Sea

Roads to ruin: the threats of urbanization to conservation of a sentinel species

Blake E. Feist, NOAA Fisheries, United States
Eric R. Buhle, NOAA Fisheries, United States
David H. Baldwin, NOAA Fisheries, United States
Julann A. Spromberg, NOAA Fisheries, United States
Steven E. Damm, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, United States
Jay W. Davis, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, United States
Nathaniel L. Scholz, NOAA Fisheries, United States

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

British Columbia / Washington Collaboration on Transboundary Water Quality: Fecal Coliform Bacteria and Nitrogen in the Nooksack River

Transboundary cooperation to reduce bacterial pollution in Washington's lower Nooksack Basin

Doug Allen, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Steve Hood, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States

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8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Collaborating to Reduce Impacts of Underwater Noise from Vessels on SKRW: Biological Impacts of Underwater Noise from Vessels

Capturing Information on Vessels and Cetaceans: developing a passive monitoring system for Boundary Pass

Lauren McWhinnie, Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Patrick O'Hara, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada
Gregory O'Hagan, Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Molly Fraser, Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Sarah Berry, Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Leh Smallshaw, Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Norma Serra-Sogas, Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Rosaline Canessa, Univ. of Victoria, Canada

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8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Drayton Harbor Shellfish Recovery: A Case Study of Local Collaboration

Engaging the community in Drayton Harbor's comeback story

Betsy Peabody, Puget Sound Restoration Fund, United States

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8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Enforcing Ecological Protections: Challenges and Opportunities

Enforcement discretion and best practices for enforcement

Kyle Loring, Friends of the San Juans, United States

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8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Integrated Coastal Climate Change Modeling for Salish Sea Planning: Part I

What climate change means for the Salish Sea

Nathan Vadeboncoeur, Smart Shores, Canada

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8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding Eutrophication and Over-enrichment of Nutrients in Puget Sound and Effects on Marine Species

Nitrogen in Puget Sound: a story map

Sheelagh McCarthy, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Teizeen Mohamedali, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Paula Cracknell, Thurston County, United States

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8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Kelp Distribution and Recovery Strategies in the Salish Sea: Part I

The fall and rise of kelp abundance and recruitment timing as related to changes in suspended sediment and light availability during and following Elwha dam removal

Stephen Rubin, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Helen Berry, Washington Dept. of Natural Resources, United States
Melissa Foley, Auckland Council RIMU, New Zealand
Ian Miller, Washington Sea Grant, United States
Nancy Elder, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Matthew Beirne, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, United States
Michael McHenry, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, United States
Jeffrey Duda, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Benjamin Hudson, Zillow, United States
Andrea Ogston, Univ. of Washington School of Oceanography, United States
Hannah Glover, Univ. of Washington School of Oceanography, United States
Emily Eidam, Univ. of Washington School of Oceanography, United States
Jonathon Warrick, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Guy Gelfenbaum, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Andrew Stevens, U.S. Geological Survey, United States

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Lessons from Management Approaches

Community engagement: planning successful public shoreline access and habitat restoration in urban industrial areas

Matthew Mateo, Port of Seattle, United States
Christina Billingsley, Port of Seattle, United States
George Blomberg, Port of Seattle, United States
Jon Sloan, Port of Seattle, United States

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Salmon and their Habitats

Stable isotope analysis reveals different trophic niche spaces for wild and hatchery origin juvenile Chinook salmon in the Nisqually Delta

Melanie Davis, USGS Western Ecological Research Ctr., United States
Isa Woo, USGS Western Ecological Research Ctr., United States
Christopher S. Ellings, Nisqually Tribe Dept. of Natural Resources, United States
Sayre Hodgson, Nisqually Tribe Dept. of Natural Resources, United States
Susan De La Cruz, USGS Western Ecological Research Ctr., United States

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8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

The Application and Creation of Knowledge that Leads to Action to Restore and Protect an Ecosystem

The Puget Sound green infrastructure summit: convening and coordinating across a region and across sectors (.com, .gov, .org. .edu)

Aaron Clark, Stewardship Partners, United States

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8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

The Salish Sea Marine Survival Project: Bottom-up and Top-down Processes

Reconstructing historical patterns of primary production in Puget Sound using growth increment data from shells of long-lived geoducks (Panopea generosa)

Jenny Eccles, Long Live the Kings, United States
Correigh Greene, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Kathryn Sobocinski, Long Live the Kings, United States
Bethany Stevik, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Henry Carson, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Christopher Krembs, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States

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8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

8:45 AM

Biological Indicators of Stormwater Impacts and Mitigation Effectiveness in the Salish Sea

Tire leachate recapitulates the pathophysiology, unique sensitivity, and mortality of coho salmon acutely exposed to urban road runoff

Jenifer McIntyre, Washington State Univ., United States
Jessica Lundin, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, United States
James Cameron, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, United States
Jessica Prat, Washington State Univ., United States
Jay Davis, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, United States
Nathaniel Scholz, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, United States

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

British Columbia / Washington Collaboration on Transboundary Water Quality: Fecal Coliform Bacteria and Nitrogen in the Nooksack River

Prompt data sharing promotes engagement and generates change

Michael Isensee, Washington State Dept. of Agriculture, United States

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8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Collaborating to Reduce Impacts of Underwater Noise from Vessels on SKRW: Biological Impacts of Underwater Noise from Vessels

Commercial ship versus whale watch boat noise: relative effects on Southern Resident killer whales

Jason Wood, SMRU Consulting, United States
Dominic Tollit, SMRU Consulting, Canada
Ruth Joy, SMRU Consulting, Canada
Nicole Koshure, Hemmera Envirichem, Canada
Alex MacGilivray, JASCO Applied Sciences, Canada
Krista Trounce, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Canada
Orla Robinson, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Canada

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8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Drayton Harbor Shellfish Recovery: A Case Study of Local Collaboration

Small city meets big water quality improvement challenges

Mark Henderson, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Andrea Hood, Washington State Dept of Ecology, United States

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8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Enforcing Ecological Protections: Challenges and Opportunities

The WRIA 9 marine shoreline monitoring and compliance project phase 2

Kollin Higgins, King County, United States

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8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Integrated Coastal Climate Change Modeling for Salish Sea Planning: Part I

Flood modelling and mitigation planning in BC's Lower Fraser River and Southcoast

Steve Litke, Fraser Basin Council, Canada

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8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding Eutrophication and Over-enrichment of Nutrients in Puget Sound and Effects on Marine Species

Influence of sedimentary biogeochemistry on oxygen consumption and nutrient cycling in Bellingham Bay, Washington

Everitt G. Merritt, Western Washington Univ., United States
David Shull, Western Washington Univ., United States

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8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Kelp Distribution and Recovery Strategies in the Salish Sea: Part I

Success and succession in species and ecosystem recoveries: kelp forest community dynamics following decades of sea otter re-establishment

Jameal Samhouri, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Andrew Shelton, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Chris Harvey, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Kelly Andrews, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Blake Feist, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Kinsey Frick, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Nick Tolimieri, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Greg Williams, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Liam Antrim, NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, United States

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Lessons from Management Approaches

A watershed approach to recovering salmon in changing climate conditions

Beth leDoux, King County, United States
Jessica Engel, King County, United States
Morgan Ruff, Tulalip Tribes, United States
Colin Wahl, Tulalip Tribes, United States

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8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Salmon and their Habitats

Evaluating common trends in Chinook density and the influence of temperature and salinity patterns among distributary channels in a large river estuary to aid evaluation, planning, and prioritization of restoration activities

Joshua Chamberlin, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Jason E. Hall, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Todd Zackey, Tulalip Tribes Natural Resources, United States
Frank Leonetti, Snohomish County, Surface Water Management, United States
Michael Rustay, Snohomish County, Surface Water Management, United States

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8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

The Application and Creation of Knowledge that Leads to Action to Restore and Protect an Ecosystem

Sound impacts: building an impact metrics portal for tracking collective positive impacts of restoration and green infrastructure across the Puget Sound

Aaron Clark, Stewardship Partners, United States

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8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

The Salish Sea Marine Survival Project: Bottom-up and Top-down Processes

Comparison of bottom-up processes in Canadian subregions of the Salish Sea

Karyn Suchy, Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Ian Perry, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada
Maycira Costa, Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Kelly Young, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada
Moira Galbraith, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada
Brian Hunt, The Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
Svetlana Esenkulova, Pacific Salmon Foundation, Canada
Jennifer Boldt, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada
Matthew Thompson, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Biological Indicators of Stormwater Impacts and Mitigation Effectiveness in the Salish Sea

The oxidative degradation of hemoglobin in coho, chinook, pink and chum salmon

Stephanie Blair, Washington State Univ., United States
Clyde Barlow, Evergreen State College, United States
Erin Martin, The Evergreen State College, United States
Jenifer McIntyre, Washington State Univ., United States

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

British Columbia / Washington Collaboration on Transboundary Water Quality: Fecal Coliform Bacteria and Nitrogen in the Nooksack River

Efforts of Washington and British Columbia agricultural producers to address fecal coliform bacteria pollution in the lower Nooksack watershed

Geoff Hughes-Games, British Columbia Agriculture Council, Canada
Rich Appel, Appel Dairy, United States
Mark Raymond, British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Canada

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9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Collaborating to Reduce Impacts of Underwater Noise from Vessels on SKRW: Biological Impacts of Underwater Noise from Vessels

High-resolution archival tags provide new insights into the underwater foraging and echolocation behavior of resident killer whales capturing Pacific salmon

Brianna Wright, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

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9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Drayton Harbor Shellfish Recovery: A Case Study of Local Collaboration

Nooksack Tribe collaborative teaming to address shellfish harvest closures in Drayton Harbor

Oliver Grah, Nooksack Indian Tribe, United States
Jezra Beaulieu, Nooksack Indian Tribe, United States

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9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Enforcing Ecological Protections: Challenges and Opportunities

Nature's scorecard: how Puget Sound municipalities are incorporating low impact development

Sophia Ressler, Puget Soundkeeper, United States
Danielle Shaw, Washington Environmental Council, United States

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Integrated Coastal Climate Change Modeling for Salish Sea Planning: Part I

A multiple-methods vertical land movement analysis and its integration into probabilistic sea level rise projections for coastal Washington

Ian Miller, Washington Sea Grant, United States
Tyler Newton, Univ. of Oregon, United States
Ray Weldon, Univ. of Oregon, United States
David Schmidt, Univ. of Washington, United States
Guillaume Mauger, Climate Impacts Group, United States
Eric Grossman, U.S. Geological Survey, United States

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9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding Eutrophication and Over-enrichment of Nutrients in Puget Sound and Effects on Marine Species

Nutrient dynamics and ties to environmental conditions and drivers in central Puget Sound

Stephanie Jaeger, King County Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks, United States
Ben Larson, King County Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks, United States
Bob Kruger, King County Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks, United States
Kimberle Stark, King County Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks, United States

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9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Kelp Distribution and Recovery Strategies in the Salish Sea: Part I

Temporal changes in bull kelp (nereocystis luetkeana) in the Salish Sea using high resolution satellite imagery

Sarah Schroeder, Univ. of Victoria, Canada

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Lessons from Management Approaches

Agriculture-watershed characterization and mapping to support a marketplace approach for implementing planning priorities in Whatcom County

Heather MacKay, FHB Consulting Services Inc., United States

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Salmon and their Habitats

Juvenile salmon density on marsh surfaces versus within tidal channels

W. Gregory Hood, Skagit River System Cooperative, United States
Eric Beamer, Skagit River System Cooperative, United States
Rich Henderson, Skagit River System Cooperative, United States

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9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

The Application and Creation of Knowledge that Leads to Action to Restore and Protect an Ecosystem

Groundwater availability for summer low flows: co-production and shared application of hydrogeologic tools and information

Rick Dinicola, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Lonna Frans, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Wendy Welch, U.S. Geological Survey, United States

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9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

The Salish Sea Marine Survival Project: Bottom-up and Top-down Processes

Harbour seals consume more juvenile and adult salmon in estuaries than elsewhere in the Strait of Georgia

Sheena Majewski, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Biological Station, Canada
Chad Nordstrom, Coastal Ocean Research Institute, Vancouver Aquarium, Canada
Austen Thomas, Smith-Root, Inc., United States
Andrew Trites, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, The Univ. of British Columbia, Canada

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9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

9:15 AM

Biological Indicators of Stormwater Impacts and Mitigation Effectiveness in the Salish Sea

Biological effects of hyporheic zone restoration in an urban stream

Sarah A. Morley, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Linda D. Rhodes, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Anne E. Baxter, Lynker Technologies, United States
Giles W. Goetz, Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean, United States
Katherine Lynch, Seattle Public Utilities, United States
Steve Damm, Seattle Public Utilities, United States

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

British Columbia / Washington Collaboration on Transboundary Water Quality: Fecal Coliform Bacteria and Nitrogen in the Nooksack River

The Nooksack River Transboundary Water Quality Task Group

Sheldon Reddekopp, British Columbia Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, Canada

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9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Collaborating to Reduce Impacts of Underwater Noise from Vessels on SKRW: Biological Impacts of Underwater Noise from Vessels

Using DTAGs to understand sound use, behavior, and vessel and associated noise effects in Southern Resident killer whales

Marla Holt, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Brad Hanson, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Candice K. Emmons, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Deborah A. Giles, Univ. of California, Davis, United States
Jeff Hogan, Cascadia Research Collective, United States
Jennifer Tennessen, ERT/Lynker, United States

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9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Drayton Harbor Shellfish Recovery: A Case Study of Local Collaboration

Impact of septic systems in Drayton Harbor water quality

Jennifer Hayden, Whatcom County Health Dept., United States

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9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Enforcing Ecological Protections: Challenges and Opportunities

Monitoring and enforcement of laws and policies in Canada: the bad, the ugly and how we can get to good

Christianne Wilhelmson, Georgia Strait Alliance, Canada

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9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Integrated Coastal Climate Change Modeling for Salish Sea Planning: Part I

Puget Sound coastal storm modeling system (PS-CoSMoS) to inform coastal change planning

Eric Grossman, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Sean Crosby, Len/LynkerTech, United States
Nathan van Arendonk, Western Washington Univ., United States
Patrick Barnard, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Li Erikson, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Andrew Stevens, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Edwin Elias, Deltares USA, United States

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding Eutrophication and Over-enrichment of Nutrients in Puget Sound and Effects on Marine Species

Long-term monitoring in Central Puget Sound: Are local climate anomalies impacting phytoplankton populations?

Gabriela Hannach, King County Environmental Lab., United States
Lyndsey M. Swanson, King County Environmental Lab., United States
Kimberle Stark, King County Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks, United States

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9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Kelp Distribution and Recovery Strategies in the Salish Sea: Part I

Monitoring Salish Sea bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana) via kayak surveys

Suzanne Shull, Northwest Straits Initiative, United States
Lucas Hart, Northwest Straits Initiative, United States
Helen Berry, Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources, United States

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9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Lessons from Management Approaches

Accelerating watershed protection in the central Puget Sound region

Maria Sandercock, Puget Sound Regional Council, United States

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9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Salmon and their Habitats

Nearshore habitat use by Hood Canal Summer run chum salmon in Hood Canal and the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Micah Wait, Wild Fish Conservancy, United States
James Fletcher, Wild Fish Conservancy, United States
Adrian Tuohy, Wild Fish Conservancy, United States

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9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

The Application and Creation of Knowledge that Leads to Action to Restore and Protect an Ecosystem

The community engagement process: inclusivity, integration across cultures and fostering boundary permeability

Don Castleden, Comox Valley Project Watershed Society, Canada

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9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

The Salish Sea Marine Survival Project: Bottom-up and Top-down Processes

Interannual variation in early marine survival patterns of Puget Sound steelhead smolts indicates shifting predation pressures

Barry Berejikian, NOAA Fisheries, United States
Megan Moore, NOAA Fisheries, United States
Steve Jeffries, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States

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9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM

Biological Indicators of Stormwater Impacts and Mitigation Effectiveness in the Salish Sea

Assessing trends—and eventually improvements—in freshwater quality and stream condition using the Benthic Index of Biotic Integrity (BIBI)

Kate Macneale, King County Water and Land Resources Division, United States
Andy James, Univ. of Washington Tacoma, United States
Steven Brady, Southern Connecticut State Univ., United States
Liora Llewellyn, King County Water and Land Resources Division, United States

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

British Columbia / Washington Collaboration on Transboundary Water Quality: Fecal Coliform Bacteria and Nitrogen in the Nooksack River

Nitrogen Inventory in the Nooksack-Fraser Transboundary Watershed

Jiajia Lin, National Research Council, United States
Jana Compton, EPA, United States
Jill Baron, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Chris Clark, Whatcom Conservation District, United States
Donna Schwede, EPA, United States
Shabtai Bittman, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada
David Hooper, Western Washington Univ., United States
Barb Carey, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Peter Homann, Western Washington University
Hanna Winter, Lummi Natural Resources Department, United States
Peter Kiffney, NOAA, United States
Nichole Embertson, Whatcom Conservation District, United States
Heather MacKay, FHB Consulting Services, United States
Robert Black, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Gary Bahr, Washington State Dept. of Agriculture, United States

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9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Collaborating to Reduce Impacts of Underwater Noise from Vessels on SKRW: Biological Impacts of Underwater Noise from Vessels

Multi-sensor archival tags on southern resident killer whales reveal patterns in kinematic behavior during subsurface foraging in the Salish Sea

Jennifer Tennessen, NOAA, United States
Marla M. Holt, NOAA, United States
Brad Hanson, NOAA, United States
Candice K. Emmons, NOAA, United States
Deborah A. Giles, Ctr. for Whale Research, United States
Jeff Hogan, Killer Whale Tales, United States

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Drayton Harbor Shellfish Recovery: A Case Study of Local Collaboration

Public outreach: growing and adapting with changing times

Meagan Harris, Whatcom Conservation District, United States
Kate Kimber, Whatcom County Public Works, United States
Erika Douglas, Whatcom County Public Works, United States
Aneka Sweeney, Whatcom Conservation District, United States

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9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Integrated Coastal Climate Change Modeling for Salish Sea Planning: Part I

Impacts of lower Fraser River geometry on the Fraser River plume

Susan Allen, The Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
Michael Dunphy, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada
Jie Liu, The Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
Elise Olson, The Univ. of British Columbia, Canada

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding Eutrophication and Over-enrichment of Nutrients in Puget Sound and Effects on Marine Species

Population, community and food web impacts of hypoxia : a synthesis of findings from Hood Canal

Timothy Essington, Univ. of Washington, United States

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9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Kelp Distribution and Recovery Strategies in the Salish Sea: Part I

Bull kelp bed surveys in Island County, Washington USA

Linda Rhodes, Island County Marine Resources Committee, United States
Vernon W. Brisley, Island County Marine Resources Committee, United States
Gregg Ridder, Sound Water Stewards, United States
Debra Paros, Sound Water Stewards, United States
Paulette Brunner, Sound Water Stewards, United States
Barbara Brock, Sound Water Stewards, United States
Barbara Bennett, Island County Marine Resources Committee, United States
Anna Toledo, Island County Marine Resources Committee, United States

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9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Lessons from Management Approaches

Assessment of floodplain condition across Puget Sound: an emerging tool for tracking investments and communicating status

Jennifer Burke, Puget Sound Partnership, United States
Colin Hume, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Ilon Logan, Environmental Science Associates, United States
Scott McKinney, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States

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9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Salmon and their Habitats

Increases in synchrony among Central Coast salmon populations in British Columbia over the last 60 years

Eric Hertz, Pacific Salmon Foundation, Canada
Brendan Connors, ESSA Technologies, Canada
Katrina Connors, Pacific Salmon Foundation, Canada
John Reynolds, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada

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9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

The Application and Creation of Knowledge that Leads to Action to Restore and Protect an Ecosystem

Samish Indian Nation Department of Natural Resources' efforts to remove marine debris and creosote using GIS in the San Juan Archipelago, Washington State

Casey Palmer-McGee, Samish Indian Nation, United States

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9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

The Salish Sea Marine Survival Project: Bottom-up and Top-down Processes

Changes in hatchery subsidies of Chinook salmon in the Salish Sea: implications for predators, fisheries, and conservation

Benjamin Nelson, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Eric Ward, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Ole Shelton, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Joe Anderson, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States

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9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

9:45 AM

Biological Indicators of Stormwater Impacts and Mitigation Effectiveness in the Salish Sea

Gene-based biomonitoring in Pacific Coast seabirds: spatial comparison of contaminant burdens and xenobiotic-responsive gene expression

Mason King, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada
Tony D. Williams, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada
Doug Crump, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada
John E. Elliott, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Collaborating to Reduce Impacts of Underwater Noise from Vessels on SKRW: Biological Impacts of Underwater Noise from Vessels

Quiet time for orcas: noise reduction strategies that can assist orca in their foraging and communication

Val Veirs, Beam Reach Marine Science and Sustainability School, United States
Scott Veirs, Beam Reach Marine Science and Sustainability School, United States
Lauren McWhinnie, Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Patrick O'Hara, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada
Gregory O'Hagan, Univ. of Victoria, Canada

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Drayton Harbor Shellfish Recovery: A Case Study of Local Collaboration

Inspiring farm conservation stewardship: adaptations to incentive-based campaigns

Aneka Sweeney, Whatcom Conservation District, United States

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9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Integrated Coastal Climate Change Modeling for Salish Sea Planning: Part I

Characterizing and comparing community exposure to coastal flood hazards in California: an integrated approach to support Salish Sea planning

Nathan Wood, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Jeanne Jones, U.S. Geological Survey, United States

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding Eutrophication and Over-enrichment of Nutrients in Puget Sound and Effects on Marine Species

Simulating eutrophication effects in Puget Sound using qualitative network models

Chris Harvey, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Kathryn Sobocinski, Long Live the Kings, United States

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9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Kelp Distribution and Recovery Strategies in the Salish Sea: Part I

Comparison of Bull Kelp coverage survey methods over time in the San Juan Archipelago

Todd Woodard, Samish Indian Nation, United States
Casey Palmer-McGee, Samish Indian Nation, United States

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9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Lessons from Management Approaches

What's working to restore Puget Sound? Connecting investments, actions, and outcomes

Leska Fore, Puget Sound Partnership, United States
Keith Dublanica, Governor's Salmon Recovery Office, United States
Jennifer Johnson, Governor's Salmon Recovery Office, United States
Jessica Archer, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States

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9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

The Application and Creation of Knowledge that Leads to Action to Restore and Protect an Ecosystem

The center for creative conservation: fostering novel collaborations for regional sustainability

Sara Breslow, Univ. of Washington, United States
Joshua Lawler, Univ. of Washington, United States
Julian Olden, Univ. of Washington, United States
Spencer Wood, Univ. of Washington, United States

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9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

The Salish Sea Marine Survival Project: Bottom-up and Top-down Processes

Bottom-up and top-down processes affecting marine survival of salmon in the Salish Sea

Dave Beauchamp, U.S. Geological Survey, United States

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9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

10:30 AM

Collaborating to Reduce Impacts of Underwater Noise from Vessels on SKRW: Understanding and Managing Underwater Noise from Vessel Activities

Understanding and managing underwater noise: results from the Haro Strait vessel slowdown trial

Krista Trounce, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Canada

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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Coordinating Regionally Accepted Nearshore Geospatial Data

Developing a nearshore geospatial framework for recovery assessment and planning

Jennifer Burke, Puget Sound Partnership, United States
Stacy Vynne, Puget Sound Partnership, United States

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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Estuarine Climate Change Adaptation

Potential interactions of sea level rise and sedimentation in the lower Puyallup River

Jeff Parsons, Herrera Enviromental Consultants, United States

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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Kelp Distribution and Recovery Strategies in the Salish Sea: Part II

The microbiome of the canopy-forming kelps, Nereocystis and Macrocystis, from the outer Olympic Coast to the Puget Sound

Brooke L. Weigel, Univ. of Chicago, United States
Catherine A. Pfister, Univ. of Chicago, United States

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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Long-term Changes in Salish Sea Kelp Forests and the Benthos: Evidence of Response to Chemical Contaminants, Nutrient Loading, and Climate Change Pressures

Kelp forest dynamics: links to climate and long term trends

Helen Berry, Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources, United States
Cathy Pfister, Univ. of Chicago, United States
Tom Mumford, Marine Agronomics, United States

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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Salmon in the Salish Sea

Pacific Salmon in Puget Sound: abundance, survival and body size (1970-2015)

James P. Losee, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Aaron Dufault, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Neala Kendall, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States

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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Session Description: Long term monitoring of Salish Sea Ecosystems

Long-term changes in Salish Sea kelp forests and the benthos: Evidence of response to chemical contaminants, nutrient loading, and climate change pressures.

Margaret Dutch, Washington State Department of Ecology
Christopher Krembs, Washington State Department of Ecology
Jude Apple, Washington State Department of Ecology
Christopher Harley, University of British Columbia

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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Species and Habitats of Emerging Concern

Fish passage at intertidal obstructions: approaches in Washington State

Padraic Smith, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States

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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Stormwater Characterization and Management Using a Watershed Approach

Is stormwater harming our streams? Long-term monitoring of metals in stream stormflow

Daniel Nidzgorski, King County, United States
James M. Grassley, King County, United States
Debora Lester, King County, United States
Debra Bouchard, King County, United States

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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Strategic Recovery Part I: Managing Recovery at Different Scales

Successes and lessons learned: supporting organizations' capacity to protect and restore Puget Sound

Taylor Biaggi, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States

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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

The Lower Fraser River: A Wildlife Hotspot on the Brink

Prioritizing management actions for the Fraser River estuary

Laura Kehoe, Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Jessie Lund, Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Julia Baum, Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Lia Chalifour, Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Tara Martin, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada

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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

10:45 AM

Collaborating to Reduce Impacts of Underwater Noise from Vessels on SKRW: Understanding and Managing Underwater Noise from Vessel Activities

Washington State Ferries: update on ferry vessel noise in the Salish Sea

Richard Huey, Washington State Ferries, United States
Leslie James, British Columbia Ferries, Canada
Greg Peterson, British Columbia Ferries, Canada

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10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Coordinating Regionally Accepted Nearshore Geospatial Data

The beach strategies geodatabase

Alison Lubeck, Coastal Geologic Services, United States
Branden Rishel, Coastal Geologic Services, United States
Andrea MacLennan, Coastal Geologic Services, United States
Jim Johannessen, Coastal Geologic Services, United States

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10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Estuarine Climate Change Adaptation

Guidelines for mapping sea level rise and uncertainty

Robert Norheim, Univ. of Washington, United States
Guillaume Mauger, Univ. of Washington, United States

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10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Kelp Distribution and Recovery Strategies in the Salish Sea: Part II

Genetic structure of the bull-kelp Nereocystis luetkeana in the Salish Sea

Lily Gierke, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States
Bobby San Miguel, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States
Tom Mumford, Marine Agronomics LLC, United States
Filipe Alberto, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States

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10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Long-term Changes in Salish Sea Kelp Forests and the Benthos: Evidence of Response to Chemical Contaminants, Nutrient Loading, and Climate Change Pressures

The 2011 climate regime shift: seabed taxon monitoring identifies regimes

Jeff Marliave, Ocean Wise, Canada
Donna Gibbs, Ocean Wise, Canada
Laura Borden, Ocean Wise, Canada

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10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Salmon in the Salish Sea

Skokomish estuary restoration monitoring

Lisa Belleveau, Skokomish Indian Tribe, United States

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10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Species and Habitats of Emerging Concern

Averting the "Data-gap Trap" for poorly studied marine species in the Salish Sea

Erin Ashe, Oceans Initiative, United States

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Stormwater Characterization and Management Using a Watershed Approach

Urban watershed modeling in Seattle, Washington using VELMA: a spatially explicit ecohydrological watershed model

Brad Barnhart, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Robert McKane, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Paul Pettus, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Jonathan Halama, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Paul Mayer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Allen Brookes, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Kevin Djang, CSRA, Inc., United States

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Strategic Recovery Part I: Managing Recovery at Different Scales

City Habitats: thriving people, thriving nature and solving stormwater collaboratively as a region

Aaron Clark, Stewardship Partners, United States
Chirstin Hilton, The Nature Conservancy of Washington, United States
Jessie Israel, The Nature Conservancy of Washington, United States
Hannah Kett, The Nature Conservancy of Washington, United States
Danielle Shaw, Washington Environmental Council, United States
Sean Watts, Seattle Parks Foundation, United States
Pam Emerson, City of Seattle, United States

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10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

The Lower Fraser River: A Wildlife Hotspot on the Brink

Survival of the Lower Fraser and People of the River

Murray Ned, Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance, Canada
Ken Malloway, Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance, Canada
Sally Hope, Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance, Canada
Janson Wong, Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance, Canada
Dalton Silver, Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance, Canada

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10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Collaborating to Reduce Impacts of Underwater Noise from Vessels on SKRW: Understanding and Managing Underwater Noise from Vessel Activities

Quantifying marine vessel traffic from aerial surveys in the Salish Sea

Norma Serra-Sogas, Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Patrick O'Hara, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada
Rosaline Canessa, Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Lauren McWhinnie, Univ. of Victoria, Canada

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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Coordinating Regionally Accepted Nearshore Geospatial Data

Puget sound habitat status and trends monitoring program: nearshore and large river delta geospatial data and habitat status and trends monitoring metrics

Jason Hall, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Alex Stefankiv, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Britta Timpane-Padgham, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Martin Liermann, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Timothy J. Beechie, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
George R. Pess, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States

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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Estuarine Climate Change Adaptation

The living dike initiative

John Readshaw, SNC-Lavalin Inc., Canada
Deborah Carlson, West Coast Environmental Law, Canada
Jessica Wilson, SNC-Lavalin Inc., Canada

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Kelp Distribution and Recovery Strategies in the Salish Sea: Part II

Effects of warm ocean temperatures on bull kelp forests in the Salish Sea

Braeden Schiltroth, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada
Sherryl Bisgrove, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada
Bill Heath, Project Watershed, Canada

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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Long-term Changes in Salish Sea Kelp Forests and the Benthos: Evidence of Response to Chemical Contaminants, Nutrient Loading, and Climate Change Pressures

Spatial and temporal population cohesion in intertidal clams

Julie S. Barber, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, United States
Casey P. Ruff, Skagit River System Cooperative, United States
James T. McArdle, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, United States
Lindy L. Hunter, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, United States
Camille Speck, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Douglas Roger, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Courtney M. Greiner, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, United States

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Salmon in the Salish Sea

The Pacific salmon explorer: a data driven look at salmon populations and their habitats

Katrina Connors, Pacific Salmon Foundation, Canada
Eileen Jones, Pacific Salmon Foundation, Canada
Leah Honka, Pacific Salmon Foundation, Canada
Katy Kellock, Pacific Salmon Foundation, Canada
Eric Hertz, Pacific Salmon Foundation, Canada
Brian Riddell, Pacific Salmon Foundation, Canada

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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Species and Habitats of Emerging Concern

Using passive acoustics to monitor Galiano glass sponge reef

Amalis Riera, Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Stephanie Archer, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada
William Halliday, Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Xavier Mouy, Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Matthew Pine, Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Anya Dunham, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada
Francis Juanes, Univ. of Victoria, Canada

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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Stormwater Characterization and Management Using a Watershed Approach

High resolution mass spectrometry screening of urban stormwater for identification of novel contaminants and their sources

Edward Kolodziej, Univ. of Washington, United States
Kathy Peter, Univ. of Washington, United States
Zhenyu Tian, Univ. of Washington, United States

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Strategic Recovery Part I: Managing Recovery at Different Scales

Coastal and indigenous community access to marine resources in Canada

Nathan Bennett, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

The Lower Fraser River: A Wildlife Hotspot on the Brink

Research into the cause of brackish marsh recession in the Fraser River estuary

Brent Gurd, British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Canada
Sean Boyd, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada
Eric Balke, British Columbia Conservation Foundation, Canada
Richard Marijnissen, Delft Univ. of Technology, Netherlands
Brad Mason, Community Mapping Network, Canada
Kathleen Moore, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada

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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

11:15 AM

Collaborating to Reduce Impacts of Underwater Noise from Vessels on SKRW: Understanding and Managing Underwater Noise from Vessel Activities

Characterizing underwater radiated noise from Pacific Whale Watch Association vessels

David Hannay, JASCO Applied Sciences, Canada
Brett Soberg, Eagle Wing Tours Ltd., Canada

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11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Coordinating Regionally Accepted Nearshore Geospatial Data

Bringing high resolution land cover products to the Puget Sound region and U.S.

Melissa Rosa, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, United States

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11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Estuarine Climate Change Adaptation

Using surface elevation tables and marker horizons to evaluate resiliency and trajectories of tidal marshes and restoration projects in the Snohomish River estuary

Devin Robinson, Veterans Conservation Corp., United States
Jason Hall, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Joshua Chamberlin, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Todd Zachery, Tulalip Tribe, United States
Casimir Rice, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States

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11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Kelp Distribution and Recovery Strategies in the Salish Sea: Part II

Salish Sea bull kelp restoration research: local, regional and international collaborations

William Heath, Project Watershed Society, Canada
Sherryl Bisgrove, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada

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11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Long-term Changes in Salish Sea Kelp Forests and the Benthos: Evidence of Response to Chemical Contaminants, Nutrient Loading, and Climate Change Pressures

Declines in Puget Sound sediment-dwelling communities and a new focus on climate, nutrient, and other ecosystem stressors

Sandra Weakland, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Valerie Partridge, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Margaret Dutch, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Dany Burgess, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Angela Eagleston, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States

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11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Salmon in the Salish Sea

Salmon-Safe farms

Ellen Southard, Salmon-Safe, United States
Amelia Bahr, Stewardship Partners, United States

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11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Species and Habitats of Emerging Concern

A tale of two sea stars: recovery (ochre star) or endangerment (sunflower star) following the 2014 epidemic

Miranda Winningham, Cornell Univ., United States
Morgan E. Eisenlord, Cornell Univ., United States
Joseph Gaydos, The SeaDoc Society, United States
Diego Montecino-Latorre, Univ. of California, Davis, United States
Janna Nichols, Reef Environmental Education Foundation, United States
Christy Pattengill-Semmens, Reef Environmental Education Foundation, United States
Catherine D. Harvell, Cornell Univ., United States

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11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Stormwater Characterization and Management Using a Watershed Approach

Stormwater retrofits for treating highway runoff: Echo Lake basin

Carly Greyell, King County, United States

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Strategic Recovery Part I: Managing Recovery at Different Scales

Designing data collection for decision-making: shaping the coastal First Nations regional monitoring system to meet the needs of the Nations

Erica Olson, ESSA Technologies Ltd., Canada
Brendan Connors, ESSA Technologies Ltd., Canada
Lara Hoshizaki, Coastal First Nations - Great Bear Initiative, Canada
Jana Kotaska, Coastal First Nations - Great Bear Initiative, Canada
Darcy Pickard, ESSA Technologies Ltd., Canada
Marc Nelitz, ESSA Technologies Ltd., Canada
Amy Groesbeck, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada
Jordan Benner, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada
Katherine Kellock, ESSA Technologies Ltd., Canada
Anton Pitts, Coastal First Nations - Great Bear Initiative, Canada

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11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

The Lower Fraser River: A Wildlife Hotspot on the Brink

Characterizing juvenile Chinook salmon outmigration timing, size and population origin in the Fraser River estuary

David Scott, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Canada

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM

Collaborating to Reduce Impacts of Underwater Noise from Vessels on SKRW: Understanding and Managing Underwater Noise from Vessel Activities

Did the rules work? An assessment on the effectiveness of federal vessel regulations for Southern Resident killer whales

Teresa Mongillo, NOAA Fisheries, United States
Grace Ferrara, NOAA Fisheries, United States
Lynne Barre, NOAA Fisheries, United States

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11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Coordinating Regionally Accepted Nearshore Geospatial Data

Recent progress toward reducing seawalls in Puget Sound

Doris Small, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Hugh Shipman, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Jenna Jewett, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Nathalie Hamel, Puget Sound Partnership, United States

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11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Kelp Distribution and Recovery Strategies in the Salish Sea: Part II

Kelp canopy restoration; enhancement practice development in Puget Sound

Brian Allen, PSRF, United States

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Long-term Changes in Salish Sea Kelp Forests and the Benthos: Evidence of Response to Chemical Contaminants, Nutrient Loading, and Climate Change Pressures

Lessons from long time-series of benthic invertebrate communities in the southern Salish Sea, and an expansion of parameters to assess nutrient loading and climate change pressures

Valerie Partridge, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Margaret Dutch, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Sandra Weakland, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Dany Burgess, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Angela Eagleston, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States

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11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Species and Habitats of Emerging Concern

Urban-related distribution patterns of an iconic Salish Sea mesopredator, the giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini)

Eliza C. Heery, National Univ. of Singapore, Singapore
Amy G. Olsen, Seattle Aquarium, United States
Blake E. Feist, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Kenneth P. Sebens, Univ. of Washington, United States

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11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Stormwater Characterization and Management Using a Watershed Approach

Application of genomics to develop a monitoring tool for stormwater treatment wetlands

Jessica LeNoble, Kerr Wood Leidal, Canada
Chris Johnston, Kerr Wood Leidal, Canada
James Atwater, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
Susan Baldwin, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada

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11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Strategic Recovery Part I: Managing Recovery at Different Scales

A collaborative approach for evaluating agricultural contributions to nonpoint source pollution in the Deschutes watershed, south Puget Sound

Stephen Bramwell, Washington State Univ., United States
Nicole Warren, Thurston Conservation District, United States

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11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

The Lower Fraser River: A Wildlife Hotspot on the Brink

How 19 years of BC coastal waterbird citizen science data is informing conservation planning

Karen Devitt, Bird Studies Canada, Canada
James Casey, Bird Studies Canada, Canada

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11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

11:45 AM

Collaborating to Reduce Impacts of Underwater Noise from Vessels on SKRW: Understanding and Managing Underwater Noise from Vessel Activities

Understanding and managing underwater noise from vessel activities

Michelle Sanders, Transport Canada, Canada
Jeff Pelton, Transport Canada, Canada

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11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Coordinating Regionally Accepted Nearshore Geospatial Data

From data to decisions: Navigating the “So What?” and “What’s Next?” conversation around nearshore data

Dawn Spilsbury Pucci, Island County, United States

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11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Kelp Distribution and Recovery Strategies in the Salish Sea: Part II

Techniques for understory kelp salvage and recolonization of disturbed sites to mitigate temporal habitat loss

Ashley Park, Archipelago Marine Research Ltd., Canada
Gina Lemieux, Archipelago Marine Research Ltd., Canada
Brian Emmett, Archipelago Marine Research Ltd., Canada
Doug McMillan, SNC-Lavalin, Canada
Peter Troffe, SNC-Lavalin, Canada
Shauna Davis, Defence Construction Canada, Canada
Michael Bodman, Dept. of National Defence, Canada
Mike Waters, Dept. of National Defence, Canada
Cliff Robinson, SNC-Lavalin, Canada

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11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Long-term Changes in Salish Sea Kelp Forests and the Benthos: Evidence of Response to Chemical Contaminants, Nutrient Loading, and Climate Change Pressures

Changes to long-term status and trends sediment monitoring to assess nutrient enrichment and climate change pressures in Puget Sound

Margaret Dutch, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Sandra Weakland, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Valerie Partridge, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Dany Burgess, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Angela Eagleston, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Species and Habitats of Emerging Concern

Survival of hatchery-origin juvenile pinto abalone (Haliotis kamtschatkana) outplanted to restoration sites in the San Juan Islands

Henry Carson, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Michael Ulrich, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Josh Bouma, Puget Sound Restoration Fund, United States

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11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Strategic Recovery Part I: Managing Recovery at Different Scales

Restoration of ecosystem processes in Puget Sound nearshore habitats: what we have lost, where we are going, and how we are learning along the way

Tish Conway-Cranos, Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

The Lower Fraser River: A Wildlife Hotspot on the Brink

Suggestions for rethinking governance in the Fraser estuary

Deborah Carlson, West Coast Environmental Law, Canada
Daniel Sinclair, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

12:30 PM

Session Description: Changes in Marine Mammal Occurrence in the Salish Sea

Dolphins in the Salish Sea: Are warmer water species expanding into our region?

Laurie Shuster, Cascadia Research Collective
David Anderson, Cascadia Research Collective
Jessica L. Huggins, Cascadia Research Collective
Annie B. Douglas, Cascadia Research Collective
Nathan Harrison, Cascadia Research Collective
John Calambokidis, Cascadia Research Collective
Susan Berta, OrcaNetwork

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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

1:29 PM

Session Description: Changes in Marine Mammal Occurrence in the Salish Sea

Return of the Giants of the Salish Sea: Increased occurrence of humpback and gray whales in inland waters

John Calambokidis, Cascadia Research Collective
Kiirsten Flynn, Cascadia Research Collective
Elana Dobson, Cascadia Research Collective
Jessica L. Huggins, Cascadia Research Collective
Alie Perez, Cascadia Research Collective

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1:29 PM - 3:00 PM

1:30 PM

Advances in the Understanding of Drivers of Change and Potential Conservation Actions for Pacific Herring in the Salish Sea

Age truncation and portfolio effects in Puget Sound Pacific herring

Margaret Siple, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, United States
Andrew O. Shelton, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Tessa B. Francis, Univ. of Washington Tacoma, United States
Dayv Lowry, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Adam P. Lindquist, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Timothy E. Essington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, United States

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1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Big Objects Need Big Solutions: Addressing the Environmental Effects of Major Infrastructure Around the Salish Sea

Survival and behavior of steelhead smolts migrating past the Hood Canal Bridge

Megan Moore, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Communication Tools to Accelerate Success

Living with the shoreline: education for property owners

Shannon Davis, Friends of the San Juans, United States
Tina Whitman, Friends of the San Juans, United States

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1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Integrated Coastal Climate Change Modeling for Salish Sea Planning: Part II

Modeling wind-induced waves in the Salish Sea

Zhaoqing Yang, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Wei-Cheng Wu, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Taiping Wang, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Guillaume Mauger, Univ. of Washington, United States
Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States

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1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Marine Protected Areas and Marine Spatial Planning: Challenges and Opportunities for Large-scale Ecosystem Protection and Integrated Management in the Salish Sea

Washington's aquatic reserves: strategic direction, stewardship, and supporting science

Birdie Davenport, Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources, United States
Betty Bookheim, Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources, United States
Jamie Kilgo, Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources, United States

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Monitoring Stormwater Impacts on Contaminants in Receiving Waters

Past, present, and future water quality in Lake Union/Ship Canal, Elliott Bay, and the Duwamish Estuary and the benefits of combined sewer overflow control and other projects

Jim Simmonds, King County, United States

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1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Session Description: Advances in Understanding the Drivers of Change and Potential Conservation Actions for Pacific Herring in the Salish Sea

Advances in Understanding the Drivers of Change and Potential Conservation Actions for Pacific Herring in the Salish Sea

Tessa Francis, University of Washington, Tacoma

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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session Description: Changes in Marine Mammal Occurrence in the Salish Sea

Changes in Strandings of Cetaceans in Puget Sound/Salish Sea

Jessica L. Huggins, Cascadia Research Collective
Amanda Warlick, NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Stephanie Norman, Marine-Med: Marine Research, Epidemiology, and Veterinary Medicine
Jennifer Olson, The Whale Museum
Dyanna M. Lambourn, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Mammal Investigations
Joe Gaydos, SeaDoc Society, UC Davis Wildlife Health Center
John Calambokidis, Cascadia Research Collective

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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session Description: Changes in Marine Mammal Occurrence in the Salish Sea

Changes in harbor and Dall’s porpoise in Puget Sound, 1990s to present

David Anderson, Cascadia Research Collective
Joseph R. Evenson, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Laurie Shuster, Cascadia Research Collective
John Calambokidis, Cascadia Research Collective

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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session Description: Collaborating to reduce impacts of underwater noise from vessels with a focus on southern resident killer whales

Biological impacts of underwater noise from vessels

Kathy Heise, Cetacean Research Lab, Coastal Ocean Research Institute, Vancouver Aquarium

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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

The Assessment and Management of Wood Waste in the Aquatic Environment

Turning the ship: a new direction for managing wood waste in the Salish Sea of Washington State

Russ McMillan, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Chance Asher, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
John Evered, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Celina Abercrombie, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States

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1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

1:45 PM

Advances in the Understanding of Drivers of Change and Potential Conservation Actions for Pacific Herring in the Salish Sea

Interactive effects of ocean acidification and ocean warming on Pacific herring (Clupea pallasi) early life stages

Brooke Love, Western Washington Univ., United States
Cristina Villalobos, Western Washington Univ., United States
M. Brady Olson, Western Washington Univ., United States

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1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Big Objects Need Big Solutions: Addressing the Environmental Effects of Major Infrastructure Around the Salish Sea

Hood canal bridge effect on hydrodynamics and nearfield zone of influence

Adi Nugraha, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Tarang Khangaonkar, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States

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1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Communication Tools to Accelerate Success

Understanding shoreline landowner views on water quality best management practices and outreach

Bob Simmons, Washington State Univ. Extension, United States
Darcy McNamara, Washington State Univ. Extension, United States
Heidi Keller, Heidi Keller Consulting, United States

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1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Integrated Coastal Climate Change Modeling for Salish Sea Planning: Part II

Providing modeling tools on extreme events of climate change to Puget Sound managers

Andrea Copping, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Zhaoqing Yang, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Ian Miller, Washington Sea Grant, United States
Jude Apple, Padilla Bay NERR, United States
Guillaume Mauger, Univ. of Washington, United States
Nathalie Voisin, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Aimee Fullerton, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Ning Sun, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Mikaela Freeman, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States

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1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Marine Protected Areas and Marine Spatial Planning: Challenges and Opportunities for Large-scale Ecosystem Protection and Integrated Management in the Salish Sea

Identifying areas of high conservation value in Howe Sound to strengthen regional marine spatial planning

Fiona Beaty, Ocean Wise, Canada
Jessica Schultz, Ocean Wise, Canada
Bill Wareham, David Suzuki Foundation, Canada

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1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Monitoring Stormwater Impacts on Contaminants in Receiving Waters

Ambient monitoring to inform the protection of beneficial uses and achieve water quality goals in Sinclair and Dyes Inlets, Puget Sound, WA

Robert Johnston, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr. Pacific, United States
Michelle Aylward, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and IMF, United States
Gunther Rosen, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr. Pacific, United States
Jonathan Strivens, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Nicholas Schlafer, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Marienne Colvin, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr. Pacific, United States
Jill Brandenberger, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Paul Caswell, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and IMF, United States

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1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

The Assessment and Management of Wood Waste in the Aquatic Environment

Wood waste remediation at sediment cleanup sites in Washington State: lessons learned after 20 years of cleanup

John Evered, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Celina Abercrombie, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Russ McMillan, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Chance Asher, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Advances in the Understanding of Drivers of Change and Potential Conservation Actions for Pacific Herring in the Salish Sea

Cardiac injury and reduced growth in Pacific herring exposed to urban stormwater runoff

Louisa B. Harding, Washington State Univ., United States
Mark Tagal, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Nathaniel L. Scholz, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
John P. Incardona, Northwest Fisheries Science Ctr., United States
Jenifer K. McIntyre, Washington State Univ., United States

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Big Objects Need Big Solutions: Addressing the Environmental Effects of Major Infrastructure Around the Salish Sea

Working on the railroad: coastal streams prioritization to inform restoration planning

Paul Schlenger, Confluence Environmental Co., United States
Phil Bloch, Confluence Environmental Co., United States
Jennifer Griffiths, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States

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2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Communication Tools to Accelerate Success

When fish speak English

Heidi Siegelbaum, Heidi Siegelbaum Inc., United States

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2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Integrated Coastal Climate Change Modeling for Salish Sea Planning: Part II

Using a design charrette and state of the art coastal modeling to support local government adaptation to sea level rise

Carol Macilroy, Skagit Climate Science Consortium, United States
John Doyle, Town of La Conner, United States
Eric Grossman, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Guillaume Mauger, Univ. of Washington, United States

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2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Marine Protected Areas and Marine Spatial Planning: Challenges and Opportunities for Large-scale Ecosystem Protection and Integrated Management in the Salish Sea

Marine protected areas and the role of ENGOs in supporting MPA establishment within the Salish Sea

Ross Jameson, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - British Columbia, Canada
Jacob Chila, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - British Columbia, Canada

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2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Monitoring Stormwater Impacts on Contaminants in Receiving Waters

Monitoring stormwater contaminants in the Puget Sound nearshore: an active biomonitoring tool using transplanted mussels (Mytilus trossulus)

Jennifer A. Lanksbury, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Andrea J. Carey, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Mariko M. Langness, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Brandi Lubliner, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Laurie Niewolny, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
James E. West, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States

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2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

The Assessment and Management of Wood Waste in the Aquatic Environment

Is natural recovery occurring at historic log storage sites in Howe Sound?

Herb Herunter, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada
Steve Macdonald, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

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2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

2:15 PM

Advances in the Understanding of Drivers of Change and Potential Conservation Actions for Pacific Herring in the Salish Sea

Dynamic metapopulation structure of Pacific herring in Puget Sound

Lorenz Hauser, Univ. of Washington, United States
Danielle Mitchell, Aptevo Therapeutics, Inc., United States
Isadora Jimenez-Hidalgo, Univ. of Washington, United States
Maureen Small, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Kurt Stick, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Dayv Lowry, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Big Objects Need Big Solutions: Addressing the Environmental Effects of Major Infrastructure Around the Salish Sea

Effects of large infrastructure on the underwater visual environment and heightened predation on salmon in the Salish Sea

Dave Beauchamp, U.S. Geological Survey, United States

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2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Communication Tools to Accelerate Success

Experiential education and outreach based on nearshore monitoring of the Elwha River restoration project

Andrea Ogston, Univ. of Washington, United States
Ian M. Miller, Washington Sea Grant, United States
Chloe Dawson, Western Washington Univ., United States
Emily F. Eidam, Univ. of Washington, United States
Nancy Elder, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Hannah E. Glover, Univ. of Washington, United States
Steve P. Rubin, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Melissa Williams, Feiro Marine Life Ctr., United States

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2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Integrated Coastal Climate Change Modeling for Salish Sea Planning: Part II

What about the farms? A look at resilience planning for agriculture in Snohomish County

Cindy Dittbrenner, Snohomish Conservation District, United States

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Marine Protected Areas and Marine Spatial Planning: Challenges and Opportunities for Large-scale Ecosystem Protection and Integrated Management in the Salish Sea

Extractive activities in marine protected areas: moving the bar

Stephanie Hewson, West Coast Environmental Law, Canada
Maryann Watson, West Coast Environmental Law, Canada

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Monitoring Stormwater Impacts on Contaminants in Receiving Waters

Factors influencing Puget Sound nearshore sediment chemistry: results from the Stormwater Action Monitoring (SAM) program

Robert Black, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Brandi Lubliner, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Abby Barnes, Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources, United States
Colin Elliot, King County Environmental Lab., United States
Jennifer Lanksbury, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

The Assessment and Management of Wood Waste in the Aquatic Environment

New wood waste standard operating procedures for Canadian disposal at sea program

Adam LaRusic, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada
Rebecca Seifert, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada

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2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Advances in the Understanding of Drivers of Change and Potential Conservation Actions for Pacific Herring in the Salish Sea

The role of reproductive timing as a driver of genetic differentiation in populations of Pacific herring

Eleni Petrou, Univ. of Washington, United States
Todd Sandell, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Dayv Lowry, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Lorenz Hauser, Univ. of Washington, United States

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2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Big Objects Need Big Solutions: Addressing the Environmental Effects of Major Infrastructure Around the Salish Sea

Downstream fish passage improvements at Hiram M. Chittenden Lock and Dam, Seattle, WA: a new Approach for an old dam

Phil Peterson, West Fork Environmental, Inc., United States
Scott V. Pozarycki, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, United States
Adam Slowik, Normandeau Associates, Inc., United States
Paul Heisey, Normandeau Associates, Inc., United States

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2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Communication Tools to Accelerate Success

Redfish School of Change: an International field school focused on socioecological movements in the Salish Sea

Nicholas Stanger, Western Washington Univ., United States
Hilperts Ryan, Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Joseph Loviska, Western Washington Univ., United States

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2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Integrated Coastal Climate Change Modeling for Salish Sea Planning: Part II

Salish Sea surface currents: real-time velocities from HF radar

Richard Dewey, Univ. of Victoria, Canada
Rich Pawlowicz, The Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
Mike Morley, Ocean Networks Canada, Canada
Manman Wang, Ocean Networks Canada, Canada

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2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Marine Protected Areas and Marine Spatial Planning: Challenges and Opportunities for Large-scale Ecosystem Protection and Integrated Management in the Salish Sea

Challenges and opportunities for marine spatial planning in the Salish Sea: learning from other jurisdictions

Ross Jameson, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - British Columbia, Canada
Alexandra Barron, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - British Columbia, Canada
Sabine Jessen, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - British Columbia, Canada

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2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Monitoring Stormwater Impacts on Contaminants in Receiving Waters

Comparisons of toxic chemicals in nearshore sediment and caged mussels in Puget Sound, Washington: implications for monitoring studies

Kathleen Conn, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Renee Takesue, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Richard Dinicola, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Marty Liedtke, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Robert Black, U.S. Geological Survey, United States

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

The Assessment and Management of Wood Waste in the Aquatic Environment

Alternatives to disposing dredged wood waste at sea

Tiffany Paul, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada

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2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

2:45 PM

Advances in the Understanding of Drivers of Change and Potential Conservation Actions for Pacific Herring in the Salish Sea

Discerning population connectivity and natal origins of Pacific herring (Clupea pallasi): inferences on population structure from otolith chemistry

Wade Smith, The Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
Tony Pitcher, The Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
Margot Hessing-Lewis, Hakai Institute, Canada
Brian P.V. Hunt, The Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
Evgeny A. Pakhomov, The Univ. of British Columbia, Canada

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2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Big Objects Need Big Solutions: Addressing the Environmental Effects of Major Infrastructure Around the Salish Sea

Washington State Ferries: Colman Dock and the new Mukilteo Ferry Terminal: environmental protection and marine mammal monitoring during construction

Richard Huey, Washington State Ferries, United States

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2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Integrated Coastal Climate Change Modeling for Salish Sea Planning: Part II

Understanding the implications of a changing environment on harvested bivalve populations using habitat suitability models

Ted DeWitt, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Nathaniel Lewis, ORISE, United States
Eric Fox, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States
Stephen Pacella, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, United States

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2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Monitoring Stormwater Impacts on Contaminants in Receiving Waters

Assessing biological condition in small streams of the Puget Sound lowlands through collaborative regional monitoring

Richard Sheibley, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Curtis DeGasperi, King County, United States
Chad Larson, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Brandi Lubliner, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States
Leska Fore, Puget Sound Partnership, United States
Keunyea Song, Washington State Dept. of Ecology, United States

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2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

The Assessment and Management of Wood Waste in the Aquatic Environment

Wood waste assessment, characterization, and remediation in Esquimalt Harbour

Mikaela Davis, Hemmera, Canada
Scott Northrup, Hemmera, Canada

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2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

3:30 PM

Panel: Towards Resilience Through a Socio-Ecological Paradigm

Relational values and valuation: challenges, and possibilities

Kai Chan, The Univ. of British Columbia, Canada

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3:30 PM - 3:00 PM