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2018
Wednesday, April 4th
1:30 PM

Elwha Ecosystem Restoration: Emerging Lessons from a Comprehensive Project

Lessons from Elwha Ecosystem Restoration: Integrating science, policy, and management

Pat Crain, Olympic National Park, United States
Mike McHenry, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, United States
George Pess, NOAA, United States
Roger Peters, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, United States
Joseph Anderson, Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Sam Brenkman, Olympic National Park, United States
Jeffrey Duda, U.S. Geological Survey, United States

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

1:45 PM

Elwha Ecosystem Restoration: Emerging Lessons from a Comprehensive Project

Planning, implementation, and monitoring Pacific salmonid recovery following the removal of two hydroelectric dams on Washington's Elwha River

Roger Peters, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, United States
Jeff Duda, U.S. Geological Survey, United States
George Pess, NOAA, United States
Martin Liermann, NOAA, United States
Sam Brenkman, National Park Service, United States
Pat Crain, National Park Service, United States
Brian Winter, National Park Service, United States
Mike McHenry, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, United States
Joe Anderson, Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, United States
Tim Randle, Bureau of Reclamation, United States

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Elwha Ecosystem Restoration: Emerging Lessons from a Comprehensive Project

Monitoring and adaptation management of revegetation in the former Elwha Reservoirs

Joshua Chenoweth, Olympic National Park, United States
Mike McHenry, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, United States

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

2:15 PM

Elwha Ecosystem Restoration: Emerging Lessons from a Comprehensive Project

Policy, science, economics and culture at a crossroads: restoring the Deschutes River estuary

Dave Peeler, Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team, United States
Sue Patnude, Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team, United States

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Elwha Ecosystem Restoration: Emerging Lessons from a Comprehensive Project

Recognizing and integrating wildlife as Elwha restoration agents

John McLaughlin, Western Washington Univ., United States
Kim Sager-Fradkin, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, United States
Kurt Jenkins, U.S. Geological Survey, Olympic Field Station, United States
Rebecca McCaffery, U.S. Geological Survey, Olympic Field Station, United States
Patti Happe, National Park Service, Olympic National Park, United States

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

3:30 PM

Achieving an Integrated Watershed Approach for Freshwater Ecosystems in the Salish Sea

Using climate modeling and collaborative planning to develop adaptation actions across Salish Sea watersheds

Michael Burnham, Thurston Regional Planning Council, United States

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

3:45 PM

Achieving an Integrated Watershed Approach for Freshwater Ecosystems in the Salish Sea

Integrated watershed planning for freshwater sustainability on Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

William Shulba, Islands Trust, Canada
Justine C. Starke, Islands Trust, Canada

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Achieving an Integrated Watershed Approach for Freshwater Ecosystems in the Salish Sea

Using a watershed approach to identify protection and restoration actions in the Blackjack Creek watershed, Kitsap County, Washington

Steve Todd, Suquamish Tribe, United States
Ilon Logan, Environmental Science Associates, United States

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

4:15 PM

Achieving an Integrated Watershed Approach for Freshwater Ecosystems in the Salish Sea

Hydrologic and habitat assessment in False Bay Creek watershed, San Juan county, Washington

Jennifer Thomas, Water and Land Natural Resource Consulting, LLC, United States
David Hartley, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, United States
Andrew Wones, Essency Environmental, United States
Scott Rozenbaum, Rozewood Environmental Services, United States

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

4:30 PM

Achieving an Integrated Watershed Approach for Freshwater Ecosystems in the Salish Sea

Constructing a multi-jurisdictional watershed-scale stormwater and habitat recovery plan for Bear Creek

Jeff Burkey, King County DNRP, United States
Timothy Clark, King County DNRP, United States

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

4:45 PM

Achieving an Integrated Watershed Approach for Freshwater Ecosystems in the Salish Sea

Watershed assessment modelling to identify critical sources of pollution and evaluate effectiveness of conservation management practices

Nichole Embertson, Whatcom Conservation District, United States
Meagan Harris, Whatcom Conservation District, United States
Andrew Phay, Whatcom Conservation District, United States

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday, April 5th
10:00 AM

Seagrass Cross-border Connections: Status and Trends

Latitudinal variation in seagrass wasting disease from Puget Sound to Alaska

Olivia Graham, Cornell Univ., United States
Corinne Klohmann, Cornell Univ., United States
Emily Adamcyzk, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
Margot Hessing-Lewis, Hakai Institute, Canada
Angeleen Olson, Hakai Institute, Canada
Nick Tolimieri, NOAA, United States
Tiff Stephens, Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks, United States
Colleen Burge, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, United States
Drew Harvell, Cornell Univ., United States

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM

Seagrass Cross-border Connections: Status and Trends

North to south: ecosystem features determine seagrass community response to sea otter foraging

Margot Hessing-Lewis, Hakai Institute, Canada
Erin U. Rechsteiner, Hakai Institute, Canada
Brent Hughes, Duke Univ., United States
M. Tim Tinker, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, United States
Zachary L. Monteith, Hakai Institute, Canada
Angeleen M. Olson, Hakai Institute, Canada
Mathew Morgan Henderson, Hakai Institute, Canada
Jane C. Watson, Vancouver Island Univ., Canada

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM

Seagrass Cross-border Connections: Status and Trends

Examining sources of sediment carbon stored in seagrass habitats across the Skagit Delta and Padilla Bay

Erin Murray, Univ. of Washington, United States

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

10:45 AM

Seagrass Cross-border Connections: Status and Trends

Regional patterns in seagrass distribution, and their implications for management in greater Puget Sound

Bart Christiaen, Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources, United States
Pete Dowty, Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources, United States
Lisa Ferrier, Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources, United States
Jeff Gaeckle, Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources, United States
Helen Berry, Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources, United States

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Seagrass Cross-border Connections: Status and Trends

Eelgrass (Zostera marina) restoration in Puget Sound: restoration tools, successes and challenges

Jeff Gaeckle, Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources, United States
John Vavrinec, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Kate Buenau, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Amy Borde, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Lara Aston, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Ron Thom, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Jim Shannon, Hart Crowser, Inc., United States

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

11:15 AM

Seagrass Cross-border Connections: Status and Trends

Development of an interactive web map to visualize a complex dataset

Lisa Ferrier, Washington State Dept of Natural Resources, United States

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

1:30 PM

Seagrass Cross-Border Connections: Stressors and Disturbance

Warm water temperature regimes in eelgrass beds (Z. marina and Z. japonica) of Padilla Bay, WA

Heath Bohlmann, Padilla Bay Research Reserve, United States
Jude Apple, Padilla Bay Research Reserve, United States
Nicole Burnett, Padilla Bay Research Reserve, United States
Suzanne Shull, Padilla Bay Research Reserve, United States

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

1:45 PM

Seagrass Cross-Border Connections: Stressors and Disturbance

Is local adaptation a factor in planning eelgrass restoration? Initial assessment of responses to temperature by eelgrass growing across a stressor gradient

Kate Buenau, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Celia Thurman, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
John Vavrinec, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Amy Borde, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Ronald Thom, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Seagrass Cross-Border Connections: Stressors and Disturbance

The environmental effects of diluted bitumen on eelgrass (Zostera marina)

Jessica Banning, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada
Saira Butter, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada
Christopher Kennedy, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

2:15 PM

Seagrass Cross-Border Connections: Stressors and Disturbance

Tipping the balance: the impact of eelgrass wasting disease in a changing ocean

Morgan Eisenlord, Cornell Univ., United States
Colleen Burge, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States
Phoebe D. Dawkins, Cornell Univ., United States
Reyn Yoshioka, Univ. of Oregon, United States
Tyler Tran, Western Washington Univ., United States
Natalie Rivlin, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States
Miranda Winningham, Cornell Univ., United States
Clio Jensen, Bryn Mawr College, United States
Kathy Van Alstyne, Western Washington Univ., United States
Drew Harvell, Cornell Univ., United States

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Seagrass Cross-Border Connections: Stressors and Disturbance

Seagrass nursery function enhanced by habitat connectivity

Angeleen Olson, Hakai Institute, Canada
Margot Hessing-Lewis, Hakai Institute, Canada
Francis Juanes, Univ. of Victoria, Canada

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

3:30 PM

Seagrass Cross-Border Connections: Management

Prioritizing seagrass meadows for biodiversity conservation based on landscape connectivity

John Cristiani, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
Mary O'Connor, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

3:45 PM

Seagrass Cross-Border Connections: Management

Identifying nutrient thresholds for sustainable local management of British Columbia seagrass beds

Sarah Bittick, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
Matthew Christensen, Ducks Unlimited, Canada
Mary I. O'Connor, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
Nikki Wright, SeaChange Marine Conservation Network, Canada

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Seagrass Cross-Border Connections: Management

Eelgrass donor sites: potentially overlooked impacts of restoration in Puget Sound

John Vavrinec, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Amy Borde, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Jeffrey Gaeckle, Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources, United States
Valerie Cullinan, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Susan Southard, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Kate Hall, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States
Lara Aston, Pacific Northwest National Lab., United States

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

4:15 PM

Seagrass Cross-Border Connections: Management

Hydrodynamic regime determines the magnitude of surface sediment 'blue carbon' stocks in British Columbia eelgrass meadows

Carolyn Prentice, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada
Margot Hessing-Lewis, Hakai Institute, Canada
Rhea Sanders-Smith, Hakai Institute, Canada
Anne Salomon, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

4:30 PM

Seagrass Cross-Border Connections: Management

A search for eelgrass blue carbon across Skagit County bays

Mira Lutz, Western Washington Univ., United States
Katrina L. Poppe, Western Washington Univ., United States
John Rybczyk, Western Washington Univ., United States
Mason Lanphear, Western Washington Univ., United States
Meriel Kaminsky, Western Washington Univ., United States
Chelsea Johnson, Western Washington Univ., United States

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

4:45 PM

Seagrass Cross-Border Connections: Management

Blue carbon: Port of Seattle’s kelp, eelgrass and shellfish enhancement pilot project

Jon Sloan, Port of Seattle, United States

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Friday, April 6th
8:30 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

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

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

8:45 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

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

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 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

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

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

9:15 AM

Lessons from Management Approaches

Accelerating watershed protection in the central Puget Sound region

Maria Sandercock, Puget Sound Regional Council, United States

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

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 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

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

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

9:45 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

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

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

10:30 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

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

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

10:45 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

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

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 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

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

11:15 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

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

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

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

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

11:45 AM

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