WRA Poster Sessions at the State of the Estuary Conference

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WRA’s experts have been invited to present posters at the 12th Biennial State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference being held September 17-18, 2015 at the Oakland Marriott City Center.  The posters will be on display throughout the conference and a special poster session reception is scheduled for Thursday, September 17th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

WRA Poster Sessions

WRA’s restoration design expert George Salvaggio and GIS analyst Chris Zumwalt will present the resilient design strategy for the East Bay Regional Park District’s Breuner Marsh habitat restoration and public access project.  Located along the Point Pinole Regional Shoreline in Richmond, this project represents one of the Bay Area’s first restoration efforts that anticipates and accommodates rising sea levels due to climate change in addition to enhancing critical habitat for endangered species.

Fisheries expert Dan Chase will provide a case study about Mare Island, a former U.S. Navy dry dock located in Vallejo, where WRA is supporting state and federal regulators’ requirements of an innovative fish rescue and relocation program to accommodate movement of vessels into and out of the facility.

Poster abstracts are available here.

About the Conference

Every two years, the San Francisco Estuary Partnership brings a focus on the management and ecological health of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary.  The State of the Estuary Conference showcases the latest information about the estuary’s changing watersheds, impacts from major stressors, recovery programs for species and habitats, and emerging challenges.

Read more about the organization and conference here.