WRA to Present Posters at the State of the Estuary Conference


WRA’s experts have been invited to present posters at the 13th Biennial State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference being held October 10-11, 2017 in Oakland.  The posters will be on display throughout the conference and a special poster session reception is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10 at 5:00 pm.


The poster abstract program is available here. In addition to the presenters, WRA’s restoration design principal George Salvaggio will also attend the conference.

Dotson Family Marsh, Richmond

Tidal Marsh Restoration Monitoring via Drone Data Analysis: A Case Study

WRA GIS analyst and FAA-certified drone pilot Sundaran Gillespie will present an example of an emerging solution to challenges faced in tidal marsh restoration monitoring using drones for data analysis.



San Francisco Bay Eelgrass (Zostera marina)

Seasonal and Spatial Patterns of Macroalgal Dominance in San Francisco Bay Eelgrass (Zostera marina) Beds

WRA eelgrass expert Gwen Santos will present her research on changing conditions in San Francisco Bay.



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.