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Date: October 6th, 2o22
Location: University of Maryland Golf Course Clubhouse, 3800 Golf Course Rd, College Park, MD 20742
Workshop participants were invited from a variety of communities including coastal resilience scientists, managers, planners, and funders.
On October 6, 2022, Maryland Sea Grant and the Chesapeake Bay Sentinel Site Cooperative hosted a one-day workshop with marsh resilience and local community experts to discuss ways in which to plan for and collaborate on large-scale* marsh conservation andrestoration projects in the Chesapeake Bay. This workshop was not a conference of presentations, rather a collaborative work session driven by a diverse group of experts and interests. Participants specifically focused on answering:
*Large-scale may mean large, significant areas or a cumulative network of smaller, significant sites
The event was free of charge and was held both online and in-person.
This workshop worked in conjunction with other Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic efforts to improve wetland resilience. We referred to the progress and lessons learned from:
All participants were provided with a briefing book of materials.
Additional information generated from the workshop will be posted soon.
State of tidal wetlands in the Chesapeake Bay: Grand challenges and big aspirations
Pamela Mason, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Coastal Resource
Management, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Large-scale marsh restoration programs-In progress?
Kyle Graham, Senior Program Manager, Ecosystem Investment Partners
Opportunities for landscape-scale conservation impact: Connecting the dots
Holly Bamford, Chief Conservation Officer, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation