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2016 South Sound Science Symposium Presentations Now Online

February 3rd, 2017 by Scott Steltzner · Comments Off on 2016 South Sound Science Symposium Presentations Now Online

The 2016 South Sound Science Symposium http://southsoundscience.org/ was held at the Little Creek Event Center on September 20th. There were over 450 attendees making 2016 the largest event yet for South Sound. Topics included: Nisqually Community Forest – process, analysis of ownership, how it can be used as a salmon recovery tool Active tectonics in […]

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South Sound Science Symposium Registration Open

July 14th, 2016 by Scott Steltzner · Comments Off on South Sound Science Symposium Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 6th South Sound Science Symposium to be held September 20th at the Little Creek Casino Event Center. Registration information, a call for posters and general information can be found here at the Symposium website.

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2016 South Sound Science Symposium

June 28th, 2016 by Scott Steltzner · Comments Off on 2016 South Sound Science Symposium

The sixth South Sound Science Symposium will be held September 20th, 2016 at the Little Creek Resort Event Center. A save the date announcement and a call for poster abstracts can be found here.  

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Science-based strategies and unique partnerships to restore endangered species to South Sound Prairies

October 23rd, 2014 by Erica Marbet · Comments Off on Science-based strategies and unique partnerships to restore endangered species to South Sound Prairies

This talk is being given by Sarah Hamman of the Center for Natural Lands Management. I’m jumping in a little late to blog this talk, but here we go. Prescribed fire is a very important tool to remove scotch broom and non-native grasses from South Sound prairies. They have over fifty trained fire fighters (fire […]

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Prairies in the Pacific Northwest- Natural history and current challenges in this conservation landscape

October 23rd, 2014 by Candace Penn · Comments Off on Prairies in the Pacific Northwest- Natural history and current challenges in this conservation landscape

Hannah Anderson Center for natural lands management; A look at a lesser known precious and rare habitat, the prairies of the Puget sound. Human development has hit our prairies pretty hard. Habitat degradation is also a serious problem when it comes to prairie habitat restoration.  Large trees , oak grass, and scotch broom are species encroaching on […]

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Monitoring and adaptive management of the Nisqually Delta after tidal marsh restoration

October 23rd, 2014 by admin · Comments Off on Monitoring and adaptive management of the Nisqually Delta after tidal marsh restoration

Blogging by Sayre Hodgson, Chris’s collaborator at the Nisqually Indian Tribe’s natural resources department. Chris Ellings following up on a previous talk in 2009 at this symposium, now that there is more to report on the restoration. Historic condition- was very diverse habitat, but like most P.S. deltas it was diked for agriculture 1904-1910.  Luckily […]

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Bottomfish community composition throughout Puget Sound through the “eyes” of a robot: where does South Sound fit in?- Dayv Lowry- WDFW- #s42014

October 23rd, 2014 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Bottomfish community composition throughout Puget Sound through the “eyes” of a robot: where does South Sound fit in?- Dayv Lowry- WDFW- #s42014

Stock assessment of bottomfish through the means of robots?  Yes robots! Trawling doesn’t work due to the mortality of species.  Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is deploying  the WDFW ROV, “robot” to survey bottomfish in Puget Sound.     So what do they see?  Well to quote Mr. Lowry, “what we see is awesome!”   They see flat fish and […]

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The China Shellfish ban – arenic levels in geoduck

October 23rd, 2014 by esparkman · Comments Off on The China Shellfish ban – arenic levels in geoduck

Dave McBride In December of 2013 China banned all shellfish exports from the US west coast.  In Poverty Bay, Washington inorganic arsenic and in Ketchikan, Alaska Paralytic  Shellfish Poisoning toxin were found in geoduck. Inorganic arsenic found naturally in rock, in the air, or areas where arsenic was used in agriculture.  The US doesn’t have […]

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Geoduck aquaculture and the environment: Recent findings and future directions

October 23rd, 2014 by esparkman · Comments Off on Geoduck aquaculture and the environment: Recent findings and future directions

P. Sean McDonald: Are transient and resident communities affected by geoduck culture? The study looked at the disturbance caused by planting geoduck and the disturbance caused by the harvest of the geoducks. Some transient species, (sea stars, crabs, cockles) showed an increase in abundance when culture gear was present while moon snails, flat fish and […]

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Stormwater toxicity and green stormwater treatment- Jenifer McIntyre-WSU-#s42014

October 23rd, 2014 by Joseph Peters · Comments Off on Stormwater toxicity and green stormwater treatment- Jenifer McIntyre-WSU-#s42014

Urban stormwater run off is showing an effect on survival of both juvenile coho and pre-spawning  adults. McIntyre shows a significant increase of mortality to coho due to stormwater runoff. Studies show if stormwater runoff is treated survival of coho improves.

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