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Presentations now online

November 15th, 2010 by eoconnell · Comments Off on Presentations now online

Powerpoint presentations from the speakers at the South Sound Science Symposium are now available online. Recorded audio will be added soon.

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The Final Panel of Speakers at S4

November 12th, 2010 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on The Final Panel of Speakers at S4

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Curtis Tanner speaking to South Sound Science Symposium

November 12th, 2010 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on Curtis Tanner speaking to South Sound Science Symposium

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South Sound Science: Curtis Tanner and question time

October 27th, 2010 by kanderson · Comments Off on South Sound Science: Curtis Tanner and question time

Curtis Tanner of Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project provided closing comments.  “My job is to summarize everything and rally the troops.”  Curtis provided a summary of today’s speakers, telling of lessons that he will take away, uplifting solutions, and many questions to consider.  Sampling of questions: This was in a panel format, and for the […]

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South Sound Science: Linda Hofstad

October 27th, 2010 by kanderson · Comments Off on South Sound Science: Linda Hofstad

Linda Hofstad, Thurston County, on “Improvement in Henderson Inlet water quality/shellfish harvest status”: All was going well until State Department of Health started looking at water quality data, and closures and downgrades resulted. 2001 Shellfish Protection District formed, and in 2003 grant dollars became available to develop septic program. Keys: 1) process; 2) risk-based approach […]

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Celebration of success – upgraded shellfish beds in Henderson Inlet

October 27th, 2010 by jdorner · No Comments

In the last talk of the day Linda Hofstad from Thurston County told a story of success in the effort to improve water quality and upgrade shellfish beds in Henderson Inlet.   After 26 years of over 650 acres of shellfish beds degraded in Henderson Inlet the situation is now turning around and shellfish beds are […]

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Large scale analysis of a restoration strategy for South Sound nearshore

October 27th, 2010 by jdorner · 1 Comment

A large scale analysis of landform types and restoration opportunities identified 2 major river deltas (Nisqually and Deschutes) ,  144 coastal inlets, 179 barrier embayments, and 288 beaches in the South Puget Sound.   Paul Cereghino from NOAA explained that these different types of nearshore habitat were then examined looking at both degradation of the habitat and […]

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South Sound Science: Paul Cereghino

October 27th, 2010 by kanderson · No Comments

Paul Cereghino, NOAA Restoration Center, on “Assessment of human/natural ecosystems for nearshore protection and restoration planning”: Nearshore systems are physically dynamic.  Critical processes operate at large scales.  The best strategy is based upon the whole situation (social, economic, ecological). Aims: Plan at the scale of physical systems.  Support quest for USACE Construction General.  Facilitiate regional project […]

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Western South Sound Coastal Cutthroat stock assessment suggests population is stable

October 27th, 2010 by jdorner · 1 Comment

Larry Phillips from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife explained how very little work has been done to assess the status of coastal cutthroat in South Puget Sound.   Some work has been done in the past few years to establish potential index areas to monitor spawning cutthroat population numbers and to track cutthroat movements […]

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Chinook survival tied to offshore growth from May to July

October 27th, 2010 by jdorner · No Comments

An analysis of Chinook survival in Puget Sound and growth patterns in juvenile fish are indicating that the growth period between May to July when the Chinook are primarily feeding offshore is highly correlated with adult survival rates.    Dave Beauchamp from the University of Washington explained that a study looking at feeding rates, food availability, […]

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