For those that are interested in local science: here is the agenda for your annual science conference. Hope you plan on coming.

Pacific County Marine Resource Council

2017 Annual Science Conference

Agenda

May 20, 2017, PCCRF/ WSU Long Beach

9 to 9:30. Dr. Jenifer Ruesink, UW: Ecosystem services of Willapa Bay

9:30 to 10 Dr. Cindy Donahue, WADNR: Willapa Bay Water Quality

10 to 11. Dr. John Chapman, OSU:Where is all this crap coming from ? Origins of our beach trash.

11:10 – 11:20 Ed Darcher: Willapa Bay Trash – What we are finding and how much.

11:20 to 11:50 Dr. Dick Wilson & Kathleen Sayce: Benthic diatoms- the lifeblood of the bay- where did they go?

12 to 1 lunch

1 to 1:05 Scott Norelius, WSU: A Drone’s eye view of Pacific county.

1:05 to 2:15 Razor Clam Panel

a) Dan Ayres & Zach Forster.WDFW: Monitoring and beach opening – what happened and why, what is next?

b) Tom Downer, Jacks County Store and Randy Dennis, Dennis Company: How razor clamming affects our economy? (submitted comments)

c) Jerry Borchert, WA Department of Health: Can the LB peninsula be broken up in to different harvest unit? (he has not confirmed yet or returned my call – his phone #360-236-3328.)

2:15 to 2:30 David Cotrell & WECAN et al.: Did we make it through the winter? Success at preventing major erosion losses at North Cove

2:30 to 3:00 Kevin Decker, WA Seagrant: Economic impact of erosion at Tokeland/NorthCove. What will happen if we lose it?

3:00 to 3:30. Kyle Spragens, WDFW: Balancing Goose Management and Agricultural Depredation in the Pacific Flyway.

3:30 to 3:45 Mike Nordin: Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP)- what is it and why we need it.

3:45 to 4:00 Jackie Ferrier, WNWR: Willapa Bay – Designated as a site of International Importance within Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network, and Update on the Willapa Natural Resource Center

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