Talk on Tidal Wetlands

April 7, 2022 - 6:30 PM
MidCoast Watersheds Council

Laura Brophy in the field.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council offers a look at the past, present, and future of the Yaquina estuary’s wetlands during their next community meeting, on Thursday, April 7, 6:30 p.m. The online event is free and open to all. The speaker is Laura Brophy, who is the Director of the Estuary Technical Group, part of the Institute for Applied Ecology; the owner and principal of Green Point Consulting, which provides advice on wetland conservation and restoration; and on the courtesy faculty of Oregon State University’s College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, where she conducts and directs research to advance restoration science and bridge the research-application divide. She has more than 25 years of experience with the Pacific Northwest’s wetlands.

Her description of her talk:

“What did the Yaquina Bay Estuary look like 200 years ago? What might it look like a hundred years in the future? The estuary has always been dynamic, but this period has seen especially broad changes related to human impacts. In this presentation, we'll travel through time so you can visualize the estuary's past, how it has changed, and its potential future -- and we'll talk about what these changes mean to people and wildlife that live here and use the estuary.”

To attend this event, register here.