State of the Bay 2010

A Conference about

Tomales Bay and its Watershed

 

On October 22nd and 23rd, 2010, the Tomales Bay Watershed Council presented a conference gathering leading scientists, agency representatives and policy-makers with an interest in Tomales Bay and its watershed.

 

It was the fifth State of the Bay Conference, but the first in ten years. It was a successful event, gathering nearly 100 people each day to learn about the current state of scientific knowledge, resource management and the state of important resources in the watershed.

 

Below are links to the proceedings from the conference. The complete document includes the conference agenda, speaker biographies, presentation abstracts, and complete copies of the presentations themselves. Also included are links to video of each presentation provided by West Marin Community Television

 

Presentations are also available individually and include the presentation abstract and speaker biography.

 

State of the Bay 2010

Conference Proceedings

 

Conference proceedings are available as a single PDF including all material, or by downloading component parts, or single presentations. Use the links below.

 

Complete Conference Proceedings (39 MB pdf file includes all material except video of presentations)

 

Conference Agenda

Presentation Abstracts

Speaker Biographies

 

Individual Presentations and Video of Conference Presentations

(in order shown on conference agenda)

(Video courtesy of Peggy Day at West Marin Community Television)

Friday Presentations

Keynote Address by the Honorable Jared Huffman
California State Assembly, 6th District and Chair of the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee.
To watch video, click the image below and enlarge the frame, or click here.


Overview of the Last Decade of Ecological Research on Tomales Bay
By Ben Becker, PhD, PRNS.
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To watch video, click the image below and enlarge the frame, or click here.


Impacts of Ocean Acidification and Climate Change on Estuarine and Coastal Organisms
By Ann Russell, PhD. University of California at Davis.
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To watch video, click the image below and enlarge the frame, or click here.


Tomales Bay Watershed Species of Local Interest: update on a conservation planning tool
By Thomas Gardali, PRBO Conservation Science (contributors include: John Kelly, and Jules Evens).
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To watch video, click the image below and enlarge the frame, or click here.


Invasive Plants and their Impact on the Watershed
By Andrea Williams, Vegetation Ecologist, MMWD.
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To watch video, click the image below and enlarge the frame, or click here.


Friday Presentations - continued

Saturday Presentations

Status of Salmonids and Restoration Efforts in the Watershed
By Eric Ettlinger, MMWD & Michael Reichmuth, Point Reyes National Seashore.
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To watch video, click the image below and enlarge the frame, or click here.


Marine Mammals in Tomales Bay
By Sarah Allen, PhD, Point Reyes National Seashore.
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Tomales Bay Oceanography and How Climate Change May Alter Bay Environments
By John Largier, PhD., Professor, University of California at Davis.
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To watch video, click the image below and enlarge the frame, or click here.


Oil Spill Response in California
By Kathleen Jennings, PhD., California Department of Fish and Game - OSPR.
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To watch video, click the image below and enlarge the frame, or click here.


Invasive Marine Species in Tomales Bay
By Ted Grosholtz, PhD., Chair, University of California at Davis.
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To watch video, click the image below and enlarge the frame, or click here.


The Tomales Bay Vessel Management Plan
By Dominique Richard, PhD., Chair, Tomales Bay Working Group, GFNMS.
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To watch video, click the image below and enlarge the frame, or click here.


County Efforts to Protect Water Quality and Improve Habitat
By The Honorable Steve Kinsey, Marin County Board of Supervisors.
To watch video, click the image below and enlarge the frame, or click here.


Dealing with Failing Septic Systems in the Watershed
By Liza Crosse, Aide to Supervisor Kinsey; and George Clyde, East Shore Planning Group.
To watch video, click the image below and enlarge the frame, or click here.


Water Quality in the Bay and Watershed
By Rob Carson, Tomales Bay Watershed Council.
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Point Reyes National Seashore Update
By Cicely Muldoon, Superintendent, Point Reyes National Seashore.
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**Video of this presentation coming soon!**


Giacomini Wetland Restoration Project Update
By Lorraine Parsons and Amelia Ryan, Point Reyes National Seashore.
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To watch video, click the image below and enlarge the frame, or click here.


Shorebird Status: Response to Wetlands Restoration
By John Kelly, PhD. Audubon Canyon Ranch Cypress Grove Research Center.
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Elephant Mountain

Photo by Richard Blair & Kathleen Goodwin/EnvironmentalEye.org

Saturday Presentations - continued

Overall Bird-Use in Response to Wetlands Restoration: Years One and Two
By Jules Evens, Avocet Research Associates and PRBO Conservation Science.
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To watch video, click the image below and enlarge the frame, or click here.


Thirty Years of Preserving Agricultural Land in West Marin
By Robert Berner, Marin Agricultural Land Trust.
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Marin Farmers and Ranchers Conserving the Tomales Bay Watershed
By David Lewis, UC Cooperative Extension; Nancy Scolari, Marin Resource Conservation District.
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Chicken Ranch Beach Restoration Planning by TBWC
By Greg Kamman, Kamman Hydrology and Engineering; Neysa King, Tomales Bay Watershed Council.
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SPAWN Update and Recent Actions to Protect Lagunitas Creek Watershed Habitat
By Chris Van Schaack, SPAWN.
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What Comes Next? Wrap Up and Call to Action
By Neysa King, TBWC.
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Thanks to our conference co-sponsors!

Contact us at Tomales Bay Watershed Council, Box 447, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, 415-868-9081,

or email Council Coordinator Neysa King

 

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