Hood Canal Bridge Ecosystem Impact Assessment

March 19, 2021

Friends of Skagit Beaches
16th Annual Winter Lecture Series
Four online lectures highlighting the fascinating life in and around the shoreline and marine ecosystems of  the Salish Sea. 
All Lectures Friday evenings, 7pm – 8pm

March 19, 2021
Hood Canal Bridge Ecosystem Impact Assessment: Impacts of a floating bridge on juvenile steelhead migration. 
Our presenter will be Iris Kemp, Senior Project Manager at Long Live the Kings (LLTK). While spending over two years collecting research data, the LLTK Hood Canal Bridge Assessment Team tagged and tracked migration routes and mortality of nearly 500 juvenile steelhead. They collected data on light, noise, fish density, predators, and water quality. This team discovered that up to 50% of the juvenile fish don’t make it past the Bridge!  Come hear the stunning results of this research and how LLTK is working to develop mitigation strategies to help the steelhead. 

Details for Zoom link will be on our  website.  www.skagitbeaches.org   Check into the website one week before the lecture date for the Zoom Link.  Questions? Contact us at friends@skagitbeaches.org.

Navy Jet Noise Science Symposium

March 16, 2021

Navy Jet Noise Science Symposium: Implications of Noise from Navy Aircraft for the Salish Sea and Olympic Region. The San Juan County Marine Resources Committee (MRC) and Western Washington University’s Salish Sea Institute invite you to a two-hour science symposium to discuss the recently published works by Lauren Kuehne and Dr. Rob Williams, implications for the region, and future research. Presentations by the scientists will be followed by a panel discussion. Moderator: Ginny Broadhurst Director, Salish Sea Institute Presenters: Lauren Kuehne Independent Consultant, Omfishient Consulting Rob Williams Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Oceans Initiative Panelists: U.S. Navy (Invited) Edmond Seto University of Washington Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Todd Hass Special Assistant to the Executive Director of the Puget Sound Partnership Micheal Jasny Director of the Marine Mammal Protection Program and Nature Program for the NRDC Please register here: https://alumni.wwu.edu/event/salish-sea-science-symposium-implications-noise-navy-aircraft-salish-sea-and-olympic-region

Shore Friendly Webinar

February 24, 2021

On February 24 at 6:00 p.m. join the Northwest Straits Foundation for a webinar about coastal processes and Puget Sound habitats. This webinar is a part of the Northwest Straits Foundation’s Shore Friendly Program.

Shoreline erosion can be a challenge, but it is a natural process. Learn how you can protect and maintain your shoreline property and access while also protecting the fish, wildlife and habitats that we all enjoy.

Presenters will be Jessica Cote, a coastal engineer and Traci Sanderson, a coastal ecologist, both employed at Blue Coast Engineering.

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