The Effects of Sea Level Rise on RI's Salt Marshes
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Save The Bay, Providence, RI
The Eastern U.S. is a hotspot for sea level rise. Between 1950 and 2009, sea level rise rates between Boston and Cape Hatteras were three to four times higher than the global average, and in recent years, actual water levels have averaged more than 10 cm greater than predicted. There are reports of salt marsh deterioration and loss on Cape Cod, Long Island, and Chesapeake and Delaware Bays, and anecdotal evidence of marsh loss in Rhode Island. This workshop explored new information and research on the condition of our salt marshes and management strategies related to sea level rise in Rhode Island and surrounding states. A series of presentations by researchers and restoration practitioners from RI and surrounding states were followed by an afternoon session of break-out group discussions. Attendees came prepared to share their thoughts and suggestions on how to strengthen coordination and move forward with approaches to help increase the resilience of our coastal marshes.
Target Audiences: Researchers, natural resources managers, restoration practitioners, and conservation groups.
This workshop was sponsored by the Narragansett Bay Research Reserve, Save the Bay, EPA, and the RI CRMC. For more information, please contact Jennifer West at email@example.com or 401-222-4700 x 7413.
NBNERR Sentinel Site (fact sheet)
Presentations & Materials
A Salt Marsh Retrospective for the Future (Adamowicz)
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