Sea Level Rise Presentation

November 16, 2017 - 7:00 PM
OSU Extension Lincoln County Office
1211 SE Bay Blvd
Newport, OR
Yaquina Birders & Naturalists

Siletz River mouth and Millport Slough.\Photo by Roy Lowe.
Siletz River mouth and Millport Slough.\Photo by Roy Lowe.

Fran Recht, habitat program manager for the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, will speak on “Sea Level Rise and Landward Migration of Estuarine Marshes” on Thursday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., in an event hosted by the Yaquina Birders & Naturalists.  The meeting takes place at the OSU Extension Lincoln County office (1211 S.E. Bay Blvd.) in Newport.

The presentation will describe analyses done under contract to MidCoast Watersheds Council to assess the extent of inundation in Oregon coastal estuaries under different sea level rise scenarios, and implications for survival and upslope migration of estuarine marshes.

Fran Recht is a Depoe Bay resident and one of the founding board members of the MidCoast Watersheds Council.  She is also a former Oregon Shores board member, who served as president and conservation director during her long tenure with our organization.

For more information, contact Dawn Harris, (541) 961-1307, [email protected].