Talk on Evaluating Tidal Wetlands

October 6, 2022 - 3:30 PM
Hatfield Marine Science Center, Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR
Hatfield Marine Science Center

Tillamook bay wetland habitat. /Photo courtesy of OSU
Tillamook bay wetland habitat. /Photo courtesy of OSU

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will be hosting Graham Shaw from Oregon State University’s Marine Resource Management Program to discuss socio-economic evaluations of tidal wetlands. His presentation will take place on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 3:30 p.m.

About the talk:
“Tidal wetlands, or estuaries, provide significant ecological, social, and economic benefits to communities that live on their banks. However, capturing the value of the services these wetlands provide to community members can be a difficult task. This presentation will provide a guiding structure for how to conduct a tidal wetland socio-economic evaluation, including methodologies, examples, and helpful tips. The socio-economic evaluation of the Southern Flow Corridor tidal wetland restoration project in Tillamook, OR. will also be used as a case study to demonstrate how the evaluation framework can be applied to previous, current, or future restoration projects.

These talks are delivered in a hybrid fashion. The event is free, and all are welcome to attend in person in the auditorium of the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building at the HMSC (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr).  You can also register here to attend online.