ASWM's Hot Topics Webinar Series

The Association of Wetland Managers (ASWM) occasionally opens up its Members Webinars to non-members on special topics that are not specific to any of our other webinar series and that appeal to a broader audience than our membership. For this reason, the Association started a Special Topics Webinar Series that is available for anyone to participate in. Some of the topics in the past have included the Ramsar Convention and international projects, complex legal cases, environmental economics and more. These webinars are advertised through our website, newsletters, social media and emails. There is no specific day of the month when these webinars occur. For more information and/or to join our email list for notices about upcoming events, please contact Laura Burchill at . 

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Can We Keep Up with Changing Estuaries? Moving from Science to Action in San Francisco Bay

J. Letitia GrenierWednesday, May 29, 2019 - 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT


  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service


  • J. Letitia Grenier, PhD, San Francisco Estuary Institute


The scientists, managers, regulators and restoration experts of the San Francisco Bay shore have been working to proactively plan for our future estuary.  Over 200 people in this community contributed to a science synthesis of how to restore and maintain valuable tidal marshes, given that current models predict they will "drown" over time.  This effort was followed by a regional analysis of nature-based approaches to protect the shoreline, with place-specific mapping for every segment of hundreds of miles of the coast.  The approach and conceptual models were designed to be applicable elsewhere, and may be scalable models for other regions.


Letitia Grenier co-directs SFEI's Resilient Landscapes Program. She is the science lead for the 2015 State of the Estuary Report (a SF Estuary Partnership project) and the 2015 update to the Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals (a California Coastal Conservancy project), heading a team of over 200 environmental scientists, managers, and regulators to develop science­ based recommendations for restoring and maintaining the health the Bay's tidal wetlands in the face of rising sea levels and other stressors. Letitia holds a PhD in Conservation Biology from the University of California at Berkeley and has previously worked on investigating bioaccumulation of contaminants in estuarine food webs, the condition of California’s wetlands, and other ecological questions about the Bay and Delta. Her focus now is to work with partners to conserve California's living resources by developing landscape-­scale, collaborative, science ­based visions and solutions.


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