A Conversation among Communities, Scientists, and Managers in Coastal Virginia and Maryland.

The Marsh Resilience Summit was February 5-6, 2019.  See our Agenda .

Proceedings now available! 

The Marsh Resilience Summit Proceedings shares the Summit’s goals, summaries of the sessions, a synthesis of overall themes from the discussion sessions, and appendices with discussion session details. 

See us in action!

View photos from the Summit on the Virginia Sea Grant Flickr page! Photo credit: Aileen Devlin, Virginia Sea Grant. https://www.flickr.com/photos/virginiaseagrant/albums/72157706541095114

The Summit was held at The Woodlands Hotel and Suites, 105 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 

This two day summit was a science-practitioner dialogue about marsh vulnerability and ways our different fields and communities respond to these changing landscapes.

The 2019 Marsh Resilience Summit: From Science to Management shared the latest science on tidal marsh resilience against sea level rise in coastal Virginia and Maryland as a guide for local government, land managers, and academics to integrate ecological processes with societal needs. In this two day summit, we presented current wetland research and how this science can be used to make decisions for the landscape. We offered a science-practitioner dialogue on the most effective community response to changing marsh conditions, while also discussing additional research needs to improve future planning and decision making.

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Steering Committee

Thank you to our steering committee for all their hard work!

  • Donna Bilkovic, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • Michelle Covi, Virginia Sea Grant
  • Kyle Derby, Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Maryland
  • Jennifer Dindinger, Maryland Sea Grant
  • Nina Garfield, NOAA Office of Coastal Management
  • Keryn Gedan, George Washington University
  • Sally Lawrence Wood, Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Virginia
  • Erik Meyers, The Conservation Fund
  • Shep Moon, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program
  • Fredrika Moser, Maryland Sea Grant
  • William Reay, Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Virginia
  • Suzanne Skelley, NOAA Oxford Laboratory
  • Skip Stiles, Wetlands Watch
  • Ariana Sutton-Grier, The Nature Conservancy
  • Alexander Wooten, Morgan State University