Marsh Resilience Summit Day 1 Plenaries

Introduction to the Chesapeake Bay Sentinel Site Cooperative and Summit Goals Taryn Sudol, Chesapeake Bay Sentinel Site CooperativeCoordinator

Assessment of Tidal Marsh Vulnerability to Sea Level Change within the Chesapeake Bay Sentinel Site Cooperative Network  William G. Reay, Virginia Institute of Marine Science; Chesapeake Bay Sentinel Site Cooperative

Understanding Sea Level Rise and Marsh Response Molly Mitchell, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Sea Level Rise and Migration of Coastal Ecosystems Matt Kirwan, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Leveraging Wetland Ecosystem Services to Protect and Restore the Chesapeake Bay Ellen Hubert, Ducks Unlimited

Marsh Migration

GPS as a tool to estimate vertical land motion in local sea level rise Philippe Hensel, NOAA NGS

The importance of watershed sediment supply to tidal wetland resilience to sea level rise Greg NoeUSGS

A paradigm shift: re-thinking Phragmites (and Phragmites management) in the context of ecosystem resilience Thomas J Mozdzer, Bryn Mawr College

Barriers to marsh migration Carl Hershner, VIMS

 A bigger picture: Planning and zoning tools to manage retreat Katie Spidalieri, Georgetown Climate Center         

Environmental Market Mechanisms and Other Conservation Policy Opportunities

TMDL credit for marsh creation Pam Mason, VIMS

Funding Resilience: The need for a natural resilience proposal Ross Weaver, Wetlands Watch

 Coastal Blue Carbon: Connecting conservation to carbon finance Stephanie Simpson, Restore America’s Estuaries

 Insuring Natural Infrastructure: Potential Application to Marshes Mark Way, The Nature Conservancy

Potential for using resilience credits to protect and restore marshes Emily Landis, The Nature Conservancy presented by Chelsea Bryson, The Nature Conservancy

 Linking wetland conservation and community resilience

 Underwater: Rising seas, chronic floods and the implications for the Chesapeake Bay Shana Udvardy, Union of Concerned Scientists

Modeling property abandonment driven by recurrent flooding in a coastal locality Pamela Braff, VIMS

Marsh Migration and Human Relocation: Finding a fair path forward Liz Van Dolah, Christy Miller Hesed, Deal Island Peninsula Project,University of Maryland

Integrating coastal resilience into Maryland’s Critical Area Law Kate Charbonneau, Maryland Critical Area Commission

Aquifer Replenishment and Land Subsidence: A SWIFT Perspective Dan Holloway, Jacobs David Nelms USGS   

Co-benefits of Marsh Conservation

Storm surge and wave attenuation benefits of marshes in the Chesapeake Bay Celso Ferriera, George Mason University

Characterizing the role of Jug Bay Wetlands on the water quality of the Patuxent River Patricia Delgado, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Year 1 of The Coastal Carbon Research Coordination Network David Klinges, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Marsh conservation and bird populations in Chesapeake Bay Bryan Watts, College of William and Mary

Human Health Benefits of Coastal Wetlands Ariana Sutton-Grier, The Nature Conservancy

Marsh Resilience Summit Day 2 Plenaries

Legal and Policy Challenges for Future Marsh Preservation Elizabeth Andrews, William and Mary Law School

Marsh Roles in the Chesapeake Bay Model Lew Linker, Chesapeake Bay Program

Pre-salted Beans: Sea level rise, Marsh Migration, and Agriculture Keryn Gedan, George Washington University

A New Kind of Wild: Reshaping the Gulf of Mexico After theDeepwater Horizon Oil Spill Bethany Kraft, Volkert, Inc.

Lessons learned from management techniques and restoration

Vegetation and soil development in restored tidal freshwater wetlands: Lessons from the Anacostia and Patuxent estuaries Andrew Baldwin, University of Maryland

Fire effects on ecosystem functions along a coastal elevation gradient: Implications for marsh resilience to sea level rise Julia Cherry, University of Alabama

Enhancing tidal hydrology at Farm Creek Marsh Erik Meyers, The Conservation Fund, Dave Curson, Audubon

Salt marsh restoration: lessons learned and looking forward Erin McLaughlin, Maryland DNR presented by Sarah Hilderbrand, Maryland DNR

Dredged material for tidal marsh restoration: Lessons from Poplar Island – the importance of nutrient availability Court Stevenson and Lorie Staver, UMCES Horn Point Lab

Dredge and Beneficial Use

Case Studies: Working with the US Army Corp of Engineers Monica Chasten, USACE

Tools for evaluating beneficial dredge material use and building marsh resilience Scott Hardaway,VIMS (Not available)

BUILDing resiliency: Maryland DNR approach to beneficial use of dredge material, Jackie Specht, Maryland DNR

Virginia’s regulatory framework for dredging and beneficial use of dredge materials Tony WatkinsonVirginia Marine Resources Commission

Opportunities for building marsh resilience in Virginia: A local government perspective Lewie Lawrence, Middle Peninsula PlanningDistrict Commission

Lessons Learned on Living Shorelines and Thin Layering

Living shorelines: Long term resilience and encouraging use Donna Bilkovic, VIMS

In the face of sea level rise –Lessons learned restoring living shorelines in the Elizabeth River Joe Rieger, The Elizabeth River Project

Thin layer placement as a tool to address impacts to coastal marsh habitat due to sea level rise –Case Studies and Future Considerations Sam Whitin, EA Engineering

Using sediment enhancement to build tidal marsh resiliency on Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Matt Whitbeck, Blackwater NWR

Living shorelines: Understanding  shoreline management decision-making Sarah Stafford, William and Mary

Marshes, Agriculture, and Industry

Agroecosystems in transition: sea level rise and saltwater intrusion alter biogeochemical cycling in coastal farmlands Kate Tully, University of Maryland

Developing a saltwater intrusion plan for Maryland Jason Dubow, Maryland MDP

Impacts of salt water intrusion on pine systems Matt Hurd, Maryland DNR

Engaging Private Landowners to Accelerate Wetland Restoration to Meet Clean Water and Coastal Resilience Goals Amy Jacobs, The Nature Conservancy, Mike Dryden, The Nature Conservancy, Margot Cummings, Chesapeake Research Consortium