The Estuary Technical Group (ETG) provides scientific decision support and on-the-ground resource management for estuarine restoration and conservation, with a focus on estuarine wetlands. The Estuary Technical Group builds upon IAE's successful history of conservation practice by adding a new concentration in estuarine ecology. The goal of the Estuary Technical Group is to restore estuarine habitats, improve estuarine restoration results, and advance the understanding of estuarine ecosystems through cost-effective application of the best available science.
You can view all Estuary Technical Group Program reports.
Examples of ETG projects
- Helping resource management groups develop strategic plans for estuarine wetland restoration, including funding allocation and climate change adaptation planning
- Providing technical guidance to federal and state agencies for accurate mapping and assessment of estuarine wetlands
- Monitoring tidal wetland restoration sites to track their effectiveness and provide accountability to funders for their investment
- Assisting watershed councils and nongovernmental organizations with tidal wetland restoration design, implementation and monitoring
- Providing outreach to the public and to the scientific community on tidal wetland functions and ecology, impacts of human activities, and how to mitigate for those impacts
- Conducting research on carbon sequestration and collaborating with other researchers to develop a “blue carbon” action plan for the Pacific Northwest
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