A new vision of West Coast estuaries — and their losses

By Laura Brophy, Estuary Technical Group Director, March 2018 In October 2017, ETG Director Laura Brophy and collaborators at the Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership (PMEP) finished new maps of current and historical tidal wetlands for the entire U.S. West Coast. The mapping methods — originally developed by ETG in collaboration with Oregon’s […]

Blue carbon and climate change

Estuaries have the capability to sequester carbon, which helps reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere… but how much carbon they trap is unknown in the Pacific Northwest.  The Estuary Technical Group, along with folks from Oregon State University and Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce (CREST), went to Astoria to try and answer this question.  […]