december, 2020

01dec7:00 pm8:30 pmVirtual EventTap Talk: Little-known forests of the tidelands: Oregon's magnificent tidal swamps, past and present

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Did you know that in pioneer times, over half of Oregon’s tidal wetlands were forested “tidal swamps,” and over 95% of those swamps are now gone? In these dense and tangled wetlands, young salmon grow fast as they prepare to enter the ocean, and a myriad of birds and other wildlife thrive in the shelter of spruce and salt-tolerant shrubs. These and many other surprising facts will be revealed in an upcoming talk about recently completed research on the history and diversity of Oregon’s estuarine wetlands. IAE Estuary Technical Group Director Laura Brophy will be presenting “Little-known forests of the tidelands: Oregon’s magnificent tidal swamps, past and present,” in a Virtual Tap Talk on December 1 at 7 pm, in partnership with Block 15 and 500 Women Scientists.

Join 500 Women Scientists Corvallis and Block 15 Brewing Company for a presentation on the importance of salt marsh and forested wetlands in maintaining Oregon’s biodiversity. Ms. Laura Brophy is the Director of the Estuary Technical Group at the Institute of Applied Ecology. She will discuss her research on Oregon’s vanishing estuaries and share her appreciation for the richness of these habitats.

Make it Dinner and a Show by ordering food from Block 15 for pickup or delivery at Support local business and it will enrich our community.

Online (Zoom)

Meeting link will be emailed following registration:



Sponsors: 500 Women Scientists Corvallis, Block 15 Brewing Company, Institute for Applied Ecology

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(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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