Estuary Technical Group

Estuary Technical Group

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.

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


Habitat restoration site photos taken by Estuary Technical Group members.
Copyright Laura Brophy, Green Point Consulting. Please do not use images without both permission and citation of the source.

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