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Kay McGraw, Ph.D. NOAA Restoration Center Olympia Oyster Panel International Conference on Shellfish Restoration 2006 Charleston, S.C. International Conference.

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1 Kay McGraw, Ph.D. NOAA Restoration Center Olympia Oyster Panel International Conference on Shellfish Restoration 2006 Charleston, S.C. International Conference on Shellfish Restoration 2006 Charleston, S.C.

2 PanelistsPanelists Betsy Peabody Exec. Director, Puget Sound Restoration Fund, Washington Dick Vander Schaaf Oregon Coast and Marine Conservation Director, The Nature Conservancy, Portland, Oregon Marilyn Latta Habitat Restoration Director, Save San Francisco Bay Association (Save The Bay), CA Summer Morlock & Polly Hicks NOAA Restoration Center, MD and WA Dr. Jennifer Ruesink Associate Professor, Biology Dept., Univ. of Washington Betsy Peabody Exec. Director, Puget Sound Restoration Fund, Washington Dick Vander Schaaf Oregon Coast and Marine Conservation Director, The Nature Conservancy, Portland, Oregon Marilyn Latta Habitat Restoration Director, Save San Francisco Bay Association (Save The Bay), CA Summer Morlock & Polly Hicks NOAA Restoration Center, MD and WA Dr. Jennifer Ruesink Associate Professor, Biology Dept., Univ. of Washington

3 Major Themes History of Ostreola conchaphila in different states – causes of declineHistory of Ostreola conchaphila in different states – causes of decline Current restoration activitiesCurrent restoration activities Limitations/problemsLimitations/problems –Biological challenges –Socio-economic considerations What works? Successful techniquesWhat works? Successful techniques Differences in approaches from East Coast oyster restoration (C. virginica)Differences in approaches from East Coast oyster restoration (C. virginica) History of Ostreola conchaphila in different states – causes of declineHistory of Ostreola conchaphila in different states – causes of decline Current restoration activitiesCurrent restoration activities Limitations/problemsLimitations/problems –Biological challenges –Socio-economic considerations What works? Successful techniquesWhat works? Successful techniques Differences in approaches from East Coast oyster restoration (C. virginica)Differences in approaches from East Coast oyster restoration (C. virginica)

4 PresentationsPresentations Native Oyster Restoration in Puget Sound Betsy Peabody and Tristan Peter-Contesse, Puget Sound Restoration Fund Native Oyster Restoration in Puget Sound Betsy Peabody and Tristan Peter-Contesse, Puget Sound Restoration Fund

5 PresentationsPresentations Native Oyster Restoration in Netarts Bay, Oregon Dick Vander Schaaf Oregon Coast and Marine Conservation Director, The Nature Conservancy Oregon Coast and Marine Conservation Director, The Nature Conservancy Portland, Oregon Native Oyster Restoration in Netarts Bay, Oregon Dick Vander Schaaf Oregon Coast and Marine Conservation Director, The Nature Conservancy Oregon Coast and Marine Conservation Director, The Nature Conservancy Portland, Oregon

6 Native Oyster Restoration in San Francisco Bay Using Community Volunteers A collaborative effort to research population dynamics and restoration opportunities for Ostrea conchaphila in the San Francisco Estuary. A collaborative effort to research population dynamics and restoration opportunities for Ostrea conchaphila in the San Francisco Estuary. Marilyn Latta Habitat Restoration Director, Habitat Restoration Director, Save San Francisco Bay Association (Save The Bay) Native Oyster Restoration in San Francisco Bay Using Community Volunteers A collaborative effort to research population dynamics and restoration opportunities for Ostrea conchaphila in the San Francisco Estuary. A collaborative effort to research population dynamics and restoration opportunities for Ostrea conchaphila in the San Francisco Estuary. Marilyn Latta Habitat Restoration Director, Habitat Restoration Director, Save San Francisco Bay Association (Save The Bay) PresentationsPresentations

7 PresentationsPresentations A Summary of the Olympia Oyster Workshop in San Rafael, CA in Sept Summer Morlock and Polly Hicks NOAA Restoration Center NOAA Restoration Center A Summary of the Olympia Oyster Workshop in San Rafael, CA in Sept Summer Morlock and Polly Hicks NOAA Restoration Center NOAA Restoration Center

8 DiscussionDiscussion What do different people/organizations select as a restoration target for west coast oysters? Is it numbers? Distribution? Ecosystem function? Historic habitat type?What do different people/organizations select as a restoration target for west coast oysters? Is it numbers? Distribution? Ecosystem function? Historic habitat type? How is native oyster restoration affected by aquaculture of non-native oysters?How is native oyster restoration affected by aquaculture of non-native oysters? What do different people/organizations select as a restoration target for west coast oysters? Is it numbers? Distribution? Ecosystem function? Historic habitat type?What do different people/organizations select as a restoration target for west coast oysters? Is it numbers? Distribution? Ecosystem function? Historic habitat type? How is native oyster restoration affected by aquaculture of non-native oysters?How is native oyster restoration affected by aquaculture of non-native oysters?

9 Discussion (cont’d) What are the most effective ways to use community volunteers in oyster monitoring and restoration projects?What are the most effective ways to use community volunteers in oyster monitoring and restoration projects? What are the most important priorities in West Coast oyster restoration?What are the most important priorities in West Coast oyster restoration? What are the most effective ways to use community volunteers in oyster monitoring and restoration projects?What are the most effective ways to use community volunteers in oyster monitoring and restoration projects? What are the most important priorities in West Coast oyster restoration?What are the most important priorities in West Coast oyster restoration?

10 Discussion (cont’d) How is native oyster restoration affected by aquaculture of non-native oysters?How is native oyster restoration affected by aquaculture of non-native oysters? To what extent do restoration projects require place-specific methods, vs. general methods that are likely to succeed in many estuaries? How much of current variation in restoration methods reflects differences in practitioners vs differences in places?To what extent do restoration projects require place-specific methods, vs. general methods that are likely to succeed in many estuaries? How much of current variation in restoration methods reflects differences in practitioners vs differences in places? How is native oyster restoration affected by aquaculture of non-native oysters?How is native oyster restoration affected by aquaculture of non-native oysters? To what extent do restoration projects require place-specific methods, vs. general methods that are likely to succeed in many estuaries? How much of current variation in restoration methods reflects differences in practitioners vs differences in places?To what extent do restoration projects require place-specific methods, vs. general methods that are likely to succeed in many estuaries? How much of current variation in restoration methods reflects differences in practitioners vs differences in places?

11 Discussion (cont’d) Quo vadis? What are some of the most important lessons learned in your restoration efforts, and how are you adapting restoration projects to address these?Quo vadis? What are some of the most important lessons learned in your restoration efforts, and how are you adapting restoration projects to address these? What are the major limitations to your restoration efforts for the Olympia oyster?What are the major limitations to your restoration efforts for the Olympia oyster? Quo vadis? What are some of the most important lessons learned in your restoration efforts, and how are you adapting restoration projects to address these?Quo vadis? What are some of the most important lessons learned in your restoration efforts, and how are you adapting restoration projects to address these? What are the major limitations to your restoration efforts for the Olympia oyster?What are the major limitations to your restoration efforts for the Olympia oyster?

12 Coming Soon Near You National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP) --Please get a brochure– Opportunities for partnerships National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP) --Please get a brochure– Opportunities for partnerships

13 What is NFHAP? Nationwide strategyNationwide strategy VoluntaryVoluntary Science-based objectivesScience-based objectives Analyze data on fish habitatAnalyze data on fish habitat (location and condition) Identify priority areas and actionsIdentify priority areas and actions Apply to both freshwater and marine fish habitatApply to both freshwater and marine fish habitat Nationwide strategyNationwide strategy VoluntaryVoluntary Science-based objectivesScience-based objectives Analyze data on fish habitatAnalyze data on fish habitat (location and condition) Identify priority areas and actionsIdentify priority areas and actions Apply to both freshwater and marine fish habitatApply to both freshwater and marine fish habitat

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