PLENARY SESSION #1—Maple Room
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Mitigating Shore Erosion Along Sheltered Coasts C Workshop Agenda and Participants List Committee on Mitigating Shore Erosion along Sheltered Coasts Workshop Talaris Conference Center 4000 NE 41st Street Seattle, WA 98105 October 4-6, 2005 AGENDA TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 Open Session 8:00 a.m. BREAKFAST PLENARY SESSION #1—Maple Room 8:30 a.m. Welcome, Introduction, and Purpose of Workshop— Jeff Benoit, Chair, and Sue Roberts, Study Director 8:45 a.m. How bad is the problem: Case study of Mobile Bay— Scott Douglas, University of South Alabama 9:10 a.m. Permitting process, federal requirements— Kathleen Kunz, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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Mitigating Shore Erosion Along Sheltered Coasts 9:35 a.m. DISCUSSION 9:50 a.m. Instructions for the breakout sessions— Jeff Benoit, Chair 10:00 a.m. BREAK CONCURRENT SESSIONS—GEOMORPHIC SETTINGS: Beaches Mudflats and Marshes Bluffs 10:20 a.m. Introductions and Description of the Breakout Process 10:45 a.m. Overview presentation by invited speaker Beaches Overview: Neville Reynolds, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. Mudflats and Marshes Overview: John Teal, Teal Partners Bluffs Overview: Hugh Shipman, Washington Department of Ecology 11:15 a.m. Mini-presentations by willing participants Discussion of setting-specific geomorphic processes Noon LUNCH 1:00 p.m. Facilitated discussion of erosion: causes, how it works, which kinds of substrates are sensitive, geographic variation, time-scale of stress, and ecological implications. 3:00 p.m. BREAK 3:20 p.m. Systematic identification of mitigation options (hard, soft, and preventive, including case study example of each if possible) relative to erosion processes already identified. 4:30 p.m. BREAK
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Mitigating Shore Erosion Along Sheltered Coasts PLENARY SESSION #2—Maple Room 5:00 p.m. Initial Report out from the three concurrent sessions 6:00 p.m. Meeting adjourns for the day WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 Open Session 8:00 a.m. BREAKFAST PLENARY SESSION #3—Maple Room 8:30 a.m. Meeting Reconvenes; summary of findings from geomorphic settings sessions— Jeff Benoit 9:00 a.m. Brief overview of agenda for Wednesday breakouts— Jeff Benoit identify outstanding issues from Day 1 goals for mitigation breakouts 9:10 a.m. Overview of Mitigation Strategies— Don Ward, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 9:30 a.m. Public trust/property rights— Beth Bryant, University of Washington, School of Marine Affairs 9:50 a.m. DISCUSSION 10:00 a.m. BREAK CONCURRENT SESSIONS—MITIGATION APPROACHES Manage Land Use Vegetate the Shoreline Harden the Shoreline Trap or Add Sediment 10:20 a.m. Introductions and Purpose
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Mitigating Shore Erosion Along Sheltered Coasts 10:30 a.m. Background presentation by invited speaker Manage land use overview: Doug Myers, Puget Sound Action Team Vegetate the shoreline overview: Robin Lewis, Lewis Environmental Services, Inc. Harden the shoreline overview: Jay Tanski, New York Sea Grant Trap or add sediment overview: Fine Sediments, Phil Williams, Phillip Williams Associates, Ltd.; Coarse Sediments, Neville Reynolds, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. 11:00 a.m. Mini-presentations by willing participants 11:30 a.m. Facilitated discussion of various techniques, technologies, and land management measures to mitigate erosion and inundation on sheltered coasts, including: Current measure being used, with examples Promising emerging approaches Noon LUNCH 1:00 p.m. Facilitated discussion of effectiveness of various approaches from both engineering and ecological perspective, including: Effectiveness relative to natural processes and human activities; Identification of design features specific to natural or human causes of erosion; Impacts, both individual and cumulative, on coastal resources (habitat, public/private property, and public access); Timeframe required to assess effectiveness and impacts of various measures; and Data necessary to predict when design criteria may be exceeded. 3:00 p.m. BREAK CLOSING PLENARY SESSION—Maple Room 3:45 p.m. Summary and synthesis of findings from breakout groups 5:30 p.m. Public workshop adjourns
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Mitigating Shore Erosion Along Sheltered Coasts THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6 Closed Session 8:00 a.m. Committee work session Open Session Noon LUNCH 1:00 p.m. Field trip—advance registration required PARTICIPANT LIST Amanda Babson, University of Washington Jeff Benoit, SRA International Beth Bryant, University of Washington, School of Marine Affairs Sarah Capote, Ocean Studies Board, National Research Council Cyrilla Cook, People for Puget Sound Scott Douglass, University of South Alabama Lesley Ewing, California Coastal Commission Monty Hampton, U.S. Geological Survey, retired C. Scott Hardaway, Jr., College of William and Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science Bernie Hargrave, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Debra Hernandez, Hernandez and Company Robert Holman, Oregon State University, College of Oceanic Atmospheric Sciences Joe Kelley, University of Maine Evamaria Koch, University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory Kathleen Kunz, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jessica Lacy, U.S. Geological Survey Robin Lewis, Lewis Environmental Services, Inc. William Marsh, University of British Columbia Neil McLellan, Shiner Moseley and Associates Elliott Menashe, Greenbelt Consulting Dan Miller, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve (Representing CICEET) Andrew Morang, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Doug Myers, Puget Sound Action Team James O’Connell, Woods Hole Sea Grant Joan Oltman-Shay, NorthWest Research Associates
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Mitigating Shore Erosion Along Sheltered Coasts Jeff Parsons, University of Washington Susan Peterson, Teal Partners Denise Reed, University of New Orleans, Department of Geology and Geophysics Neville Reynolds, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. Sue Roberts, Ocean Studies Board, National Research Council Hugh Shipman, Washington Department of Ecology Daniel Suman, University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Jay Tanski, New York Sea Grant John Teal, Teal Partners Ron Thom, Battelle Marine Sciences Laboratory Jim Titus, Environmental Protection Agency Heather Trim, People for Puget Sound Don Ward, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Phil Williams, Phillip Williams Associates, Ltd. Chin Wu, University of Wisconsin