Comox Valley Nature is hosting an online lecture by Jason Toft, entitled “Restoration Effectiveness of Living Shorelines in the Salish Sea” on Sunday, Jan. 17, from 7-9 p.m.
Given the current guidelines for COVID-19 prevention, Comox Valley Nature has made arrangements to have a live, online webinar for Toft’s presentation. To register, go to https://bit.ly/2Lq28D0
Shoreline armoring has altered many intertidal beaches. Living Shoreline techniques aim to improve shoreline conditions by re-creating some of the functions of natural shorelines. Recent design implementations include complete removal of armoring, as well as eco-engineering approaches. The lecture will outline how ecological monitoring of these sites can inform shoreline planning now and into the future.
Toft is a senior research scientist at the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Since 2000 he has focused on nearshore restoration and the effects of shoreline armoring in Puget Sound. He also studies the ecological interactions of juvenile fishes and invertebrates within estuarine systems.
This is an opportunity for the public to learn more about the restoration of living shorelines in the Salish Sea.