This 2-day course will provide a broad overview of nearshore ecological restoration, protection, and enhancement techniques for diverse nearshore habitat types along the West Coast of the United States. The course will provide an overview of planning, design, and implementation of nearshore projects of regional and site-specific spatial scales and will also define and discuss nearshore restoration, protection, and enhancement projects.
Restoration, protection, and enhancement initiatives and projects are most effective when they include the coordination and communication between communities, planners, scientists, engineers, and other stakeholders.
Participants will gain a framework for identifying, evaluating, and developing nearshore restoration, protection, and enhancement projects of varying spatial scales and will learn about the planning of nearshore restoration, protection, and enhancement projects. Learning about design and implementation strategies is included along with a field trip on Day 2 to an established nearshore restoration, protection, or enhancement site.