October 27 2009

West Coast EBM Network Meets in Port Orford, Oregon

by Surfrider Foundation

Surfrider members from Washington, Oregon, and California recently participated in a meeting of the West Coast Ecosystem-Based (EBM) Management Network in Port Orford, OR. Co-sponsored by the NOAA Coastal Services Center, the meeting convened practitioners from six community projects to discuss best practices for implementing ecosystem-based management. Discussion topics included stakeholder engagement, collaborative science, integrated governance, and ecosystem protection and restoration. Attendees included elected officials, scientists, managers, and ocean users. To learn more about the West Coast EBM Network, please click here . To learn more about Surfrider engagement in ecosystem-based management, please click here. Thanks to Paul Jenkin (Ventura, CA), Gus Gates (Florence, OR), Jody Kennedy (Grays Harbor, WA), Kathy Greer (Grays Harbor, WA), Leesa Cobb (Port Orford, OR) and Pete Stauffer (Port Orford, OR) for participating!