In summer 2018, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE); the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MDDNR) began monitoring the restoration of Swan Island in Chesapeake Bay. Serving as a natural breakwater for the nearby town of Ewell, the project showcases the application of EWN principles applied to beneficial use of dredged sediment and island restoration. This document outlines the proceedings of a collaborative Ecological Habitat Modeling Workshop held at the USFWS’s Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center in Cambridge, Maryland, on April 11-12, 2019. Twenty-one (21) people participated in the workshop, representing a diverse number of organizations including the USACE; NOAA’s NCCOS, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Office of Habitat Conservation (OHC); USFWS, MDNR, the University of Pennsylvania and University of Toronto. The proceedings document describes the workshop’s processes and outcomes toward conceptualizing, quantifying, evaluating and communicating ecological responses to inform management decisions for ecological restoration projects.
Proceedings from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-National Ocean Service (NOS): Ecological Habitat Modeling Workshop. 11-12 April 2019, Cambridge, Maryland.
Draft proceedings paper (PDF)
Draft proceedings paper appendices:
Appendix B, Appendix C, Appendix D, Appendix E, Appendix F, Appendix Ga, Appendix Gb, Appendix H, Appendix I, Appendix J, Appendix K, Appendix L