Puget Sound Conservation Calculator Workshops, Presentations, and Training Resources
Online tool draws on latest habitat research to help offset impacts on species.
In January 2021, NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offered a three-hour virtual workshop focusing on use of the Puget Sound Conservation Calculator. This workshop included an overview of the Calculator and discussion of an example of a multi-faceted overwater structure and boat ramp, and opportunities for questions. The recording, PPT, and workshop examples are available below.
Additional resources from workshops and presentations can be found below.
2021 Conservation Calculator Workshop
- 2021 Workshop example OWS replacement
- 2021 Workshop example Conservation Calculator V1.2
- 2021 Workshop PowerPoint presentation
- Crediting/Debiting Tools for Estuarine Habitat in Washington State (2020)
- A New Conservation Marketplace in Puget Sound (2021), presentation by Stephanie Ehinger, part of the National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference in July 2021 in Raleigh, North Carolina
Science Sprints rapidly summarize available evidence on a specific topic to support regulatory processes. Our first two science sprints inform the quantification of ecosystem services with the first science sprint collecting information on beach nourishment. We are working on collecting a body of evidence including interviews with experts and literature.