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Pacific Northwest

Blue Carbon Working Group

Join Us For a Two-Part PNW Blue Carbon Working Group Webinar Series Coming up in February and March Sponsored by the NERRS Science Collaborative:
 
A Collaborative Approach to Advancing Blue Carbon Research and Data Applications (Part 1)  Thu 2/29/2024, 11-12 noon PST

This first session will highlight the Working Group’s latest research designed to fill regional  carbon sequestration and methane, CO2 and N2O emissions data gaps as well as the design and utility of the Northeast Pacific Regional Blue Carbon Database. 

A Collaborative Approach to Advancing Blue Carbon Research and Data Applications (Part 2)  Thu 3/7/2024, 11-12 noon PST

The second session will highlight the Working Group’s and partners’ application of regionally specific blue carbon data for  the development of climate mitigation policies and blue carbon tools, including an emissions inventory supporting Oregon’s new Natural and Working Lands legislation, blue carbon mapping, and the development of a regional blue carbon calculator.

Oregon's First Online Blue Carbon Mapping Tool is Now Live!

The PNW Blue Carbon Working Group in partnership with Pew Charitable Trusts is happy to announce the availability of an online mapping tool which enables users to investigate ranges of estimated blue carbon values associated with current tidal wetland habitats in Oregon's Coos estuary.  The tool also allows users to estimate ranges of possible changes in blue carbon values over time resulting from the restoration of disturbed tidal wetland sites in the estuary.  Coos estuary blue carbon mapping methods are now being applied to blue carbon mapping in Oregon's Yaquina estuary with the ultimate goal of developing blue carbon maps for all of Oregon's outer coast estuaries.  

Background

The PNW Blue Carbon Working Group is a collaborative group of scientists, restoration practitioners, conservation leaders, land managers, policy experts, carbon finance experts, and funding program leaders committed to developing coastal blue carbon in the Pacific Northwest as a conservation and management tool to help mitigate the effects of climate change.

Projects

Building on projects already completed, members of the PNW Blue Carbon Working Group are undertaking a variety of research projects designed to address PNW coastal blue carbon research needs. 

Data

The Working Group is developing a database to share existing and new blue carbon from regional tidal wetlands such as marshes, seagrass meadows, and forested wetlands

ABOUT US

The mission of the PNW Coastal Blue Carbon Working Group is to develop coastal blue carbon as a conservation and management tool, so the conservation and restoration of Pacific Northwest tidal wetland ecosystems can be used to help mitigate climate-related changes.

The Membership of the working group includes scientists, restoration practitioners, conservation leaders, land managers, policy and carbon market experts, representatives from carbon registries, and funding program leaders, as well as representatives from key government agencies. The working group reflects broad regional and national interest in coastal blue carbon.

CONTACT US

Craig Cornu 

Estuary Technical Group

Institute for Applied Ecology

Coos Bay, OR

cecornu@gmail.com

(541) 260 2916

Christopher Janousek, PhD

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife 

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

janousec@oregonstate.edu

https://fw.oregonstate.edu/users/christopher-janousek

Heida Diefenderfer, PhD 

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

University of Washington

Heida.Diefenderfer@pnnl.gov

(360) 681-3619

Jude Apple, PhD

Padilla Bay NERR

Mount Vernon, WA

japple@padillabay.gov

(360) 391-5438

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