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Marsh Sediment in Translation (MSiT) Workshop Materials

The Marsh Sediment in Translation (MSiT) project distilled and conveyed relevant lessons learned from a series of past research within and adjacent to a tidal salt marsh in the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Motivation for the project stemmed from a long history of regional reports, workshops, working groups, and conversations around best practices for sediment management in the estuary that collectively highlighted the need for greater understanding of how and when sediment is transported from the bay onto marshes.

The project team worked with decision makers using a deliberate collaborative process involving surveys, interactive workshops, and iterative document review and revision to improve understanding of key principles and past research. The workshop materials, including the slides and initial assessment survey, can be found below.

  • Marsh Sediment In Translation (MSIT) initial project survey (PDF): The team used this survey to gather information from regional collaborators on how they use marsh-sediment research. Results set the stage for the project workshop series.
  • Kickoff workshop slides (Part 1 Slides | Part 2 Slides): The two-part kickoff workshop series brought together regional collaborators to review the China Camp research, evaluate options for data synthesis and translation, and identify opportunities to extract and convey management recommendations for improving marsh habitat resilience.
  • Final workshop slides: The team held a final workshop with regional collaborators to solicit additional feedback, update everyone on ongoing research and project progress, and allow opportunity for discussion of the broader context of the work.