State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference
20/20 Vision:  Past Reflections, Future Directions

Save the Date
October 29-30, 2013
Oakland Marriott at City Center
1001 Broadway (12th Street/City Center BART Station)
Oakland, CA

Conference Program
Conference Abstracts and Biographies

Every two years, the Partnership brings a focus on the management and ecological health of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary.  The State of the Estuary Conference showcases the latest information about the estuary’s changing watersheds, impacts from major stressors, recovery programs for species and habitats, and emerging challenges.

This year’s theme, “20/20 Vision: Past Reflections, Future Directions,” both celebrates the 20th anniversary of SFEP’s Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan, and focuses our attention on the many challenges ahead.  Our expert speakers will discuss the Estuary’s current and emerging issues– such as climate change and sea level rise, Delta inflows, contaminants, invasive species, and other threats to our fish and wildlife populations.   Together, we will debate and discuss the actions needed as we anticipate the major changes coming to our Estuary.  Presenters will also examine the ways in which government and decision-makers can better engage Bay Area communities in critical decision-making around these challenges.

The October 29th evening poster-session reception offers a chance to gather and talk informally with colleagues and other leaders engaged in current research and restoration activities.

So mark your calendars now for October 29th and 30th and be sure check back for updated information to be available soon!