8th State of Tomales Bay Conference Sept 29, 2023

Inverness Yacht Club. Registration opens September 1, 2023

Draft 8th State of Tomales Bay Conference 2023 Agenda

Change Around the Bay

Friday, September 29, 2023, 8:30am to 5:30 pm

Inverness Yacht Club

Registration fee of $75 includes lunch,happy hour refreshments.and supports Tomales Bay Foundation

8:30 AM          Registration and Coffee



9:00         Welcome – Tom
Gaman, Chair, Tomales Bay Foundation

9:15          KEYNOTE
Speaker – capturing the big picture of change in the watershed, from climate
change to fire
. Sasha Berleman, Fire Ecologist, ACR

10:05          MORNING SESSION – Climate change and impacts on marine geography

10:05              Oceans, Winds and Waves: The Big Picture of change in the shoreline.  John Largier, Bodega Marine Lab

10:35              Break

10:45           Leslie Lacko, Sea-level Rise & Marin County Living Shoreline Program

11:05        SESSION Tomales Bay Foundation Research Grant recipients.
Presentations from Julie Gonzalez, Serina Moheed, Keira Monuki, David Mitchell,
Frankie Gerraty

12:15              Lunch (provided)

Richard Plant award (Gene Ptak, Michael Whitt, Axel Nelson)

1:15          SESSION – Science around the Bay

1:15                Changes in bird populations, Scott Jennings ACR

1:35                 Angela Korabik   Tomales Bay Algae and Kelp in a changing climate

1:55              PANEL – Presentations and Discussion – Conservation Challenges in a Changing Climate

Agriculture.   Simone Albuquerque, Marin Resource Cconservation District

Aquaculture.  Heidi Gregory, Tomales Bay Oyster Company

Tourism and Recreation. NPS Point Reyes National Seashore (invited)

Tomales Bay State Park Lands Management and Fire.  Cyndy Shafer and Bree Hardcastle, California State Parks

3:00           Break

3:15           BREAK OUT SESSION– Five stations, with a host at each to answer questions and capture
comments and suggestions on a pad.
Station topics:

 1) Managing recreational uses within the Seashore(NPS)

2) Managing recreational uses around the Bay (County)

3) Sustaining agriculture

4) Sea level rise and impacts on communities

5) Increasing biodiversity, and connectivity while reducing fire risks

4:15          Summary of the day.  Supervisor Rodoni

5:00         Social Hour (Beer, wine and soft drinks provided)