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The Coastal Training Program provides professional training and technical assistance to coastal decision-makers within the Kachemak Bay and lower Cook Inlet region. Click on the following links to view past trainings, including documents and links that were provided at those events. For questions about a past training or event, please contact Stacey Buckelew, Coastal Training Program Coordinator.


Coastal Science

  • May 20, 2014 — Aquatic Invasive Species Training

    Description

    Aquatic invasive species cost the United States billions of dollars a year in damages to habitat quality, water supply infrastructure, and fisheries. Alaska’s unique environment is not immune to such impacts. Alaska Department of Natural Resouces and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game hosted a half-day training on field identification, sampling, and best management practices for Alaska’s aquatic invasive species: Northern Pike, Purple loosestrife, Reed canarygrass, Signal crayfish and Elodea. Participants learned about 7 top Early Detection Rapid Response aquatic invasive species potentially found in Alaska’s waterbodies including the recently quarantined aquatic weeds.

    Presenter

    • Heather Stewart, Alaska Department of Natural Resources
    • Tammy Davis, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

  • April 21-23, 2014 — Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced Training Courses

    Description

    This beginner course taught how to effectively use ArcGIS Desktop. Participants learned Basic and Intermediate ArcGIS skills which are appropriate for those just starting out with GIS or wishing to learn more advanced ArcGIS Desktop functionality. The advanced course introduced fundamental concepts and updated features for ArcGIS 10.2, and built upon introductory GIS topics already learned. The course focused on advanced user topics, such as creating and administering file geo-databases, spatial analysis techniques, as well as other geoprocessing tools.

    Presenter

    • Jason Graham, GIS Analyst, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

    Workshop Materials
  • April 10, 2014 — Igniting Knowledge of Coastal and Marine Research in Kachemak Bay

    Description

    From glaciers to sea-level change, and seabirds to salmon… this event was an afternoon of shorts talks by local scientists conducting coastal and marine research in the Kachemak Bay area.

    Presenters

    • 25 different researchers from the Kenai Peninsula.

    Workshop Materials
  • March 11-12, 2014 — Bivalves in Kachemak Bay: Applying Lessons Learned from Restoration along the Pacific Coast

    Description

    The workshop featured subject matter experts the National Estuarine Research Reserves in California and Oregon who transferred knowledge and shared lessons learned from ongoing native oyster restoration efforts to better guide planning within Kachemak Bay. This workshop served as a catalyst for bringing together scientists, managers, and shellfish mariculture industry from across the region and State to present and discuss many aspects of native clam populations, oyster mariculture, and environmental conditions. The existing body of knowledge for bivalves in Kachemak Bay was explored, with an emphasis on recommended options for future research, action strategies, and considerations for restoration planning in the future.

    Presenters

    • Steve Rumrill, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (formerly South Slough NERR) Matt Ferner, San Francisco Bay NERR
    • Matt Ferner, San Francisco Bay NERR
    • Ted Grosholz, University of California Davis
    • Brian Cheng, University of California Davis

    Workshop Materials
  • February 11-12, 2014 — Kachemak Bay Phytoplankton and Harmful Algal Blooms Workshop

    Description

    Within the Kachemak Bay community several organizations are involved in the study and monitoring of phytoplankton for potential harmful algal blooms (HABs). While these studies are largely conducted independently, discussion about the current state of phytoplankton monitoring in Kachemak Bay, the unique challenges researchers face, and opportunities for increased coordination prompted formation of the first Kachemak Bay Phytoplankton and Harmful Algal Blooms Workshop. The workshop, organized by the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, brought together regional experts and the local community to share their questions and results with key subject matter experts to guide the future direction of local phytoplankton research and monitoring.

    Presenters

    • Dr. Pat Tester, Plenary Speaker, Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, NOAA, Beaufort, NC
    • Dr. Wayne Litaker, invited speaker, Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, NOAA, Beaufort, NC

    Workshop Materials
  • February 4-5, 2014 — Managing Visitor Use for Coastal and Marine Protected Areas

    Description

    In this two-day course coastal resource managers, local decision-makers, scientists, and planners learned how to better understand, monitor, and manage visitor use to maintain quality resource conditions and visitor experiences. Course participants gained new tools for identifying and defining unacceptable visitor use impacts and learned how to apply strategies and tactics to address those impacts.

    Presenters

    • Pam Kylstra, NOAA Coastal Services Center
    • Chris Ellis, NOAA Coastal Services Center

    Workshop Materials
  • April 23-24, 2013 — Kenai Peninsula Invasive Species Identification

    Description

    Invasive species, including terrestrial, aquatic, and marine plants and animals, cost the United States billions of dollars each year in damage to habitat quality, water supply infrastructure, fisheries, and other sectors. Addressing such a critical problem requires clear, accurate information and communication among scientists, policymakers, water resource managers, and the general public. This training combined instructor lecture, hands-on activities, and discussion to provide the most information on identification and reporting of the Kenai Peninsula’s invasive species. Participants learned what species to watch for and how to prevent their spread!

    Presenters

    • Gino Graziano, Invasive Plants Instructor, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Cooperative Extension Service
    • Phil Barber, Aquatic Ecologist, Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS)
    • Catie Bursch, Marine Educator, Kachemak Bay Research Reserve
    • Toby Burke, Research Technician, and Elizabeth Bella, Ecologist, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

    Workshop Materials
  • April 23-24, 2013 — Advanced GIS Workshop

    Description

    This two-day course introduced fundamental concepts and updated features for ArcGIS 10.1, and built upon introductory GIS topics already learned. The course focused on advanced user topics, such as creating and administering file geo-databases, spatial analysis techniques, as well as other geoprocessing tools. Participants understood the range of ArcGIS 10.1 functionality and worked with geographic data and performed GIS analyses. In addition to lectures and demonstrations, the course incorporated exercises and class discussion to reinforce concepts learned in lecture.

    Presenter

    Jason Graham, ADF&G GIS Analyst

    Workshop Materials
  • April 8-9, 2013 — Project Design and Evaluation

    Description

    This two-day instructor-led course provided the knowledge, skills, and tools to design and implement projects that have measurable impacts on a targeted audience. The course was interactive and helped participants increase the effectiveness of their projects by applying instructional design theory allowing participants to adapt and "adjust as you go". It also helped to build-in accountability, reveal assumptions, create a targeted effort, think strategically, and better articulate the intended impacts of the project on the issue.

    Presenter

    Pam Kylstra, NOAA Coastal Services Center

    Workshop Materials

    Project Design and Evaluation Agenda (PDF 222 kB)

  • March 6, 2013 — What’s New in the Bay

    Description

    Multiple community organizations and agencies participated in this informal science symposium to share the research they’re doing through experiential activities. Feedback received from previous years included:

    “This was a wonderful way to network with researchers around the bay.”

    “It was nice to see the variety of research going on... I was only aware of a small number of the projects beforehand”.

    A research booklet was compiled that highlighted marine and coastal-related research happening in and around Kachemak Bay, Alaska by federal and state agencies, universities, local environmental groups, and tribal organizations. By gathering these valuable insights about the marine and coastal environment, it is hoped that this booklet will provide information that is needed to make informed decisions about Kachemak Bay.

    Workshop Materials

    What's New in the Bay: Research Overviews (PDF 3.2 MB)

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