Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals

NWAEP Seattle - Implementation of a Reef Mitigation Policy Thesis Brown Bag

  • Thursday, May 09, 2013
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Anchor QEA, Sterling Room, 720 Olive Way, Suite 1900, Seattle

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NWAEP is pleased to present our first in a series of thesis presentations this month featuring Jason McKinney, an environmental planner at Anchor QEA, LLC. Jason will be presenting on his research conducted for the University of Washington – Bothell’s Masters in Policy Studies program regarding “Implementation of a Reef Mitigation Policy.”

Artificial reef development has been used for over 3,000 years to attract fish. Only recently have artificial reefs been used for mitigating the loss of habitat due to permitted activities. The State of California has currently developed an artificial reef to replace the loss of rocky reef habitat. Future development projects have also been identified in California, such as desalinization plants or coastal energy development where additional rocky reef habitat may be impacted. However, the State of California does not have a policy to guide and direct the development of rocky reef mitigation projects. This Capstone Project explores and evaluates potential policy options as well as potential components of a successful mitigation plan, such as site selection, site development and site monitoring for the State of California. Implementation of a Reef Mitigation Policy could ensure greater success for future mitigation projects.


This event is FREE! Please RSVP: Register Here or e-mail Josh Jensen at jjensen@anchorqea.com

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