Saturday, February 12, 2011

Copper River Delta Science Symposium

The Copper River Delta Science Symposium is scheduled for March 22-24, 2011, in Cordova, Alaska.

Presenters at the conference will discuss the delta as a system, covering topics from hydrology and geomorphology to avian nesting ecology and trophic relationships. The goal is to identify research needs to help manage and conserve this ecologically significant area.

The Copper River delta is the largest contiguous wetland on the Pacific Coast of North America. It provides vital salmon habitat, serves as a key shorebird stopover and breeding site, and is the primary nesting area for the dusky Canada goose.

source: Alaska Sea Grant

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