Webinar - Coastal Stewardship for Homeowners: How to protect Shoreline Properties and support Salmon and Nature.

12:00 PM, June 19, 2024

Coastal Stewardship for Homeowners: How to protect Shoreline Properties and support Salmon and Nature.

The shorelines of the Pacific coast are desirable places to live - they offer stunning views, access to nature and recreation, and provide vibrant habitats for species like Pacific salmon and forage fish. Unfortunately, with development along the coast, coastal modification structures like seawalls are increasingly impacting these important species. Although coastal modification structures are put up to protect shoreline properties and infrastructure, they can actually exacerbate erosion, degrade, and fail over time leaving the properties they were put in place to protect. 

By using natural substrates and native plants around their property, homeowners can increase resilience to climate impacts by working with nature. These strategies are typically cheaper to build and maintain and are always more beautiful than traditional seawalls and riprap structures. Nature-based shorelines also create habitat for fish and wildlife, filter out pollutants from runoff before they reach the aquatic environment, and help to store carbon that would otherwise contribute to global warming. Join the Resilient Coasts for Salmon team on June 19th to learn about how we could promote healthy shorelines that protect our homes. 

Kyla Sheehan – Project Manager, Resilient Coasts for Salmon (PSF)

Kyla is a biologist working with the Pacific Salmon Foundation, and is the manager of the Resilient Coasts for Salmon project (resilientcoasts.ca). With a background in ecological restoration, Kyla is passionate about protecting and restoring our coastlines for both people and salmon, for generations to come.  

Jerlyn Brutas – Research Assistant, Resilient Coasts for Salmon (PSF)

Jerlyn is a Research Assistant with PSF’s Resilient Coasts for Salmon project. Through their experiences as a UBC Co-op Student, Jerlyn has gained a background and passion for science communication and conservation-based Education and Outreach.

‍Registration closes June 17, 2024 at 4:00 pm. You will receive the Webinar Meeting details one day before the event on June 18, 2024.