Puget Sound Kelp Research and Monitoring Workgroup

kelp workshopKelp is known to be a critical habitat, and there is widespread concern about kelp losses in Puget Sound.
The Puget Sound Kelp Conservation and Recovery Plan identified a series of actions to further kelp research and management.  One action called for the "formation of a research and monitoring workgroup to increase collaboration and information sharing across organizations". 
DNR’s Nearshore Habitat Program has volunteered to kick off the Kelp Workgroup (WG) and facilitate it for 2 years. The primary purpose of the Kelp WG is to facilitate collaboration and data sharing related to kelp research and monitoring in Puget Sound.
Meetings will be held quarterly, 10 am – 12 pm, on the following dates:
  • 2021: Jan 13, May 12, Oct 27
  • 2022: Jan 12, May 11, Oct 12
During this pilot phase, we will assess WG objectives, format, and relationship to other WGs.  We will also consider if there is a long-term need for a dedicated kelp WG or if kelp research and monitoring collaboration would be better handled by existing WGs.
To join the workgroup mailing list or to get more information, contact: nearshore@dnr.wa.gov