In recognition of the ecological, cultural, and historical importance of the wetland and estuarine systems of Green Bay, UW-Green Bay is leading the process to designate the Bay of Green Bay as a National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR). The NERR System is a national network of 29 sites across the coastal US, including the Great Lakes, designed to protect and study estuaries and their coastal wetlands. Wisconsin already has one designated NERR on Lake Superior. Emily will discuss the benefits of a NERR designation for Northeast Wisconsin and opportunities to provide input and thoughts on the role a reserve could fill in the region.
Emily Tyner, Director of Freshwater Strategy at UW-Green Bay
Recorded June 25, 2021
Emily Tyner is the first-ever Director of Freshwater Strategy at UW-Green Bay. She is a Doctoral candidate in the School of Freshwater Sciences (SFS) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where her dissertation focuses on the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and Science Communication.
Wetland Coffee Break: Establishing a Green Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Two years after her first Wetland Coffee Break on this topic, UW-Green Bay Director of Freshwater Strategy Emily Tyner will provide an update on the designation of the Bay of Green Bay as a National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR).
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