Establishing a Green Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR):
Updates on the designation process and research opportunities

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). The designation team has recently achieved a significant milestone in selecting a site for the natural areas of the NERR. Emily will share details on the recommended site and explain the wetland and estuary research opportunities available to our community upon designation.

Emily Tyner, UW-Green Bay

Recorded November 18, 2022.

Emily Tyner is the UW-Green Bay Director of Freshwater Strategy. Emily holds a Master’s degree in freshwater sciences (invasive species biology) from UW-Milwaukee and a bachelor’s degree in biology and marine sciences from Smith College. She has served as a science communication intern at the Association for Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography in Washington D.C., developed a multi-media book talk for award-winning author Dan Egan, and represented (on more than one occasion) the National Parks Association to advocate for the Great Lakes on Capitol Hill.

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