Since 2008, I have supported public marine and coastal planning processes in Canada and the United States. I am currently the Science Coordinator for the Marine Planning Partnership for the North Pacific Coast (MaPP), a co-led partnership between the BC Provincial government and 20 coastal First Nations.
Projects: Marine Planning
Marine protected areas in Washington state were assessed for conservation management status from 2009-2012. This on-going project advances our understanding of how to conduct marine gap analyses and encourages dialogue regarding the statement that 1% of the oceans are protected.
For three years, I worked in Washington state to spearhead The Nature Conservancy’s first ever marine spatial planning initiative. Our marine team worked to build local community and tribal support to advance multi-objective planning for conservation, renewable energy and fisheries.