Below is the workshop agenda with links to presentation slides and video recordings for all sessions. If you have any questions, please contact us at

  Day 1— Tuesday, May 24, 2022
11:00-11:40 am

Welcome and Introduction  Presentation Slides  Video Recording

  • Wayne Cascio, Director, Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
  • Chris Frey, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Science Policy, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
11:40-1:05 pm

EPA Mid-Atlantic work  Video Recording

Wetland vulnerability assessment and links to management

  • Framework for Wetland Vulnerability Assessments: Delaware Estuary Case Study, Anna Hamilton, Tetra Tech  Presentation Slides  Video Recording
  • Interpreting Vulnerability Information for Adaptive Management of High Marsh Habitat, Jordan West, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD)  Presentation Slides  Video Recording

Considering coordinated use of multiple wetland assessment tools

1:05-1:35 pm Break
1:35-3:00 pm

EPA Northeast work  Video Recording

Social-ecological perspectives for resilient coastal wetlands

  • Open SESAME: A Social-Ecological Systems Framework for Collaborative Adaptive Management and Engagement in Coastal Restoration and Climate Adaptation, Kate Mulvaney, U.S. EPA ORD  Presentation Slides  Video Recording
  • Hazardous and Contaminated Sites within Salt Marsh Migration Corridors in Rhode Island, USA, Erin Burman, U.S. EPA ORISE Fellow  Presentation Slides  Video Recording

Valuation of resilient coastal wetlands

  • Economic Value of Salt Marshes Under Uncertainty of Sea Level Rise: A Case Study of the Narragansett Bay, Simona Trandafir, University of Rhode Island  Presentation Slides  Video Recording
  • Fantastic Wetlands and Why to Monitor Them: Demonstrating the Social and Financial Benefit Potential of Methane Abatement through Salt Marsh Restoration in Massachusetts, USA., Adam Reilly, U.S. EPA Region 1  Presentation Slides   Video Recording
3:00-3:45 pm Interactive Discussion with Audience Participation  Video Recording 
3:45-4:00 pm Wrap Up  Presentation Slides  Video Recording
  Day 2— Wednesday, May 25, 2022
11:00-11:30 am

Welcome Back and Day 1 Recap  Presentation Slides  Video Recording

  • Tim Watkins, National Program Director (Acting), Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
11:30-12:55 pm

Partner Panel 1, Mid-Atlantic:

Resilient coastal wetlands benefits, research, and partnerships

  • Coastal Wetlands Resilience: Co-benefits in Restoration, Protection and Targeting, Pam Mason, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences  Presentation Slides   Video Recording
  • Enhancing Partnership Support for Marsh Resilience Research and Restoration in Chesapeake Bay, Julie Reichert-Nguyen and Breck Sullivan, Chesapeake Bay Program  Presentation Slides   Video Recording

Decision making and tools for implementing resilience interventions

12:55-1:35 pm Break
1:35-3:00 pm

Partner Panel 2, Northeast:

Implementing salt marsh adaptation and restoration

  • Planning and Implementing a Salt Marsh Adaptation Action, Caitlin Chaffee, Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve  Presentation Slides  Video Recording
  • Assessing Salt Marsh Condition to Help Guide Restoration and Conservation Prioritization, Tom Kutcher, Rhode Island Natural History Survey  Presentation Slides  Video Recording

Building resilient wetlands and communities

  • Salt Marsh Restoration, Assessment, and Monitoring Program: Using a RAMP to Move Quickly and Efficiently Towards Resiliency, Courtney Schmidt, Narragansett Bay Estuary Program  Presentation Slides  Video Recording
  • Building Resilient Communities with a Focus on Health Equity, Rachel Calabro, Rhode Island Department of Health  Presentation Slides  Video Recording
3:00-3:40 pm Cross-regional Interactive Discussion with Audience Participation  Video Recording
3:40-4:00 pm Wrap up and Next Steps  Presentation Slides  Video Recording