CEINC supports the following programs to improve communication and foster cooperation between regulatory agencies, stakeholders, and landowners in the watershed. 

Humboldt Bay Symposium (2012, 2014, 2016, 2019, and 2021 on September 28-30)

The Humboldt Bay Symposium is convened every two years to provide the public an opportunity to hear directly from experts about the latest developments on a variety of timely topics related to Humboldt Bay including: scientific research, ecological restoration, sustainable use of natural resources, recreational facilities, and maritime infrastructure and industry.

The theme of the 2016 Symposium was “Changing Tides, Changing Times” and focused on large-scale environmental changes including global warming, sea level rise, and ocean acidification.

The theme of the 2019 Symposium was "Rising to Meet the Challenges of Climate Change" and focused on research and restoration of coastal ecosystems, and sustainable use and enjoyment of Humboldt Bay and the surrounding region. Day 1 included sessions on sea level rise/adaptation planning and ecosystem restoration and Day 2 included sessions on economic development, as well as ocean and fisheries research. Session videos from the 2019 Symposium are available here: https://archive.org/search.php?query=title%3A%28Humboldt%20Bay%20Symposium%202019%29%20AND%20date%3A%5B2019-01-01%20TO%202019-12-31%5D


SAVE THE DATE: The theme of the 2021 Humboldt Bay Symposium is "Sustainable Blue Economy" and the conference will be held virtually on September 28-30 from 10-2:30 PM. The 2021 conference is jointly sponsored by CEINC and the Humboldt State University Sea Level Rise Initiative (USGS). The forum will present scientific study on a range of of topics relevant to Humboldt Bay science, management, and decision-making for scientists, engineers, resource managers, and stakeholders working on Humboldt Bay issues. For more information on the conference, see https://caseagrant.ucsd.edu/events/2021-humboldt-bay-symposium-sustainable-blue-economy


 

Future of Humboldt Bay Bottomlands

The Developing Shared Strategies for Sea‐level Rise Adaptation in Working Lands of Humboldt Bay and the Eel River Delta Project was funded by the US Fish and Wildlife Service North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NPLCC) Program to engage stakeholders to discuss community and science needs for planning and implementing adaptation measures to sea level rise. Project activities included establishing a steering committee and science and agricultural working groups with the goal of building community support towards a shared vision of the Humboldt Bay‐Eel River Delta ecosystem under future climate scenarios. Significantly more collaboration is necessary to outline and analyze the feasibility of sea level rise adaptation strategies including impacts to natural resources, agriculture, and infrastructure.