39th Meeting, Washington D.C.
February 2018

Meeting Description

The 39th U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Meeting was held in Washington D.C. from February 19th to the 23rd at the Main Department of Interior Auditorium, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC, 20240.

The agenda for the Public Business Meeting on February 22, 2018 can be accessed here.

The Week-at-a-Glance Agenda can be accessed here.

Presentation List

  • U.S. All Islands Committee Chair's Report
  • U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Steering Committee Update
  • Leone Village Coastal Wetland Restoration-Impact of 2009 Tsunami Va'amua - Henry Sesepasara, Director American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources
  • Hurricane impacts on coral in the US Atlantic and Caribbean - Leslie Henderson, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Force Blue - Jim Ritterhoff, Force Blue Founder/Executive Director
  • Green Infrastructure/Nature-Based Design in Hazard Mitigation Assistance - Nicole LaRosa, FEMA
  • Implementation of the Guanica Bay Watershed Management Plan - Roberto Viqueira, Puerto Rico
  • 39th USCRTF Meeting West Maui Priority Watershed Partnership Business Meeting Report out - Tova Callender, West Maui, Hawai?i
  • Faga'alu, Amerika Samoa Fa'asalafa - Diana Kitiona, American Samoa
  • Rigorously Valuing the Role of US Coral Reefs in Coastal Protection - Dr. Mike Beck, The Nature Conservancy
  • Hawaii's resilient harbor corals Narrissa Spies, University of Hawai?i
  • Identifying resilient corals for (more) successful reef restoration in the Florida Keys - Dr. Erinn Muller, Mote Marine Lab
  • Time Critical Actions to Improve the Prognosis for Coral Reefs Dr. Ruth Gates, Hawai?i Institute of Marine Biology