Strategies to Understand and Conserve Salt Marshes in Southern New England
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern
Event Description

The Conservation Commission will be hosting a presentation by Tom Kutcher on Strategies to Understand and Conserve Salt Marshes in Southern New England.  

Tom Kutcher is a Wetland Scientist for the Rhode Island Natural History Survey, where he works to develop wetland monitoring, assessment, and restoration protocols for Rhode Island’s state environmental agencies.

He is a recent co-author of the Rhode Island Salt Marsh Monitoring Strategy (2016) and principal author of the Rhode Island Coastal Wetland Restoration Strategy (2018).

Tom has developed and implemented wetland monitoring and assessment methods across Rhode Island, including for recent large-scale salt marsh restoration projects. Tom formerly worked as Stewardship Coordinator at the Narragansett Bay Estuarine Research Reserve, served as the Narragansett Baykeeper with Save The Bay and the Waterkeeper Alliance, and has worked as an adjunct instructor in the Landscape Architecture Program at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Tom lives and recreates along the shores of Narragansett Bay with his marine-biologist wife and two salty kids.

Clark Hall
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