Officially called the “Coastal Ecosystem Responses to Influences from Land and Sea” project, the Pacific Nearshore Project is a multiagency, multinational project led by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) with primary funding from the United States Department of Interior (DOI).
Project discoveries will have implications for communities in California, Washington, British Columbia and Alaska, informing management decisions regarding coastal water quality, stormwater pollution, fisheries, marine reserves, endangered species and climate change.
Contacts for Legislative and Government Inquiries
Congressional, state, parliamentary provincial and local offices requesting briefings and more information on the policy implications of the Pacific Nearshore Project for their constituency should contact the following:
USGS - California
Steven E. Schwarzbach
Center Director, USGS Western Ecological Research Center
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - California
Southern Sea Otter Recovery and Marine Conservation Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Alaska
Douglas M. Burn
Marine Mammals Management Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Washington
Washington Fish and Wildlife Office