S.C. Sea Grant Consortium

News Story

Forested Wetlands Conference a Success

Apr 26, 2024

The Forested Wetlands of the Upper Estuary conference was held March 5-7, 2024, in Charleston, S.C. Nearly 120 participants discussed the state of knowledge regarding tidally-influenced forested wetlands (TFW) in the Southeast, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific Northwest, and Australia in order to build an understanding of information needs. Attendees shared their research on ecosystem and ecological services provided by TFWs, cultural identities related to this resource, cross-system management comparisons, and decision-management frameworks.

The conference was sponsored by the National Sea Grant Office and co-hosted by the Consortium, Clemson University, College of Charleston, U.S. Geological Survey, and U.S. Forest Service.

Cypress trees over a green wetland.

Photo courtesy of Ken Krauss, U.S. Geological Survey.