Ecological Risk Assessment Pilot
Strategic Earth provided strategic planning, engagement and communications, facilitation, and project coordination services to assist California Ocean Science Trust in evaluating a Multiple Stressor Ecological Risk Assessment (MS-ERA). Our team helped to design and implement a series of roundtable discussions with fisheries experts (fishermen, agency staff, academic scientists, and environmental organization representatives) together with interested stakeholders to explore the potential of an MS-ERA to support effective and adaptive fisheries management in California. Information gathered during this “pilot phase” informed the state’s effort to amend the Marine Life Management Act Master Plan.
Client: California Ocean Science Trust
Key Results: Build a general understanding about ERAs within experts and stakeholders and identify ways to improve an MS-ERA framework, the collaborative process, and associated products/outputs.
Materials and Outputs: Identify and convene fishery experts, process design documents, roundtable agenda and associated materials, key themes summary