The Field-Based Propagation Working Group was established to find and promote innovative and actionable ways to increase the efficiency and scale of propagating and outplanting corals. The initial focus of this group is to openly share ideas and advances in new techniques focusing on fast-growing, branching acroporid corals. The Coral Restoration Consortium steering committee and working group members have defined the following priorities for this group:
- Update best practices manual for nursery and outplanting propagation
- Identify the science needed to support scaling up efforts
- Develop, design, and implement ideas for increasing outplanting efficiency
What We’re Working On
- Just finished a 2-day in person meeting at NOVA Southeastern to discuss the creation of new best management practices for field-based propagation techniques.
- Collaborating to create a prototype zip tie made from potato starch, to reduce the use of plastics in restoration.
See the calendar here for call dates. Calls are on Thursdays at 2:00 PM (EST).