Program: Offshore Wind Along the Central Coast

Date & Time

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

For the past five years, the Environmental Defense Center has been engaged in conversations with state and federal agencies, industry, and partnering nonprofits (including the Audubon Society) about proposals for offshore floating wind along the Central Coast. In this discussion, Kristen will provide an overview of the potential for offshore wind to help our communities achieve carbon neutrality goals, as well as the need to avoid impacts to marine and coastal resources. Specifically, this discussion will focus on a proposal about 20 miles offshore Morro Bay, and two proposals in nearshore waters off Pt. Arguello near Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Via ZOOM – Meeting ID: 851 0941 8479 Passcode: 073412  –  Meeting Link

Presented by Kristen Hislop

Kristen Hislop is the Senior Director of the Marine Program at the Environmental Defense Center. Kristen works on issues ranging from offshore energy, to marine protected areas, to marine shipping. Kristen earned her B.A. in geography from UCSB and her Master of Environmental Science and Management (M.E.S.M.), with emphasis in coastal and marine resources management, from the Bren School at UCSB. While studying at the Bren School, Kristen worked for EDC as an environmental advocacy intern, conducting research on the environmental impacts of oil rigs in the Santa Barbara Channel. Kristen enjoys hiking Santa Barbara trails, paddling along our coast, and exploring the Channel Islands.

Presentation will be via Zoom

Meeting ID: 851 0941 8479
Passcode: 073412
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