Barbara Warren

Barbara Warren is Executive Director of Salem Sound Coastwatch (formerly Salem Sound Harbor Monitors and Salem Sound 2000) in Salem MA www.salemsound.org . Barbara has a Masters of Science from Antioch New England Graduate School. She developed the Wetland Health Assessment Toolbox with scientists from the Massachusetts Bays Program and Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management Office. SSCW trains volunteer citizens to assess the health of regional wetlands using WHAT. This toolbox provides protocols to assess wetland health by measuring seven parameters: birds, fish, plants, water chemistry, land use, tidal hydrology, and benthic macroinvertebrates. Over 200 volunteers have been trained to date. Barbara has monitored North Shore salt marsh systems since 1999 to evaluate salt marsh restorations. With her husband, when not out on the water, they build sea kayaks.