Shafer Consulting has been chosen from competing state-wide firms to assist the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program with the 5-year update of their Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP).  Guided by research, writing, and facilitation by Shafer, the strategic plan to guide protection and restoration of Sarasota Bay will undergo a complete reorganization and rewrite to encompass recent progress and new strategies, including watershed habitats, fish and wildlife, water quality, and public engagement.