2014 CONNECTICUT CONFERENCE ON NATURAL RESOURCES University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT March 17, 2014

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "2014 CONNECTICUT CONFERENCE ON NATURAL RESOURCES University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT March 17, 2014"

Transcription

1 2014 CONNECTICUT CONFERENCE ON NATURAL RESOURCES University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT March 17, 2014 Keynote Address: How Big Should Your Village Be? Dr. Margaret Davidson Acting Director, NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Connecticut Outstanding Environmental Leadership Award: Steve Broderick Connecticut Certified Forester, Eastford, CT Dr. Vincent J. Ringrose, Jr. Retired Pediatrician and Chairman DEEP Fisheries Advisory Council Thank you to our Sponsors: The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Connecticut Environmental Review Team Program Connecticut Dept. of Energy and the Environment (CT DEEP) EPA Long Island Sound Study and Connecticut Sea Grant GEI Consultants, Inc. UConn, Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering UConn, Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) UConn, Dept. of Natural Resources and the Environment UConn, Water Resources Institute USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service

2 CCNR 2014 Steering Committee: Richard Anyah, Chair Morty Ortega, Co-Chair Cary Chadwick Cheryl Chase Robert Hust William Hyatt Rick Jacobson Lisa Krall Robert Marra Katie O Brien-Clayton Mary Tyrrell John Volin Michael Willig Joshua Wilson To view oral and poster presentation abstracts: Please visit the Proceedings tab of our website: Special Thanks We would like to acknowledge the assistance of Kate Copeland, Conference Coordinator, University of Connecticut Events and Conference Services, and her staff in helping to make the conference a success.

3 Keynote Address: Dr. Margaret Davidson Acting Director, NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Margaret Davidson is currently serving as the Acting Director of the NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management. Before joining NOAA, Margaret A. Davidson was executive director of the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium from 1983 to She also served as special counsel and assistant attorney general for the Louisiana Department of Justice. An active participant in coastal resource management issues since 1978, Davidson earned her juris doctorate (J.D. degree) in natural resources law from Louisiana State University. She later earned a master's degree in marine policy and resource economics from the University of Rhode Island. Davidson holds a faculty appointment at the University of Charleston and serves on the adjunct faculties of Clemson University and the University of South Carolina. She has served on numerous local, state, and federal committees and has provided leadership for national professional societies. She has focused her professional work on environmentally sustainable aquaculture, mitigation of coastal hazards, and impacts of climate variability on coastal resources. Davidson served as the acting assistant administrator for NOAA's National Ocean Service from 2000 to 2002.

4 Connecticut Outstanding Environmental Leadership Award: Steve Broderick Connecticut Certified Forester, Eastford, CT Steve Broderick recently retired as a forester and Director of the Goodwin Forest Education Center. He was in this position for six years. Prior to that he worked for the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension Service where he worked for 30 years as Extension Educator in the forestry area. Broderick has taught formally in the classroom, but his most extensive experience has been with the outreach educating forest landowners, natural resources professionals, municipal land use officials and others who influence the health and productivity of Connecticut forest resources. Broderick has received numerous awards from national to regional organizations, including the last award in 2010 as Connecticut Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year. He has an extensive list of scientific and popular publications related to forest research and conservation activities. He received his BSc. In Forestry from the University of Massachusetts and MSc. In forest management and economics from Virginia Polytechnics Institute and State University. He currently resides in Eastford, Connecticut. Dr. Vincent P. Ringrose, Jr. Retired Pediatrician and Chairman DEEP Fisheries Advisory Council Retired pediatrician Dr. Vincent Ringrose of Kensington, CT is a private citizen that through the advisory councils to DEEP s Bureau of Natural Resources (BNR) has been heavily involved in topics from the first in-stream flow regulations to public access battles on several major water bodies in the state. He is currently the Chairman of DEEP Fisheries Advisory Council. He has more than 30 years of volunteer service to Connecticut natural resources conservation.

5 CCNR Schedule of Events 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast (SU Ballroom Foyer) 9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Welcome and General Information (SU Theater) 9:10 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote Address (SU Theater): Dr. Margaret Davidson: How Big Should Your Village Be? 10:00 AM -10:30 AM Presentation of Outstanding Environmental Leadership Award (SU Theater) 10:30 AM -10:45 AM Break Morning Concurrent Sessions 10:45 11:15 Fish assemblage response to a small dam removal in the Eightmile River System Managing Human & Fish & Wildlife LIS & Coastal CT Invasive Species Fish & Wildlife Extreme Weather and Climate Change Ecological Risk at Contamination Sites WORKSHOPS Influence of The Battle for Creating a Blueprint Dormancy Response Managing Human Modeling Dynamic nitrogen and silicon Candlewood Lake: for Conserving Patterns in Health Risk through a Natural Systems on Spartina Can the Invaders be Wildlife for Future Deciduous Forest Comprehensive Air with STELLA alterniflora and its Stopped? Generations Communities of New Monitoring Plan at a possible role England Form Warner, Glenn Poulos, Helen 11:25 11:55 When the water gets hot, the sculpins get going! Elmer, Wade H. Bugbee, Gregory J.; Gibbons, Jordan A. Dickson, Jenny Xie, Yingying; Wang, Xiaojing; Silander, John Threats/Ecosystem Health Skelly, Brian Turning Brown Fields Fish & Wildlife Invasive Species LIS & Coastal CT Fish & Wildlife Into Green Fields Beauchene, Mike Early Detection- Rapid Response: Draft Protocol For Aquatic Invasive Species Response Murray, N.; Balcom, Nancy Living Shorelines: Implementation Strategies and Case Studies Schwanof, Laura A Statewide Survey for the Presence of Ranavirus in Connecticut Wetlands O'Connor, Kelly, Rittenhouse, Tracy AG Forest Health and Conservation in the Hands of Connecticut Families Tyrrell, Mary L. Brownfields to Greenfields: Three Case Studies In Progress on the Willimantic River Brogie, Martin WORKSHOPS (continued) Modeling Dynamic Natural Systems with STELLA Warner, Glenn 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch (Union Street Market) 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Presentation of USDA, Natural Resource Conservation Award and Natural Resource Conservation Academy Award (SU Theater)

6 Afternoon Concurrent Sessions 2:10 2:40 Sturgeon in CT waters Water Quality & Fish & Wildlife Conservation Soil Health Fish & Wildlife Invasive Species Fish & Wildlife WORKSHOPS Savoy, Tom 2:50 3:20 Angling-Induced Evolution in Connecticut Largemouth Bass Populations Davis, Justin 3:30 4:00 Landscape correlates of extirpation in Bridle Shiner (Notropis bifrenatus) Photochemical Reactive Species Formation Above and Below Riverine Wastewater Treatment Major and Trace Element Geochemistry and Background Concentrations of Soils Brown, Craig; Thomas, Margaret Effect of Silt Input on Larval Wood Frog Growth and Development O Connor, Jason; Rittenhouse, Tracy AG Emerald Ash Borer and Potential Municipal Responses: Tools for Tree Managers Donnelly, Chris; Doria, Gabriela Loss of anadromous migration results in reduced swimming performance and poor se Utilizing the Sun, Wind, Earth and Water as Natural Energy Resources for a Sustainable Modern Society Bodhipaksha, Laleen Raman, K. C. Velotta, Jonathan GIS Applications Stormwater Mgmt. Groundwater Pollution LIS and Coastal in Natural Fish & Wildlife & Infiltration Fate & Transport Fish & Wildlife Connecticut Resources Eagleville Brook: A Well-Seasoned Case Fine-Scale Selection Lobsters and CREATING Custom stormwater Study: Investigation of Early mosquitocides: Online Maps with reductions and water and Modeling of Road Successional restricting CT ECO and ArcGIS quality monitoring Salt in Groundwater Habitat by methoprene and Online Mesopredators resmethrin in CT Dietz, Michael Adinolfi, Andy; Conte, Brian Evans, M. J.; Rittenhouse, T. A. Wolfe, Roger Chadwick, Cary; Wilson, Emily WORKSHOPS (continued) Utilizing the Sun, Wind, Earth and Water as Natural Energy Resources for a Sustainable Modern Society Raman, K. Fish & Wildlife Urban Environmental Issues Invasive Species Fish & Wildlife Urban Environmental Issues GIS Applications in Natural Resources Pregler, Kasey The impact of effluent and stormwater on metal lability and bioavailability Luan, Hongwei; Vadas, Timothy Warming and phenology effects on invasive plant success in forest understories Dreiss, Lindsay; Volin, John 4:00 PM 5:00 PM Break and Poster Viewing (SU 331) Managing Recreational Fisheries in the Catch-and-Release Era Hessenauer, Jan- M.; Vokoun, J.; Davis, J.; Jacobs, R.; O'Donnell, E. Surveying the Potential for High Output Production of Portable Band Sawmills Champagne, Frances CONNECTICUT'S Lidar (Elevation) Data and CT ECO Wilson, Emily; Chadwick, Cary

7 Poster Presentations (alphabetical by first author) Triclosan-- an Emerging Contaminant in Thames River Effluent Benson, Judy and MacKay, Allison Dept. of Natural Resources and the Environment, UConn; Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UConn Water Quality and Conservation Trophic Cascade Effects of Deer Overabundance on the Northeast Floyd, Megan, UConn Fish and Wildlife Management Tuning an activated carbon nanofiber membrane material for specific sorption Han, Y., Meehan, E., Karl, E., Vadas, T., UConn Water Quality and Conservation Organic Cation Structure: Effects on Adsorption to Montmorillonite Jolin, Will, UConn Water Quality and Conservation Northern Long-eared Bats Endangered? Implications for Natural Resource Managers Moran, Kate, CT DEEP, Wildlife Division Fish and Wildlife Management The Rise of Connecticut River Academy Morton, Bruce, Goodwin College Turning Brown Fields Into Green Fields Iron oxide organic matter copreciptates and controls on copper availability Seda, N., Koenigsmark, F., Vadas, T.M., University of Connecticut Stormwater Management and Infiltration Business Planning for New England Cottontail Recovery, a Parcel-by-Parcel Analysis Wahle, Lisa and Rothbart, Paul, Wildlife Management Institute/CT DEEP Fish and Wildlife Management

8 NRCA Student Poster Presentations (alphabetical by author) Inventorying Culverts in Torrington, CT Anderson, Brittany Invasive Species Inventory in a Watertown, CT Park Araujo, Isaiah Inventorying Culverts in Torrington, CT Beaty, Jasmine Track Down Survey of Lyman Meadow Brook Charette, Natalie Operation Bird Song Phase 1: Engaging Local Citizen Scientists to Record Avian Vocalizations to Improve Habitat Management on Land Trust Properties Everett, Maggie Rain Gardens in Bridgeport, CT Johnson, Jachelle Neighbors in the Sky: Using Popular Media to Introduce People in Connecticut to Common Winter Backyard Birds Lowry, Spencer Tree Inventory in Bridgeport, CT Marrero, Erik A Public Awareness of Limulus and Growth Rate of Post-Embroyotic Horseshoe Crabs McGonagle, Lily Eightmile River Watershed Baseline Monitoring, Assessment and Planning Myers, Lucas Neighbors in the Sky: Using Popular Media to Introduce People in Connecticut to Common Winter Backyard Birds Sheffield, Kendale The Impact of Construction in a Watershed Area Smith, Katie Repairing the Lake Wononscopomuc Watershed Sullivan, Emily Culvert Restoration to Improve Fish Passage in the Town of Salisbury, CT Umana, Cristian A Geospatial Inventory of Beardsley Zoo Villa, Grismel Climate Change Mitigation in Connecticut Municipalities Volin, Lina

Desert Water: Shaping our Future

Desert Water: Shaping our Future Desert Water: Shaping our Future Sustainable Landscapes, a student run organization, continues to shape the dialogue of sustainable design and planning with the 5th annual conference, Desert Water: Shaping

More information

WETLAND REPLICATION IN MASSACHUSETTS

WETLAND REPLICATION IN MASSACHUSETTS MACC FALL CONFERENCE 2015 Wetland Replication and Restoration: Let s Get it Right! CONFERENCE AGENDA and SPEAKER BIOS 8:30 A.M. Registration opens and continental breakfast 9:00 A.M. Welcome and Introductions

More information

Bringing Covert Land Use Strategies into the Spotlight: Cracking the Code for Sustainable Coastal Communities

Bringing Covert Land Use Strategies into the Spotlight: Cracking the Code for Sustainable Coastal Communities Bringing Covert Land Use Strategies into the Spotlight: Cracking the Code for Sustainable Coastal Communities Dan Hitchcock Baruch Institute, Clemson University, Georgetown, SC NEMO U 007 Portland, Maine

More information

Using an All lands Framework for Conservation of Ecosystem Services

Using an All lands Framework for Conservation of Ecosystem Services Using an All lands Framework for Conservation of Ecosystem Services Robert Deal USDA Forest Service - PNW Research Station, Portland, OR Nikola Smith USDA Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Region, Portland,

More information

Photo by Jeff Thibodeau, Helios Land Design

Photo by Jeff Thibodeau, Helios Land Design SECTION 11 REFERENCES Photo by Jeff Thibodeau, Helios Land Design PUBLIC REVIEW DRAFT Cape Cod Commission, Affordable Housing Funds, Memo from Paul Ruchinskas to County Commissioners, January 4, 2006.

More information

Pete Slovinsky, Coastal Geologist, Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

Pete Slovinsky, Coastal Geologist, Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry MEGUG WINTER MEETING AGENDA FEB 2 ND, USM WISHCAMPER CENTER PORTLAND, ME 8:30 9:30am Registration and Poster Setup. Coffee, Tea, and Pastry served. 9:30 10am Opening Remarks, Announcements, and Updates

More information

$1.29 Million Awarded for Community-Based Projects to Improve Health of Long Island Sound

$1.29 Million Awarded for Community-Based Projects to Improve Health of Long Island Sound The Long Island Sound Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Website: http://www.longislandsoundstudy.net A Partnership to Restore and Protect the Sound N E W S R E L E A S E FOR IMMEDIATE

More information

JOSEPH H. MAROON. Over 30 years in senior leadership positions with premier legislative, executive branch and private conservation organizations.

JOSEPH H. MAROON. Over 30 years in senior leadership positions with premier legislative, executive branch and private conservation organizations. JOSEPH H. MAROON EXPERIENCE SUMMARY Over 30 years in senior leadership positions with premier legislative, executive branch and private conservation organizations. Recipient of several awards for outstanding

More information

Oregon. Climate Change Adaptation Framework

Oregon. Climate Change Adaptation Framework Oregon Climate Change Adaptation Framework Oregon Environmental Quality Commission Climate Change Adaptation Framework Presentation at a glance: Purposes of the framework Participating agencies Climate

More information

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN SECTION B, ELEMENT 4 WATER RESOURCES. April 20, 2010 EXHIBIT 1

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN SECTION B, ELEMENT 4 WATER RESOURCES. April 20, 2010 EXHIBIT 1 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN SECTION B, ELEMENT 4 WATER RESOURCES April 20, 2010 EXHIBIT 1 ELEMENT 4 WATER RESOURCES TABLE OF CONTENTS 4.1 INTRODUCTION 4.2 GOALS AND POLICIES 4.2.A General Goals and Policies 1 4.2.B

More information

ASHLEY MURPHY JOHNSON. 6351 Christopher Creek Road West, Jacksonville, Fl 32217 (904) 514-2583 ajohnso40@ju.edu

ASHLEY MURPHY JOHNSON. 6351 Christopher Creek Road West, Jacksonville, Fl 32217 (904) 514-2583 ajohnso40@ju.edu ASHLEY MURPHY JOHNSON 6351 Christopher Creek Road West, Jacksonville, Fl 32217 (904) 514-2583 ajohnso40@ju.edu EDUCATION Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Ecology August 2004 Dissertation: Estuary Use Planning

More information

Habitat Opportunities in the Duwamish Transition Zone

Habitat Opportunities in the Duwamish Transition Zone Duwamish Blueprint: Habitat Opportunities in the Duwamish Transition Zone November 13, 2014 Presentation to the WRIA 9 Watershed Ecosystem Forum Elissa Ostergaard, Planning and Stewardship Coordinator

More information

Briefing Paper on Lower Galveston Bay and Bayou Watersheds Lower Bay I: Armand Bayou to Moses Lake and Adjacent Bay Waters

Briefing Paper on Lower Galveston Bay and Bayou Watersheds Lower Bay I: Armand Bayou to Moses Lake and Adjacent Bay Waters Briefing Paper on Lower Galveston Bay and Bayou Watersheds Lower Bay I: Armand Bayou to Moses Lake and Adjacent Bay Waters Jim Lester, PhD. and Lisa Gonzalez Houston Advanced Research Center Galveston

More information

Ecosystem Services in the Greater Houston Region. A case study analysis and recommendations for policy initiatives

Ecosystem Services in the Greater Houston Region. A case study analysis and recommendations for policy initiatives Ecosystem Services in the Greater Houston Region A case study analysis and recommendations for policy initiatives Ecosystem Services Ecosystems provide services through their natural processes that we

More information

One Major Six Concentrations. Department of Environmental Conservation University of Massachusetts Amherst

One Major Six Concentrations. Department of Environmental Conservation University of Massachusetts Amherst One Major Six Concentrations Natural Resources Conservation Undergraduate Major Department of Environmental Conservation University of Massachusetts Amherst Conserving Earth s biological diversity and

More information

Environmental Conservation Graduate Program Water, Wetlands and Watersheds Concentration

Environmental Conservation Graduate Program Water, Wetlands and Watersheds Concentration Environmental Conservation Graduate Program Water, Wetlands and Watersheds Concentration A. Concentration Description B. The MS Professional Degree C. The MS Thesis Degree D. The PhD Degree E. Resources

More information

Watershed Program: A Little Known but Powerful Solution for Integrated Estuarine Restoration

Watershed Program: A Little Known but Powerful Solution for Integrated Estuarine Restoration Watershed Program: A Little Known but Powerful Solution for Integrated Estuarine Restoration Cape Cod Water Resources Restoration Project (CCWRRP) Initial farmer, landowner, and municipal official discussions

More information

LIST OF AVAILABLE MICHIGAN GRANT/LOAN FUNDING

LIST OF AVAILABLE MICHIGAN GRANT/LOAN FUNDING LIST OF AVAILABLE MICHIGAN GRANT/LOAN FUNDING FUNDING SOURCE PROGRAM OBJECTIVE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FUNDING LEVEL ANNUAL DNR GRANTS Recreation Acquisition and Development Land and Water Conservation Fund

More information

Avison Management Services Ltd. COMPANY PROFILE

Avison Management Services Ltd. COMPANY PROFILE Avison Management Services Ltd. COMPANY PROFILE Providing resource management through environmental leadership. Mission Statement: We are committed to providing high quality, timely, and cost effective

More information

REBECCA E.TODD Water Run Farm 123 Coyote Canyon Road West Chesterfield, New Hampshire 03466 USA rtoddlaw@myfairpoint.net 603.256.

REBECCA E.TODD Water Run Farm 123 Coyote Canyon Road West Chesterfield, New Hampshire 03466 USA rtoddlaw@myfairpoint.net 603.256. LEGAL EXPERIENCE REBECCA E.TODD Water Run Farm 123 Coyote Canyon Road West Chesterfield, New Hampshire 03466 USA rtoddlaw@myfairpoint.net 603.256.6777 Law Office of Rebecca Todd Attorney, West Chesterfield,

More information

Clean Water Services. Ecosystems Services Case Study: Tualatin River, Washington

Clean Water Services. Ecosystems Services Case Study: Tualatin River, Washington Viewed broadly, the concept of ecosystem services describes the many resources and services provided by nature. Typically, traditional planning and development practices do not adequately represent the

More information

Chapter 4. Consultation and Coordination

Chapter 4. Consultation and Coordination 24253 24254 24255 24256 24257 24258 24259 24260 24261 24262 24263 24264 24265 Chapter 4. Consultation and Coordination Preparers and Contributors The following individuals and Forest Service staff groups

More information

Integration of Forestry & Wildlife Management

Integration of Forestry & Wildlife Management Integration of Forestry & Wildlife Management By Ken Negray Regional Certification Manager, NewPage Corp & member of the KY SIC Committee Abstract: Kentucky SIC (Sustainable Forestry Initiative Implementation

More information

Sources to Seafood: Mercury Pollution in the Marine Environment Background on Presenting Scientists

Sources to Seafood: Mercury Pollution in the Marine Environment Background on Presenting Scientists Celia Y. Chen, Ph.D Dartmouth College Research Professor Department of Biological Sciences Class of '78 Life Sciences Center HB 6044 Hanover, NH 03755 (603)646 2376 Celia.chen@dartmouth.edu Dr. Celia Chen

More information

It s hard to avoid the word green these days.

It s hard to avoid the word green these days. Going green : Environmental jobs for scientists and engineers Alice Ramey Alice Ramey is an economist in the Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, BLS. She is available at (202)

More information

Center for Urban Ecology Strategic Plan

Center for Urban Ecology Strategic Plan January 2004 1 Center for Urban Ecology Strategic Plan Science and Service through Partnerships Mission The Center for Urban Ecology is an interdisciplinary team that provides scientific guidance, technical

More information

Presented by Dani Wise Johnson Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.

Presented by Dani Wise Johnson Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. Incorporating LID Stormwater Management Practices and Ecological Restoration on Redevelopment Properties Presented to LID Conference Philadelphia, Sept 2011 Presented by Dani Wise Johnson Vanasse Hangen

More information

Nipigon Bay. Area of Concern Status of Beneficial Use Impairments September 2010

Nipigon Bay. Area of Concern Status of Beneficial Use Impairments September 2010 Nipigon Bay Area of Concern Status of Beneficial Use Impairments September 2010 Nipigon Bay is in the most northerly area of Lake Superior. The Area of Concern takes in a large portion of Nipigon Bay and

More information

North Carolina State University / USDA-NRCS Wildlife and Water Quality on NC Farms Workshop. Executive Summary

North Carolina State University / USDA-NRCS Wildlife and Water Quality on NC Farms Workshop. Executive Summary North Carolina State University / USDA-NRCS Wildlife and Water Quality on NC Farms Workshop Executive Summary Chris E. Moorman, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources Jason D. Riddle, Department

More information

List of Preparers AKRF, INC. Robert F. Conway, P.E. EIS Project Manager; Construction Impacts

List of Preparers AKRF, INC. Robert F. Conway, P.E. EIS Project Manager; Construction Impacts List of Preparers AKRF, INC. Robert F. Conway, P.E. EIS Project Manager; Construction Impacts Masters, Civil Engineering. More than 30 years of experience in modeling pollutant fate for transportation

More information

Youth Involved: Tribe: Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, California

Youth Involved: Tribe: Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, California Total Number of Awards: 21 88 Total Funding: $1,367,719 Category 1: Program Internships To hire youth interns to support integration of climate mitigation or adaptation planning into BIA trust resources

More information

Texas A&M University at Galveston Jack K. Williams Library

Texas A&M University at Galveston Jack K. Williams Library Jack K. Williams Library Dr. Thomas L. Linton Research Files: Inventory Creator: Linton, Thomas L. Title: Research Files Date: 1981-1988. Abstract: Retired faculty from the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

More information

Restoration Planning and Development of a Restoration Bank

Restoration Planning and Development of a Restoration Bank Restoration Planning and Development of a Restoration Bank Black Creek Pioneer Village, South Theatre 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Habitat Restoration and Environmental Monitoring Projects Section Restoration

More information

River Restoration Project (EC3): Year 1 Education

River Restoration Project (EC3): Year 1 Education Prepared by Dr. Patrick L. Lawrence, Chair President s Commission on the River patrick.lawrence@utoledo.edu December 2010 1 Introduction 2010 was another productive year for the work and activities of

More information

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/SCIENCE What can I do with this degree?

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/SCIENCE What can I do with this degree? ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/SCIENCE What can I do with this degree? AREAS EMPLOYERS STRATEGIES SOIL SCIENCE Soil and Water Conservation Land Use Waste Disposal Environmental Reclamation of Contaminated Lands

More information

Regulatory Features of All Coastal and Inland Ecological Restoration Limited Projects

Regulatory Features of All Coastal and Inland Ecological Restoration Limited Projects Eligibility Checklist This Ecological Restoration Limited Project Eligibility Checklist guides the applicant in determining if their project is eligible to file as an Inland or Coastal Ecological Restoration

More information

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES. Division of Forestry

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES. Division of Forestry MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Division of Forestry Other major programs: Private Forest Management Urban and Community Forestry Insect and Disease Management Urban and Community Forestry

More information

The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Future Business Opportunities? 2009 Sustainable Sites Initiative

The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Future Business Opportunities? 2009 Sustainable Sites Initiative The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Future Business Opportunities? 2 Sustainable Sites Initiative Business Opportunities!! professionals become registered, then consult! collaboration with other firms! public

More information

Amherst County Public Schools. AP Environmental Science Curriculum Pacing Guide. College Board AP Environmental Science Site

Amherst County Public Schools. AP Environmental Science Curriculum Pacing Guide. College Board AP Environmental Science Site Amherst County Public Schools AP Environmental Science Curriculum Pacing Guide College Board AP Environmental Science Site REV: 8/12 1 st 9 weeks AP Objectives Energy Resources and Consumption A. Energy

More information

Thunder Bay. Area of Concern Status of Beneficial Use Impairments September 2010

Thunder Bay. Area of Concern Status of Beneficial Use Impairments September 2010 Thunder Bay Area of Concern Status of Beneficial Use Impairments September 2010 The Thunder Bay Area of Concern extends approximately 28 km along the shoreline of Lake Superior from north of Bare Point

More information

SECTION 3.2 CLIMATE AND PRECIPITATION

SECTION 3.2 CLIMATE AND PRECIPITATION SECTION 3.2 CLIMATE AND PRECIPITATION Ulster County Climate Data A preliminary analysis of the Preserve s weather data shows that the average temperature has risen about two degrees over the past 114 years.

More information

E.O. Wilson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Pellegrino University Professor Emeritus, Harvard University

E.O. Wilson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Pellegrino University Professor Emeritus, Harvard University The work that Mass Audubon does in the next several years is likely to be seen 100 years from now as critical in the effort to protect New England s biodiversity and natural beauty. E.O. Wilson, Pulitzer

More information

New York Sea Grant Strategic Plan

New York Sea Grant Strategic Plan New York Sea Grant Strategic Plan Introduction and Process This is the new strategic plan for New York Sea Grant (NYSG) for the years 2010-2013 as requested by the National Sea Grant Office. This plan

More information

Pajaro River Watershed Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Update Project Solicitation Form

Pajaro River Watershed Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Update Project Solicitation Form Pajaro River Watershed Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Update PROJECT OVERVIEW General Project Information Project Title: Corralitos Creek Water Supply and Fisheries Enhancement Project Project

More information

Environmental Law Primer. Adapted from Vermont Law School s Environmental Law Primer for Journalists

Environmental Law Primer. Adapted from Vermont Law School s Environmental Law Primer for Journalists Environmental Law Primer Adapted from Vermont Law School s Environmental Law Primer for Journalists General Categories Command and Control Liability Disclosure Ecosystem and Place-based Programs Marketable

More information

PROJECT TEAM MEETING MINUTES January 10, 2007

PROJECT TEAM MEETING MINUTES January 10, 2007 PROJECT TEAM MEETING MINUTES January 10, 2007 1. ATTENDANCE: Maynard Pick Congressional, Roger Hanson SHRWD Chairman, Les Peterson US Fish and Wildlife, Bryan Paradis LID, Bill Baer US Corp of Engineers,

More information

Section 4 includes a list of the principal participants in the preparation of this Final EIS and associated supporting documentation.

Section 4 includes a list of the principal participants in the preparation of this Final EIS and associated supporting documentation. 4. LIST OF PREPARERS Section 4 includes a list of the principal participants in the preparation of this Final EIS and associated supporting documentation. 4.1 FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION George Hoops,

More information

EFB 496.10/696.03 Online Wetland Restoration Techniques Class Syllabus

EFB 496.10/696.03 Online Wetland Restoration Techniques Class Syllabus EFB 496.10/696.03 Wetland Restoration Techniques Online Class Syllabus SUNY-ESF College of Environmental Science and Forestry Summer Session II 2015 Wetland Restoration Techniques is a graduate and undergraduate

More information

Community Workshop 5. Overarching Goals for Machado Lake Ecosystem and Wilmington Drain Multi-Use Projects

Community Workshop 5. Overarching Goals for Machado Lake Ecosystem and Wilmington Drain Multi-Use Projects City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Bureau of Engineering Machado Lake Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project & Wilmington Drain Multi-Use Project Community Workshop 5 February 24, 2009 In association

More information

Policy & Management Applications of Blue Carbon. fact SHEET

Policy & Management Applications of Blue Carbon. fact SHEET Policy & Management Applications of Blue Carbon fact SHEET Policy & Management Applications of Blue Carbon Coastal Blue Carbon - An Important Wetland Ecosystem Service Coastal Blue Carbon refers to the

More information

20 International Conference of The Coastal Society CONSERVATION LEASING AND OWNERSHIP OF MARINE LANDS: NEW STRATEGIES FOR HISTORICAL CHALLENGES

20 International Conference of The Coastal Society CONSERVATION LEASING AND OWNERSHIP OF MARINE LANDS: NEW STRATEGIES FOR HISTORICAL CHALLENGES th 20 International Conference of The Coastal Society CONSERVATION LEASING AND OWNERSHIP OF MARINE LANDS: NEW STRATEGIES FOR HISTORICAL CHALLENGES J. Udelhoven, The Nature Conservancy M. Beck, The Nature

More information

CHAPTER 2: APPROACH AND METHODS APPROACH

CHAPTER 2: APPROACH AND METHODS APPROACH CHAPTER 2: APPROACH AND METHODS APPROACH Given Hawaii s biological uniqueness on a global scale, the Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (CWCS) recognizes the importance of protecting all native

More information

Brinkley CV Updated September 2014 WESTON BRINKLEY. Principal and Owner, Street Sounds Ecology, LLC. weston@streetsoundsecology.

Brinkley CV Updated September 2014 WESTON BRINKLEY. Principal and Owner, Street Sounds Ecology, LLC. weston@streetsoundsecology. WESTON BRINKLEY Principal and Owner, Street Sounds Ecology, LLC weston@streetsoundsecology.com www.linkedin.com/in/westonbrinkley EDUCATION 2010 Master of Urban Planning, Land Use Concentration, University

More information

The Muddy River: A Century of Change

The Muddy River: A Century of Change The Muddy River: A Century of Change Tom Brady, Brookline Conservation Administrator, Tree Warden, Town Arborist 617-730-2088 or tbrady@brooklinema.gov Muddy River Flood Damage Reduction and Environmental

More information

Lower Crooked Creek Watershed Conservation Plan EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Lower Crooked Creek Watershed Conservation Plan EXECUTIVE SUMMARY EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Project Background Located in southwestern Pennsylvania, Crooked Creek is a major tributary of the Allegheny River, entering near Ford City in Armstrong County. It is rich in natural

More information

Program Details Notes Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA)

Program Details Notes Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA) Federal Emergency Agency Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Provides funding to implement measures to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/fma/index.shtm

More information

MASSACHUSETTS COASTAL NONPOINT PROGRAM NOAA/EPA DECISIONS ON CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL

MASSACHUSETTS COASTAL NONPOINT PROGRAM NOAA/EPA DECISIONS ON CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL MASSACHUSETTS COASTAL NONPOINT PROGRAM NOAA/EPA DECISIONS ON CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL FOREWORD This document contains the basis for NOAA and EPA s decision to fully approve Massachusetts Coastal Nonpoint

More information

Climate Change and Coral Bleaching in Puerto Rico: Efforts and Challenges

Climate Change and Coral Bleaching in Puerto Rico: Efforts and Challenges Climate Change and Coral Bleaching in Puerto Rico: Efforts and Challenges June 18-20, 2003 Oahu, Hawaii 1 2 Aileen T. Velazco-Domínguez, MS Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources

More information

Section 4 General Strategies and Tools

Section 4 General Strategies and Tools Section 4 General Strategies and Tools Key planning issues for WRIA 35 have been identified in Sections 5 and 6 in the areas of water supply, instream flow, water quality, and aquatic habitat. General

More information

NATURAL RESOURCE RESTORATION LESSON PLAN Fix It!

NATURAL RESOURCE RESTORATION LESSON PLAN Fix It! NATURAL RESOURCE RESTORATION LESSON PLAN Fix It! Theme Repairing Damaged Resources Links to Overview Essays and Resources Needed for Student Research http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/corals http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/topics/coasts/restoration/

More information

Forestry Reading Room

Forestry Reading Room University of Arkansas School of Law Division of Agriculture www.nationalaglawcenter.com Forestry Reading Room Compilation of State Forestry Organizations Rusty W. Rumley Staff Attorney and Nastasya Knyazhishcheva

More information

Coastal Science Serving North Carolina

Coastal Science Serving North Carolina 1 Coastal Science Serving North Carolina Susan N. White, Executive Director NORTH CAROLINA SEA GRANT S VISION North Carolina Sea Grant will, in the 21st Century, serve as a leader in addressing the state's

More information

! Karen Bennett Determine web site host for native plant lists, update Natural Heritage web site data, and send link to Maria Taylor.

! Karen Bennett Determine web site host for native plant lists, update Natural Heritage web site data, and send link to Maria Taylor. DELAWARE BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIP SCIENCE INITIATIVE Minutes 9 September 2002, 1:30 pm 3:15 pm Attendance: Karen Bennett, DNHP, DFW, DNREC Mark Biddle, Watershed, DNREC Rob Line, Natural Areas,

More information

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will invest $15 million for post-sandy cleanup and marsh restoration on Long Island

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will invest $15 million for post-sandy cleanup and marsh restoration on Long Island For Immediate Release: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 For further information: Michelle Potter, refuge manager, 631/286-0485 ext. 2112, Michelle_Potter@fws.gov Tom Sturm, public affairs specialist, 413/253-8339,

More information

LR 314 Working Group 5 Final Report

LR 314 Working Group 5 Final Report LR 314 Working Group 5 Final Report I. Nebraska Department of Natural Resources Table 1. NDNR and NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION WATER/INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT PLANNING RELATED RESEARCH, STUDIES AND RELATED

More information

Backyard Buffers that Work for People and Nature by Restoring Ecological Function

Backyard Buffers that Work for People and Nature by Restoring Ecological Function Backyard Buffers that Work for People and Nature by Restoring Ecological Function What is a Wetland Buffer? A wetland buffer is a simple land management practice that is employed by municipalities to protect

More information

Sustainability courses available at Florida State University

Sustainability courses available at Florida State University Sustainability courses available at Florida State University (Please note be sure to consult the online course catalog each semester for course availability) Department Course Course Name Number BOT 3015

More information

Results of the NAUFWP distance education survey

Results of the NAUFWP distance education survey Results of the NAUFWP distance education survey Eric Hallerman Professor, Virginia Tech University President, National Association of University Fisheries and Wildlife Programs Spring 2014 Background.

More information

There is a concerted effort in the regionto understand the sources, fate, transport and

There is a concerted effort in the regionto understand the sources, fate, transport and There is a concerted effort in the regionto understand the sources, fate, transport and impacts of toxic to the Salish Sea with the intent of determining best management options to reduce toxic threats.

More information

Nevada Legal Services 2005 Annual Report. Conservation District of Southern Nevada 2006-2007 Annual Report

Nevada Legal Services 2005 Annual Report. Conservation District of Southern Nevada 2006-2007 Annual Report Nevada Legal Services 2005 Annual Report Conservation District of Southern Nevada 2006-2007 Annual Report The Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) is a subdivision of State government dedicated

More information

Tuesday May 26, 2015 Morning Program

Tuesday May 26, 2015 Morning Program Tuesday May 26, 2015 Morning Program 8:00-5:00 Registration (Lobby/Exhibitor Area) 9:30-10:00 Welcome And Opening Remarks Steven Aceti, J.D., Executive Director, California Coastal Coalition Mayor Mark

More information

FOUR RIVERS RESTORATION PROJECT

FOUR RIVERS RESTORATION PROJECT MLTM Republic of Korea Making Every Drop Count International Workshop on Integrated Urban Water Management WATER & GREEN GROWTH FOUR RIVERS RESTORATION PROJECT Office of National River Restoration, Korea

More information

Position Statement regarding Offshore Wind Proposals on Lake Huron. Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

Position Statement regarding Offshore Wind Proposals on Lake Huron. Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation Position Statement regarding Offshore Wind Proposals on Lake Huron Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation June 2010 Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation (LHCCC) Corporate Position related to:

More information

Climate Change. Lauma M. Jurkevics - DWR, Southern Region Senior Environmental Scientist

Climate Change. Lauma M. Jurkevics - DWR, Southern Region Senior Environmental Scientist Climate Change A n o t h e r F a c t o r i n M a n a g i n g S o u t h e r n C a l i f o r n i a s W a t e r R e s o u r c e s Lauma M. Jurkevics - DWR, Southern Region Senior Environmental Scientist USEPA-Region

More information

864 653-7224 SFI INC. LAUNCHES NEW STANDARD LEADS FOREST CERTIFICATION FORWARD

864 653-7224 SFI INC. LAUNCHES NEW STANDARD LEADS FOREST CERTIFICATION FORWARD FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rick Cantrell January 12, 2010 SFI Vice President and COO 864 653-7224 SFI INC. LAUNCHES NEW STANDARD LEADS FOREST CERTIFICATION FORWARD WASHINGTON Sustainable Forestry Initiative

More information

Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund 2014 Request for Proposals (RFP)

Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund 2014 Request for Proposals (RFP) Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund 2014 Request for Proposals (RFP) Project Title: Quality of Life under Climate Change in Minnesota ENRTF ID: 141-E Category: E. Air Quality, Climate Change,

More information

Connecting the Drops

Connecting the Drops Connecting the Drops Exploring Long Island Sound s Watersheds Hi, my name is Florence. My friends call me Flo. I am a water drop. I travel all around the world. Today I am going on a journey in the Long

More information

Thursday, March 19, 2015 College of Charleston, Stern Center Ballroom 71 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424

Thursday, March 19, 2015 College of Charleston, Stern Center Ballroom 71 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424 Plan now to attend the South Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (SCAPA) Winter 2015 Conference at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. This is sure to be a fun, informative

More information

Chapter 1b - Priority Map Development

Chapter 1b - Priority Map Development North Carolina s Forest Resources Assessment A statewide analysis of the past, current and projected future conditions of North Carolina s forest resources 2010 Chapter 1b - Priority Map Development This

More information

Flood Plain Reclamation to Enhance Resiliency Conserving Land in Urban New Jersey

Flood Plain Reclamation to Enhance Resiliency Conserving Land in Urban New Jersey Flood Plain Reclamation to Enhance Resiliency Conserving Land in Urban New Jersey Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program Christopher C. Obropta, Ph.D., P.E. Email: obropta@envsci.rutgers.edu

More information

Implementation of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Environmental Education Priorities and Actions

Implementation of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Environmental Education Priorities and Actions Implementation of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Environmental Education Priorities and Actions NOAA GCSC Lee Yokel Environmental Education Coordinator Dauphin Island Sea Lab Tuesday, May 31, Governors Action

More information

Report for 2003PA14B: Spruce Creek Watershed Keystone Project

Report for 2003PA14B: Spruce Creek Watershed Keystone Project Report for 2003PA14B: Spruce Creek Watershed Keystone Project There are no reported publications resulting from this project. Report Follows Abstract: This proposal seeks support for a graduate assistant

More information

A Developer s Guide: Watershed-Wise Development

A Developer s Guide: Watershed-Wise Development A Developer s Guide: Watershed-Wise Development Environmental Protection What is a watershed? It does not matter how far away you build from a creek, lake, or the ocean, you are in a watershed. Another

More information

COASTAL MONITORING & OBSERVATIONS LESSON PLAN Do You Have Change?

COASTAL MONITORING & OBSERVATIONS LESSON PLAN Do You Have Change? Coastal Change Analysis Lesson Plan COASTAL MONITORING & OBSERVATIONS LESSON PLAN Do You Have Change? NOS Topic Coastal Monitoring and Observations Theme Coastal Change Analysis Links to Overview Essays

More information

Thank you to all of our 2015 sponsors: Media Partner

Thank you to all of our 2015 sponsors: Media Partner Thank you to all of our 2015 sponsors: Media Partner Channel Naturalization: Planning and Implementation in Peel Region TRIECA March 25 & 26, 2015 Peel Region Channel Remediation Strategy An Urban Context

More information

Appendix J Online Questionnaire

Appendix J Online Questionnaire Appendix J Online Questionnaire In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this questionnaire was approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The OMB control number and expiration date

More information

The Albert J. and Mary Jane Black Institute for Environmental Studies

The Albert J. and Mary Jane Black Institute for Environmental Studies The Albert J. and Mary Jane Black Institute for Environmental Studies 2011-2012 School Year Report BEMP Intern CB Bryant, an Amy Biehl High School senior, and her art she created to teach BEMP students

More information

NEW YORK SEASCAPE PROGRAM A COMMITMENT TO OCEAN CONSERVATION

NEW YORK SEASCAPE PROGRAM A COMMITMENT TO OCEAN CONSERVATION NEW YORK SEASCAPE PROGRAM A COMMITMENT TO OCEAN CONSERVATION JULY 2012 1 Wildlife Conservation Society The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through

More information

The Marine Protected Area Inventory

The Marine Protected Area Inventory The Marine Protected Area Inventory New pictures Jordan Gass, Hugo Selbie and Charlie Wahle ESRI Ocean Forum November 6, 2013 Outline What is the MPA Inventory? Purpose Data How it s used Future directions

More information

NOAA Fisheries Enforcement Programs and Operations

NOAA Fisheries Enforcement Programs and Operations NOAA Fisheries Enforcement Programs and Operations Office of Law Enforcement Director Bruce Buckson NOAA s Office of Law Enforcement Council Coordination Committee - May 15, 2014 Virginia Beach, Va. OLE

More information

Chapter 8. List of Preparers

Chapter 8. List of Preparers Chapter 8 List of Preparers This page intentionally left blank. 8 List of Preparers Name and DEIS Responsibility and Qualifications United States Fish and Wildlife Service Megan Seymour Wildlife Biologist,

More information

~Pennsylvania Campaign for Clean Water~ Stormwater Workgroup

~Pennsylvania Campaign for Clean Water~ Stormwater Workgroup c/o Liz Deardorff, co-chair 1845 Market Street, Suite 206 Camp Hill, PA 17011 LDeardorff@AmericanRivers.org April 30, 2015 Sally Claggett Chesapeake Bay Program U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 410

More information

Environmental Conservation Graduate Program Environmental Policy and Human Dimensions Concentration

Environmental Conservation Graduate Program Environmental Policy and Human Dimensions Concentration Environmental Conservation Graduate Program Environmental Policy and Human Dimensions Concentration A. Concentration Description B. The MS Professional Degree C. The MS Thesis Degree D. The PhD Degree

More information

PIEDMONT SOUTH ATLANTIC COAST COOPERATIVE ECOSYSTEM STUDIES UNIT. AMENDMENT TWO TO COOPERATIVE and JOINT VENTURE AGREEMENT.

PIEDMONT SOUTH ATLANTIC COAST COOPERATIVE ECOSYSTEM STUDIES UNIT. AMENDMENT TWO TO COOPERATIVE and JOINT VENTURE AGREEMENT. PIEDMONT SOUTH ATLANTIC COAST COOPERATIVE ECOSYSTEM STUDIES UNIT AMENDMENT TWO TO COOPERATIVE and JOINT VENTURE AGREEMENT between DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management U.S. Geological Survey

More information

Birmingham City University / Students Union Aspects and Impacts Register. Waste. Impacts description

Birmingham City University / Students Union Aspects and Impacts Register. Waste. Impacts description Birmingham City University / Students Union and Impacts Register Waste Production of non - hazardous waste Production of hazardous waste Storage of non - hazardous waste Potential for waste to be disposed

More information

Snapshots: Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative

Snapshots: Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative Snapshots: Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative Introduction... 2 Lakes Huron and Erie Coastal Wetlands (Saginaw Bay (MI) to Maumee River (OH/IN))... 3 Puget Sound/Snohomish River Watershed... 4 Southwest

More information

Environmental Science Curriculum Dual Credit with Morrisville

Environmental Science Curriculum Dual Credit with Morrisville Environmental Science Curriculum Dual Credit with Morrisville 1. Introduction to Environmental Science (5 days) Describe the three categories into which most environmental problems fall Explain how the

More information

San Juan County / WRIA2 Lead Entity Program for Salmon Recovery

San Juan County / WRIA2 Lead Entity Program for Salmon Recovery San Juan County / WRIA2 Lead Entity Program for Salmon Recovery Photo: Rick Gould Barbara Rosenkotter Lead Entity Coordinator 360-370-7593 BarbaraR@sanjuanco.com www.sjcmrc.org/projects/salmon-recovery.aspx

More information

2015 DES SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

2015 DES SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 2015 DES SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Searching for a dynamic, educational and fun-filled summer? Take a look at the summer intern positions available at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental

More information

Michigan Wetlands. Department of Environmental Quality

Michigan Wetlands. Department of Environmental Quality Department of Environmental Quality Wetlands are a significant component of Michigan s landscape, covering roughly 5.5 million acres, or 15 percent of the land area of the state. This represents about

More information