Creating a Paradigm Shift... Putting the Buffalo River First!! Presented to 7th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference ...
E & E’s Corporate Commitment <ul><li>Company founded on the goal of solving environmental problems in a holistic, multidis...
Opportunities for Involvement and Establishing Partnerships in the Buffalo River Watershed
Maintaining Multidisciplinary Resources
Maintaining Enduring Relationships with Stakeholders Commercial and Industrial Businesses Tuscarora Nation Tonawanda Band ...
Active Commitment to the Watershed and Community Volunteering to Support Environmental Awareness and Restoration <ul><li>L...
 
Professional Knowledge Transfer/Education Providing Technical Information Sharing and Training <ul><li>Guest Lectures </li...
Professional Knowledge Transfer/Education Providing Technical Information Sharing and Training <ul><li>College and Masters...
Project Planning, Design, and Implementation Buffalo River Support – Local Stakeholders <ul><ul><li>Seneca Bluffs Habitat ...
Project Planning, Design, and Implementation Buffalo River Support – USACE <ul><ul><li>312  Report - Multi-disciplinary Re...
Project Planning, Design, and Implementation Buffalo River Support – USEPA <ul><li>Region 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NYS AOC ...
Project Planning, Design, and Implementation Buffalo River ERMP
Buffalo River ERMP Field Investigations
Buffalo River ERMP – Habitat Restoration Sites
Buffalo River ERMP Site Restoration Plan
Benefits to Buffalo River: Perspective Summary <ul><li>Partnerships Count! </li></ul><ul><li>There are many – and seemingl...
 
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  1. 1. Creating a Paradigm Shift... Putting the Buffalo River First!! Presented to 7th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference by Healing Our Waters- Great Lakes Coalition October 14, 2011 Jill Jedlicka, Habitat Restoration Project Manager Craig Forgette, Great Lakes Regional Sediment Manager Kris Erickson, Ecologist and Project Manager
  2. 2. E & E’s Corporate Commitment <ul><li>Company founded on the goal of solving environmental problems in a holistic, multidisciplinary manner </li></ul><ul><li>Company philosophy translates very well to the complex ecosystem problems found at Great Lakes AOCs </li></ul><ul><li>30 year history of public involvement in the Great Lakes and Western NY region </li></ul>
  3. 3. Opportunities for Involvement and Establishing Partnerships in the Buffalo River Watershed
  4. 4. Maintaining Multidisciplinary Resources
  5. 5. Maintaining Enduring Relationships with Stakeholders Commercial and Industrial Businesses Tuscarora Nation Tonawanda Band of Senecas Western Region – State Parks WNY Land Conservancy Great Lakes National Program Office
  6. 6. Active Commitment to the Watershed and Community Volunteering to Support Environmental Awareness and Restoration <ul><li>Long-term staff participation at BNR’s annual river clean-ups </li></ul><ul><li>Buffalo River Paddle with NETO </li></ul><ul><li>Co-sponsors for Buffalo River organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor of Earth Day water resources exhibits </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibited at the Great Lakes Experience Festival </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in the statewide effort for identifying strategy for ISCMP in NYS </li></ul><ul><li>Acting Director of the Western New York PRISM </li></ul>
  7. 8. Professional Knowledge Transfer/Education Providing Technical Information Sharing and Training <ul><li>Guest Lectures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Treatment wetlands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invasive species </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Habitat restoration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Field Visits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>West Seneca Oxbow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seneca Bluffs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buffalo River Tours </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional Organizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AWMA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SAME </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BAPG </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NYS Wetlands Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SER </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Professional Knowledge Transfer/Education Providing Technical Information Sharing and Training <ul><li>College and Masters Level Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ERIE/IGERT Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buffalo State College Great Lakes Environmental Science Program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technical Instruction and Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stream Restoration Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ecological Restoration Planning and Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invasive Species Control and Management </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Project Planning, Design, and Implementation Buffalo River Support – Local Stakeholders <ul><ul><li>Seneca Bluffs Habitat Restoration– Erie County </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analytical and Data Management Support for 312 Study and GLLA Project 2005/2007 – NYSDEC and BNR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>West Seneca Oxbow Restoration – Town of West Seneca, BNR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depew Landfill Remediation and Restoration – NYSDEC </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Project Planning, Design, and Implementation Buffalo River Support – USACE <ul><ul><li>312 Report - Multi-disciplinary Review of Existing Conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Review and Visualization of Contaminated Sediments to Support Strategic Dredging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Support for ERDC Modeling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buffalo River BUI Delisting Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Section 204 Beneficial Use of Dredge Material Factsheets </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Project Planning, Design, and Implementation Buffalo River Support – USEPA <ul><li>Region 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NYS AOC coordination for BUI Delisting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Involvement Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buffalo River RAC Facilitation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Great Lakes National Program Office </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Field Investigation for Feasibility Study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-design Investigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated Habitat Restoration with Dredging design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remedial Design for GLLA Dredging Portion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Property Owner Coordination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buffalo River Baseline Study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buffalo River ERMP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Involvement </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Project Planning, Design, and Implementation Buffalo River ERMP
  13. 14. Buffalo River ERMP Field Investigations
  14. 15. Buffalo River ERMP – Habitat Restoration Sites
  15. 16. Buffalo River ERMP Site Restoration Plan
  16. 17. Benefits to Buffalo River: Perspective Summary <ul><li>Partnerships Count! </li></ul><ul><li>There are many – and seemingly intangible – ways to make a contribution </li></ul><ul><li>Regional knowledge and expertise can improve efficiency, reduce costs, and facilitate addressing issues </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity of partners helps to keep things moving during various stages of investigation, remediation, restoration, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>The river and surrounding communities matter – not any single player </li></ul>
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