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Agenda


Tuesday, September 29
8:00-9:00
Registration
9:00-10:30
Welcome and Opening Remarks
The State of Determining the State of the Hudson
Dennis Suszkowski, The Hudson River Foundation
 
Trends in Ecologically Significant Flows
Douglas Burns, TheUnited States Geological Survey
 
Trends in Mohawk River Hydrology
and Implications for Sediment Delivery to the Tidal Hudson River
Gary Wall, United States Geological Survey
10:30-11:00
Break
11:00-12:30
Changing Channels in the Hudson River Estuary: Understanding Navigation
Channel Construction and Consequences for Habitat and Restoration
Dan E. Miller, Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve
 
What’s In Our Water Now?
A Survey of Available Water Quality Data
Simon Litten, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
 
The U.S. EPA Tiered Aquatic Life Use Initiative:
Progress to Date with State Program Development & Implementation
Chris O. Yoder, Center for Applied Bioassessment & Biocriteria
Midwest Biodiversity Institute
12:30-2:00
Lunch and HRWA 2009 Hudson River Watershed Stewardship Awards
Lunch Presentation: FDR and the Environmental Movement
Jeff Urban, Education Specialist at the
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Home
2:00-3:30
The Impacts of Barriers—Dams and Culverts—On Streams and Rivers in the Hudson River Watershed, and the Restoration Opportunity They Present
Scott Cuppett, NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program
 
Citizen Monitoring in the Hudson River Basin:
Past, Current and Possible Future Roles of
in Communicating Ecological Conditions to the Public
Doug Reed, Hudson Basin River Watch
 
Groundwater: Recharge, Withdrawals, and Land Cover
Russell Urban-Mead, The Chazen Companies
3:30-3:45
Break
3:45-5:00
Summary of Results from the USGS Water Resources Investigation
of Rockland County, New York, 2005-2007
Paul Heisig, United States Geologic Survey
 
Our Stressed Water Resources: A Matter of Management Scales?
Sorell Negro, Cornell Law School
 
The Mohawk River Action Agenda
Paul Bray, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Adjourn
5:30
(optional)
Hudson River Environmental Society Annual Meeting and Dinner
HRES Distinguished Service Award presented to Robert Boyle
(pre-registration required)
 

Wednesday, September 30
8:00-9:00
Registration
9:00-10:30
The Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda:
A Framework for Developing Ecological and Environmental Indicators
Frances Dunwell and Barbara Kendall (joint oral presentation)
NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program
 
Anadromous Fish Stocks: Status and Trends
Kathy Hattala and Andy Kahnle
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
 
The Forgotten Many: Status of the “Other” Fish in the Hudson River
William Dey, ASA Analysis and Communications
10:30-10:45
Break
10:45-11:45
Alien Fishes in the HR Watershed:
Robert Schmidt, Bard College at Simon’s Rock
 
Tidal Wetlands, Macrophytes, Submerged Aquatic Vegetation,
Vallisneria americana
Stuart Findlay, The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
12:00-2:00
Lunch and Lunch Webinar:
Overview of Science Communications Tools
for Ecosystem-based Management
William Dennison, University of Maryland
Timothy Carruthers, University of Maryland
2:00-3:00
Riparian Ecosystems Influence on Tributary Health:
What are the key indicators?
Leslie Zucker, Biodiversity Program
Cornell University / NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program
 
Wetlands and Wildlife: Are They Staying Wet and Wild?
Laura T. Heady, Biodiversity Program Cornell University / HREP
Erik Kiviat, Hudsonia, Ltd.
 
Riparian Protection and Restoration: Policy Tools
Kevin Grieser, NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program
3:30-3:45
Break
3:45-5:00
National Monitoring Programs:
Can They Help Define A Regional Vital Signs Report Card?
Catherine McGlynn, Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve
 
Communicating Ecological Vital Signs to Decision-makers and the Public:
Steps Toward Developing Ecological Health Report Cards
William Dennison, University of Maryland
 
Discussion
5:00
Retire to the Hyde Park Brewery

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