New Approaches for Integrating Remote Sensing Tools and Other New Technologies Into Compensatory Mitigation Programs

March 25, 2024 1:00 pm — 4:00 pm
Webinar Only

An ELI Public Workshop

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is hosting a virtual workshop on how remote sensing and other new technologies can be applied to compensatory mitigation projects and programs. The 3-hour workshop is part of ELI’s ongoing initiative to discuss integration of remote sensing and other new technologies more fully into wetlands protection, restoration, and management plans, programs, and policies. ELI is hosting this virtual workshop to bring together researchers and practitioners in the remote sensing and compensatory mitigation fields to discuss opportunities for the integration of new technologies in the program.

Workshop participants will discuss:

  • The role of developing technologies, such as drones, cameras, LIDAR, and satellite imagery to improve and support project review and approval, monitoring, and adaptive management in a changing ecological and permitting landscape
  • Benefits and challenges of using remote sensing to contribute to compensatory mitigation programs
  • Best practices for collecting, assembling, and incorporating remote sensing data into compensation projects

Jeannette Blank, Montana ILF Program Director, Montana Freshwater Partners
Tee Clarkson, Executive Director, Broadwater Innovations
Justin Elkins, Mitigation Subject Matter Expert, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Ryan Hendren, Mitigation Programs Team Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Dr. Mac McKee, former Director, Utah Water Research Laboratory
Andrew Mindermann, Geospatial Operations Manager, Skytec LLC
David Shaeffer, Technology Program Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Bob Siegfried, Senior Project Manager, Resource Environmental Solutions (RES)
Clay Word, Growth & Partnerships, Upstream Tech

Materials will be posted as they are received.
A recording of this session will be posted on this page after the workshop occurs (usually posted within 2-3 business days).