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Stream Compensatory Mitigation: Long-Term Performance of Stream Compensatory Mitigation


May 16, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm




This is event is free and open to the public, but you must register.

  • Please go HERE to register.  Contact Rebecca Kihslinger with questions.
  • If you are unsure if you can access the webinar via the GoToMeeting platform, please go HERE to view system requirements prior to registering.
  • All times noted are Eastern Time. There is no CLE for this course. Please note that a subsequent recording of this event will be posted on this page.

ELI is hosting a series of webinars on the policy, practice, and science of stream compensatory mitigation. Webinar topics are based on the findings and recommendations of the 2017 report Stream Mitigation: Science, Policy, and Practice and selected in coordination with an Advisory Committee of stream mitigation experts. The series will cover a range of issues from assessing stream functions and conditions to restoration approaches and long-term success of compensation projects. This ten-part series is funded by an EPA Wetland Program Development Grant.

Stream Compensatory Mitigation Webinar Series: Long-Term Performance of Stream Compensatory Mitigation

Few studies have evaluated the long-term performance of stream compensatory mitigation or restoration projects. Thus, little is known about the performance of these sites following the required monitoring phase. This webinar will examine approaches to evaluating the performance of stream restoration projects and compensatory mitigation programs over the long term. Presentations will include a discussion of a proposed framework for combining site-specific and regional evaluations to improve the ability of states to report on the administrative and ecological success of their compensatory mitigation programs at achieving stated goals and desired objectives, using monitoring data from North Carolina’s ILF program to optimize monitoring plans by determining the likelihood of reliable change detection in mitigation timeframes, and lessons learned from studies of the performance of stream restoration projects in Colorado. 

Panelists include:
Eric Stein, Principal Scientist - Biology Department, S. Ca. Coastal Water Research Project
Greg Melia, Division of Mitigation Services, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
Matt Kondratieff, Aquatic Research Scientist, Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Materials will be posted when they become available...

Additional Information/Resources:
Visit ELI's resource page, The State of Stream Compensatory Mitigation: Science, Policy, and Practice