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Annual NPS Conference 2013

Opening Remarks

319 Program Changes
Sandra Fancieullo, U.S. EPA Region 1

Keynote Address

Transportation, Environmental Stewardship, and Resilience
Sue Minter, Vermont Agency of Transportation

Session 1.1: The Road to Impairment – The Impact of Transportation Infrastructure on Water Quality and Mitigation Efforts

Considering Stormwater Impacts from the Transportation Network
Jennifer Callahan, Vermont Agency of Transportation
Andres Torizzo, Watershed Consulting Associates

Assessing the Effects of Unpaved Road Networks on Downstream Water Quality in a Forested, Upland Landscape: A Multi-Scale Approach
Beverley Wemple, UVM

Unpaved Road Erosion Assessment and Prioritization in the Mad River Watershed
Andres Torizzo, Watershed Consulting Associates
Caitrin Noel, Friends of the Mad River

Session 1.2: Perspectives on Reducing Agricultural Impacts on Water Quality

Drainage Water Management
Justin Geibel, Miner Agricultural Research Institute

Promoting Soil Health to Improve Water Quality
Kip Potter, USDA-NRCS

Beyond the Edge of the Field: Planning Buffers to Accommodate Increased Frequency of Flooding and River Planform Change
Ben Gabos, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets

Session 2.1: Stormwater Retrofit Challenges – Residential Properties, Historical Sites, and Commercial Areas

Small Scale Solutions to On-lot Nonpoint Source Pollution
Mary Clark, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

State and Local Agencies Working Together to Implement Green Infrastructure in a Historic New England Village
Brian Kuchar, Horsley Witten Group

Retrofitting Twenty-two Impervious Acres in the Long Creek Watershed Management District
Rich Niles, AMEC Infrastructure and Environment

Session 2.2: A River Runs Through It – Flow Volume, Land Use Changes, and Impacts on Pollutant Loading

Estimating Channel Erosion and Deposition Using Multi-Date LiDAR in the Browns River, Chittenden County, Vermont
Karrie Garvey, University of Vermont

Land Cover Change in the Riparian Corridors of Connecticut: Research Results, Watershed Management Implications, and Educational Applications
Chet Arnold, University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research

Integration of Geomorphic, Flow, and Water Quality Data to Prioritize NPS Management Strategies in Vermont Watersheds: A Tactical Basin Planning Approach
Kristen Underwood, South Mountain Research and Consulting
Ethan Swift, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Field Trip Resources:

Stream Restoration in Williston, Vermon(URL)

Agricultural Edge of Field Monitoring (PDF)

Low Impact Development in Burlington (Word doc)

Session 3.1: Prioritization and Planning Case Studies on Multiple Scales

Stormwater Planning for Non-MS4 Communities
Julie Moore, Stone Environmental

Centennial Brook Watershed Flow Restoration Plan Development, Burlington and South Burlington, Vermont
Rich Claytor, Horsley Witten Group

Session 3.2: Old Dog, New Tricks – Design, Process, and Siting Innovations to Improve Program Effectiveness

Modified Bioretention to Reduce Nitrogen in Agricultural Runoff
Michael Dietz, University of Connecticut

Bioretention Soil Mix Parameters and Structural Configuration for Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal
Robert Roseen, Geosyntec Consultants

Effective Bacteria Source Tracking – Dogs, Sampling, and Other Tools
Emily DiFranco, FB Environmental

Closing Session: Developing Proactive Management Responses to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events

Understanding and Facing Climate Extremes
Alan Betts, Atmospheric Research

Governing Nonpoint Source Pollution: Human Challenges and Design Opportunities
Christopher Koliba, University of Vermont