2013 Wetland Mitigation Research Symposium
On March 13, 2013, WSSI hosted the first WSSI/PFF Mitigation Banking Research Symposium, an at-capacity event where researchers shared results from studies funded by the WRI and discussed mitigation design and permitting challenges facing both the government and private sectors. Attendees included leadership from a multitude of regulatory and state agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Virginia's Departments of Environmental Quality, Game and Inland Fisheries, Conservation & Recreation, and Transportation; the District Department of the Environment; and the Maryland Department of the Environment.
Professors and students from Christopher Newport University, Duke University, George Mason University, Old Dominion University, Penn State, Virginia Tech, and the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences, all of whom received WRI grants, made presentations throughout the day. The EPA and the USACE Engineering Development Center made presentations about new wetland assessment tools and federal support to compensatory mitigation.
Presentation Slides and Additional Symposium Resources
Introductions and Overview
Michael Rolband - Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.
Measuring water levels in clayey created wetland soils
W. Lee Daniels, PhD - Virginia Tech
New methods for water budgeting - Wetbud
Rich Whittecar, PhD and Kerby Dobbs - Old Dominion University
Tess Thompson, PhD and Eric Neuhaus - Virginia Tech
Zach Agioutantis, PhD - Technical University of Crete
Sustainable wetland reforestation practices
Jim Perry, PhD and Wes Hudson - Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Wetland assessment tools developed by Mid-Atlantic Wetland Workgroup (MAWWG) to aid mitigation
Regina Poeske - EPA
Rob Brooks, PhD - Penn State University
USACE science support for compensatory mitigation
Sally Yost - USACE Engineering Research and Development Center
Determining physiochemical parameters to enhance tree growth and design plans for Piedmont created wetlands
Rob Atkinson, PhD, and Shawn Wurst - Christopher Newport University
Alteration of soil hydraulic properties during the construction of mitigation wetlands in the Virginia Piedmont
Bradley Petru and Changwoo Ahn - George Mason University