Streams Conservation and Land Use
Thursday, 8 October, 2020
Have you ever taken note of the number of small bridges over which you drive? They allow you to traverse small moving bodies of water, many of the 8,860 miles of mapped streams in the Lower Hudson Watershed.
Water is vital to all facets of life. Our lives center so much on its use; yet we take it for granted. Clean, quality water is a necessity of life for humans, aquatic life and wildlife. Water offers recreation such as swimming and boating. With development, impervious surfaces, runoff, pollution, barriers, loss of buffers, and unnatural moving of streams, streams are threatened, thereby negatively impacting flood control and habitats and water quality.
Beth Roessler is the Stream Buffer Coordinator of the Hudson River Estuary Program. She knows the science behind her work, and she puts that into action in her field and stream work. At 6:30pm on Thursday, October 8, 2020, she will present a lecture webinar via zoom explaining Streams Conservation and Land Use.
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During the presentation, she will discuss the diversity of streams in the Hudson River Estuary watershed. In addition, she will describe stream stability, flows, and corridors, mapped and unmapped streams, regulations and protections, and the positive effects of community groups’ actions and municipal planning and management.
One PDH-CEU is available for attendance by engineers, architects, and public officials. Certificates will be issued upon completion of lecture questions. After registering for the webinar, further register for the PDH-CEU by emailing email@example.com with “for PDH-CEU” in the subject line.
The Hudson River Estuary Program is under the umbrella of the NYS Water Resources Institute, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Photo credit from top to bottom: Beth Roessler displaying sapling for Trees for Tribs; Wallkill River ~ photo credit: Ingrid Haeckler; Catskill Creek, Town of Durham, Greene County -- a Cool, Medium- gradient stream ~ photo credit: Ingrid Haeckler