Location

UMass Amherst

Event Website

http://fishpassage.ecs.umass.edu/Conference2012/

Start Date

6-6-2012 2:10 PM

End Date

6-6-2012 2:30 PM

Description

A well-planned approach to initiating dam removal projects is critical to long-term success, particularly in states like North Carolina where this form of restoration is still relatively new. This talk will compare initiation of two high-priority dam removal projects in NC by considering the following issues: securing landowner support, identifying partners and project managers, obtaining preliminary engineering input on key issues, and acquiring funding. We will focus on key lessons learned and suggestions for how to improve project initiation in the future.

Comments

Lynnette Batt is Associate Director of the River Restoration Program in American Rivers' SE Region. She manages dam removal projects in NC, provides technical assistance to partners and communities across the region, coordinates state task forces to assist projects and provide input on policy and permitting, and manages the region's American Rivers-NOAA Community Based Restoration Grants. She has a background in aquatic ecology and a master's degree from Duke University in environmental management.

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Jun 6th, 2:10 PM Jun 6th, 2:30 PM

Session C5 - Initiating Dam Removal Projects

UMass Amherst

A well-planned approach to initiating dam removal projects is critical to long-term success, particularly in states like North Carolina where this form of restoration is still relatively new. This talk will compare initiation of two high-priority dam removal projects in NC by considering the following issues: securing landowner support, identifying partners and project managers, obtaining preliminary engineering input on key issues, and acquiring funding. We will focus on key lessons learned and suggestions for how to improve project initiation in the future.

http://scholarworks.umass.edu/fishpassage_conference/2012/June6/26