This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.
Welcome to the 21st Annual NJ Land Conservation Rally!
Back To Schedule
Friday, March 17 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Prioritizing and Planning Restoration and Land Preservation Targets for Water Resource Protection

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
Water is a common ground for many organizations working to protect our natural world and for some organizations it is the central mission.  The importance of forests and wetlands in protecting water quality and the negative effects of impervious surface and some agricultural practices on water quality are well known.  Often, preservation and restoration/BMP projects aimed at protecting water resources are done on an ad hoc basis.  In this workshop we will demonstrate that data and tools are available to prioritize and plan proactively and efficiently.  We will discuss data on land and water resources, models for prioritizing subwatersheds for preservation and restoration/BMPs, and the tools and resources (Impervious Cover Assessments and NJMap) available to municipalities, non-profit conservation groups, and agencies planning projects to protect water resources. 

 Approved for APA CM 1.25.
  • Participants who successfully complete this educational program will be awarded 1 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hour (CEs). 
  • New Jersey Conservation Foundation has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of New Jersey Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).   


James Cummins

Associate Professor of Geography and Director of Environmental Studies, Rowan University
John teaches various courses in geography, GIS and planning at Rowan University.  Holding a masters in urban planning and a masters and Ph.D. in geography from Rutgers University, Hasse's research interest focuses on land use geography and the interface of land use, environmental... Read More →

Kristi MacDonald

Director of Science, Raritan Headwaters Association
Kristi MacDonald is Director of Science at Raritan Headwaters, a non-profit conservation organization with the mission of protecting and restoring water resources in the Upper Raritan region.  She has a PhD in Ecology from Rutgers University. Her research has mainly focused on understanding... Read More →
avatar for Chris Obropta

Chris Obropta

Extension Specialist, Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Christopher C. Obropta is the Director of the New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute, an Extension Specialist in Water Resources with Rutgers Cooperative Extension, and an Associate Professor with the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers. He has a doctorate in Civil... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
Brunswick Ballroom A Lower Level