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2020 NAEP Virtual Conference and Training Symposium Program

Schedule-at-a-Glance

The 2020 NAEP Virtual Conference and Training Symposium is hosting an impressive group of expert environmental professionals to share new information, discuss lessons learned, present approaches to environmental management, introduce new technologies, offer insights on regulatory changes, and so much more. If you're eager to learn about best practices and life-saving environmental improvements or are interested in NEPA updates, environmental conservation and planning, and climate change, we strongly recommend (and hope!) you attend.

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Schedule times are presented in Pacific Time.
Schedule is subject to change. 


Monday | August 24

10:00 - 10:45 AM  MOA Implementation for the NorthMet Mining Project | Panel Cultural Resources
10:45 - 11:15 AM Break and Virtual Exhibit Hall Visit  
11:15 - 11:55 AM Downscaling Global Climate Models to Provide Better Risk Analysis and Adaptation Planning | Panel Climate Change
11:55 - 12:25 PM Break and Virtual Exhibit Hall Visit  
12:25 - 1:05 PM Technical, Legal and Insurance Perspectives of Coastal Resiliency and Adaptation | Panel Florida
1:05 -1:35 PM Break and Virtual Exhibit Hall Visit  
1:35 - 2:15 PM  NEPA Case Law Review | Panel NEPA

 

Tuesday | August 25 

9:00 - 9:55 AM 

Career Development Workshop | Betty Dehoney and John Esson
Introduction, Speakers, and Q&A Session

Career Development
10:00 - 10:45 AM

Van Wyck Expressway Capital Improvements Project | Nicole Weymouth

Infrastructure Upgrades & the Environment, Transportation | Ron Deverman

Port Everglades Environmental Program | Erik Neugaard

Transportation


Transportation


Transportation

10:45 - 11:15 AM Break and Virtual Exhibit Hall Visit  
11:15 - 12:00 PM

Communicating Climate Change Solutions to a Diverse Public Audience: The Value of Interdisciplinary Teams | Erin Dunable and Michael Conrardy

Mega-Project, Micro-Engagement: A Look at Public Involvement in the NEPA Process | Samantha Dubay and Shannon Meder

Public Involvement


Public Involvement

12:00 - 12:30 PM Break and Virtual Exhibit Hall Visit  
12:30 -1:10 PM Save Our Species: The Intersection of Species Management and NEPA | Rudi Byron NEPA
1:10 - 1:40 PM Break and Virtual Exhibit Hall Visit  
1:40 - 2:20 PM  Behaving Ethically in Today's World | Richard Burke Ethics

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Wednesday | August 26


9:00 - 9:55 AM 

Career Development Workshop | Erik Neugaard and Tim Kendzia
Introduction, Speakers, and Q&A Session

Career Development
10:00 - 10:45 AM

Valuing Wildlife Crossing Features of Mitigation | Ben Shepherd, PWS and Jason Houck, PWS, GISP

Batty Apps: Customized Field Collection for Management of NCDOT Bat Habitat Structure Data | Erin Koch

Advantages of Using Drones for Environmental Site Assessments in Remote Locations | MRutheyi Thompson

 

Wildlife

 

Wildlife

 

Planning 

10:45 - 11:00 AM Break and Virtual Exhibit Hall Visit  
11:00 - 11:40 PM

NEPA Reform: Real-World Perspectives on Streamlined Schedules, Less Expensive Processes, and More Concise Documents (Take Two) | Brian Boose and Ross Stewart

NEPA
11:40 - 12:00 PM Break and Virtual Exhibit Hall Visit  
12:00 - 12:45 PM

Advancing Program Management Through More Integrated Environmental Consideration | Leslie Tice, CEP, Julie LaBonte, PE, MS

The Importance of Communication and Empathy in Environmental Policymaking | Max Winpenny

Integrated Digital Environmental Impact Assessment: The Holistic Digitization of Environmental Impact Analysis to Drive More Sustainable Outcomes | Brian Boose

Planning

Public Involvement


NEPA

12:45 - 1:15 PM Break and Virtual Exhibit Hall Visit  
1:15 - 1:55 PM  Women in STEM Panel | Facilitated by Laura Thorne Women in STEM
2:00 - 3:30 PM Women in STEM Networking | Facilitated by Laura Thorne on Zoom Women in STEM

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Thursday | August 27

 

9:00 - 9:55 AM 

Career Development Workshop | Anteneh Abiy and Piper Hodson
Introduction, Speakers, and Q&A Session

Career Development
10:00 - 10:45 AM

Miami Beach: Preservation Planning Model Update | Panel Moderated by Carrie Chasteen

Cultural Resources

10:45 - 11:15 AM Break and Virtual Exhibit Hall Visit  
11:15 - 12:00 PM

Best Practices for Partnering and Collaborating with Tribes: The Who, What, How, and Why | Panel Moderated by Anne Ketz and Paul Backhouse

Protecting the History of Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site | Lori Fox

Cultural Resources


Cultural Resources

12:00 - 12:30 PM Break and Virtual Exhibit Hall Visit  
12:30 -1:15 PM

Replacing Canadian National Railroad’s Bonnet Carré Spillway Bridge – Permitting Strategies to Replace Historic Structures in a Complex Regulatory Environment | James Thomas and Kari Harris

A Bird in the Hand: Analysis of How Existing Policies, Programs, and Procedures Can Be Adapted to Overcome Cultural Resource Climate Resilience Challenges | January Tavel 

Improving Regional Sustainability & Watershed Resiliency through Integrated Water Supply, Wastewater, and Flood Control | Jennifer Walker

Permitting

 


Climate Change

 

Water Resources

1:15 - 1:45 PM Break and Virtual Exhibit Hall Visit  
1:45 - 2:25 PM 

Developer’s Solutions to Environmental Resource Permitting: The Do's and Don'ts of obtaining your ERP;  Mitigation Banking Case Study; House Bill 521 | Panel Moderated by Lisbeth House, Wayne Flowers, and Maurice Pearson

Permitting

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Friday | August 28 

9:00 - 10:00 AM 

Career Development Workshop | Michael Hendrix and Will Medlin
Introduction, Speakers, and Q&A Session

Career Development
10:00 - 10:45 AM

Making Sense of NEPA Streamlining | Pam Schanel

Florida Department of Transportation District Four’s Wetland Mitigation Portfolio: Investing Today for Tomorrow’s Transportation Improvement Projects | Peyton Doub

NAVIGATE-3D - Web-mapping Tool for Analysis and Visualization of Environmental | Jennifer Salerno

NEPA

NEPA


NEPA

10:45 - 11:15 AM Break and Virtual Exhibit Hall Visit  
11:15 -12:00 PM

Cultivating Connectivity: A Short History of Americas Long Road to Making Highways Safer and More Permeable for Wildlife | Alexander Levy

Applying the Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method to Seagrass Beds along the Howard Frankland Bridge over Tampa Bay | Voni Moore

Managing Risks and Liabilities at PFAS Contaminated Sites | Lori Coolidge

Ecological Restoration


Ecological Restoration


 Remediation

12:00 - 12:30 PM Break and Virtual Exhibit Hall Visit  
12:30 - 1:10 PM 

$1.7B project gets from NOI to ROD in 23 months: Highlights from the Hunts Point Interstate Access Improvement Project | Panel Moderated by Lawrence Smith PP, AICP

NEPA

1:10 - 1:50 PM

Break and Virtual Exhibit Hall Visit

 
1:50 - 2:30 PM

Staying Ahead of Historic Resources Compliance - Bonneville Power Administration as a Case Study | Patience Stuart

The Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Land Campaign: A Model for Cooperation among NGOs, Government, and Industry | Anne Daymut

Archaeological Predictive Modelling as a Tool for Large Environmental Impact Statements | Daniel Cassedy

Cultural Resources


Cultural Resources


Cultural Resources

 

     

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