NAEP Working Group Listservs

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What Is a Listserv?

Similar to a group chat, a listserv, or e-list, allows you to easily and conveniently collaborate with others in your area, field of work, institution, etc. via a group email. E-list access is an NAEP member-only benefit.

Once you're subscribed, you can start discussions, ask questions, and get to know other environmental professionals.

Anyone subscribed to the e-list can start a discussion via email, and responses will go to all. No login required! 

How to Join a Listserv

  • Log into your profile and select "My Profile"
  • Hover over "My Features" in the top menu bar, mouse down, and select "E-Lists"
  • The e-lists page displays any e-lists you are eligible to join. From this page, you can subscribe to or unsubscribe from any of the lists
  • The "Subscribed" toggle adds or removes you from the e-list
    • The "Email Delivery" toggle turns on or off email delivery of all e-list messages. The recommended setting is ON. If you turn this off, you will have to log in to your NAEP profile and click into each e-list to view new messages
    • You can select the e-list name to view a summary of all messages that have been sent to the list

Need more clarification? Download the step-by-step instructions.


NAEP Working Group Listservs

New working group phone calls (excluding NEPA Practice) will be open for participation until the end of 2020 to both members and non-members, though the listserv is a member-only benefit. Starting in 2021, only NAEP members will have access to the working group calls. 

  • Biological Resources: NAEP’s Biological Resources Working Group provides a means by which NAEP members receive and discuss emerging issues surrounding biological resources.

  • Brownfields and RemediationServes as a resource to NAEP members interested in the planning and implementation of characterization and/or remediation of sites contaminated with hazardous materials.

  • Cultural ResourcesThe purpose of the cultural resources working group listserv is to facilitate professional development through periodic work sessions and collaboration among participants about the changing landscape of heritage management in the US, the application and the intersection of Section 106 and NEPA, and changes to federal legislation and agency approach.

  • NEPA Practice: The NEPA Practice e-list plays a lead role in keeping NAEP membership informed of important legislative and regulatory changes and their potential impacts on the environment and it serves to highlight best practices for all environmental professions.

  • Water and Coastal: This listserv provides leadership and guidance on best practices for water and coastal resources across the country, including Waters of the US/wetlands, floodplains, permitting, coastal resiliency, and other relevant water resources.

Biological Resources Working Group

Purpose: Provides a means by which NAEP members receive and discuss emerging issues surrounding biological resources. Biological resources are defined broadly to include all aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals. Topics for discussion include:

  • advances in research,
  • new impact analysis methodologies, and
  • changes in associated laws, regulations, and policies and their interpretations.

Laws discussed include the Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Magnuson-Stevens Conservation and Management Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, and Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, among others.

For more information, please contact Mike Mayer via email at: michael[email protected]

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Brownfields and Remediation Working Group

Purpose: Serves as a resource to NAEP members interested in the planning and implementation of characterization and/or remediation of sites contaminated with hazardous materials. Topics applicable to this group include but are not limited to environmental site assessment, quality assurance planning/data quality objectives, laboratory analysis, ecological and human health risk assessment, remedial investigations, feasibility studies, contaminant modeling and visualization, remediation design & construction, emerging contaminants, and public outreach.
Regulations of the most interest to this listserv are the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and various state/territorial environmental cleanup regulations.

For more information, please contact Irving Cohen via email: [email protected]

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Cultural Resources Working Group

Purpose: Facilitate professional development through periodic work sessions to collaborate and inform participants about the changing landscape of heritage management in the US, the application and intersection of Section 106 and NEPA, as well as changes to federal legislation and agency approaches.

Each session will include a brief review of key broad topics and then move into a specific themed topic per session. The goal of the sessions is to inform participants on NEPA–106 crossroads, generate interest and commitment to developing conversations, publications, and white papers that highlight the challenges involved, provide solutions, and help organizations communicate effectively about NEPA and 106.

For more information, please contact Jerryll Moreno via email: [email protected].

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NEPA Practice Working Group

Purpose: Plays a lead role in keeping NAEP membership informed of important legislative and regulatory changes and their potential impacts on the environment and it serves to highlight best practices for all environmental professions.

The Committee also informs environmental professionals on important emerging issues and environmental policies, regulations, and legislation. Through the work of this Committee, NAEP members gain a broader appreciation of the value of NEPA and the NEPA process while more confidently understanding the role of the federal government in addressing social, economic, and environmental issues in project development.

For more information, please contact Chuck Nicholson via email at [email protected].

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Water and Coastal Resources Working Group

Purpose:  Provides leadership and guidance on best practices for water and coastal resources across the country, including Waters of the US/wetlands, floodplains, permitting, coastal resiliency, and other relevant water resources. 

The Committee identifies relevant policies, legislation, and regulatory changes to water and coastal resources and provides a broader context for these changes to the NAEP community. Project reviews and insights are used to provide lessons learned and cultivate institutional knowledge within NAEP. Participants are active in addressing legislative issues associated with water and coastal resources, including climate change. Regional projects are also highlighted to promote innovative discussions on problem-solving.

For more information, please contact Nic Frederick via email: [email protected].

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