estuary training program


Estuary Training Program (ETP) events support municipal officials, planners, state agencies, environmental non-profits, restoration scientists, shoreline stakeholders, and natural resource managers with training events focused on estuarine issues. Topics vary, but can include sea level rise, climate change adaptation, protection of Hudson River aquatic and shoreline habitats, stormwater, and process skills such as effective communication and meeting facilitation.

ETP events exist to support the people who make decisions about Hudson River environmental issues, especially related to sea level rise, climate change, and restoration science.

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Past Events Archive

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2021Sustainable Shorelines: Building Resilience in a Changing WorldPeter Weppler, New York Chapter of the US Army Corps of Engineers
Nancy Beard, New York Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson River Estuary Program
2021Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve's Pilot Shoreline Stabilization Project at Piermont MarshHeather Gierloff and Brian DeGasperis, Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve
2021Margaret A. Davidson Fellowship Info SessionHeather Gierloff, Sarah Fernald, Dan Miller, Maija Niemisto, and Brian DeGasperis, Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve
Dave Yozzo, Glenford Environmental Science
Clara Chang, Columbia University PhD candidate and 2020-2022 Davidson Fellow
2021Sustainable Shorelines: New Tools and Guidance for Designers and PractitionersSarah Charlop-Powers, Natural Areas Conservancy
Rebecca Swadek, NYC Parks
Carolyn Fraioli, NYS DOS
Shannon Dougherty, NYS DEC
2020Implementation of Nature-Based Shoreline Projects and Initiatives Since 2015 in New York State
2020Resilient Hudson River Shoreline Designs from the Climate Adaptive Design Studio
20202020 Research in the Reserve Presentation
2020Prioritizing NYS Coastal Wetlands for Resilience and Blue Carbon• Katie Warnell, Duke University
• Patrick Crist, Plan It Forward
• Heather Gierloff, HRNERR
2020Softening Our Shorelines• National Wildlife Federation
• Coastal States Organization
2020Place-based Understanding of Fish Nursery Habitat Function and Impact Mitigation with a Focus on Shoreline Engineering• Dr. Thomas Grothues, Rutgers University
2020Shoreline Management BMP Verification for Chesapeake Bay TMDL Pollutant Reduction Credits• Aaron Wendt, Virginia Dept. of Conservation and Recreation
2019Understanding Shoreline Management Decisions and Incentivizing Living Shorelines Among Private Landowners• Steven Scyphers, Northeastern University
2019Living Shoreline Techniques in the Buffalo-Niagara Region• Emily Root, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper
• Charles Oddo, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper
• Erica Grohol, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper
2019Sustainable Shoreline at Foundry Dock Park: Design and Performance • Stephen Yarabek, Hudson-Pacific Designs
2019Bioengineering Techniques for Shoreline Stabilization in Coastal Regions• Rebecca Haney, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
• Seth Wilkinson, Wilkinson Ecological Design
2019Regional Collaboration to Advance the Use of Nature-Based Solutions in New England• Eric J. Roberts, The Nature Conservancy
2018Ecology of Shorezones• Stuart Findlay, Cary Institute
• David Stayer, Cary Institute
2018Living Shorelines Techniques in the Marine District of New York State• Dawn McReynolds, NYSDEC
2018Case Study Comparison of Behavior Change Tactics in Promoting the Adoption of Nature-Based Shoreline Protection Methods• Lucille Potter, Bard Center for Environmental Policy
2018Sustainable Shoreline Tools: Long Island Sound and Raritan Bay• Meredith Comi, NY/NJ Baykeeper
• Gregory Biesiadecki, Langan
2018Sustainable Shoreline Tools: Education Programs• Julia Kirkwood, Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership
• Aram Terchunian, Coastal Zone Foundation
2017Sustainable Shoreline Tools: Mapping Tools• John Truscinski, The Nature Conservancy
• Karen Duhring, VA Institute of Marine Science
2017Sustainable Shoreline Tools: Design Guidance• Jim Park, ODNR Office of Coastal Management
• Jim Johannessen, Coastal Geologic Services, Inc.
2017Hudson River and Connecticut Coasts: Climate Resilience• Mark Carabetta, Milone & Macbroom
• David Murphy, Milone & Macbroom
2017Niagara River and Connecticut Lakeshores• Jason Williams, Milone & Macbroom
• Tim DePriest, NYSDEC
2017NYC Waterfront Alliance Collaboration on WEDG Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines• Kate Boicourt, Waterfront Alliance
• Brian Staresnick, Balsley
• Terry Doss, Biohabitats
2016Enhancing Armored Shoreline – Techniques & Prioritization Inventory• Kacie Giuliano, NYSDEC Estuary Program
• Stuart Munsch, University of Washington
• Andrew Rella, EcoConcrete
• Dan Miller, NYSDEC Estuary Program
2016Long Island Sound Sustainable Shorelines• Laura Schwanof, GEI Consultants
• Mike Ludwig, COWI North America
2016Sustainable Shorelines Designs: From Long Island to Lake Erie• Jennifer Dunn, NYSDEC
• Brian Majka, GEI Consultants
2016Hudson River Working Shorelines and Techniques• Sven Hoeger, Creative Habitat Corp.
• Jon Miller, Stevens Institute of Technology
2016Conservation Strategies for Climate Change Resilience• Nava Tabak, Scenic Hudson