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Floodplain Restoration by Mark Gutshall, PWS – Executive Vice President, LandStudies, Inc.

  • 19 Sep 2013
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor Conference Room, Philadelphia, PA


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Floodplain Restoration

Mark Gutshall, PWS

Executive Vice President, LandStudies, Inc.

Floodplain Restoration is gaining increased acceptance as its quantifiable benefits are understood and utilized for ecological and economic benefit. The past, present, and future influence of “Legacy Sediments” will be discussed along with current academic and government research findings. Four (4) projects will be summarized at pre and post construction stages (0-6 years). Two of these projects are located within the Delaware Basin (Upper and Lower). A three minute video will be shown about an educational tour offered in the Lititz/Lancaster region that emphasizes the implementation green infrastructure and floodplain restoration.

Mark Gutshall is a principal and the founder of LandStudies, a recognized leader in the field of environmental restoration and land planning. He has more than 29 years professional experience in designing, permitting, and constructing ecological restoration projects in the Mid-Atlantic region. During that time, he also founded Octoraro Native Plant Nurseries, a wholesale source of native woody and herbaceous plants (1990). His diverse professional background emphasizes land stewardship and community-based planning, which he has applied to numerous projects in watershed planning, open space planning, stream corridor restoration, flood reduction and stormwater management, and wetland creation. Mark researches and advocates pioneering land development and management techniques that are functional, cost effective, and environmentally beneficial. He has been a leading voice in the acceptance of “legacy sediments” along stream corridors as a major contributor of sediment and nutrient pollution in waterways throughout the Piedmont physiographic province. He also has been a groundbreaker in adopting regional or watershed-wide natural resource management as an effective way to create partnerships among private, public, regulatory, non-profit, and educational interests. His innovative approach to natural resource management and land planning has earned accolades for both himself and LandStudies.

Engineers:  This seminar does qualify for 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH).  A Certificate of Attendance will be available on site for AWRA-PMAS members only.  The meeting price for non-members who wish to receive a 2013 Certificate of Attendance for the PDH is $10.00 ($3.00 for meeting + $7.00 for certificate).  Please note: all registrations for lunch orders close by noon on the day before the presentation.  Thank you!

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