Duke Farms Mini-Conference – 2013

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The Sustainable Raritan River Mini-Conference

Duke Farms
Coach Barn

Thursday, December 5, 2013


This conference started with a guided bird walk and ended with a tour of the wetlands restoration work along the Raritan River. Packed in-between were a film on the removal of the Nevius Street Dam and informative workshops covering public access, climate resiliency, regional conservation planning, and wetlands restoration and stormwater.

Mini-Conference Summary
Mini-Conference Agenda
Speakers Biographies

Conference Workshops

Getting Close to the Raritan: Public Access
Raritan River Public Access Overview, Bill Schultz, Raritan Riverkeeper
Current Issues in Public Access, Debbie Mans, NY/NJ Baykeeper
Funding for Public Access in the Raritan Region, Patricia Ruby, Hunterdon Land Trust

What’s the Long-Range Forecast for the Raritan Region?
Climate Projections, Anthony Broccoli, Rutgers Climate Institute
Tools for Assessing Risk and Planning for Resiliency, Richard Lathrop, G.F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis, Rutgers
Climate Resiliency and Communities, Jeanne Herb, Environmental Analysis and Communications Group, E.J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers

Preserving Priority Habitats: From Planning to Project Implementation
Comprehensive Conservation Planning, Anne Heasly, Raritan Piedmont Wildlife Habitat Partnership (RPWHP), and James Waltman, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Stormwater, William Kibler, Raritan Headwaters Association
Restoration, Thom Almendinger, Duke Farms


Nevius Street Dam Removal
Video 1
Video 2