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Natural & Beneficial Functions Committee

Co-chair
Eileen Shader
Director, River Restoration, American Rivers
Camp Hill, PA
eshader@americanrivers.org
Co-chair
Rebecca J. Pfeiffer, CFM
River Corridor & Floodplain Management
VT DEC, Watershed Mmgt Division
Rebecca.Pfeiffer@vermont.gov


Committee Information

The primary mission of the Natural and Beneficial Functions Committee is to promote within the Public at Large, Policy Makers, and the Association the natural and ecological benefits and functions of our floodplains to reduce flood losses, enhance public safety and enhance the socioeconomic and environmental sustainability of our communities. The committee will pursue this mission through the promotion and support of education, policies, and activities that protect the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains.

Adobe PDF2016-2017 Status Report
2015-2016 Status Report (2016)
Adobe PDF2015-2016 Work Plan
2014-2015 Status Report (2015)
Adobe PDF2013-2014 Status Report
Adobe PDF2013-2014 Work Plan
Adobe PDF2012-2013 Status Report
Adobe PDF2012-2013 Work Plan
Adobe PDF2011-2012 Status Report
Adobe PDF2011-2012 Work Plan
Adobe PDF2010-2011 Status Report
Adobe PDF2010-2011 Work Plan
Adobe PDF2009-2010 Status Report
Adobe PDF2009-2010 Work Plan

Features/Documents

Reconnecting Rivers to Floodplains: Returning natural functions to restore rivers and benefit communities (American Rivers, Spring 2016)

Adobe PDFTechnical Report No.78 -Discussion Document
The true costs of floods and how Vermont can limit its vulnerability by Barry Cahoon, recently retired program manager of the Vermont Rivers Program. (9/14)
Adobe PDFShifting The Paradigm For the 21st Century (3/14 - John H. McShane)
Adobe PDFASFPM Summary of International Green Construction Code (IgCC) Revision Process
Adobe PDFCommittee Call Notes, 1/30/14
Adobe PDFResource Guide to Federal Climate Adaptation Programs
Adobe PDFNatural Floodplain Function Alliance
Adobe PDFHealthy Watershed Workshop Report (3/12)
Adobe PDFASFPM Comments on Proposed Nationwide Permits (4/11)
Adobe PDFTNC - Active River Area
Adobe PDFESA Model Ordinance "Draft" (1/10)
Adobe PDFStrategic Plan Evaluation - CRS Credit for Protecting Natural FP Functions "Draft" (8/10)

Economic Resources

Adobe PDFA New View of the Puget Sound Economy
Adobe PDFEcological Economics Assessment of King County Flood Management Plan
Adobe PDFCA Regional Water Quality Control Board - Putting a Price on Ripariam Corridors as Water Treatment Facilities

ASFPM White Papers

Adobe PDFASFPM Riverine Erosion Hazards White Paper (2/16)
Adobe PDFFloodplain Management-Natural and Beneficial Functions of Floodplains (9/08)

Links

Natural Floodplain Function Alliance
American Rivers Article - Weathering Change: Policy Reforms that Cost Less and Make Communities Safer
Innovative Program Connects Wastewater Utilities and Nature-Article




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