Long Term Management Strategy and Environmental Mitigation Banking

  • by BPC Staff
  • on October 30, 2012
Long Term Management Strategy & Environmental Mitigation BankingThe third and final workshop in the Bay Planning Coalition’s 2012 Workshop Series took place on November 26, 2012, and was a successful event provoking great interest and ongoing discussion.

Below, you will find all of the Power Point slides used by the panelists and speakers, as well as video of the entire event.


Monday, November 26, 2012

URS, 1333 Broadway, Oakland, CA

The Long Term Management Strategy for the Disposal of Dredged Materials in the San Francisco Bay is in its 12th and final year of review. Representatives from the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), the US Army Corps of Engineers, the EPA and other interests will join us to discuss the future of dredging in the bay and the next iteration of the LTMS.

Environmental Mitigation Banking is defined by the National Mitigation Banking Association as: “The restoration, creation, enhancement, or preservation of a wetland, stream, or other habitat area undertaken expressly for the purpose of compensating for unavoidable resource losses in advance of development actions, when such compensation cannot be achieved at the development site or would not be as environmentally beneficial.”

Representatives from the US Army Corps of Engineers, environmental consulting firms, ports and other shoreline interests, as well as regulators, engineers and environmental groups will be on hand to discuss the details and future of this growing industry.


Long Term Management Strategy & Environmental Mitigation Banking


8:00 – 8:10 a.m.                 Introduction – John Coleman, Executive Director, Bay Planning Coalition

Jim Fiedler, President, Bay Planning Coalition & CEO, Santa Clara Valley Water District


8:10 – 9:10 a.m.                 Panel 1: The Past and Future of the Long Term Management Strategy

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Moderator: Josh Gravenmier, Principal Scientist, ARCADIS US, Inc.

  • Jason Brush, Supervisor, Wetlands Office, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • LTC John Baker, Commander and District Engineer, US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Larry Goldzband, Executive Director, Bay Conservation & Development Commission



9:10 – 9:25  a.m.                Speaker: Dr. Ben Guillon, Director of Mitigation Banking, WRA

A general overview of environmental mitigation banking

Click here to view Dr. Guillon’s slides in PDF


9:25 – 9:40 a.m.                 Break


9:40 – 11:10 a.m.               Panel 2: Environmental Mitigation Banking

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Moderator: Diane Heinze, Environmental Assessment Supervisor, Port of Oakland

  • Justin Semion, Associate Principal, WRA
  • Bryan Matsumoto, Senior Project Manager, US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Maura Moody, Fisheries Biologist, NOAA Fisheries
  • Eric Gillies, Assistant Division Chief, Division of Environmental Planning and Management, California State Lands Commission
  • Max Keech, Principal, Keech Properties


11:10 – 11:25 a.m.            Speaker:  Tim DeGraff, Senior Vice President, WRA

Mitigation banking in action: A case study

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11:25am                               Closing – John Coleman, Bay Planning Coalition



Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible!

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