Co-Hosted by the Transportation Research Board's Committee on Environmental Analysis and Ecology


NAEP Session Tracks


Day 1 | Monday, May 17
Wildlife Protection Plan Helps Large Water Pipeline Project Move Forward
Jill Chomycia, PMP
Ecological Restoration and Permitting of Small Dam Removals in Washington State
Becky Holloway, CEP & April McEwen
Hazard Mitigation and Nature-Based Solutions 
Taylor Nordstrom, PE
WEDG, A New Tool in Resilient Waterfront Design
Danielle Irwin, LEED AP, PWS
Collaborative Assessment of Wild and Scenic Rivers
Joshua Theurer
Assessing Environmental Impacts in the Context of Dynamic Baselines
Rajiv Prasad
Day 2 | Tuesday, May 18
Embracing Uncertainty: Adaptation Pathways from Concept to Practice
Claire Bonham-Carter, Dana Brechwald, Lisa Fisher, & Allan Kapoor
Day 3 | Wednesday, May 19
Watershed Resilience: The Rebuild by Design - Living with the Bay Program
Jonathan Carey, AICP, ENV SP, LEED AP, Matt Accardi, & Derrick Rosenbach, AICP


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Day 3 | Wednesday, May 19
Tribal Resources Impact Analysis: Intersection of the Natural and Cultural World
Jenny Bring & Regine Kennedy
Uncovering History in the South Central Light Rail Project
Robert Forrest & Audrey Unger
Mapping a Methodology: Using GIS to Streamline Identification of Historically Significant Resources
Sebastian Renfield & Brian Matuk
Partnership Rubik's Cube: Building the Right Environmental Planning Team for Effective Engagement
Amanda Roberts, PMP, Nic Frederick, David Boyes, & Desiree Martinez

Environmental Justice

Day 2 | Tuesday, May 18
Ethics In Our Profession and Our Lives
Richard Burke, CEP
Community Conversations:  Effective Community Outreach for Equitable Outcomes
Ron Deverman & Fatima Ghani
Big Project, Big Impacts: Addressing Community Issues While Widening a Freeway in Houston 
Carlos Swonke
Day 3 | Wednesday, May 19
Applying Environmental Justice Best Practices and Mitigations for NEPA Documents
Emily Gulick & Ben Goldsworthy
Environmental Justice (EJ) and Virtual Public Involvement
Carolyn Nelson
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Emerging Issues, Practices and Strategies
Brian Kennedy, AICP, Jennifer Kellar, Ashley Bush, & Kory Wilmot

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Day 1 | Monday, May 17
ESRI Planning Workshop
Speaker TBD
Using Programmatic NEPA to Help Enable Future NASA Missions
Michelle Rau & Tina Norwood
NEPA by the Numbers
John Ruple & Heather Tanana
Proximate Cause in EAs and EISs Since the Deletion of the Word "Cumulative"
Owen Schmidt
Day 2 | Tuesday, May 18
Your NEPA Assignment, Should You Choose to Accept It…
Manisha Patel, WSP
Leading NEPA in a Growing Network of Privately-Led Projects: A Case Study on High Speed Rail
Erin Lee, Kevin Wright, EIT, Travis Kelly, & Laynee Jones, PE
Day 3 | Wednesday, May 19
Ramifications of New NEPA Regulations on Agencies and Consultants
Patrick Solomon, CEP & Erica Boulanger
NEPA Studies for the I-495 and I-270 P3 Program: Lessons Learned During One Federal Decision and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Eric Almquist, AICP, PWS & Karen Kahl, PE, PTOE
Day 4 | Thursday, May 20
NEPA Case Law
P. Hudson, Michael Smith, & Fred Wagner, Esq.
CEQ's Review of the 2020 Final Rule: Issues and Opportunities
Michael Drummond, Edward Boling, & Marie Campbell
Agency Actions to Revise Their NEPA Procedures: A Progress Report
Charles Nicholson
Reader-Friendly 2.0: Effective Environmental Documentation in an Era of Streamlining
Jenifer Young, Alan Summerville, Anne Broache, AICP, & David Mattern
Integrating Climate Change in NEPA Analysis
Michael Conrardy, Elizabeth Bella, Emily Newell, & Louise Kling

Planning & Permitting

Day 2 | Tuesday, May 18
Connecticut New Haven-Hartford-Springfield High Speed Rail Program: Mitigating for Rare Flora and Fauna
Laurel Stegina, AICP, Amanda Saul, Marla Engel, & Robert Graham
Application Of A Watershed Approach To Mitigate A Large-scale Highway Project
Kate Forester, PLA, Marke Ewbank, PE, Christina Merten, PE, PWS
Engaging the End User: Planning and Community Outreach in NYC's Largest Resiliency Project
Annie Winter & Nicolette Leung, PE
Florida Assumes Control: Florida's Experience Assuming CWA Section 404 Permitting
Tim Perry
Using Map Visualization to Streamline NEPA and Environmental Compliance Reviews
Jennifer Salerno
Day 3 | Wednesday, May 19
PEL In Practice
Jane Boand, Diane Nulton, Jason Longsdorf, & Troy Halouska

Public Involvement

Day 3 | Wednesday, May 19
Empowering Communities through Climate Change Engagement and Capacity Building
Jessica Sisco, AICP, Julio Garcia, Félix Aponte-Gonzalez, & Claire Bonham-Carter
Use of VIP with Public Hearings
Carolyn Nelson
Geospatial Tools for Public Involvement: Improving Outreach and Fostering Citizen Scientists through Location
Mike Bialousz & Sunny Fleming
Planning with Communities in Dynamic Environments—Using a Flexible and Adaptive Long-Term Floodplain Planning Approach for Pierce County’s Clear Creek Strategy Plan
Lynn Turner, Angela Angove, & Heather Page


Day 2 | Tuesday, May 18
Oatland Island Pesticide Remediation Project
Leanne DeFoor & Brek Steele
Treating 1,4-Dioxane with Activated Potassium Persulfate
Patrick Hicks & Brant Smith
Isotopic Tracers as a Proxy to Assess Nitrogen Transformations in a Constructed Bioretention Cell: A Possible Metric to Assess Lids
Sean Ahearn


Day 2 | Tuesday, May 18
Resilience is the Future of Transportation Networks
T. Luke Young, Tatum Lau, & Kristin Davis
Day 4 | Thursday, May 20
Caltrans Regional Advance Mitigation Needs Assessment (RAMNA); A New Approach to Planning for Transportation Project Mitigation
Michael Carbiener
Section 4(f) Compliance for Non-Historic Resources and the I-270 Corridor Project
Veronica McCall
Corridor K of the Appalachian Development Highway System: Fresh Perspectives on Environmental Stewardship and Project Delivery
Amy Sackaroff

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