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Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership - Ecological Flows Action Team

Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership

Ecological Flows Action Team

Overview          Meetings          Meeting Materials          Members

Nottoway River at Fort Pickett

If you're interested in finding out more about this Action Team, contact APNEP Program Manager Coley Cordeiro at coley.cordeiro@apnep.org.

 Overview

Members participating with APNEP’s Ecological Flows Action Team pursue collaborative initiatives aligned with the following APNEP Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) actions:

  • Action A3.3: Develop and refine ecological flow requirements for each major river. Many of the fish, aquatic plants, and other species that live within the estuarine system depend on flowing water to survive.  Identifying these ecological flows will help ensure that these species and ecosystems are protected.
  • Action D3.2: Facilitate the development and implementation of basinwide water management plans to ensure no less than minimum in-stream flows are maintained. APNEP will work to provide scientific information and engage regional stakeholders to develop and implement water management plans that fully account for both human and ecological demands.

For a more detailed explanation of how these actions contribute to an ecosystem-based approach, APNEP’s CCMP can be found here.

APNEP staff support: (primary),

 Meetings

Meeting Agenda Notes Meeting Materials
2017

May 8, 2017
North Carolina Division of Water Resources, Raleigh

link
2016

March 23, 2016
East Carolina University, Greenville

link
2015

April 7, 2015
East Carolina University, Greenville

link

 

 Meeting Materials 

Title Author PDF
April 7, 2015
Role of APNEP's Flows Action Team
Dean Carpenter, APNEP
Update for Coastal Ecological Flows Action Team (July 2013) Robert Christian, ECU

Members

Robert R. Christian East Carolina University, Department of Biology  christianr@ecu.edu 
Thomas F. Cuffney U.S. Geological Survey, South Atlantic Water Science Center (ret.)  tcuffney@usgs.gov 
Mary Davis The Nature Conservancy (ret.)  davismarym@bellsouth.net 
Scott H. Ensign Aquatic Analysis and Consulting, LLC  scott@aquaco.us 
Randall Etheridge (STAC) East Carolina University, Department of Engineering  etheridgej15@ecu.edu 
Michael O'Driscoll East Carolina University, Department of Geological Sciences  odriscollm@ecu.edu 
Michael F. Piehler (STAC) University of North Carolina, Institute of Marine Sciences  mpiehler@email.unc.edu 
Judith Ratcliffe N.C. Natural Heritage Program  judith.ratcliffe@ncdenr.gov 
Fred R. Tarver III N.C. Division of Water Resources  fred.tarver@ncdenr.gov 
Simeon Yurek U.S. Geological Survey, South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative  syurek@usgs.gov 
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