Riversmart Communities project

The Riversmart Communities project seeks to develop best management practices for flood prevention by linking fluvial geomorphology to New England-specific conditions. It uncovers challenges and constraints caused by distinct jurisdictional and institutional fragmentation, highlighting successful strategies and disseminates information to towns, officials, landowners, businesses, environmental organizations, and others. It is an integrated-research-and-extension project of the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment and the Department of Geosciences.

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Impact Area: 

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Program Participation: 

Program identifies community participants.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

October 1, 2012

Partner(s): 

Beth Lambert
Division of Ecological Restoration, Mass. Department of Fish and Game
MA
United States
Michael Marcus
New England Environmental, Inc.
Amherst, MA 01002
United States
Peter Skidmore
Skidmore Restoration Consulting
United States
Christopher Sneddon
Dartmouth College Departments of Geography and Environmental Studies
NH
United States
Rebecca Lave
Indiana University Department of Geography
IN
United States
Carolyn Ness
Town of Deerfield Mass. Selectboard
MA
United States
Andrew Fisk
Connecticut River Watershed Council
United States
Debbie Shriver
Deborah Shriver Consulting
United States
Rebecca Haney
Mass. Office of Coastal Zone Management
MA
United States
Peter Connors
Mass. Department of Transportation
MA
United States
Mike Kline
Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
VT
United States

Program Director: 

Eve Vogel

Program Director's Email Address: 

Program Contact: 

Eve Vogel

Contact Email: 

UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Natural Sciences/Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment
College of Natural Sciences/Geosciences

Organizational elements: 

Student Involvement: 

No

This Project Receives External Funding: 

Yes

Assessment Mechanism: 

No