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.
Program Impact Region:
Program identifies community participants.
Program Start (and End Dates):
October 1, 2012
Division of Ecological Restoration, Mass. Department of Fish and Game
New England Environmental, Inc.
Amherst, MA 01002United States
Skidmore Restoration ConsultingUnited States
Dartmouth College Departments of Geography and Environmental Studies
Indiana University Department of Geography
Town of Deerfield Mass. Selectboard
Connecticut River Watershed CouncilUnited States
Deborah Shriver ConsultingUnited States
Mass. Office of Coastal Zone Management
Mass. Department of Transportation
Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
Program Director's Email Address:
UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes:
College of Natural Sciences/Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment
College of Natural Sciences/Geosciences
This Project Receives External Funding: