022924 FREE CSCE Webinar - Wild & Scenic Rivers: Federal Designations with Local Application

Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 12:00 PM

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Please join CSCE at a FREE webinar at 12 p.m. Noon EST on Thursday, February 29, 2024. At this webinar, Patricia Young, who is the Eightmile River Watershed Program Director, will give a presentation on, Wild & Scenic Rivers: Federal Designations with Local Application. No NYS PDH will be offered at this event. This webinar is sponsored by the CT Chapter of the ASCE Environmental & Water Resources Institute.

Connecticut now has five Wild & Scenic designated river systems, the West Branch of the Farmington River, the Eightmile River Watershed, the Upper Farmington River and Salmon Brook, the Wood-Pawcatuck River (in CT and RI) and the Housatonic River. What is a designated Wild & Scenic River and how does it get designated? What are Outstandingly Remarkable Values and “Section 7” reviews? What does it mean for federally permitted or funded projects? And who actually signs off on projects that need Wild & Scenic Section 7 reviews?

From her perspective with the Eightmile Wild & Scenic River, Patricia Young will review all those questions and where to get more information on designated Wild & Scenic River segments and what to expect when working with a Wild & Scenic Coordinating Committee.



Patricia Young has a professional career spanning nearly forty years working to protect natural resources in the State of Connecticut and has served as the Eightmile River Watershed Program Director since 2009.  The Eightmile River is a federally designated Wild & Scenic Partnership River, managed in cooperation with the National Park Service. Ms. Young also serves as the Watershed Coordinator for the Salmon River Watershed, which is eligible for Wild & Scenic designation. In additional to managing the federal cooperative agreement for the Eightmile Wild & Scenic River, she also oversees the administration for both groups, manages stream monitoring programs, conducts project reviews, runs outreach and education programming and coordinates with federal, state and local government officials along with other non-profit organizations.

Ms. Young has held previous positions with both the Eastern and North Central Conservation Districts and has also worked in municipal land-use and environmental health with the Towns of Waterford, Madison, Coventry and Old Lyme. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Management and her Master of Science in Environmental Education. She currently serves on the CT River Coastal Conservation District as a board member. Come February and March, you can find her in her backyard tending to her small (very small) maple syrup operation.

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12 p.m. EST -  A link to the webinar will be sent out to registrants.


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