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Ecological Redevelopment and Restoration

  • 06 Nov 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  • 55 Lane Road, Fairfield, NJ


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NJSWEP Technical Seminar:

Ecological Redevelopment and Restoration

Tuesday - November 6, 2018

8:30 - 11:15 AM

Fairfield, NJ


This half-day seminar will provide attendees information regarding ecological restoration, threatened and endangered species analysis, regulatory permitting, and environmental impact studies. New Jersey case studies will be provided. The first presentation will describe steps taken by an international fragrance company to complete ecological restoration of their Newark Bay waterfront manufacturing site, in compliance with the NJDEP. The company produces fragrance ingredients used in myriad everyday and high-end commercial products (e.g., Palmolive dish soap, Yankee Candles, Dove soap, Estee Lauder cosmetics, Whopper sandwiches, etc.) and is committed to sustainability. The second presentation will look at the incredible biodiversity and habitats in New Jersey, the active public-private conservation partnerships, and the state's role as a nationwide trendsetter in wildlife conservation and environmental initiatives.

The success of this work on the Newark Bay waterfront has been recognized through growing partnerships with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Conserve Wildlife of New Jersey, the New Jersey Corporate Wetland Restoration Partnership, and the City of Newark. The presentations will provide the evolution of the site’s land use and development from an inhospitable manufacturing plant to a robust conservation management area.


Location: Conference Meeting Room (1st Floor) - 55 Lane Road, Fairfield, NJ 

Seminar Agenda:   

8:30 - 9:00       Registration/Networking (Breakfast included)

9:00 - 9:45       The Scent of Sustainability, Blaine Rothauser (GZA)

9:45 - 10:00     Discussions and Q&A

10:00 - 10:15   Networking Break

10:15 - 11:00    NJ: A National Wildlife Leader, David Wheeler (CWF)

11:00 - 11:15    Discussions and Q&A

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1 hour of total CLE credit.

An application  for continuing education credits has been submitted to the Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board, and we anticipate approval for this seminar (1.5 Technical CECs has been requested).


$10 NJSWEP Members

$15 Non-members

Free of charge for government employees

A portion of the registrations costs will be donated to the Conserve Wildlife Foundation. To learn more about the Conserve Wildlife Foundation, please click here.      


About the presenters:   

Blaine  Rothauser is a senior project manager and natural resource specialist at GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA). Mr. Rothauser specializes in conservation management planning, threatened and endangered (T&E) species analysis, regulatory permitting, biologic/environmental inventories, and environmental impact studies. He is professional conservation biologist with over 26 years of experience in conservation management of natural resources. He is well versed in the compliance and permitting regulations of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protections (NJDEP) Wetland, Floodplain,CAFRA, Water Quality Management, Highland, and Pineland Protection Act Rules.  He is a certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP).

Mr. Wheeler has served as the Executive Director of the nonprofit Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey (CWF) since 2012 and wrote Wild New Jersey: Nature Adventures in the Garden State. CWF's biologists, educators and volunteers work to protect rare wildlife in New Jersey and beyond through field science, habitat restoration, education, and public engagement, and helped strengthen the Endangered Species Act recoveries of bald eagles, peregrine falcons, ospreys, and many other species.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Turkot (Stephanie.Turkot@gza.com)



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