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Natural & Beneficial Functions Committee

Eileen Shader
Director, River Restoration, American Rivers
Camp Hill, PA
Rebecca J. Pfeiffer, CFM
River Corridor & Floodplain Management
VT DEC, Watershed Mmgt Division

Committee Information

The primary mission of the Natural and Beneficial Functions Committee is to promote within the public at large, policy makers and association the natural and ecological benefits and functions of our floodplains to reduce flood losses, enhance public safety and enhance the socioeconomic and environmental sustainability of our communities. The committee will pursue this mission through the promotion and support of education, policies and activities that protect the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains.

Adobe PDF2018-2019 Status Report
Adobe PDF2018-2019 Work Plan

Adobe PDF2017-2018 Status Report
Adobe PDF2017-2018 Work Plan

Adobe PDF2016-2017 Work Plan (2017)
Adobe PDF2016-2017 Status Report

2015-2016 Status Report (2016)
Adobe PDF2015-2016 Work Plan

2014-2015 Status Report (2015)

Adobe PDF2013-2014 Status Report
Adobe PDF2013-2014 Work Plan

Adobe PDF2012-2013 Status Report
Adobe PDF2012-2013 Work Plan

Adobe PDF2011-2012 Status Report
Adobe PDF2011-2012 Work Plan

Adobe PDF2010-2011 Status Report
Adobe PDF2010-2011 Work Plan

Adobe PDF2009-2010 Status Report
Adobe PDF2009-2010 Work Plan

Conference Call Notes

Adobe PDF Notes from August 2019 Committee Conference Call
Adobe PDF Notes from April 2018 Committee Conference Call


Adobe PDFASFPM submits comments on EPA proposed rule CWA "scope of waters" (4/2019)
Reconnecting Rivers to Floodplains: Returning natural functions to restore rivers and benefit communities (American Rivers, Spring 2016)

Adobe PDFTechnical Report No.78 -Discussion Document
The true costs of floods and how Vermont can limit its vulnerability by Barry Cahoon, recently retired program manager of the Vermont Rivers Program. (9/14)
Adobe PDFShifting The Paradigm For the 21st Century (3/14 - John H. McShane)
Adobe PDFASFPM Summary of International Green Construction Code (IgCC) Revision Process
Adobe PDFCommittee Call Notes, 1/30/14
Adobe PDFResource Guide to Federal Climate Adaptation Programs
Adobe PDFNatural Floodplain Function Alliance
Adobe PDFHealthy Watershed Workshop Report (3/12)
Adobe PDFASFPM Comments on Proposed Nationwide Permits (4/11)
Adobe PDFTNC - Active River Area
Adobe PDFESA Model Ordinance "Draft" (1/10)
Adobe PDFStrategic Plan Evaluation - CRS Credit for Protecting Natural FP Functions "Draft" (8/10)

Economic Resources

Adobe PDFA New View of the Puget Sound Economy
Adobe PDFEcological Economics Assessment of King County Flood Management Plan
Adobe PDFCA Regional Water Quality Control Board - Putting a Price on Ripariam Corridors as Water Treatment Facilities

ASFPM White Papers

Adobe PDFASFPM Riverine Erosion Hazards White Paper (2/16)
Adobe PDFFloodplain Management-Natural and Beneficial Functions of Floodplains (9/08)


Integrating Green and Gray: Creating Next Generation Infrastructure
Natural Floodplain Function Alliance
American Rivers Article - Weathering Change: Policy Reforms that Cost Less and Make Communities Safer
Innovative Program Connects Wastewater Utilities and Nature-Article

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