CNS Pilot Projects
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Sustainable Watershed Management in the Delaware River Basin
In cooperation with the Delaware River Basin Commission, the Commonwealth of PA, Monroe County, PA and local municipalities, the Brodhead Watershed Association and other stakeholders, this project will develop and implement sustainable water resource management strategies in a watershed threatened by high growth. The project will evaluate the effects of growth and land use change on ground water, stream flow, and the ecology of Pocono Creek. Tools will be developed to determine the sustainable groundwater withdrawal limits considering environmental, economic, and social concerns. Those sustainable limits will be implemented by Monroe County to maintain the high quality of life in the watershed as future growth occurs. Research findings and results will be transferred to other parts of the Basin as well as to other regions of the country.
Sustainable Ecosystem Restoration in Mid-Atlantic Highlands
In cooperation with the Canaan Valley Institute, local communities, state and local governments of the Mid-Atlantic Highlands area (portions of MD, PA, VA and all of W. VA), West Virginia University and other stakeholders, this project will develop and evaluate sustainable restoration technologies. Included will be methods for stream restoration, which address the problems of sedimentation, riparian habitat loss and biological degradation. In addition to the environmental benefits, it is expected that there will be increased potential for job creation as a result of restoration activities. Research findings and results will be transferred throughout the Mid-Atlantic Highlands area as well as to other regions of the country.