• Archived Activities

    COASTAL WATERSHED CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION INITIATIVE

    Conservation and Restoration and Priority Index to identify areas near the shoreline with potential for conservation and habitat restoration, and ecologically important estuarine areas where land management strategies may be improved.

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    Proposed Amendments

    NJDEP Proposed Public Access Rule Proposed

    The NJ DEP proposed amendments to the Public Access Rule proposed amendments were published on April 4, 2011 (New Jersey Register at 43 N.J.R. 772(a).) They have held a series of public hearings on the proposed changes. The third hearing The third public hearing concerning the proposal is scheduled Monday, May 23 2011 at 1 p.m., Seaside Heights Municipal Court House, 2nd Floor Court Room 116 , Sherman Avenue, Seaside Heights, New Jersey 08751. A copy of the proposal is available from the Department’s website at www.state.nj.us/dep.

    Pilot Projects Reports

    Coastal Community Vulnerability and Resilience to Sea Level Rise

    UCI partnered with the NJ Coastal Management Office (CMO) and the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium to pilot a Coastal Community Vulnerability Assessment Protocol (CCVAP), which is intended to be a mapping tool that allows communities to assess their geographic, environmental and social vulnerability to the impacts of storm surge and sea level rise. The UCI also assisted the NJCMO in development of a Getting to Resilience Questionnaire (GTR) questionnaire designed to assist local governments characterize their existing municipal plans and identify opportunities to respond to the impacts of coastal hazards, storm surge and sea level rise. The final reports for the pilot projects are available on the NJDEP website. For a copy of the pilot study reports see: Pilot Final Report and Getting to Resilience.

    Course

    Floodplain Management Strategies for Coastal New Jersey: Understanding the National Flood Insurance Program, Implementing Coastal No Adverse Impact (CNAI) Strategies, and Preparing Letters of Map Amendments

    December 16, 2009

    Urban Coast Institute, Monmouth University

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    Presentation

    N.J. Stakeholder Roundtable

    Presentation by Tony MacDonald, Director, Urban Coast Institute, at the New Jersey Ocean Stakeholder’s Roundtable, held November 30, 2009. Adapted from Laura Mackay, Virgina, CZM program.

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    Workshop

    Fisheries Data Collection for Sustainable Recreational Fisheries

    June 15 and 16, 2009

    Urban Coast Institute, Monmouth University

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    Roundtable

    Coastal Policy Roundtable: Working Waterfronts

    April 27, 2009

    Monmouth University

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    Presentation

    Community Sustainability

    Green Team Training – Part II:
    Creating a Climate Action Plan for Your Town

    March 21, 2009

    Presented by Patrick Hossay, The Richard Stockton College of NJ

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    Presentation

    Coastal Sustainability and Resiliency through Land Acquisition

    NJ Land Conservation Rally

    March 7, 2009

    Presented by Adele Keller and Mike Davenport, Monmouth Conservation Foundation, and Jennifer DiLorenzo, Urban Coast Institute, Monmouth University

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    Roundtable

    Public Policy Roundtable: Coastal Tourism

    February 23, 2009

    Monmouth University

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    Workshop

    Sustainable/Resilient Coastal Communities

    September 10, 2008

    Monmouth University

    Presented by the Urban Coast Institute

    Keynote Speaker


    Workshop Summary


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    Presentation

    Protecting Water Quality and Habitats in Monmouth County

    August 21, 2008

    Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders

    Lunchtime Series on the Environment

    Hosted by Freeholder Barbara McMorrow

    Topic: Beach Water Quality and Watershed Protection of County Lakes, Watersheds, and Coastal Waters

    Presented by Tony MacDonald, Director, and John Tiedemann, Assistant Director, Urban Coast Institute

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    • Protecting Water Quality and Habitats in Monmouth County, Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute

    Urban Coast Institute Workshop

    Developing a Strategy to Meet Long-Term Mid-Atlantic Shoreline Protection Needs

    June 24-25, 2008

    Monmouth University

    Information Resources:

    • Workshop Agenda 
    • Background Information : A Technical Review of Shore Protection Projects

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    • Brigadier General Todd T. Semonite, USACE
    • Anthony Ciorra, USACE
    • Howard Marlowe, Marlowe & Company
    • Frank McDonough, New York Shipping Association
    • J. Bailey Smith, USACE
    • Tom Herrington, Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology

    Urban Coast Institute Workshop

    Coastal No Adverse Impact

    April 29, 2008 at SUNY Stony Brook

    May 1, 2008 at Monmouth University

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    Urban Coast Institute and Monmouth University Workshop

    Public Trust Doctrine, Private and Public Rights, and Transfer of Development Rights for Coastal Communities

    November 19, 2007

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    • Tony MacDonald, Director, Urban Coast Institute
    • Tim Mulvaney, Esq , NJ Department of Law and Public Safety
    • Steven Mairella, Esq., McManimon & Scotland, LLC
    • Jose Fernandez, Esq., NJDEP, Bureau of Tidelands
    • Steven Bruder, NJ State TDR Bank

    Strengthening the Application of Science in Coastal Decision-Making: Ensuring Protection for Sheltered Shorelines

    A final report by the Coastal States Organization and Stewardship Foundation and the Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology—including a workshop held by the Urban Coast Institute at Monmouth University.

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    Additional Resources