Pennsylvania’s WRR was initiated by US Environmental Protection Agency, Region III and the US Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District (Corps). Soon thereafter, members from the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Corps Districts and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection began exploring the creation of a WRR.
Other partners joined, including Pennsylvania's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Pennsylvania spatial analyses are different than WRR’s in other states, in that they score opportunities within Pennsylvania’s Service Areas. These areas were identified by Pennsylvania’s Interagency Review Team, formed to address the 2008 Corps and EPA Compensatory Mitigation Rule. Furthermore, the 124 eight-digit watersheds in Pennsylvania will be assigned watershed indices that score historic, current and future threats to their resources. Scores will be used to prioritize watersheds within Service Areas for Pennsylvania’s in-lieu-fee program.
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For more information on Pennsylvania's WRR you can contact the following:
|Drew Ames||Pennsylvania Department of Transportation||(717) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ellen Bryson||US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3||(215) email@example.com|
|Mike Dombroskie||US Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District||(814) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Matt Gilbert||US Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburg District||(412) email@example.com|
|David Goerman, Jr.||Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection||(717) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jennifer Kagel||US Fish and Wildlife Service||(814) 234-4090 ext. email@example.com|
|Kathryn McKelvey||Pennsylvania Department of Transportation||(717) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Winnie Okelo||Pennsylvania Department of Transportation||(717) email@example.com|
|Gregory Podniesinski, Ph. D.||Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources||(717) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ralph Spagnolo||US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3||(215) email@example.com|
|Glenn Weitknecht||US Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District||(570) firstname.lastname@example.org|