Ecological Assessment and Evaluation
The Ecological Assessment and Evaluation Program is responsible for the administration of the County’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System -- Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (NPDES MS-4) permit, the Town Center Surface Water Monitoring Program, and the County’s Biological Monitoring Program. Staff assigned to these programs work closely with other County agencies to provide interpretation and implementation of these programs within the confines of State and County law. Staff also provide review and guidance on County project implementation and policy development where the potential exists for the normal business practices of these agencies to affect the County’s natural resources.
The program works to minimize the impacts such that resource protection is balanced with the necessity of executing projects that will maintain and improve the quality of life for County residents. The program initiates special studies, projects, and assessments to document and monitor the current condition of the County’s natural resources.
|Ginger Ellis||Planning Administrator|
|Janis Markusic||Senior Planner|
|Chris Victoria||Water Quality Compliance Specialist|
|Bryan Perry||Program Specialist II|
|Doug Griffith||Planner II|
|Rachel Denby||Program Specialist I|
An Investigation of The Pre-Colonial Coastal Plain Stream Channel And Riparian Area - Anne Arundel County has partnered with the US Geological Survey to characterize historic conditions through a variety of assessment methods including radioisotope dating of the soil layers, identifying pollen and other plant materials found in the soils layers, and using trenching and other methods to identify the form of the historic stream channel underneath legacy sediments.
2018 Targeted Biomonitoring Report & Map - The Ecological Assessment & Evaluation Program routinely collects biological, habitat, and geomorphological data from local streams as part of a long term targeted biological monitoring program. The sample sites are located on reaches where stream restoration activities have occurred or are planned for the future.