The Forestry Workgroup coordinates, develops and implements plans and projects which focus on the contributions of forest lands in restoring the health and productivity of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and in retaining theireconomic potential. The workgroup provides a forum to discuss issuesand identify opportunities among the forestry community, interestedindividuals and organizations, and federal, state and local governments.Through the workgroup, natural resource management expertise is brought to Chesapeake Bay Program subcommittees.
Rebecca W. Hanmer is a member of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Citizens Advisory Committee. She retired in 2007 after a four decade government career that included over 30 years in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. At EPA, she held a number of senior positions, including Director of EPA’s Office of Federal Activities; Deputy Regional Administrator in Region I (Boston); Regional Administrator in Region IV (Atlanta); Director, HQ Office of Water Enforcement and Permits; Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water and Acting Assistant Administrator for Water; Acting Regional Administrator in Region VIII (Denver); Water Protection Division Director in Region III (Philadelphia) and Director, Chesapeake Bay Program Office (2002-2007). She has administered Clean Water Act programs at both policy and operational levels, including water quality standards and the NPDES permit program.
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Publication date: March 01, 2004 | Type of document:
In 1994, the Chesaapeake Bay Executive Council called for a set of goals and recommendations for riparian forest protection and restoration. The result of the effort was the adoption of three principal riparian forest buffer golas...