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Southwest Stream Restoration



Southwest Stream Restoration


29 May 2014, 8:25 a.m.


Hyatt Regency, San Antonio

Misti Johnson, CESSWI


Protection and Restoration of Ephemeral Streams, Springs, and Endangered Species
Misti Johnson, CESSWI
Thursday, May 29, 8:25 a.m.

Although exempt from National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System regulations, oil and gas entities that implement erosion and sediment controls demonstrate consideration toward environmental compliance and overall protection of ephemeral streams.

  • Explore lessons learned from oil and gas developments near ephemeral streams—access road, well pad, central facility, and pipeline developments.
  • Examine the erosion controls selected to provide effective soil protection and sediment controls designed to reduce off-site transport of soils.
  • Review strategies that minimize operational regulatory burden and landowner implications, as well as associated costs and schedule impacts.

Lecturers biography
 Misti Johnson
Misti Johnson, CESSWI
Misti Johnson is an environmental scientist who has conducted
pre-construction environmental site assessments for pipelines and associated infrastructure. Her project work has included evaluation of waters of the United States and USACE jurisdictional areas, floodplains, threatened and endangered species, state and federal permitting documentation and acquisition, hazardous liquid line classification, and erosion and sedimentation controls for pre- and post-construction of well pads. Johnson’s hands-on experience has consisted of field work and data collection in estuary, marine, and upland habitats; fish, amphibian, reptile, and marine mammal monitoring; and federal regulatory consultation on National Environmental Policy Act processes, USACE permitting, and Fish and Wildlife Service guidelines.