The Aquatic Ecologist provides technical assistance for management and protection of aquatic resources in both the National Capital and Northeast Regions. These aquatic resources include streams, wetlands, floodplains, riparian corridors, and groundwater systems and the organisms that inhabit them.
The aquatic ecologist supports water resource preservation, protection, and management through research and partnerships and provides integration across ecoregions, states, and watersheds, including the Chesapeake Bay. She also supports parks in complying with the Chesapeake Bay Agreement and total maximum daily load limits for nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment.
Contact 202-339-8300 for more information. If you need assistance from Resource Stewardship and Science (RESS), you may submit a Solution for Technical Assistance Requests (STAR) request online (NPS Only).
Aquatic Resources in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - coordinating NPS participation in the natural resources related goals of the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Agreement (NPS is a co-signer, represented by the Environmental Protection Agency). The Aquatic Ecologist works for both National Capital and Northeast NPS Regions. Both regions are in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Goals of the 2014 agreement include the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Sediment. (ongoing)
- Aquatic Resources Data Management - making available data on water quality and aquatic organisms (including fish) through the Enivronmental Protection Agency's data management system STORET. Working with the national NPS water resources data management program. Exploring new ways of providing data to the public and our partners through advances in federal data tools and Federal Geographic Data Committee standards. (ongoing)