Conference on Managing Sediments in the Watershed
Bringing Dredged Material and Watershed Managers Together
August 29-31, 2006
A dredge barge working in Cook Inlet, Alaska, removes sediment from navigable waterways.
| Effective dredged material planning and sediment management require open and early communication among federal and state dredged material regulators, watershed managers, and other interested parties so that: |
Sources and fates of sediment (and sources of contamination carried by sediment) can be addressed.
The broadest range of beneficial use and disposal alternatives for dredged material can be evaluated.
Adequate funding for dredged material use or disposal can be secured.
Recognizing the need for this communication and facilitated discussion of these issues, the National Dredging Team (NDT) and the Subcommittee on Integrated Management of Ocean Resources (SIMOR) sponsored a Conference on Managing Sediments in the Watershed: Bringing Dredged Material and Watershed Managers Together, August 29-31, 2006, in Portland, Oregon.
Dredged material is used beneficially for bird nesting habitat at Baptiste Collette Bayou Jetties, LA.
At Baptiste Collette Bayou, in Louisiana, dredged material is used to build islands for bird nesting habitat.