Stormwater Management Thru Vernal Pool Complex Restoration

David Zwick

This presentation will discuss how adaptive stormwater management can be utilized to promote the successful restoration of vernal pool complex's containing federal and state listed special status plant and wildlife species while also meeting the requirements of the General Construction Permit. Participants will learn how sediment transportation, when properly managed, can be an effective tool for vernal pool complex restoration while meeting the stringent discharge requirements of the Construction General Permit.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the basic water quality requirements of the General Construction Permit.
  • Understand how Best Management Practices (BMP's) can be effective restoration tools.
  • Have a basic understanding about the complex regulatory framework that surrounds projects in California.

Presented by David Zwick, Manager – Stormwater Environmental Scientist, Emerald Site Services Inc.

David is a Project Manager for a variety of mitigation, restoration, and storm water projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. David is a certified Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD), Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP), Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI), and Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC). He earned his BS in Ecological Restoration from Humboldt State University. David has experience with both public and private sector clients throughout California, Montana, and Wyoming. His experience includes restoration design, ecological restoration, BMP design, stream bank management, storm water inspection, erosion control techniques, biotechnical restoration, water sampling, regulatory permitting, project management, and SWPPP development.