December 2015 Holiday Meeting

  • 08 Dec 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Spain 92, 1116 Route 202 South, Raritan, NJ


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December 2015 Holiday Meeting

Topic: Biodiversity in New Jersey

Speaker:  Blaine Rothauser, Senior Natural Resource Manager, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

Special Presentation: AHMP National organizational update & Transition planning - Presentation by Ron Kurtz, CHMM, CSP and AHMP Director - followed by an opportunity for your questions.

Spain 92
1116 Route 202 South
Raritan, NJ

5:30 Registration & Networking
6:15 Dinner & Business Meeting
7:00 Business Meeting, Election and Installation of Officers
7:30 Technical Presentation

In the spirit of the thanksgiving season, please bring a nonperishable food item to share with those less fortunate, through the Community Food Bank.


Mr. Rothauser is a Senior Natural Resource Specialist with GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., specializing in Threatened and Endangered (T&E) species analysis and environmental impact studies. He is a professional conservation biologist with over 26 years of experience in wetland ecology and conservation management of natural resources.  Mr. Rothauser is well-versed in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP’s) Wetland, Floodplain, CAFRA, Water Quality Management, Highland, and Pineland Act Rules. He has performed and overseen numerous wetland and floodplain delineations for a wide range of private and public sector clients throughout the state. Mr. Rothauser’s primary interest is in rare species community structure as it relates to the Geophysiographic provinces of New Jersey.


New Jersey is a state where biota from the north and south meet their geographic limits. This clash of biologic titans creates a diversity windfall:  84 Threatened and Endangered species find safe haven in New Jersey. Mr. Rothauser will technically delineate why, amongst all others, New Jersey is the most biodiverse state in the country!  This 45-minute presentation will demonstrate how the three northern Geophysiographic provinces make it all happen.  As a professional natural history photographer, Mr. Rothauser guarantees this will be the quickest 45-minute presentation you ever attended, as you enjoy the panoply of New Jersey’s “deep ecology” that he refers to as “NJ’s Best Kept Secret.”

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