Despite being a virtual organization, the CHWA CESU meets in-person annually to discuss improvements to the collaborative process, host renowned speakers, and vote upon CHWA CESU matters.
2023 Annual Partners Meeting:
The Chesapeake Watershed CESU Annual Partners Meeting was held virtually via Zoom from 10am-12pm on Friday July 21, 2023.
2023 Federal Managers Meeting:
The 2023 Federal Managers Meeting was held virtually on Monday, May 22, 2023.
2022 Annual Partners Meeting:
The 2022 Annual CHWA CESU Partners Meeting was held virtually on Zoom on Thursday, October 20, 2022, from 10am-12pm.
2022 Federal Managers Meeting:
The 2022 meeting of the CHWA CESU Federal Managers was held on Thursday, April 7, 2022.
2021 Annual Partners Meeting
The 2021 Annual Chesapeake Watershed CESU Partners Meeting was held on Wednesday, October 13, on Zoom.
Agenda and presentation slides:
2022 Federal Government Green book Update– Dr. Tom Fish, National Coordinator of the CESU Program
- Rhonda Schwinabart – Coordinator of External Affairs, University of Maryland Center for Environmental
- Tanya Gossett – Associate Area Director of Resource Stewardship and Science, National Capital Area of the
National Park Service
- Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick – Host Director of the Chesapeake Watershed CESU and Professor, University of
Maryland Center for Environmental Science-Appalachian Laboratory
- Dr. Dan Filer – Chesapeake Watershed CESU Research Coordinator, National Park Service
- Alyssa Samoy- Natural Resources Specialist, BIA Tribal Climate Resilience Program
- Alexis Wagner- Environmental Program Specialist, BIA Tribal Climate Resilience Program
- Coral Avery- Natural Resources Specialist, BIA Tribal Climate Resilience Program
2021 Federal Managers Meeting
Members of the Chesapeake Watershed CESU Federal Managers Committee will meet on Wednesday, October 20, from 10am-11:30am. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Dr. Daniel Filer, National Park Service Chesapeake Watershed CESU Research Coordinator will convene the meeting and send calendar invitations to members.
Agenda: Please click here for a draft meeting agenda.
2020 Federal Partners Meeting- Monday, November 16, 1pm
- Overview of the Survey distributed for the 2021 CESU Renewal/Project Data – Rhonda Schwinabart – Coordinator of Outreach – UMCES-AL
- Role of Federal Partners in the Renewal – Tom Fish, National CESU Coordinator – NPS
- Report on Federal Partner dues submissions – Tom Fish, National CESU Coordinator – NPS
- Feedback from Annual Meeting Panel Discussion – Eric Davidson – Host Director of the Chesapeake Watershed CESU Network – UMCES-AL
- Round Robin – Danny Filer – Research Coordinator for the Chesapeake Watershed CESU Research Network – NPS
2020 Annual Meeting
This year’s CHWA CESU Annual Meeting was held virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, from 9:30am-11:30am.
2019 Annual Meeting
The 2019 annual meeting was held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Howard University’s Interdisciplinary Research Building. Please see below for links to the meeting documents and presentations.
Update from the National CESU Office-An Introspective View – Dr. John Dennis, Deputy Chief Scientist, NPS
Colonel Charles Young: Researching a Life of Transformative Impact– Magella Chube Hamilton and Brenda Zanders, Howard University
Radiative Properties of Aging Saharan Dust Plumes Entering the Tropical Atlantic– Dr. Daniel Yeager, Howard University
The 2018 annual meeting was held on Friday, June 8, 2018, at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, WV. Please see below for links to the agendas, minutes, and presentations.
The 2018 CHWA CESU Partners Annual Meeting was streamed live. A recording of the morning and afternoon sessions can be found below with the presentations. A transcript of the meeting can be accessed from the link below:
Experts database by Dr. Eric Davidson, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science-Appalachian Laboratory Director and CHWA CESU Director
CHWA CESU update by Dr. Dan Filer, National Park Service, CHWA CESU Research Coordinator
Ann Gallagher, NPS, Natural Resources and science (recording start time: 5:30)
Kathryn Smith, NPS, Tolson’s Chapel & School National Historic Landmark nomination (recording start time: 13:02)
Andrew Landsman, NPS, CESU projects at the C&O Canal National Historic Park (recording start time: 19:35)
Maggie Daniels, George Mason University, Technology-based visitor use counts and reporting: KOWA pilot test (recording start time: 27:19)
Ami Riscassi, University of Virginia, The Shenandoah Watershed Study- a long-term stream water quality monitoring program (recording start time: 35:09)
Sean MacDougall, BLM, BLM eastern states (recording start time: 42:42)
Claire Jantz, Shippensburg University, Ongoing and upcoming CESU projects at Shippensburg University (recording start time: 50:42)
Katia Engelhardt, UMCES, History of parks in science (recording start time: 58:57)
Teresa Mourad, Ecological Society of America, Ecological Society of America: Advancing the understanding of life on Earth (recording start time: 1:07:27)
Joseph Pitula, UMES, Disease and population structure of the blue crab in the Maryland coastal bay (recording start time: 1:15:04)
Robert Sonderman and Joanne Westbrook, NPS, National Park Service, National Capital Region, Museum Management Program (recording start time: 1:20:56)
Lightning Presentations: Glossary of Technical Terms
In 2017, the CHWA CESU held its annual conference on November 1st at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. The meeting was broadcast on the Shepherd University Youtube Channel. Please see links below for recordings of the proceedings (two links exist due to a power outage that necessitated opening a second broadcast channel), slides from featured presentations, and documents distributed at the meeting.
Presentation by Dr. Tim Watkins, National Park Service, Science Access and Engagement Coordinator
Presentation by Aaron Maloy, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Geneticist
Report on active CESU projects entered in CHWA CESU database
Fall 2017 CHWA CESU newsletter
In 2016, it held a meeting of the Federal Managers Committee and All Federal and Nonfederal Partners on June 17th in Shepherdstown, WV.
In 2015, the CHWA CESU held its annual conference on October 28th in Baltimore, MD.