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utility crossings technical committee

The design and installation of utility crossings affects the imperiled aquatic species covered by the HCP. The Utility Crossings Technical Committee is developing guidelines for the design and installation of utility crossings based on the habitat needs of the covered species.

committee members

Rodney Buckingham

Pickens County

Lou Chastain Georgia Department of Transportation
Bill Cupp Atlanta Gas Light
Dan Dobrinska Comcast Cable
Lamont Kiser, Bartow County
General membership Pickens County Utility Coordinating Committee
Geoff Morton Cherokee County
Gary Mullinix City of Canton
Norman Pope Pickens County
Kenny Phelps Cherokee County
Kenneth Raines Sawnee EMC
Frankie Ringdon Ellijay Telephone Company
Terry Ryland Atlanta Gas Light
Steve Timmons Amicalola Electric
Robert Turner Telecommunication Assistance
Mike Ware Atlanta Gas Light

committee staff

James Norman

River Basin Center, UGA Institute of Ecology

Emily Franzen River Basin Center, UGA Institute of Ecology

Mary Freeman

US Geological Survey and River Basin Center, UGA Institute of Ecology

Seth Wenger River Basin Center, UGA Institute of Ecology
Curt Gervich Etowah Aquatic HCP Outreach Coordinator
Lucy Cason Land Use Clinic, River Basin Center, UGA Institute of Ecology & School of Law

committee reports & documents

Technical Committee Report: Utility Stream Crossings Policy, July 13, 2006, updated July 2007 (PDF)

 

For more information:
Eric Prowell, Hydrologist
USFWS, Georgia Ecological Services
105 West Park Drive, Suite D.
Athens GA 30606
(706) 613-9493
Eric_Prowell@fws.gov