The Mid-Atlantic Chapter serves the geographical area that contains Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.
Environmental educator at the Marine Science Consortium, Wallops Island, VA, 1977 - 1980; Biologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District 1980 - 1987; Senior staff Biologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District 1987 - 2016; Chief of Regulatory Branch, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District 2016 - 2020. I have been a member of SWS since January 1980.
Ms. Gloshinski has extensive experience in the areas of wetland identification and delineation, environmental impact analysis and assessment, and permit acquisition and compliance. She has also provided Expert Testimony to various municipalities regarding environmental studies she performed.
Ms. Gloshinski is responsible for the completion of all projects as well as administrative work involving business development, cost tracking, and coordination of work with clients and subconsultants. She has over 34 years experience in the environmental field. Ms. Gloshinski’s prior experience in the environmental field has included working for consulting environmental and engineering firms , and she has been involved in managing several large highway and private development projects involving wetland delineation, wildlife assessments, environmental impact assessments, environmental permitting and wetland mitigation design.
Ms. Gloshinski is cognizant of the New Jersey Freshwater Wetland Protection Act Rules and Regulations, as well as the U.S. Army corps of Engineers regulations under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. She has the expertise and experience in preparing Letter of Interpretation Applications, General Permits, Individual Freshwater Wetland and State Open Water Fill Permits, and Transition Area Waivers. She has been involved in the preparation of wetland mitigation plans, including site selection, planting design and specifications, as well as preparing Monitoring and Maintenance reports for Wetland mitigation projects. She also has worked with several clients in the due diligence phase of real estate transactions to identify environmental constraints that may impact the development potential and value of the property. Ms. Gloshinski has established contacts with the regulatory community at both the Federal and State Levels through her involvement in various projects over the years.
Projects have involved clients from County and Local governments agencies; private industry; real estate developers; and single family home owners.
Ms. Gloshinski also works with the Land Conservancy of New Jersey where she utilizes her land use background and assists the Land Trust as well as several towns in preserving open space and farmland. This work involves grant submissions to NJDEP Green Acres Program, as well as County Open Space Programs. She has prepared Recreation and Open Space Inventories (ROSI’s) for various towns as part of the grant submissions. She also works with the State Agricultural Development Committee on farmland preservation projects. She has worked with the Highlands Council, obtaining approvals for a Highland Permit 1 for stream restoration and habitat enhancement work, and has helped develop a Critical Habitat and Management Plan for the Borough of Kinnelon.
A Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) and Certified Environmental Restoration Practitioner (CERP) with over 25 years of experience. Jeff has worked across the Lower 48 and Alaska on a variety of public and private sector projects in the mining, oil and gas, solar, wind, electrical utilities, transportation, and industrial/military development. He has extensive experience in wetland science; project management; regulatory support and permitting; wetland jurisdictional delineations; functional assessment protocols; threatened and endangered (T&E) and invasive species surveys; and wildlife habitat inventories. Jeff assists WSP’s clients with project siting/routing, conducts resource impact assessments, develops avoidance and minimization measures, and performs project alternatives analyses. He leads regulatory agency consultations and reporting, performs construction oversight and compliance monitoring, develops and implements wetland mitigation plans and restoration designs, and provides remote sensing and GIS-based analyses of wetland and aquatic ecosystems. Jeff is a lead consultant and subject matter expert at WSP providing regulatory and technical expertise, due diligence, and QA/QC oversight for the firm.
Mr. Page has over thirty years of experience as a Project Manager/Biologist that has worked for the natural gas and environmental/engineering consulting industries, as well as for non-profit organizations performing natural resource investigations (wetland delineations and stream assessments); rare, threatened, and endangered species surveys; wetland and stream mitigation/restoration design; permitting; compliance; site/right-of-way (ROW) restoration; and permit closure activities.
Winter/Spring 2018 Newsletter
Check out the Winter/Spring 2018 MAC Newsletter for chapter happenings, regional updates and events and SWS news!
2016 Student Research Grant
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of SWS was offering one $1000 Student Research Grant to graduate or undergraduate students conducting research in wetland science and who was enrolled in an accredited college or university in the Mid-Atlantic Chapter region (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia). At this time, grant applications are no longer being accepted.
Mid-Atlantic Student Association/Website
One of the main agenda items for the MAC Officers for the past couple years has been the development of a student-based component for our Chapter. This goal was recently accomplished with a new student group formed for the Mid-Atlantic Region, based out of the University of Maryland.
During 2014, Liza McFarland and Bianca Pier became our first student representatives to the Executive Committee and successfully created an active student group spanning across the Chapter range, as well as between several colleges and universities. A special meeting to engage additional students from Penn State and other schools was held at the 2014 MAC annual conference, with excellent turn-out and involvement of new student leadership for the group. Shauna-kay Rainford of Penn State has replaced Bianca Pier as a student representative to MAC, following Bianca’s graduation and advancement as a professor at Siena College in Loudonville, NY, teaching Ecology and Biology.
The student group created their own website to highlight their ongoing activities. Please visit the website.
MAC/NYSWF Joint 2017 Meeting - Suffern, New York
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter and the New York State Wetlands Forum, Inc. (NYSWF) held a joint meeting on April 25 - 26, 2017, in Suffern, New York, at the Crowne Plaza Suffern-Mahwah. Attendees joined to learn, share, improve and discuss wetland science, management, research, policy and related matters. Learn more about the full agenda here.
For more information, check out this promotional flyer!
Field Trip - Great Swamp, New Jersey
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter hosted an educational and fun field trip at the Great Swamp, located in north-central New Jersey on May 21, 2016. The event began at the Somerset County Environmental Education Center, with sessions on wetland vegetation (specifical identification of grasses, sedges, and rushes), wetland hydrology and activities of the Great Swamp Watershed Association. Field trip activities then moved to the field to see some of the special places within the 15-square mile Great Swamp. The event wrapped up with a social and early dinner at Casa Maya.
SWS 2015 Annual Meeting
The SWS 2015 Annual Meeting was held in Providence, Rhode Island on May 31 - June 4. This great international meeting comprised of world-leading wetland experts.
Past Chapter Meetings
The MAC hosted a spring Conference at the Penn State Days Inn Conference Center in State College, PA, on April 4 and 5, 2014. Abstracts and PDFs of the PowerPoint and poster presentations are listed below.
- A.Britson SWS Talk-April 5th
- Beckett SWS.MidAtlantic.2014.pdf1.79 MB
- Broooks SWS poster 2.0.pdf1.73 MB
- c.hanlon credit stacking presentation 4-5-14a.pdf3.97 MB
- GILBERT_PART1_SWSMAC 2014 copy.pdf6.71 MB
- Harris posterfinal.pdf907.15 KB
- Hoover-Rightnour Evolving Role of Constructed Wetlands 4-5-14.pdf6.54 MB
- KKutzler_BROS-PosterPresentation.pdf5.92 MB
- Lawler SWS-MAC poster.pdf1.94 MB
- MidSWSCon14_JulianFinal.pdf451.38 KB
- Nassry MASWS 2014.pdf2.64 MB
- Pierce_SC.PDF2.52 MB
- SitlerEffect of Flooding Shoreline Plants on Water Chemistry.pdf488.94 KB
- SWS 2014 Rachel Hager poster.pdf1.2 MB
- SWS_MAC Presentation_April5_2014_XRiva2.pdf7.15 MB
This group is developed for students in the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists. Our goal is to provide opportunities and support to graduate, undergraduate, and high school students pursuing an interest in wetlands.