San Francisco Bay Branch Meeting - Water Resource Stewardship in the U.S. National Park Service Dr. Ed Harvey, Chief, U.S National Park Service Water




The San Francisco Bay Branch is pleased to present:

 "Water Resource Stewardship in the U.S. National Park Service"


Dr. Ed Harvey, Chief, U.S National Park Service Water Resources Division

Wednesday, May 17th

On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service, a new bureau in the Department of the Interior. This “Organic Act” directed the Park Service “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations." This conservation, enjoyment and protection mandate also applies to water resources within parks.

The lecture, using examples from parks across the United States, will explore the process of how parks identify water resource needs, issues and concerns, and how they develop and apply scientific information needed to make water resource management decisions. Specific challenges to decision making and park water resource management will be presented and explored including trans-boundary issues, partnership building, scientific uncertainty, funding and personnel/expertise, and making science-based decisions that also appropriately consider legal, political, socioeconomic, and cultural impacts of the decision. As part of the visit, the lecturer will also present future water resource research and management needs in parks and across the nation, present information about engaging in water resources research within parks, and advise students on programs for seasonal and permanent employment as a water resource professional within the National Park Service.


5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - No-Host Social and Registration
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Dinner and Announcements
7:45 - 8:30 p.m. - Speakers
8:30 - 8:45 p.m. - Questions and Answers


Baked Salmon

Filet of boneless pacific salmon baked and topped
with cucumber dill sauce, served with wild rice and
steamed vegetables  

Blackened Chicken

Blackened chicken breast prepared
with paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin,
thyme and onion, served with roasted
herb potatoes and steamed vegetables

 Indian Curry Stir-Fry

Fresh garden salad; fresh vegetables
sautéed in garlic and topped with a
mango curry sauce, served with steamed
rice and grilled tofu
VEGAN (not gluten free)



$45 for Members
$50 for Non-Members
$10 for Student attendees



GRA San Francisco Bay Branch is interested in supporting university science students. Our Scholastic Sponsorship Program is an opportunity to publicize your business while contributing toward a good cause. Your sponsorship will be acknowledged in the announcement, at the meeting, and space will be provided for a small display and brochures. Please contact Abigail Madrone at or at 530-756-5905 for details.

 If you have any announcements or questions, please contact the Branch President, Eric Sandberg ( at 415-786-7244, or Branch Treasurer David W. Abbott ( at 510-928-4543.

We are actively looking for potential speakers. If you have a topic or suggestion, please contact the Branch President, Eric Sandberg ( at 415-786-7244


Wed, May 17, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Event has ended


Biltmore Hotel & Suites
2151 Laurelwood Rd
Santa Clara, California 95054