White Clay Creek flows freely at the former site of the Byrnes Mill Dam. Portions of the historic structure and millrace remain intact following the December 2014 removal.On December 4th, 2014 the Byrnes Mill Dam on White Clay Creek in Delaware, also k… Read more »
Laura works to ensure that American Rivers’ national river conservation efforts are informed by current scientific and economic understanding and that science and economics permeate all appropriate aspects of the organization’s work. She also works to recognize and undertake opportunities for American Rivers to pursue research relevant to river conservation. Her specific areas of expertise are ecosystem ecology, nutrient dynamics, and restoration theory. Within the Restoration Program, she leads efforts to improve river restoration policy and practice and facilitates and manages dam removal projects across Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Laura joined American Rivers in 2010. Prior to American Rivers, she worked as a post-doctoral research assistant and volunteer/outreach coordinator at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Maryland.
B.S. in Biology from Susquehanna University
Ph.D. in Aquatic Ecology from the University of Maryland-College Park
Blog Posts By This Author
Restoring Darby Creek, a tributary of the Delaware River, meant tearing down three now-defunct mill dams. Here, the Hoffman Park dam at Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, comes down. Early settlement along Pennsylvania’s Darby Creek relied upon dams to turn the… Read more »
Musky Pebble Count | Musconetcong Watershed Association Earlier this summer, I spent a day working in the cool, shallow water of the Musconetcong River. The Musky, as it’s known locally, drains 158 square miles of rural New Jersey and is a major tribut… Read more »
Today we have a guest blog from Stacey Kennealy, Certification Program and Sustainability Director at GreenFaith in Highland Park, New Jersey. Stacey talks about engaging faith-based organizations in water conservation. Children participate in an inter… Read more »
Alewives | The Nature Conservancy To celebrate World Fish Migration Day later this month, we’ve been blogging about all things migratory fish. So far we’ve written about the economic benefits of restoring river herring, asked whether fish can climb lad… Read more »
Riparian vegetation along Darby Creek helps stabilize banks and reduce erosion | © Laura Craig This fall, I’ve been monitoring the recovery of the riparian community along the Darby Creek in urban, southeastern Pennsylvania. It is the end of… Read more »