Thursday, January 21st, 2-3:30PM
Celinda Adair, CFM is the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Coordinator for the State of Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD). Celinda is currently the ASFPM Regional Director for Region 10. She was previously employed at the State of Oregon DLCD as a Natural Hazards Planner. Celinda has local floodplain management experience through her role as a Planner and Community Rating Systems (CRS) Coordinator for Thurston County, Washington. Celinda also held the role of Map Modernization/Risk MAP Program Coordinator for the State of Montana for four years. Celinda’s other roles include: Business Development Consultant for Haefeli-Lysnar Geospatial and Project Manager for a landmark native title settlement project for the State of Western Australia. Celinda possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies from the Evergreen State College.
Erin S. Cooper, CFM, is a Senior National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Endangered Species Act (ESA) Specialist for FEMA Region 10’s Mitigation Division (Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch). Her work is centered around integrating ESA compliance into floodplain management standards for the NFIP in the state of Oregon, the Puget Sound region, and at the national level. Ms. Cooper holds a B.A. in Biology from Hiram College, a Masters in Environmental Science & Applied Coral Reef Ecology from Miami University of Ohio, and is an alumnus of the John A. Knauss NOAA Sea Grant Marine Policy Fellowship. Her experience in floodplain management prior to FEMA stems from multiple related roles in flood recovery and watershed restoration in the Colorado Front Range.
The recent rescindment of FEMA’s 1999 policy on Fish Enhancement Structures has led to some confusion around how to properly proceed with habitat restoration and fish habitat enhancement structures that impact regulatory floodways. In this webinar, experts from Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and FEMA Region 10 will provide an overview of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as well as helpful background on the regional policy that was rescinded in August 2020. The presentation offered some paths forward as well as encouraged discussion among attendees to address questions that likely exist within the Oregon conservation and watershed stewardship community.