- Outstanding Student Presentation, 2002 Annual Conference of the American Water Resources Association, Philadelphia, PA.
- Olin Fellowship, Atlantic Salmon Federation 2005
COMMUNICATIONS TRAINING, SKILLS, AND COURSEWORK
- New Waves in Marine Science Media Fellowship, University of Maine, May 2003
- Feature Writing (Journalism 435), University of Maine, Spring 2002
- Science Communication (Journalism 680), University of Maryland, Spring 2001
- Center for Environmental Citizenship’s Environmental Journalism Academy, June 2001
Surface water sampling in lakes, rivers, and estuaries for comprehensive chemical analysis, including anions, cations, trace metals, nutrients, volatile organic compounds, and petroleum. Experience using throughfall collectors, autosamplers, dissolved oxygen meters, salinometers, secchi disk, porewater samplers; groundwater well development, sampling, and monitoring; soil and sediment sampling, marsh sediment coring, hydric soil identification; vegetation identification and sampling techniques, especially freshwater and coastal wetland plants; watershed surveys and development of watershed plans including best management practices for water quality protection; wetland and floodplain delineation, mitigation, and restoration; preparation of wetland permit applications, reports, and regulatory filings; Phase I and II environmental site assessments, including historical research, records review, site visits, site plan drafting, and report writing; small boat handling, including canoes, kayaks, sailboats, and motorboats; backcountry hiking/snowshoeing to remote lakes and streams requiring use of map, compass, GIS and GPS.
Peckenham, J.M., C.V. Schmitt, J.L. McNelly, and A.L. Tolman. 2005. Linking water quality to the watershed: developing tools for source water protection. Journal AWWA 97:62-69.
Schmitt, C., and J. Peckenham. 2005. Arsenic in Maine Groundwater. Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research, Orono, ME.
Schmitt, C. 2005. A Field Guide to Aquatic Phenomena. Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research, Orono, ME. http://www.umaine.edu/WaterResearch/FieldGuide/
Schmitt, C. 2005. The Effects of the 2001-2002 Drought on Maine Drinking Water Supplies. Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research, Orono, ME.
Hasbrouck, S., C. Schmitt, and R. Hallsworth. 2004. Protecting Groundwater Supplies: Maine's Source Water Protection Program. Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research, Orono, ME.
Hasbrouck, S., J. Peckenham, C. Schmitt, and R. Hallsworth. 2004. Safe Drinking Water. Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research, Orono, ME.
Schmitt, C. 2002. Source Water Protection: Linking Water Quality to the Watershed. Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental & Watershed Research.
Schmitt, C., J. Peckenham, and S. Hasbrouck. 2002. Maine’s Public Law 761: Improving public water supply protection. Geographical Digest Series, The University of Maine.
Schmitt, C., N. Weston, and C. Hopkinson. 1998. Preliminary evaluation of sedimentation rates and species distribution in Plum Island Estuary, Massachusetts. Biological Bulletin 195:232-233.
Magazine and newspaper articles on Sea Grant and Mitchell Center research:
2005. Island Monitoring. Friends of Acadia Journal, Summer 2005.
2005. Honoring Mitchell's Environmental Legacy. Bangor Daily News, April 21, 2005.
2005. It's in the Water. Atlantic Salmon Journal, Spring 2005.
2005. Where One-Eyed Giants Sleep: Unraveling the Mysterious Lives of the Northernmost Horseshoe Crabs. Northern Sky News: Issue 33.
2005. Piecing Together Acadia's Mercury Puzzle. Friends of Acadia Journal, Winter 2004/2005.
2004. Trashing Tumbledown. For the Sake of Maine Lakes (Maine Congress of Lake Associations, Scarborough, ME): Issue 15.
2004. UMaine Grad Student Studies Little-known Sea Cucumber. Natural New England: Issue 21, Fall 2004.
2003. Tracking Acid Rain across New England. Northern Sky News: Issue 19.
RECENT PRESENTATIONS and CONFERENCES
"Communicating ecosystem restoration: dam removal as a case study," presented at the 2005 Meeting of Universities Council on Water Resources/National Institutes of Water Resources, Portland, Maine, July 12-14 2005.
Co-Chair, 2005 Maine Water Conference, Augusta, Maine, March 22, 2005.