Catherine Deininger, M.S., Director of Biocenosis, LLC

Bachelor of Science, Physics, Furman University, 1990
Master of Science, Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Science, North Carolina State University, 1995

Training and Certification

  • NCSU River Course: Assessment and Identification of Riparian Vegetation, 2009
  • NC Division of Water Quality Certificate for Surface Water Identification Training, 2009
  • NCSU River Course: Introduction to the Taxonomy and Pollution Ecology of Aquatic Insects, 2006
  • NCSU River Course: Stream Classification & Assessment Workshop, 2003

Catherine is a founding member of Biocenosis LLC, 2009. As the co-coordinator of the Robeson Creek Watershed Council, she leads the effort in this watershed to involve local citizens in watershed protection through the Stewards Program. She has assisted the Town of Pittsboro in development of new watershed protection ordinances. She wrote the water resources section of the Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Chatham County, and pulled the various sections of the plan together to create a comprehensive plan. She collects, manages, and maps GIS data for conservation and watershed protection and planning.

For ten years prior to working with Biocenosis, Catherine worked for the Haw River Assembly, a nonprofit citizen’s River Keepers organization, as the Stream Stewardship Coordinator. Her focus was to engage community members and local governments in discussions about pollution prevention, conservation, and restoration. She obtained grant funding thru private foundations and the EPA 319 program for non point source pollution and managed projects involving educational outreach, watershed and stream assessment, monitoring, and planning.

Catherine is the environmental representative for the Watershed Oversight Committee (WOC) for Jordan Lake, and co-chair of the Robeson Creek Watershed Council since 2001.

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