Virginia KopkashVirginia Kopkash supervises the Wetland Mitigation Unit in New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Land Use Regulation Program. She has worked for the Department for more than sixteen years reviewing development applications and their potential impact on environmentally sensitive areas such as wetlands and floodplains. She has also delineated and verified the extent of wetlands on properties throughout the State. The past six years she has been overseeing the development of the State's wetland mitigation program. This task has included such actions as developing wetland mitigation performance standards, reviewing mitigation proposals, overseeing the construction of approved mitigation proposals, review and assessment of the success of those projects and the general overall improvement of wetland mitigation in the State.