ASWM – September 24, 2014

The Association of State Wetland Mangers will host a webinar Ecosystem Service Valuation for Wetland Restoration: What it is, How to do it and Best Practice Recommendations on September 24, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will provide information regarding what ecosystem service valuation is, what economic methods can be used to develop monetary and non-monetary estimates for wetland benefits, examples of use, and best practice recommendations. For more information, click here.


Rock River Coalition and Environmental Law Institute – September 15, 2014

The Rock River Coalition and Environmental Law Institute Webinar: The Rock River TMDL, Where Are We Now? will be held on September 16, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Kathy Lake, P.E., Environmental Specialist for the Madison Metropolitan Sewage District, offers an overview of the first full year of TMDL implementation, including a second growing season, with a focus on watershed benefits. Ken Potter from the University of Wisconsin-Madison will discuss the Nelson Institute’s 2013 Water Resources Management Practicum with quantified and investigated mitigation of transient sediment in the Yahara WINs pilot project areas. To register, click here.

Value of Water Coalition – September 15, 2014

Value of Water Coalition will hold a free webinar on Water Works: Investing Together for a Stronger America on September 15, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. EDT. Water keeps our communities healthy, our cities running, and our economies growing. Despite its economic importance, we need to invest as much as $4.8 trillion over the next 20 years to maintain our nation's water and wastewater systems in a state of good repair. A new national report-The Economic and Labor Impact of the Water Sector-finds that 30 large water and wastewater agencies will be investing $254 billion into the economy in the next decade. This will result in $524 billion in economic output over the next ten years and support 289,000 jobs annually. This webcast will feature water leaders, public and private, from across America who will discuss how investment in water infrastructure puts people to work and builds a stronger nation. For more information and to register, click here.

September 12, 2014 

Hydrologic Connectivity of Coastal Plain Geographically Isolated Wetlands webinar will be held on September 12, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Presented by: Amy Keyworth (NCDENR DWR) and Dr. Dan Tufford (University of South Carolina). Isolated wetlands are a critically important ecosystem that provide ecological value and hydrological and water quality functions. Although the importance of the ecological and functional value of wetlands in the landscape is well documented, there are still significant gaps in our knowledge of “isolated” wetlands (IWs), especially concerning water quality and hydrology. Additionally, isolated wetlands are particularly vulnerable to losses from development and agriculture because they are often surrounded by developable uplands, are often small in size (less than an acre), and have varying degrees of regulatory protection. For more information and to register, click here.

Forester University – September 25, 2014

Forester University will hold a webinar on Up the Creek Establishing an Effective Public-Private Partnership on September 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Join Tamara Lee Pinard as she discusses her experience developing the Long Creek Watershed Management District (a public-private partnership) through a two-year stakeholder collaboration, and lays out the steps for you to establish a working public-private partnership of your own. In this presentation we’ll explore the crucial steps involved in establishing a working public-private partnership to develop a locally supported management plan, the process of developing a legal structure for cooperative implementation of the management plan, and how you can implement these in your community. Within this discussion, Pinard will review the Residual Designation Authority (RDA) – what it is, how it was used, and the results from its use in Long Creek. Additionally, we’ll discuss the Long Creek Watershed Management District design and implementation, and examine its accomplishments, including results from the Long Creek water quality monitoring program. Finally, we’ll explore the lessons learned, outcome strategies, and best practices you can implement in your design of a comprehensive public-private watershed program. For more information, click here or to register, click here. $79.00 

Rock River Coalition and Environmental Law Institute – October 21, 2014

The Rock River Coalition and Environmental Law Institute Webinar: Landscape-scale Identification of Actually Restorable Wetlands: An overview of a procedure for identifying restorable wetlands at large scales will be held on October 21, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.This talk will outline a procedure for identifying restorable wetlands at large scales. Scott Taylor, ecologist and owner of Taylor Conservation LLC, will share preliminary results of his work in the Rock River basin that brings together GIS analysis and rapid field reconnaissance to locate the most promising wetland restoration sites. The fuller picture gives insights into the potential of wetland restoration for watershed-wide reduction of polluted surface water run-off and enlargement of wildlife corridors. For more information, click here.

EPA – November 4, 2014

EPA Green Infrastructure Program Webinar: Innovative Financing for Green Infrastructure will be held on November 4, 2014 from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. EST. For more information, click here.


ASWM – September 17, 2014

The Association of State Wetland Manager will hold a Wetland Mapping Consortium webinar on September 17, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Part 1: A Help Guide for Using gSSURGO to Find Potential Wetland Soil Landscapes – John Galbraith, Virginia Tech and Part 2: Applications of SSURGO soil attributes to potentially restorable wetlands – Kevin Stark, Saint Mary’s University. For more information, click here.