Certificate of Participation for February 18, 2020 ASWM Assumption Webinar

How to Receive a Certificate of Participation for the February 18, 2020 Clean Water Section 404 Assumption Project Webinar Series: Assumption 101: Introduction to Assuming the CWA Section 404 Program

Using the ClassMarker online system, ASWM will ask you to certify that you participated in the entire live Clean Water Section 4040 Assumption Project Webinar: Assumption 101: Introduction to Assuming the CWA Section 404 Program on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 3:00-5:00 pm Eastern.

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Certificate of Participation for the Beaver Restoration Webinar - September 24, 2020

How to Receive a Certificate of Participation for the September 24, 2020 Beaver Restoration Webinar "Identifying Where to Place Beavers and When to Use Beaver Mimicry for Low Tech Restoration"

Using the ClassMarker online system, ASWM will ask you to certify that you participated in the entire live ASWM Beaver Restoration Webinar "Identifying Where to Place Beavers and When to Use Beaver Mimicry for Low Tech Restoration," on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 3:00-4:30 pm Eastern.

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2020 ACOE Compensatory Mitigation Training Webinars

Webinar 9: An Ecological Framework for Reviewing Compensatory Mitigation: How interests in property may affect mitigation projects

Held Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 2:00pm – 4:30pm Eastern

INTRODUCTION

PRESENTERS

ABSTRACTS

Paul Loftus
Understanding and Addressing Real Property Interests for Successful Site Protection and Financial Assurances

Audience Level: Basic

To ensure that mitigation projects are provided long-term protection through real estate or other available mechanisms it is necessary to understand basic concepts of property law, including title concepts, encumbrances of property, priority of interests, and potentially severed interests or estates. The goal of this presentation was to understand real estate legal concepts within the framework of planning for successful site protection for mitigation sites, and to address issues arising from prior and severed interests in property pledged to protect mitigation projects.

Kara Hellige
How Water Rights Drive Aquatic Resource Mitigation in the West

Audience Level: Basic

Water is a finite resource in the arid west and as demands on water supply increase, implementing legal protection for the hydrology of aquatic resource mitigation is as essential for long term success as site selection and mitigation design. The goal of the presentation was to shed light on questions regarding self-sustaining aquatic resource mitigation and restoration projects, methods to protect aquatic resources from future water demands in perpetuity, and federal and state regulatory requirements. This discussion will provide examples of how water rights have governed mitigation success and failures within arid regions.

Robin Bedenbaugh
Factors Affecting Cost and Feasibility of Mitigation Projects

There are many property interests that can affect mitigation projects, with the most common affects being negative impacts to cost and schedule. Impacts to cost and schedule ultimately translate to challenges to the overall feasibility of the projects. This presentation lookrf at some of these property interests and how they can affect mitigation projects; and will also address the numerous other associated interests that can compound the effects on a project’s costs and overall feasibility. Examples will be provided of mitigation projects that were able to successfully overcome these challenges and another project that was unable to overcome the challenges.

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Paul Loftus,U.S. Army Corps of EngineersPaul Loftus is the District Counsel for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District. Mr. Loftus serves as the Chief Legal advisor for the District with responsibility for all legal activities and functions of the District. Prior to joining the Corps of Engineers in 2016, Mr. Loftus was a litigation partner at Huddleston Bolen LLP and Dinsmore & Shohl LLP in Huntington, WV. In private practice Mr. Loftus represented transportation companies in litigation and was active in industry groups, including the Inland River Ports and Terminals Association, the American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association, and the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel.

Mr. Loftus is a graduate of the University of Dallas (BA), The University of Maryland College Park, (MA), and the West Virginia University College of Law (JD). He is licensed to practice law in Kentucky, Maryland, and West Virginia and is admitted before various state and federal courts. 

Kara Hellige, U.S. Army Corps of EngineersKara Hellige is the Senior Project Manager for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Durango Colorado Regulatory Office for the Sacramento District. She covers regulatory actions under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act. Kara has been working for the Corps of Engineers within Regulatory since 1999 and has been in the Durango Office since 2003. She is currently the lead on several interagency review teams for mitigation banks and an in-lieu fee program, along with the review lead for countless permittee-responsible mitigation and voluntary restoration/creation projects. 

Robin Bedenbaugh, RESRobin Bedenbaugh is a wetland restoration ecologist and senior project manager with RES. He holds a BS and MS in Biology from Old Dominion University. He has worked as an environmental scientist in Virginia for over 38 years, with much of his career focused on wetlands delineation, permitting and mitigation for DOT and DOD clients. His areas of expertise include both tidal and non-tidal wetland restoration and he has designed and overseen the development of successful wetland mitigation projects in a number of states. His special area of interest is in non-tidal forested wetland mitigation, and he has devoted much of his professional career towards the advancement of design, construction, and monitoring of these systems. 

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Part 9A: Introduction: Marla Stelk, Executive Director, Association of State Wetland Managers and Valarie Layne, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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Part 9B: Presenter: Paul Loftus, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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Part 9C: Presenter: Kara Hellige, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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Part 9D: Presenter: Robin Bedenbaugh, RES

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Certificate of Participation for the Hot Topics Webinar - September 21, 2020

How to Receive a Certificate of Participation for the September 21, 2020 ASWM Hot Topics webinar: Wetlands from the Nebraska Sandhills to Iowa’s Restored Ag Lands

Using the ClassMarker online system, ASWM will ask you to certify that you participated in the entire live ASWM webinar “Wetlands from the Nebraska Sandhills to Iowa’s Restored Ag Lands” on Monday, September 21, 2020 from 1:00–2:30 pm Eastern.

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ACOE Compensatory Mitigation Training Webinars

MitigatoinAn Ecological Framework for Compensatory Mitigation Training Webinar Series

Background & Goals

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) was interested in developing a webinar training series with topics that go beyond what is currently available at the National Interagency Review Team course or in Corps Regulatory Mitigation Workshops. The purpose of the contract between the Corps and the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) was to develop and provide advanced training materials for current and future Corps regulatory staff engaged in reviewing, approving and monitoring compensatory mitigation. However, the audience for the webinars and training workshop could also include other people who are working with or running compensatory mitigation programs such as state agency staff, etc. The project is intended to address all forms of compensatory mitigation, i.e., banks, in-lieu fee and permittee responsible. There are nine recorded webinars with an average of three presentations in each for this series that build on the information from each preceding webinar.

For more information and/or to join our email list for notices about upcoming events, please contact Laura Burchill at or (207) 892-3399.

View a List of Past Compensatory Mitigation Webinar Series Recordings Here

Target Audience

Project Reviewers, Regulators, Practitioners, State and Tribal Wetland Program Staff

Webinars in the Training Series

Webinar 1: An Ecological Framework for Reviewing Compensatory Mitigation: An Introduction – June 19, 2018

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Webinar 2: An Ecological Framework for Reviewing Compensatory Mitigation: Abiotic Processes– July 16, 2018

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Webinar 3: An Ecological Framework for Reviewing Compensatory Mitigation: Biotic Processes – August 29, 2018

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Webinar 4: An Ecological Framework for Reviewing Compensatory Mitigation: Plan Review – March 21, 2019

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Webinar 5: An Ecological Framework for Reviewing Compensatory Mitigation: Coherent Plans – Goals, Objectives, Performance Standards, Outcomes and Monitoring – April 18, 2019

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Webinar 6: An Ecological Framework for Reviewing Compensatory Mitigation: From Conceptual to Final Design – May 15, 2019

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Webinar 7: An Ecological Framework for Reviewing Compensatory Mitigation: Anticipating the Unexpected - June 27, 2019

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Webinar 8: An Ecological Framework for Reviewing Compensatory Mitigation: Oversight and Compliance - October 24, 2019

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Webinar 9: An Ecological Framework for Reviewing Compensatory Mitigation: How interests in property may affect mitigation projects - February 20, 2020

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Certificate of Participation - Capacity Building Webinar - June 24, 2020

How to Receive a Certificate of Participation for the June 24, 2020 Wetland Regulatory Capacity Building Project Webinar Series: Building Capacity to Protect and Manage Wetlands through the Development of State Wetland Associations

Using the ClassMarker online system, ASWM will ask you to certify that you participated in the entire live ASWM Capacity Building webinar: Building Capacity to Protect and Manage Wetlands through the Development of State Wetland Associations on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 3:00-4:30 pm Eastern.

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Certificate of Participation for the Beaver Restoration Webinar: October 13, 2020

How to Receive a Certificate of Participation for the October 13, 2020 Beaver Restoration Webinar “Case Studies of Long-term Changes from Beaver Restoration Activities”

Using the ClassMarker online system, ASWM will ask you to certify that you participated in the entire live ASWM Beaver Restoration Webinar "“Case Studies of Long-term Changes from Beaver Restoration Activities” on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 3:00-4:30 pm Eastern.

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Certificate of Participation for Capacity Building Webinar - 082020

How to Receive a Certificate of Participation for the August 20, 2020 Wetland Regulatory Capacity Building Project Webinar Series: Communications Strategies and Lessons Learned for Wetland Programs

Using the ClassMarker online system, ASWM will ask you to certify that you participated in the entire live ASWM Capacity Building webinar “Communications Strategies and Lessons Learned for Wetland Programs” on Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 3:00-5:00 pm Eastern.

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2020 ASWM Members' Webinar Series

Wetland Drainage in the United States: An Update on the Status of Drainage and New Restoration Findings

Held Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 3:00pm-4:30pm

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INTRODUCTION

PRESENTER

BIO

Tom Biebighauser Tom Biebighauser has restored over 2,400 wetlands and streams across Canada, 26-States, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, and Taiwan since 1979. He retired in 2013 after working 34-years for the USDA Forest Service as a Wildlife Biologist, where he started wetland and stream restoration programs across the United States. Tom has served as an instructor for the British Columbia Wildlife Federation Wetlands Institute for 16-years, restoring over 250-wetlands and streams across Alberta and British Columbia since 2003. Having built over 1,400-dams, he has since decommissioned over 300 -dams. Tom learned about drainage and irrigation from contractors who spent their lives destroying wetlands. Tom has developed highly effective and low-cost techniques for building wetlands and streams for rare species across North America. He builds habitats that require little, if any maintenance, and do not involve the use of diversions, dams, dikes, pipes, or pumps. Tom has written 4-books about wetland restoration, and instructs online college and field courses on the topic. He received the United States National Wetlands Award for Conservation and Restoration in 2015.


Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland Managers

Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland Managers

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Part 1: Introduction: Brenda Zollitsch, Senior Policy Analyst, Association of State Wetland Managers
Presenter: Tom Biebighauser, Wetland Restoration and Training

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Part 2: Presenter: Tom Biebighauser, Wetland Restoration and Training

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Part 3: Presenter: Tom Biebighauser, Wetland Restoration and Training

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Wetland and Floodplain Restoration for Hazard Risk Reduction and Economic Outcomes

Held Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 3:00pm-4:30pm 

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INTRODUCTION

PRESENTERS

ABSTRACTS

Patty Glick and Jessie Ritter:
This webinar highlighted some of the latest science on the effectiveness of wetlands, restored floodplains, and other natural infrastructure in lowering the risks to communities from weather- and climate-related hazards. As described in the newly-published report by the National Wildlife Federation and Allied World entitled The Protective Value of Nature, both model-based assessments and empirical evidence suggest that natural and nature-based approaches for hazard mitigation can be equally or more effective than conventional structural approaches, and they are often more cost-effective. Since healthy, intact wetlands and floodplains are often adapted to natural disturbances, they may have the capacity to withstand or recover from extreme events and adjust to ongoing environmental changes. Conventional structural approaches, on the other hand, often require ongoing maintenance, and may need costly repairs when they fail or are damaged. Further, working with nature brings additional benefits, including habitat for fish and wildlife and recreational opportunities. In addition to providing examples demonstrating the effectiveness of natural systems in reducing risks from flooding, storm surge, and other natural hazards, we offered a number of key policy recommendations to advance the nation’s use of natural infrastructure as an essential element of community resilience.

Brandon Parsons:
Primary barriers to floodplain restoration are often a lack of funding and available land. Decades of development along our rivers have reduced floodplain connectivity and disconnecting communities from their most valuable asset. Due to these fundamental land use changes, meaningful restoration cannot occur without increased room for rivers, proactive planning now and a change in how communities invest in their river corridors.

Restoring floodplain connectivity has proven to reduce flood risk, increase ecosystem services and has the potential to create high quality public space that can drive economic growth. Despite these benefits, arguments persist that conservation and restoration of riverside lands reduces community tax base and hinders economic growth.

This presentation reviewed the economic impact that communities around the country have received from investing in multibenefit projects along their river’s. Quantitative research from a national literature review and qualitative interviews with community leaders will showcase how restoration has impacted property values, development trends, and community tax revenue. This information will provide local practitioners, planners, floodplain managers and elected officials the tools they need to advocate for more multibenefit projects in their communities and understand the impact that specific project types (i.e. public park vs. wetland restoration) have on their environment and economies.

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Patty GlickPatty Glick is Senior Scientist for Climate Adaptation at the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). She has been dedicated to the issue of climate change for 29 years and has authored and co-authored numerous publications about climate change and wildlife and has presented information on climate change at major workshops and conferences across North America. Today, Patty is part of a team dedicated to forwarding NWF’s efforts to safeguard wildlife from climate change – often termed climate change adaptation. In 2016, the team received the Climate Adaptation Leadership Award from the U.S. Government. In 2007, Patty was one of 23 women around the world named as an “outstanding woman working on climate change issues” by the World Conservation Union (IUCN).

Brandon ParsonsBrandon Parsons leads American Rivers floodplain restoration efforts in the Pacific Northwest. He is a registered Landscape Architect whose work focuses on developing integrated watershed plans and projects that reduce flood risk, improve habitat and create high quality open spaces for all. Brandon now works closely with industry leaders, NGOs, Federal and State agencies, and policy makers to develop multibenefit projects and programs that balance development pressures with ecosystem recovery in the face of climate change. Prior to joining American Rivers, Brandon lead a series of river corridor masterplans and flood recovery efforts for communities throughout Colorado. Brandon has a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from Colorado State University and is a visiting lecturer at his alma mater.

Jessie RitterJessie Ritter is the Director of Water Resources and Coastal Policy for the National Wildlife Federation. In this role, Jessie leads the development and execution of NWF’s national water resources and coastal policy priorities. She oversees federal campaigns to protect clean water and wetlands and increase the resilience of communities and wildlife in the face of climate change and natural disaster events. Jessie has also worked with the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee and a number of national non-profits on federal and state policy issues ranging from fisheries management to coastal community resilience. Jessie holds a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University’s Nicholas School, and a B.S. in Zoology from North Carolina State University.

 

Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland Managers

Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland Managers

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Part 1: Introduction: William Dooley, Policy Analyst, Association of State Wetland Managers
Presenter: Patty Glick, Senior Scientist, National Wildlife Federation

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Part 2: Presenter: Brandon Parsons, Associate Director, Rivers of Puget Sound and Columbia Basin, American Rivers

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Part 3: Presenter: Jessie Ritter, Director of Water Resources and Coastal Policy, National Wildlife Federation  

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Part 4: Questions & Answers

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Large-scale Wetland Restoration that Harnesses the Power of Natural Infrastructure for Water Quality Improvement in Agricultural Landscapes

Held Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 3:00pm-4:30pm 

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INTRODUCTION

PRESENTERS 

• Owen Steele, Ducks Unlimited Canada [POWERPOINT PRESENTATION]

• Bryan Page, Ducks Unlimited Canada [POWERPOINT PRESENTATION]

ABSTRACT

Warming temperatures aggravate the impact of excess nutrients on water quality. Phosphorus, an acknowledged driver of dangerous blue-green algae outbreaks in rivers and lakes, has come under particular scrutiny. Recurring outbreaks have triggered interest in how wetlands can help reduce downstream phosphorus in agricultural watersheds with high rates of surface and subsurface drainage—like those in southwestern Ontario.

This webinar shared recent research led by Ducks Unlimited Canada which studied the nutrient-retention capacity of newly restored wetlands north of Lake Erie, where we have a long-standing conservation program. Like most restored wetlands in the region, the eight wetlands in the study are “edge-of-field” and receiving runoff from the agricultural landscape. This work was made possible by landowners who graciously allowed equipment and regular access on their rural properties.

Presenters shared their work conducted over one water-year, monitoring water inflows and outflows to measure nutrient-capture capacity and efficiency. The webinar shared results showing how restored wetlands acted as “phosphorus sinks,” with less phosphorus leaving the wetland basins than entering them through all four seasons.

The webinar shared the reduction efficiencies, enhance understanding about the multiple benefits wetlands provide and provide insights for small wetland design, public engagement and citizen science elements of the project. The webinar also described an option for a “sediment capture basin” designed to capture sediment before it enters the wetland, removing excess nutrients to support downstream water quality while also protecting the health and longevity of the habitat for wildlife.

Download the full report here.

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Owen SteeleOwen Steele is the Head of Conservation Programs, Owen works with an enthusiastic team of biologists, engineers and support staff to deliver and manage Ducks Unlimited Canada’s (DUC) conservation program across the province of Ontario. With 29 years of experience in the field, Owen also provides leadership to DUC’s conservation planning and science program, highlighted by research in the field of waterfowl ecology and wetland ecosystem services. Understanding and promoting the potential of wetlands to function as natural green infrastructure and contribute to climate change adaptation is seen as a key conservation strategy for the future of waterfowl habitat in Ontario. 

Bryan PageBryan Page obtained his Bachelor of Science with a major in Environmental Science from the University of Manitoba in 2002 and his Master of Science in Chemistry from the University of Manitoba in 2005. He began his career with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada where he supervised the water chemistry laboratory at the Experimental Lakes Area from 2005 to 2007. In 2008 he began working at Ducks Unlimited Canada in the Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research as a Biologist and in 2012 as a Research Biologist. His work has focused on the cycling of nutrients, the sequestration of carbon and the bioavailability of trace metals in different wetland types across Canada. His main interest involves studying the transport of phosphorus in and out of drained, restored, managed and natural wetlands.  

Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland Managers

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Part 1: Introduction: Brenda Zollitsch, Senior Policy Analyst, Association of State Wetland Managers
Presenter: Owen Steele, Ducks Unlimited Canada and Bryan Page, Ducks Unlimited Canada

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How Coastal Wetlands Reduce Coastal Damage During Tropical Cyclones

Held Tuesday, August 18, 2020 -3:00pm-5:00 pm Eastern

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INTRODUCTION

PRESENTERS

• Richard Carson, Distinguished Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego [POWERPOINT PRESENTATION]

• Fanglin Sun, PhD, Graduate of University of California, San Diego [POWERPOINT PRESENTATION]

ABSTRACT

With rising sea levels and increasingly intense storms associated with climate change, there is substantial interest in alternative defensive measures for protecting low-lying coastal communities against coastal flooding. Coastal wetlands are known to dampen storm surge and wind impacts, but policymakers have doubts about employing wetlands as natural levees due to lack of empirical evidence of effectiveness. Using detailed geospatial data, we explore a comprehensive set of natural and human factors to examine the role of coastal wetlands in reducing tropical-cyclone–related property damage. Using all 88 tropical storms and hurricanes hitting the United States between 1996 and 2016, the expected economic value of the protective effects of wetlands is estimated for all counties along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Recent wetland losses are estimated to have increased property damage from Hurricane Irma by $430 million. Results suggest the importance of considering both natural and human factors in coastal zone defense policy. This webinar provided a background for this economic valuation, present the study and its findings, as well as discussion about application of this work to real world decision-making.

BIOS

Richard CarsonRichard Carson is a Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego, where he has been since receiving his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1985. He is past President of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. Carson was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his work on climate change and environmental valuation and earlier served as Research Director for International Environmental Policy at the University of California’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. He has worked on environmental projects ranging from arsenic contamination of ground water in Bangladesh and forecasting CO2 emissions in China to conducting the benefit assessments for Fanglin Sun, PhD the U.S. Clean Water Act and its British equivalent. Carson was principal investigator for the economic component of the government’s damage assessments for the Exxon Valdez and BP Deepwater Horizon oil spills.

Fanglin Sun received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, San Diego. Fanglin’s research focuses on environmental, public and development economics. Across diverse topics, her research shares a common objective of using interdisciplinary techniques and novel data to tackle environmental problems.

 

Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland Managers

Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland Managers

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Part 1: Introduction: Brenda Zollitsch, Senior Policy Analyst, Association of State Wetland Managers
Presenter: Richard Carson, Distinguished Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego

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Part 2: Presenters: Fanglin Sun, PhD, Graduate of University of California, San Diego and Richard Carson, Distinguished Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego

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Michigan’s Web-based Permitting Tools for Reporting and Public Access: A Tour of Michigan’s MIWaters Data and Lessons Learned
 

Held Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 3:00pm-4:30pm

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INTRODUCTION

PRESENTERS

• Chad Fizzell, Wetlands GIS Specialist, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy [POWERPOINT PRESENTATION]

• Anne Garwood, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy [POWERPOINT PRESENTATION]

The MiWaters application is a web-based permitting process, allowing Michigan to fulfill federal electronic reporting requirements and providing an online component for access to public information. The focus of MiWaters is permitting and compliance, including wetland permitting, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), storm water, groundwater discharge, aquatic nuisance control, Part 41 construction, and land and water interface permits. It also includes electronic reporting of untreated or partially treated sanitary wastewater. MiWaters was developed to make it easier for the WRD to communicate with, and provide services electronically to, the regulated community. Functions and features provided by MiWaters include:

  • Allowing electronic submission of permit applications
  • Providing validation and feedback to permittees
  • Managing permissions, deciding who can view, edit, and submit applications or submittals.
  • Allowing Wastewater treatment plants to manage biosolids application sites online.
  • Providing near real-time notifications, to the permittee, of any violations determined by the system or by staff, providing permittees with an early "heads up" and opportunity to correct problems.

This webinar introduced participants to the many functions of MIWaters and shared many of the critical lessons learned about creating databases to manage water resource data.

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Chad FizzellChad Fizzell, Wetlands GIS Specialist, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality—Chad Fizzell works as a GIS Specialist in the Wetlands, Lakes, and Streams Unit within the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Chad is the Department expert in the Landscape Level Assessment of Wetlands, Wetland Inventory, and Remote Sensing. Chad was also the lead in developing and adapting the NWI+ methodology and LLWFA process in Michigan, and applying these concepts to watershed management in the State.

Anne GarwoodAnne Garwood is the Supervisor of the Wetlands, Lakes and Streams Unit for the Water Resources Division in the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. Michigan is an assumed state. Anne works on program development, guidance and training development, and supports administration of Michigan’s Section 404 Program. The Wetlands, Lakes and Streams Unit also works on wetland mitigation banking, wetland identification, wetland monitoring, stream restoration and mitigation, and inland lakes projects. Anne previously worked in the EGLE regulatory wetlands program, and also served as the EGLE coastal wetland ecologist, prior to accepting her current position in 2019. 

Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland Managers

Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland Managers

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Part 1: Introduction: Brenda Zollitsch, Senior Policy Analyst, Association of State Wetland Managers
Presenters: Anne Garwood, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy and Chad Fizzell, Wetlands GIS Specialist, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

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Part 2: Presenters: Anne Garwood, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy and Chad Fizzell, Wetlands GIS Specialist, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

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Part 3: Presenters: Anne Garwood, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy and Chad Fizzell, Wetlands GIS Specialist, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

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Members' WebinarAn Introduction to the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act: Understanding Its Relationship with Wetlands 

Held Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 3:00pm-4:30pm

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INTRODUCTION

PRESENTER

ABSTRACT

Like the Monarch Butterfly, more than one-third of America’s fish and wildlife species are now at risk of extinction. In the United States alone, more than 1,600 species are already listed under the Endangered Species Act, another 150 are presumed extinct, and state wildlife agencies have identified more than 12,000 Species of Greatest Conservation Need. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, federal legislation to create an almost $1.4 billion annual fund for states and tribes, will focus on proactive conservation actions to prevent wildlife from becoming endangered as well as help recover those already endangered. Many wetland dependent species are in dire need of proactive conservation action. This webinar introduced the bill and shared what the bill will provide in terms of more habitat restoration, monitoring, research, education to help these species and the wetland habitats they depend across the United States.

BIO

Naomi EdelsonNaomi Edelson is an inspirational leader in the wildlife conservation community who is gifted at building movements of people inspired to action. She is respected for convening coalitions and motivating teams for success, as well as being an innovator in the field, creating new practical tools and expert guidance. As Senior Director for Wildlife Partnerships at National Wildlife Federation, she leads their partnerships with state wildlife agencies and other state based partners to secure greater funding to prevent wildlife from becoming endangered, including legislative, communications, grassroots and coalition building elements of the campaign. On the federal side this includes the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act campaign. Naomi has also developed a toolkit for wildlife leaders on “Strengthening State Wildlife Agencies” which includes securing state-level funding for wildlife with numerous tips, tools, and case studies. She also works with Gardening for Wildlife program to restore wildlife habitat where people live, work, learn, play and worship, including creation of the Native Plant Finder and Sacred Grounds, a program for faith communities.

Before working with NWF, Naomi raised more than $1 billion U.S. dollars in new conservation funding through her work as the Teaming with Wildlife Director at the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. She initiated and directed all aspects of Teaming with Wildlife, a national grassroots coalition of more than 6,000 groups focused on securing federal funding for state-level wildlife conservation.

Naomi is a wildlife biologist with a M.S. from the University of Florida where she studied wading birds and wetlands, and a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Naomi lives with her husband and 12 year old son in Takoma Park, MD, just across the Washington D.C. line.

Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland Managers

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Part 1: Introduction: Brenda Zollitsch, Senior Policy Analyst, Association of State Wetland Managers
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Part 2: Presenter: Naomi Edelson, National Wildlife Federation

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The Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Highlights & Initial Take-Aways

Held Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:00pm-2:00pm Eastern

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INTRODUCTION

PANELISTS

BIOS

Royal C. GarnderRoyal C. Gardner is Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law. He is an internationally recognized expert in wetland law and policy. Recent projects include serving as the Chair of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, testifying before a World Bank arbitration panel, advising the Government of Oman regarding wetland policy, and coauthoring amicus briefs on behalf of environmental scientists. In WOTUS-related litigation, he has filed amicus briefs in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and in the U.S. District Courts for the District of North Dakota and the Southern District of New York.

Mark Patrick McGuireMark Patrick McGuire joined ACWA in January 2016 as an Environmental Program Manager. He manages Association work in the following subject areas: Nutrients policy, legal affairs, NPDES permitting, compliance, and enforcement, pretreatment, and water quality trading. Patrick holds a J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and a B.S. in History from Northeastern University. He is an active member of the Rhode Island and Massachusetts bars.

Ken NortonKen Norton, Chair of the National Tribal Water Council, is an enrolled member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe, and serves as the Director of the Hoopa Valley Tribal Environmental Protection Agency (TEPA). Ken has expertise in water quality and the development of water quality standards. He is a fisheries expert understanding the water quality needs of healthy salmon and other river life, and is experienced in watershed restoration. As TEPA Director, Ken oversees tribal water programs and tribal environmental programs, such as superfund, brownfields, air, pesticides, lead and solid waste. In prior years (2004 and 2009), Ken served as the Vice-Chair of the National Tribal Operations Committee (NTOC) and as the NTOC Tribal Caucus lead for water issues.
 

Brenda ZollitschBrenda Zollitsch is Senior Policy Analyst for the Association of State Wetland Managers. Brenda leads national policy analysis and research projects on a wide range of wetland issues and currently leads two national EPA Wetland Program Development Grant projects, one on state and tribal assumption and the other on building regulatory capacity in state and tribal wetland programs. She also leads analysis on proposed regulatory changes to both Clean Water Act Sections 401 and the Waters of the U.S. Brenda received her PhD in Public Policy from the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service in 2012.



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Part 1: Introduction: Marla Stelk, Executive Director, Association of State Wetland Managers
Presenter: Royal Gardner, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, Stetson University College of Law

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Part 2: Presenters: Mark Patrick McGuire,  Association of Clean Water Administrators and 
Ken Norton, National Tribal Water Council

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Part 3: Presenter: Brenda Zollitsch, PhD, Senior Policy Analyst, Association of State
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The Future of Restoration of Wetlands from Constructed Impoundments

Held Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:00pm-4:30pm Eastern

INTRODUCTION

PRESENTERTom Biebighauser

ABSTRACT

The webinar illustrated techniques developed for restoring natural wetlands, streams, and rivers affected by the construction of impoundments since the early 1900's, presenting as an example the Yaqan Nukiy Hunting Grounds Ecosystem Restoration Project, which is taking place on Lower Kootenay Band Lands near Creston, British Columbia. The techniques being shared during this webinar have direct application for the restoration of wetlands, streams, rivers, and floodplains across the United States and Canada.

BIO

Tom Biebighauser has restored over 2,400 wetlands and streams across Canada, 26-States, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, and Taiwan since 1979. He retired in 2013 after working 34-years for the USDA Forest Service as a Wildlife Biologist, where he started wetland and stream restoration programs across the United States. Tom has served as an instructor for the British Columbia Wildlife Federation Wetlands Institute for 16-years, restoring over 250-wetlands and streams across Alberta and British Columbia since 2003. Having built over 1,400-dams, he has since decommissioned over 300 -dams. Tom learned about drainage and irrigation from contractors who spent their lives destroying wetlands. Tom has developed highly effective and low-cost techniques for building wetlands and streams for rare species across North America. He builds habitats that require little, if any maintenance, and do not involve the use of diversions, dams, dikes, pipes, or pumps. Tom has written 4-books about wetland restoration, and instructs online college and field courses on the topic. He received the United States National Wetlands Award for Conservation and Restoration in 2015.

Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland Managers

Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland Managers

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Part 1: Introduction: Brenda Zollitsch, Senior Policy Analyst, Association of State Wetland Managers
Presenter: Tom Biebighauser, Wetland Restoration and Training

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Part 2: Presenter: Tom Biebighauser, Wetland Restoration and Training

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In Lieu Fee Mitigation for Impacts to Aquatic Resources: Current Program Instruments and Implementation Practices in the United States

Held Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 3:00pm-4:30pm Eastern

INTRODUCTION

PRESENTERS

ABSTRACT

In-Lieu Fee (ILF) mitigation is one of the three primary mechanisms—along with mitigation banks and permittee responsible mitigation—that permittees can use to satisfy compensatory mitigation requirements. Through an ILF program, a permittee may satisfy their legal obligations under the 2008 Compensatory Mitigation Rule by purchasing credits from the program “sponsor”—a government or non-profit natural resources management entity—who then uses the funds to restore, enhance, or protect wetlands and streams. To date, ILF programs have implemented hundreds of compensatory mitigation projects across the country and many more projects are pending or in the planning stages. In addition, new programs continue to come online to provide additional compensation options for permittees. This webinar shared findings from a report published in July 2019 by the Environmental Law Institute and the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law outlining the range of practice in ILF mitigation and describing innovative approaches across the country. The goal of the report and this webinar is to 1) support the development of effective ILF mitigation programs and 2) enhance the capacity of state/local/tribal governments and others that develop or oversee ILF programs in order to improve the protection and restoration of watersheds and aquatic ecosystems across the country.

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Rebecca KihslingerRebecca Kihslinger, PhD, is Science and Policy Analyst and Director of the Wetlands Program at the Environmental Law Institute. Rebecca directs ELI’s work on climate adaptation and community resilience, naturally green planning, and wetlands issues. She has led projects and written on opportunities for wildlife conservation in natural hazard areas, nature-friendly land use planning, the ecological success of wetland compensatory mitigation, and local and state wetland protection programs. She is currently working with partners in the Upper Mississippi River Basin to bring together hazard mitigation planners, emergency managers, and wetland and wildlife managers to identify opportunities to collaborate on projects that yield both flood hazard mitigation and habitat conservation benefits. Rebecca received her Ph.D. in Animal Behavior from the University of California, Davis, CA. 


Erin OkunoErin Okuno is a licensed attorney who works as the Foreman Biodiversity Fellow and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. She assists with the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy’s environmental education and service activities, and she conducts research on environmental law, science, and policy issues. Erin graduated summa cum laude from Stetson University College of Law and received the Edward D. Foreman Most Distinguished Student Award at graduation. Prior to working at Stetson Law, she practiced at a law firm in Tampa, Florida.


  

Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland Managers

Part 1: Introduction: Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland Managers

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Part 1: Introduction: Brenda Zollitsch, Senior Policy Analyst, Association of State Wetland Managers
Presenter: Rebecca L. Kihslinger, Environmental Law Institute

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Part 2: Presenters: Erin Okuno, Institute of Biodiversity Law and Policy, Stetson University College of Law and Rebecca L. Kihslinger, Environmental Law Institute

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