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Wetland Breaking News: March 2019
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Wetland Breaking News: February 2019Editor's Note


Dear Wetlanders,

This month’s edition of Wetland Breaking News is perhaps a little smaller in size than usual. We’ve been incredibly busy at the Association this past month in catching up from the federal furlough, in planning for our annual meeting taking place April 2-4, 2019 at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia, and in our analysis of and comments on the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule. 

The Association of State Wetland Managers co-signed a comment letter to the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps back on February 14th, requesting a 60-day extension to the current 60-day comment period, along with the Association of Clean Water Administrators, Environmental Council of States and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Many other organizations, businesses and individuals also requested a comment letter period extension due to the significance of the proposed rule, potential impacts and lack of clarity regarding potential changes to other Clean Water Act Programs. Unfortunately, we received word last Monday that the extension was not granted. The deadline therefore remains the same, and all online comments will need to be submitted by midnight on April 15th via the Federal Register. More information about the proposed new rule and how to submit comments can be found on the Federal Register website here.

We also recently hired a new Policy Analyst on our staff, William Dooley, who will be taking over the task of compiling weekly news stories and Wetland Breaking News among, of course, many other policy, project and program tasks at the Association. We’re incredibly thrilled to have Bill on our team and look forward to all of you getting to know him in the future. If you have news stories of interest or information about new publications, etc. that you would like us to consider including in future editions of Wetland Breaking News, please feel free to submit them to .

I hope you enjoy this edition of Wetland Breaking News and look forward to seeing many of you at our annual meeting in April.



Best regards,

Marla J. Stelk

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Editor's ChoiceWetland Breaking News: February 2019


Trump’s 2020 Budget Would Cut EPA Funding by 31%

By Olivia Rosane – EcoWatch – March 12, 2019
President Donald Trump released his budget for fiscal year 2020 on Monday, to a general outcry from environmental groups who say it underfunds key programs and agencies. EcoWatch has already reported on its biggest ask — $8.6 billion in funding for a border wall that would threaten borderland wildlife and communities — but the budget has been equally criticized for what it would cut, including a 31 percent decrease in funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a nine to 14 percent decrease for the Department of the Interior (DOI). Read full story here.

Senate Confirms Andrew Wheeler to Lead EPA

By Alan Neuhauser – U.S. News – February 28, 2019
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. The 52-47 vote largely fell along party lines. Senate Democrats had vigorously opposed Wheeler's selection to lead the federal agency most responsible for enforcing environmental laws and regulating pollution, citing his previous work on behalf of the coal sector, which in 2017 was the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. When asked during his confirmation hearing last month whether he accepted urgent warnings from scientists about climate change, Wheeler responded, "I would not call it the greatest crisis." Read full story here.

Justices to review high-stakes Clean Water Act fight

Ellen M. Gilmer – E&E News – Greenwire – February 19, 2019
The Supreme Court is set to take up a critical debate over the scope of federal water protections. The justices today agreed to hear what amounts to the biggest environmental case of this year: a dispute over which types of pollution discharges trigger the Clean Water Act. The issue reached the high court in two different cases: County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawai'i Wildlife Fund and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP v. Upstate Forever. The justices will hear the first one. Both raise this critical question: If a pollutant travels through groundwater before reaching a federally regulated waterway, does the Clean Water Act apply? Read full story here.

EPA plans to scale back federal protection of waterways

ByJessie Higgins – UPI – February 18, 2019
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to scale back the number of U.S waterways that receive federal protection, pleasing farmers but upsetting ecology-focused groups. The changes would come from proposed revisions to the EPA's Waters of the United States rule, released late last week. That rule identifies the types of waterways over which the federal government has regulatory control. Read full story here.

 

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Wetland Breaking News: February 2019National News 

 
Rebuilt Wetlands Can Protect Shorelines Better Than Walls

By Rowan Jacobsen – Scientific American – April 2019
On August 27, 2011, Hurricane Irene crashed into North Carolina, eviscerating the Outer Banks. The storm dumped rain shin-high and hurled three-meter storm surges against the barrier island shores that faced the mainland, destroying roads and 1,100 homes. After the storm, a young ecologist then at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill named Rachel K. Gittman decided to survey the affected areas. Gittman had worked as an environmental consultant for the U.S. Navy on a shoreline-stabilization project and had been shocked to discover how little information existed on coastal resilience. Read full article here.

Earth Day Network Launches Great Global Clean Up

Earth Day Network – March 18, 2019
Earth Day Network is implementing a nationally coordinated environmental volunteer Clean Up in honor of Earth Day 2019, In collaboration with partners across the U.S., including National Clean Up Day. Building on best practices and verifiable metrics from 2019, this event will then be scaled-up for the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2020 as the Great Global Clean Up with more than 100,000 events globally and one billion pieces of trash collected. Volunteers in 13 cities across the U.S. will come together with grassroots organizations for Earth Day 2019 to clean up U.S. green spaces, urban landscapes, and waterways. Read full story here.

The Midwest Battles Historic Floods In The Aftermath Of 'Bomb Cyclone'

By Shannon Van Sant – NPR – March 16, 2019
It's the worst flooding parts of the Midwest have seen in decades, where several states are battling the aftermath of a powerful "bomb cyclone" which swept through the region, bringing blizzard conditions, hurricane-like winds, snow and heavy rain. The powerful storm pushed some waterways, including the Missouri River, to record levels in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota. Marc Chenard, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, told NPR many areas will remain water-logged for days. Read full story here.

New Report: EPA Enforcement at Record Low in 2018

Contact: Tom Pelton – Environmental Integrity Project – February 26, 2019
As the new majority in the U.S. House prepares to hold its first oversight hearing Tuesday on environmental enforcement under the Trump Administration, a new report documents declines in inspections, polluters charged with crimes, civil penalties, pollution reductions, and EPA enforcement staffing. The result, according to the report by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), is that communities across the country are being put at risk of exposure to dangerous contaminants. The report provides 10 examples of major pollution violations in California, Texas, Louisiana, Indiana, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Delaware that have avoided EPA penalties under the Trump Administration. Read full story here. Download the report here.

A Climate Change Skeptic Is Spearheading Trump’s New Climate Change Committee

By Lizzie Helmer – IJR – February 20, 2019
The White House is considering creating a climate change committee that will focus on refuting claims made by its own administration and will put at the head of the committee a long-time climate change skeptic. National Security Council senior director William Happer will lead the committee despite his dubious past claims, including one where he compared the scrutiny of carbon dioxide by climate scientists to the treatment of Jews in the Holocaust under Adolf Hitler. Read full story here.

US mining sites dump 50M gallons of fouled wastewater daily

By Matthew Brown – The Washington Post – February 20, 2019
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated, The Associated Press has found. That torrent is poisoning aquatic life and tainting drinking water sources in Montana, California, Colorado, Oklahoma and at least five other states. Read full story here.

 

 

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AK: Corps releases draft EIS for Pebble

Elwood Brehmer – Alaska Journal of Commerce – February 27, 2019
Alaskans interested in the future of the Pebble mine project should get their reading glasses ready. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is asking for feedback on its approximately 1,400-page draft environmental impact statement, or EIS, released Feb. 20 for the Pebble project. A 90-day public comment period begins March 1. Opponents of the mine contend the Corps limited its focus to environmental impacts at the mine site and ignored potential downstream effects, particularly to fisheries. To the contrary, Pebble Limited Partnership CEO Tom Collier said the company didn’t identify any major data gaps or substantive impacts that couldn’t be addressed in the draft document. Read full article here.

CA: Why California’s droughts and floods will only get worse

By Ula Chrobak – Popular Science – March 5, 2019
The Golden State’s had a harsh winter. Between October 1 and March 3, most California weather stations across the state were reporting greater-than-normal amounts of precipitation. And the state’s snowpack has grown to be the fifth largest in 40 years, with up to 25 feet of powder in some places. It’s needed moisture after a six-year-long drought from 2011 to 2017 and last year’s dry winter. Snowpack and reservoirs are stocked right now. But persistent rain has flooded many areas, including towns along Northern California’s Russian River. In Guerneville, residents paddled around after the river swelled to 45 feet high. Rain, floods, and mudslides have also wrecked homes and roads in areas across the state. The dramatic shift from dry to wet this winter hints at what’s to come. Read full story here.

CA: Trump's California Water Order Rushes Science and Cuts Out Public, Emails Show

By Lauren Sommer – KQED – March 7, 2019
The Trump Administration has ordered federal biologists to speed up critical decisions about whether to send more water from Northern California to farmers in the Central Valley, a move that critics say threatens the integrity of the science and cuts the public out of the process. The decisions will control irrigation for millions of acres of farmland in the country’s biggest agricultural economy, drinking water for two-thirds of Californians from Silicon Valley to San Diego, and the fate of endangered salmon and other fish. Read or listen to full story here.

CA: Wildfire Risk in California No Longer Coupled to Winter Precipitation

By Mari N. Jensen – University of Arizona News – March 4, 2019
Wet winters no longer predict possible relief from severe wildfires for California, according to a new study from an international team that includes a University of Arizona scientist. From 1600 to 1903, the position of the North Pacific jet stream over California was linked to the amount of winter precipitation and the severity of the subsequent wildfire season, the team found. Wet winters brought by the jet stream were followed by low wildfire activity, and dry winters were generally followed by higher wildfire activity. After 1904, the connection between winter moisture brought by the jet stream from December through February and the severity of the wildfire season weakened. Read full story here.

DE: DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife to begin spraying mosquito larvae in wooded wetlands

Delaware News – March 15, 2019
DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section within the Division of Fish & Wildlife is scheduled to begin its annual spring woodland pool spraying on Tuesday, March 19 to control immature aquatic mosquito larvae in wooded wetlands near select populated areas. Weather permitting, spraying will begin in southern Sussex County and expand into Kent and New Castle counties in the weeks ahead. In most years, about 10,000 wooded acres that would produce large numbers of early-season mosquitoes are strategically sprayed by helicopter using insecticides to control mosquito larvae. Read full story here.

FL: As wetland credits dry up, developers push bill that worries environmentalists

Jeffrey Schweers – Tallahassee Democrat – March 12, 2019
For decades, developers of housing, shopping malls and hotels have been able to build on Florida's wetlands by either helping to restore or clean up wetlands at a different location. But those wetland mitigation banks, used to offset the adverse impact of development, are drying up across the state, especially in south Florida. The Everglades Mitigation Bank and the Hole-in-the-Donut banks have had 9-12-month periods without any credit, and the Loxahatchee bank will run out in five to six months, experts said. Legislation introduced in both houses this session seeks to remedy that pending crisis by opening the gates for local governments to allow developers to restore local public lands bought for conservation if no state or federal mitigation bank credits are available. Read full story here.

ID: Wetland mitigation bill advances in Idaho legislature

By Brad Carlson – Capital Press – March 14, 2019
The Idaho Senate Resources and Environment Committee on March 13 endorsed a bill that would ensure that developers have access to any wetland mitigation options available under federal law. House Bill 207 clarifies that all types of approaches allowed under the 2008 Federal Mitigation Rule are available in Idaho:
• Mitigation banks that do qualifying wetlands work in a basin and sell credits to developers who impact wetlands elsewhere.
• Fee mitigation in which an agency or nonprofit collects a fee from the developer.
• Mitigation on-site by the developer who impacts the wetland.
Read full story here.

IN: Environmental Groups File 60-day Notice of Clean Water Act Lawsuit Against U.S. EPA for Failure to Act After Finding of Impaired Waterways in NE Indiana

Environmental Law & Policy Center – March 13, 2019
Today, the Environmental Law & Policy Center, Alliance for the Great Lakes and Hoosier Environmental Council filed a 60-day notice under the Clean Water Act for a potential lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its failure to act to approve or disapprove Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s (IDEM) impaired waters list submitted on August 17, 2018. Under the Clean Water Act, the U.S. EPA is required to approve or disapprove of the submitted list within 30 days of its submission. Many of the streams and rivers in Northeast Indiana that flow into the Maumee River and then into western Lake Erie are listed as impaired in IDEM’s August 2018 report to U.S. EPA. Western Lake Erie has been plagued by harmful algal blooms for many summers because of nutrient pollution due to agricultural runoff from manure and fertilizers into waterways that are part of several watersheds in Indiana and Ohio. Read full story here.

ME: Maine Voices: Maine farms have key role to play in combating climate change

By John Piotti – Press Herald – March 7, 2019
Maine just became the 22nd state to join the U.S. Climate Alliance and is poised to play an outsized role in the coalition. Gov. Mills has made climate a priority, and Maine, as a state of working forests and farms, is well positioned to develop and refine strategies through which these working lands can help fight climate change. As the 2018 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change documents, we can’t meet the goals of the Paris climate accord unless we take steps that go beyond reducing emissions. We also need to remove carbon already in our atmosphere. Read full story here.

MN: Scientists say there’s still time to save Minnesota from invasive wetland plant

Dan Gunderson – MPR News – February 27, 2019
An invasive grass is spreading in wetlands across Minnesota, but scientists at the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center say there’s still time to stop it in its tracks. They want the state to get serious about invasive phragmites, an invasive strain of a native wetland grass that grows faster, taller and thicker than its native cousin. Read full story here.

MN: Environmental group seeks EPA documents on Minnesota mine

By Ivan Moreno – MRP News – February 19, 2019
A Minnesota environmental group filed a federal lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday, seeking to force it to make public the concerns its specialists have expressed about a copper-nickel mine in the northeast of the state. Environmentalists worry PolyMet Mining’s planned $1 billion mine, which would occupy 19,000 acres in the St. Louis River basin, will create a permanent pollution source from the river into Lake Superior. More than 900 acres of wetlands would also be destroyed, the lawsuit from WaterLegacy alleges. Read full story here.

NE: Wetland restoration effort underway

By Suzi Nelson – Wahoo Newspaper – March 16, 2019
Over a half-century ago, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission took steps to improve habitat for water fowl in the wetlands north of Memphis State Lake. Unfortunately, those methods did not work as planned, and now the area is being rehabilitated to restore it to its original form. “We’re putting the wetland contour back to where it was naturally,” said Randy Stutheit, wetland/wildlife biologist for state Game and Parks. Read full story here.

NV: Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Joins U.S. Climate Alliance

Contact: Helen Kalla – United States Climate Alliance – March 12, 2019
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak today announced his plans to join the U.S. Climate Alliance. He stated that “I said in my State of the State address that I will not spend a single second debating the reality of climate change and its impact on our state. By joining the U.S. Climate Alliance, we are taking bold steps to ensure a better, healthier future for our children. With these ambitious goals and commitments to reduce our carbon footprint, I am determined to make Nevada part of the solution.” Read full story here.

NM: For a Warming World, A New Strategy for Protecting Watersheds

By Jacques Leslie – Yale 360 – February 19, 2019
Long before an aspen tree fell on a power line in New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains in June 2011, triggering the biggest wildfire in the state’s history, fire managers knew that New Mexico’s forests were vulnerable. Climate change-induced drought and higher temperatures had dried out the trees and soil. And after more than a century of fire suppression, areas that supported 40 trees per acre in the pre-European era now were blanketed with up to a hundred times as many. This profusion of trees — as many as one per square yard — weakened all of them and rendered them defenseless against megafires. Read full story here.

NY: Restoring Wetlands Improves Coastal Resiliency

Public News Service – March 13, 2019
The town of East Hampton, New York, will soon be demolishing a house so the land can once again serve as a protective buffer against storm damage. The 3.2-acre plot is next to a large tract of protected wetland along Accabonac Harbor. The demolition is part of an effort taking place in coastal communities around Long Island that bore the full brunt of Superstorm Sandy almost seven years ago. Alison Branco, coastal director at The Nature Conservancy, says the former home site will gradually revert to wetlands. Read full story here.

OR: NRCS announces application cut-off for agricultural and wetland conservation easements

Contacts: Bari Williams and Tracy Robillard – USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service – March 18, 2019
Do you want to keep your farm or ranch in agriculture for future generations? Do you want to protect your agricultural land from future development? Do you want to restore wetland habitat on your land and protect it for migratory birds, fish, and other wildlife? USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Oregon offers easement programs to help private landowners, state and local governments, Indian tribes, and non-profit groups protect Oregon’s working agricultural lands and wetlands for future generations. NRCS is accepting applications for the Agricultural Conservation Easements Program (ACEP). Applications must be submitted by April 19 to be considered in the Fiscal Year 2019 batch of applications. Read full new release here.

VT: Clean water funds used for floodplain restoration project in Camel’s Hump State Park

Vermont Business Magazine – March 7, 2019
In 2011, Tropical Storm Irene devastated Vermont, with $153 million in damages as homes were washed away and bridges and roads were decimated. Looking to the future, climate change is predicted to bring more intense storms to the Northeast and in response, the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) is working to make Agency land more flood resilient. ANR is implementing several projects to restore rivers across the state, including a preliminary engineering design for a floodplain restoration project in Camel’s Hump State Park near the outlet of Preston Brook. Read full story here.

WA: Incentives for innovation included in proposed updates to permit fees

San Juan Islander – March 10, 2019
With nearly 6,000 local governments and businesses across the state having water quality permits, the Washington Department of Ecology is looking to encourage innovative approaches to pollution reduction. Ecology is proposing to offer facilities a three-year, 75 percent reduction in permit fees for engaging in market research and development of products or processes that reduce pollution. “Our state is filled with innovators and we want to encourage a holistic environmental approach to operations,” said Heather Bartlett, Water Quality Program Manager. “This would allow us to financially incentivize our permittees to take action beyond water quality. The environmental benefits could be related to improving our land, air, or water.” Read full story here. Public comments being accepted by April 30, 2019.

 

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Climate change negatively affects waterbirds in the American West

By Chris Branam – Phys.org – March 18, 2019
New research shows that recent climate change is having profound effects on wetlands across the American West – affecting birds that use these wetlands for breeding, migration and wintering. According to a study published today in the journal Scientific Reports, higher temperatures and less precipitation have reduced waterbird habitat, resulting in fewer birds in the region and elsewhere. The study, which began in the mid-1990s, is the result of a research collaboration between scientists at Oregon State University, U.S. Geological Survey, University of California, Merced; and the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation. The researchers examined more than a century's worth of temperature and precipitation data across the Great Basin, which spans nearly all of Nevada, much of Oregon and Utah, and portions of California, Idaho and Wyoming. They compared the data with more than 50 years of results from the U.S. Geological Survey Breeding Bird Surveys, which began in 1968. Read full story here.

Coastal ecosystems suffer from upriver hydroelectric dams

University of California - San Diego – Science Daily – March 13, 2019
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and UC Riverside found that inland river dams can have highly destructive effects on the stability and productivity of coastline and estuarine habitats. The study was published March 13 in Science Advances. The researchers analyzed downstream ecosystems from four rivers, two dammed and two unobstructed, in the Mexican Pacific states of Sinaloa and Nayarit. They found dramatic coastal recession along the mouths of the obstructed rivers, including in vital ecosystems like mangrove forests, which provide protection from storms, commercial fishery habitats, and belowground carbon storage. Read full article here.

Atmospheric Scientists Reveal the Effect of Sea-ice Loss on Arctic Warming

Contact: Ms. LIN Zheng – Institute of Atmospheric Physics – March 2019
Enhanced warming in the Arctic (north of 67°N) is found in both recent observational investigations and model simulations with greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions increasing. Global warming is occurring twice as fast in the Arctic than anywhere else on Earth. However, why the largest the Arctic amplification (AA) only occurs in certain periods over areas with significant sea-ice loss is still under great debate. Scientists from State University of New York, Albany and Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences found the answers by means of historical data analyzation and climate model simulations. Their analyses indicated that AA would not slow down until the 22nd and 23rd centuries, after almost all of the Arctic's sea ice has melted away with GHGs emissions increasing. Read full article here.

As sea level rises, wetlands crank up their carbon storage

Smithsonian – ScienceDaily – March 6, 2019
Some wetlands perform better under pressure. A new study revealed that when faced with sea-level rise, coastal wetlands respond by burying even more carbon in their soils. Coastal wetlands, which include marshes, mangroves and seagrasses, already store carbon more efficiently than any other natural ecosystem, including forests. The latest study, published March 7 in the journal Nature, looked at how coastal wetlands worldwide react to rising seas and discovered they can rise to the occasion, offering additional protection against climate change. Read full story here.

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Are Turning Up in Puget Sound Marine Life

By Hannah Thomasy – Hakai Magazine – March 4, 2019
In Washington State’s Puget Sound, antibiotic-resistant bacteria are infecting the area’s harbor seals and harbor porpoises. A recent preliminary survey of 11 animals has produced worrying results: 80 percent of animals sampled carried bacteria that were resistant to an antibiotic, and more than 50 percent carried bacteria that were resistant to multiple antibiotics. “These animals are sentinels,” says Stephanie Norman, a veterinary epidemiologist with Marine-Med who is working to understand the causes and the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the region’s marine mammals—a project supported by a wide range of local and state organizations. “Studying these animals gives us a nice profile of the health of the Puget Sound area,” she says. Read full article here.

Natural Climate Solutions Are Not Enough

Contact: Brooke Hirsheimer – World Wildlife Fund – February 28, 2019
To stabilize the Earth’s climate for people and ecosystems, it is imperative to ramp up natural climate solutions and, at the same time, accelerate mitigation efforts across the energy and industrial sectors, according to a new policy perspective published today in Science. Among their findings, the researchers warn that a ten-year delay in emissions reductions from energy and industry could this century result in emissions that negate the net potential emissions reductions benefit of natural climate solutions. Read full press release here.

What counts as extreme temperature is a moving target

By Sarah DeWeerdt – Anthropocene Magazine – February 26, 2019
With climate change, weather patterns that were unusual in the past (ahem, February heat waves in London) are becoming more common. But how exactly do people recognize unusual weather conditions? Scientists use various benchmarks – 1850, the past 30 years, and so on – when quantifying climate change, but there’s been very little research on how members of the general public develop a baseline sense of “normal” climate or how that sense changes over time. The first large-scale study to tackle this problem, published yesterday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that the public’s climatic baseline tends to be a very recent one, reflecting weather experienced roughly 2 to 8 years ago. Read full article here.

Ancient wetlands provide new insight into global carbon cycle

University of Eastern Finland – ScienceDaily – February 26, 2019
Scientists have unearthed and pieced together evidence on more than 1,000 ancient wetland sites from across the globe, that are presently covered by fields, forests and lakes. Although vanished from the Earth's surface, these buried sites could explain some of the differences between global carbon cycle models and real-life observations. Cliffs, quarries, road construction, and scientific sampling have revealed carbon-rich wetland deposits buried under other kinds of soils and sediments. Many wetlands are characterized by thick deposits of undecomposed plant material (or peat), which is often preserved, resulting in a record of wetland presence. The buried wetlands frequently included coastal marshes that had been flooded by sea level rise, and wetlands that had been buried by glaciers, flooding, or wind-deposited sediments. Read full story here.

Restoring streamside vegetation using grazing and beavers

By Kurt Fesenmyer – Trout Unlimited – February 22, 20 19 – Video
If you hang around a Bureau of Land Management biologist near a stream long enough, you are bound to hear the acronym PFC. Proper Functioning Condition is a long-standing rapid assessment the BLM uses to evaluate the overall condition or impairment of streams and streamside vegetation on the 248 million acres the agency manages in the western U.S. The objective of many BLM management efforts is to shift streams that have been degraded by stressors such as drought, wildfire, and historical grazing practices from a non-functioning designation to a proper functioning designation, and then make sure they stay that way. But how exactly do you do that, especially for such a massive landscape? Read full blog post and view video here.

Ecosystem responses to dam removal complex, but predictable

Contact Yasmeen Sands – U.S. Forest Service – February 20, 2019
In the United States, the removal of dams now outpaces the construction of new ones—with more than 1,400 dams decommissioned since the 1970s—and a new study) suggests that the ecosystem effects of dam removal can be predicted. Published in the journal BioScience, the study identifies a consistent set of physical and biological processes that control ecological responses to dam removal. These processes, combined with the unique environmental conditions found at each dam, ultimately determine how the ecology of the river will respond. “We found that each dam removal is unique because of the location, size, and history of the watershed,” said Ryan Bellmore, a Juneau, Alaska-based research fish ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station who is lead author of the study. “Nevertheless, we found that ecological responses generally follow similar patterns.” Although dams are primarily removed because they are aging and are costly to repair or upgrade, ecosystem recovery also is a common objective, particularly for fish species such as salmon that are culturally and economically important. Read full news release here.

Neither snow, slush nor sunken ice keeps these scientists from wetland restoration

Dan Gunderson – MPR News – February 18, 2019
It was a simple plan: Use a snowmobile to tow sleds loaded with coolers of amphipods onto a wetland in winter. Drill holes in the ice. Pour millions of the inch-long "freshwater shrimp" into the water. Kick-start the process of restoring a critical food source in the wetland. But on a cold snowy day in February, the scientists' snowmobile quickly bogged down in slush. The ice has started to sink under the heavy snow cover. Wetlands researcher Danelle Larson stood on the shore, contemplating how to get the amphipods into the wetland: "We have 16 inches of water on top of the ice. Our snowmobile isn't working." It's one of the many challenges of stocking wetlands in the middle of winter. But winter is the time of year when those tiny invertebrates have the best chance of surviving a move. Amphipods are an important source of food for ducks — especially diving ducks — but they're disappearing from wetlands across western Minnesota. Read full story here.


Wetland Breaking News: February 20195 Science Teams Racing Climate Change as the Ecosystems They Study Disappear

By Bob Berwyn – InsideClimate News – February 6, 2019
The landscapes and climate in many parts of the world could be nearly unrecognizable by the end of the century if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current pace, research suggests. In the mountains and high latitudes, snow and ice are vanishing. In drier areas, large swaths of forests are dying. Along the coast, the rising ocean and stronger storms are taking bigger bites of land while the warming waters change the ecosystems under the waves. Earth's physical features and its ecosystems are woven into a complex and dynamic system, and scientists are studying its many strands to paint a picture of how the world may look by 2100, and how that will affect people, landscapes and resources.. Read full story here.

 

 

Wetland Breaking News: February 2019Resources and Publications

 
New Publication: Advocating for Science in a Politicized Environment

Climate Science Legal Defense Fund – March 6, 2019
Today we published “A Pocket Guide to Advocating for Science in a Politicized Environment.” This new resource will help scientists from all disciplines understand U.S. anti-lobbying restrictions and other political laws, so they can safely and effectively advocate for the issues of importance to them. Read more and download the pocket guide here.

ESLC publishes comprehensive sea level rise study

By Jack Rodgers – Dorchester Star – February 21, 2019
The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, (ESLC) released a new study to assist local governments’ plans for the impacts of sea level rise, a news release states. The study, “Mainstreaming Sea Level Rise Preparedness in Local Planning and Policy on Maryland’s Eastern Shore,” is centered on sea level rise projections for the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries in 2050 and 2100. In a screening of the film ‘High Tide in Dorchester’ last year, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory Professor Ming Li said by 2100 more than half of Dorchester County likely will be underwater. Read full story here.

 


PotpourriWetland Breaking News: February 2019


Strategies to Improve Urban Hydrology

By Aaron Sidder – March 18, 2019
More than half of the world’s population lives in cities, and the trend of urban migration is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. As city populations swell, the “built environment” expands; paved surfaces, buildings, and other urban infrastructure replace forests, grasslands, wetlands, and agriculture. From a hydrologic perspective, this transformation results in a large-scale transition from a water-penetrable (pervious) surface to water-impenetrable (impervious) cover. The loss of natural land cover leads to a host of urban water issues, including increased risks of flooding and pollution and reduced groundwater recharge. As these problems have grown, many cities have attempted to improve urban hydrology through green infrastructure initiatives that aim to improve stormwater management. Read full story here.

Yummy treats for feathered guests in wetlands

By Ketan Tatu – DNA – March 18, 2019
In a couple of weeks from now, most of the wetlands in Gujarat will be almost devoid of migratory waterbirds that have been busy swimming, up-ending, diving, wading and plunging in our wetlands in search of food during the winter season. A bird watcher used to spending time at a wetland since last December will not be tempted to visit the wetland again until next November/December. This is because lakhs of migratory and resident-migratory ducks (for example, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Eurasian Wigeon, Eurasian Teal, Gadwall, Garganey, etc) and shorebirds (such as stints, sandpipers, plovers, etc.) may have already departed from our familiar wetlands in the state and many others will be vacating them soon to rush to their breeding quarters in Europe, Central Asia and North Asia. For around five months of winter, starting in November/December, our wetlands had been playing the role of 'guest-houses' or 'resorts' for these feathered and winged 'foreign tourists'. Read full story here.

What We Owe to Rachel Carson

Chesapeake Bay Foundation – March 14, 2019
In honor of Women's History Month, we are looking back at some of the natural world's greatest heroines. And perhaps there's no one more deserving of that descriptor than Rachel Carson. Back in 1962—before there was an Earth Day, or EPA, or even a Chesapeake Bay Foundation—marine biologist, writer, and conservationist Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring. The book that started it all, Spring is credited for launching the environmental movement. In it, Carson investigates the damage that the fast-growing use of DDT to control insects had inflicted on birds and other wildlife, and eventually humans. Despite the initial uproar after the book's release (“What she wrote started a national quarrel," said CBS Reports in a one-hour special shortly after the book was published), Carson ultimately changed the way people look at the natural world. "Her message that humans cannot totally control nature or eradicate species we don' t like—at least not without harmful side effects—came through clearly. She advocated integrated management: using a minimum of chemicals combined with biological and cultural controls," says PBS website. Read full blog post here.

Aquaculture Doesn’t Reduce Pressure on Wild Fish

By Brian Owens – Hakai Magazine – March 7, 2019
Aquaculture is often promoted as a sustainable alternative to catching wild fish—a way to reduce pressure on overexploited stocks while providing affordable and necessary protein for people’s diets. It’s an argument put forward by major international organizations like the World Bank and the intergovernmental Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. But it’s an argument that doesn’t hold up, according to new research. Read full article here.

Microplastic pollution revealed ‘absolutely everywhere’ by new research

By Damian Carrington – The Guardian – March 6, 2019
Microplastic pollution spans the world, according to new studies showing contamination in the UK’s lake and rivers, in groundwater in the US and along the Yangtze river in China and the coast of Spain. Humans are known to consume the tiny plastic particles via food and water, but the possible health effects on people and ecosystems have yet to be determined. One study, in Singapore, has found that microplastics can harbor harmful microbes. Read full story here.

What if we could use nature to prevent disasters?

The World Bank – March 5, 2019 – Video
Heavy rain and severe flooding brought the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka, to its knees. In China’s Yangtze River Basin, rivers spilled their banks, inundating towns and villages. In Mobile Bay, Alabama, strong ocean waves carried away valuable coastline. In each of these locations, disasters caused by natural hazards seemed beyond human control. But instead of focusing only on building more drains, seawalls and dams, these governments turned to nature for protection from the disasters. Several years later, the urban wetlands, oyster reefs and flood plains they helped establish are now keeping their citizens safe while nourishing the local economies. Read full blog post and view video here.

Dam Removal in 2018 — Another Successful Year of Freeing Rivers

By Jessie Thomas-Blate – American Rivers – February 20, 2019
Communities seeking relief from flooding caused by increasingly intense storms. Fish seeking refuge from warming downstream waters. Parents seeking solace when their child has been pulled into the undertow of the base of an artificial waterfall (aka a dam). Landowners pouring money into failing, obsolete structures, or perhaps pretending they do not exist at all… just waiting for the next big storm to knock them down. The reality of living in a
world with a changing
climate is real, and we must ensure that we
actively work towards
making our rivers and communities more
resilient. Now is the time to
revive our rivers and streams— the
lifeblood of our nation. The good
news is that we are making
progress. Read full story here.

The wonder of water

By Laura Paskus – NM Political Report – February 14, 2019 – Video
“How’s your day today?” the grocery store cashier asks. “Oh my God,”
I can’t stop myself. Even though I know the checker wasn’t expecting
anything more than the requisite, “Fine and you?” response. I launch
into a hand-waving homage to the day: I just got back from the
Sandias, where there’s this little spring, and I learned the coolest thing.
Scientists can tell if springs, like that come out of the mountain…they
can figure out if that groundwater came from summer monsoons, or
from winter snowmelt. Because get this: They study the water’s
isotopes. Then, because our winter storms and our summer storms
come from different places in the ocean, you can tell where the water
originated and what season the water fell, as snow or summer rain,
before it became groundwater! Read full story and view video here.

 

 Calendar of Events


WEBINARS
     
MEETINGS     
TRAINING  

 

Wetland Breaking News: February 2019

Special Events


Viera Wetlands Nature Festival
Viera, FL
April 13014, 2019

Earth Day
April 22, 2019

Wildwood Park Wetlands Festival
Harrisburg, PA
April 27, 2019

Wings and Wetlands Birding Festival

May 3-4, 2019
Great Bend, KS

Wings Over the Rockies Festival 
May 6-12, 2019

World Migratory Bird Day
May 11, 2019

Bay Day Festival
May 18, 2019
Kemah, TX

BIOBLITZ 2019

July 19-20, 2019
Pickerington, OH

 Voice of the Wetlands Festival
October 11-13, 2019
Houoma, LA

 

WEBINARS  
       
March 2019  
       
March 28, 2019
2:00 p.m. ET
  Environmental Law Institute Webinar: Stream Compensatory Mitigation: Defining and Using Reference  
       
April 2019  
       
April 2, 2019
3:00 p.m. ET
  Land Trust Alliance Webinar: Looking to the Land (Forests): Mitigating Climate Change  
       
April 3, 2019
12:00 p.m. ET
  Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center Webinar: Climate Adaptation Science for Coastal Habitats, Species, and Ecosystems  
       
April 9, 2019
2:00 p.m. ET
  New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission Webinar: Coastal  Wetlands Monitoring, Assessment, and Restoration in RI  
       
April 10, 2019
1:00 p.m. ET
  American Water Resources Association Webinar: Preparing for a Climate with More Extremes  
       
April 24, 2019
1:00 p.m. ET
  OpenChannels Webinar: Managing the Ocean in Real-Time: Tools for Dynamic Management  
       
May 2019  
       
May 15, 2019
3:00 p.m. ET 
 

ASWM Members’ Wetland Webinar: Healthy Wetlands, Healthy Watersheds: Helping States and Tribes Develop Watershed-level Wetland Projects and Integrated Programs

 

 

   
MEETINGS
 
   APRIL 2019
     
April 2-3, 2019
Saratoga Springs, NY
  New York State Wetlands Forum Annual Conference and Meeting
     
April 2-4, 2019
Leesburg, VA
  Association of State Wetland Managers Annual State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting: Translating Wetland Science into Fair and Reasonable Government Policies
     
April 4-6, 2019
Ashland, OH
  Ohio Wetlands Association Vernal Poolooza
     
April 5-7, 2019
Bowie, MD
  Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Ecological Society of America: Ecology of Unintended Consequences
     
April 7-11, 2019
Fort Collins, CO
  US-IALE Annual Meeting: Conservation Innovation
     
April 8-9, 2019
Zurich, Switzerland
  7th International Conference: Green Energy & Technology
     
April 12, 2019
New Brunswick NJ 
  New Jersey Conservation Foundation: 23rd Annual New Jersey Land Conservation Rally
     

April 12-14, 2019
Pella, IA

  2019 Society of Ecological Restoration Midwest-Great Lakes Meeting
     
April 22, 2019
Madison, WI
  Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies: 2019 Earth Day Conference: Imagine and Adapt: Possibilities in a Changing World
     
April 22-25, 2019
Coral Springs, FL
  Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration: Science Advancing Everglades Resilience and Sustainability
     
April 23-25, 2019
Madison, WI
  National Adaptation Forum
     
April 29-May 2, 2019
Charleston, SC
  Center for Watershed Protection: 2019 National Watershed & Stormwater Conference 
     
MAY 2019   
     
May 2, 2019
Washington, DC
  Environmental Law Institute Conference: Clean Water Act: Law and Regulation 2019 
     

May 2-3, 2019
Saratoga Springs, NY

  Land Trust Alliance: New York Land Conservation Conference
     
May 6-10, 2019
Minneapolis, MN
  National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference: Connecting Policy, Practice, Business, Science & People
     
May 7, 2019
Washington, DC
  Environmental Law Institute 30th Annual National Wetlands Awards 2019 
     
May 8, 2019
Poughkeepsie, NY
  Hudson River Environmental Society: 2019 Hudson River Symposium: Ecosystem Response to Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise in the Hudson Estuary
     
May 19-22, 2019
Lisle, IL 
  Arboriculture & Urban Forestry Educators’ Symposium & Summit 
     
May 19-23, 2019
Baltimore, MD
  2019 NAEP Conference: The Environmental Landscape in an Age of Infrastructure Modernization
     
May 19-23, 2019
Cleveland, OH
  Association of State Floodplain Managers 42nd Annual Meeting: Managing Floods Where the Mountains Meet the Desert 
     
May 20-22, 2019
Baltimore, MD 
  Choose Clean Water Coalition: 10th Annual Choose Clean Water Conference 
     
May 28-31, 2019
Baltimore, MD
  Society of Wetland Scientists 2019 Annual Meeting: The Role of Wetlands in Meeting Global Environmental Challenges: Linking Wetland Science, Policy , and Society
     
May 29-June 2, 2019
Waikoloa, HI
  Ducks Unlimited National Convention
     
   JUNE 2019
     
June 4-6, 20, 2019
Bologna, Italy
  2nd International Conference on Community Ecology 
     
June 10-12, 2019
New Haven, CT
  Third Annual Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference: Methods, Protocols, and Analytical Tools for Specimen-based Research in the Biological Sciences
     
June 10-14, 2019
Brockport, NY 
  The College at Brockport, State University of new York: 62nd Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research: Large Lakes Research: Connecting People and Ideas 
     
June 12-14, 2019
Manhattan, KS
  Kansas State University : Arthropod Genomics Symposium

     

June 13-14, 2019
Providence, Fl

  Land Trust Alliance: Seventh Symposium on Advanced Legal Topics in Land Conservation 
     
June 16-19, 2018
Sparks, NV
  2019 AWRA Summer Specialty Conference: Improving Water Infrastructure Through Resilient Adaptation
     
June 17-19, 2019
Milwaukee, WI
  2019 Great Lakes Public Forum
     
June 17-20, 2019
Louisville, KY
  National Hydrologic Warming Council Conference
     
June 21-24, 2019
Cleveland, OH
  River Network: River Rally
     

June 23-27, 2019
Flagstaff, AZ

  12th North American Forest Ecology Workshop: Forests on the Edge: Forest Ecology in Rapidly Changing Conditions
     
JULY 2019
     

July 1-5, 2019
Milano, Italy

  International Association for Landscape Ecology's World Congress: Nature and society facing the Anthropocene: challenges and perspectives for Landscape Ecology
     
July 15-17, 2019
Monterey, CA
  Society for Conservation GIS Annual Conference
     
July 25-31, 2019
Dublin, Ireland
  20th INUA Congress: Life on the Edge
     
AUGUST 2019   
     
August 11-16, 2019
Louisville, KY
  Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting
     
August 18-22, 2019
Atlanta, GA
  StormCon
     
SEPTEMBER 2019
     
September 11-12, 2019
Cleveland, OH
   Great Lakes Area of Concern Conference
     
September 22-26, 2019
Sacramento, CA
  International Conference on Ecology Transportation
Abstracts due by March 29, 2019
     
OCTOBER 2019  
     

October 8-10, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA

 

Natural Areas Association: Natural Areas Conference
Proposals due by April 15, 2019

     
October 17-19, 2019
Raleigh, NC
  Land Trust Alliance Rally 2019
     

October 27-30, 2019
Spokane, WA

 

AASHE Conference: Co-Creating a Sustainable Economy

     
NOVEMBER 2019
     
November 3-7, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT
  American Water Resources Association: Annual Water Resources Conference
     
DECEMBER 2019
     
December 10-14, 2019
Washington, DC
  AGU Fall Meeting: Science Communication: A Sharing Science Room

   

TRAINING/WORKSHOPS
 
MARCH 2019
     

March 27-29, 2019
Hays, KS

  Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Woody Plant Identification
     

March 28-29, 2019
San Diego, CA

 

Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Basic Wetland Delineation Refresher
Other dates and locations offered

 

March 29-29, 2019
Sacramento, CA

 
 

Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Online Lecture and Field Practicum Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
Other dates and location offered

     
APRIL 2019   
     
April 1-3, 2019
Raleigh, NC
  The Swamp School Workshop: Dam Removal Functional Mitigation Design
     

April 1-5, 2019
Sacramento, CA

 

Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
Other dates and locations offered

     
April 1-5, 2019
Shepherdstown, WV
  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Course: Wetland Assessment, Restoration and Management 
   

 

April 1-June 24, 2019
Online

 

The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Hydric Soils Investigator
Also offered in July and October

   

 

April 1-June 24, 2019
Online

 

The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2019
Other dates offered.

     

April 4-5, 2019
Savannah, GA

 
 

Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Advanced Hydric Soils, Hydrology, and Regional Indicators (Coastal Plain)
Other dates offered

     

April 8-10, 2019
Knoxville, TN

  CUAHSI Workshop: The Role of Runoff and Erosion on Soil Carbon Stocks: From Soilscapes to Landscapes 
     

April 8-11, 2019
Atlanta, GA

 

The Swamp School Course: Wetland Delineation Training
Also offered in December

     
April 8-11, 2019
State College, PA
  Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: Wetland Delineation Training
Other dates/location offered
     

April 8-12, 2019
Online
Field Day – Raleigh, NC
April 16-17, 2019

  The Swamp School Online Workshop and Field Day: Blended Online and Field Wetland Delineation
     
April 10-11, 2019
State College, Pa
  Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: ACOE Regional Supplement Wetland Delineation Training
Other dates/location offered
     
April 15-19, 2019
Costa Mesa, CA
  CRAM General Training Workshop with Riverine and Depressional Wetland Field Examples
     
April 15-19, 2019
Shepherdstown, WV
  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Course: Interagency Consultation for Endangered Species
     
April 18, 2019
Hillsborough, NJ
  Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Pond Design, Management and Maintenance
     

April 22-May 20, 2019
Online

 

The Swamp School Course: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
Also offered in July and November

     
April 29-May 1, 2019
San Diego, CA
  CRAM Vernal Pool Training Workshop
     

April 29-May 3, 2019
Great Bend, KS

 

Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
Other dates and locations offered

     
April 29-May 3, 2019
St. Michaels, MD
  Environmental Concern Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
     

April 29-May 3, 2019
Online
Field Days – PA
May 8-9, 2019

 

The Swamp School Online Course and Field Day: Blended Online and Field Wetland Delineation Workshop
Other dates offered

 
     

April 29-May 27, 2019
Online

 

The Swamp School Course: Basic Botany for Wetland Assessment
Also offered in June, August, and September

     
MAY 2019
     
May 2-3, 2019
Washington, DC
  American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education Course: Clean Water Act: Law and Regulation 2019
     
May 3, 2019
Richmond, CA
  CRAM General Refresher with Riverine and Depressional Wetland Field Examples
     
May 3, 2019
New Brunswick, NJ
  Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Coastal Community Resilience: An Overview of Strategies, Tools, and Science
     

May 6-9, 2019
Aliquippa, PA

 

The Swamp School Course: Wetland Delineation Training
Also offered August 19-22, 2019

     

May 6-10, 2019
Charleston, SC

 

Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Basic Wetland Delineation
Other dates offered

     

May 6-July 29, 2019
Online

 

The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2019
Other dates and locations offered.

     
May 6-July 29, 2019
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Wetland Botanist 2019
Other dates offered
     
May 13-14, 2019
State College, PA
  Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Advanced Hydric Soils Online with Field Practicum
Other dates and location offered
     
May 13-17, 2019
Shepherdstown, WV
  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Course: Endangered Species Listing and Candidate Assessment
     
May 13-24, 2019
Flagstaff, AZ
  Northern Arizona University Training Course: New Advances in Land Carbon Cycle Modeling 
     
May 13-August 5, 2019   The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Wetland Delineator 2019
Also offered in December
     
May 17-18, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT
  Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: Wetland Permitting Training
Other dates/location offered
     

May 19-25, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminar: Lichens and Lichen Ecology
     
May 20-24, 2019
Lansing, MI
  Michigan Wetlands Association Course: Wetland Delineation Training, USACE Northcentral and Northeast Regional Supplement 
     
May 20-June 17, 2019
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Developing Wetland Water Budgets 2019
Other dates offered
     

May 21, 2019
Boulder, CO

  CUAHSI Short Course: The Science and Practice of Operational Ensemble Hydrological Prediction
     

May 21-24, 2019
Kays, KS

 
  Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Graminoids (Grasses, Sedges, Rushes) ID for Wetlands and Wetland Delineators 
     
May 21-June 11, 2019
Prince of Wales Island, AK
  Tatoosh School Course: Community Ecology
     
May 23-24, 2019
Sussex, NJ 
  Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Vegetation Identification for Wetland Delineation: North  
     

May 26-June 1, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminar: Calicioid Lichens and Fungi of the Acadian Forest: Identification and Ecology
     
May 26-June 1, 2019
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminar: Introduction to Bryophytes and lichens
     
May 29-31, 2019
Golden, CO
  CUAHSI Short Course: Integrated Simulation of Watershed Systems using Parflow 
     
May 30-31, 2019 Charleston, SC   Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Hydrophytic Vegetation (Coastal Plain) 
     
     
JUNE 2019
     
June 2-8, 2019
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminar: Freshwater and Diadromous Fishes of New England
     

June 3, 2019
Boston, MA Area

  Institute for Wetland & Environmental Education & Research: Plant ID Course: Wetlands & Their Borders
     

June 3-5, 2019
San Diego, CA

  Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Plant identification for Coastal Southern California
     
June 3-7, 2019
Collins, CO
  Stream Mechanics Workshop: Stream Functions Pyramind
     
June 3-8, 2019
Isle Royale, MI
  Isle Royale  Keweenaw Parks Association: Isle Royale Plant I.D. Workshop
     

June 3-August 26, 2019
Online

 

The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2019
Also offered in September and November

     

June 3- August 26, 2019
Online

  The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Wetland Hydrologist
Other dates offered  
     

June 4-7, 2019
Boston, MA Area

 

Institute for Wetland & Environmental Education & Research: Plant ID Course: Basic Wetland Delineator Training
Other dates offered

     
June 5, 2019
Somerset, NJ
  Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Restoration Ecology: Using Mitigation and Sustainable Design Techniques to Reduce Stormwater Impacts and Increase Storm Resiliency
     

June 9-15, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Mosses: Structure, Ecology, and Identification 
     

June 9-15, 2019
Steuben, ME

 
  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Chironomids: Classification, Morphology, Identification, and Lifecycles 

June 10-11, 2019
Charleston, SC

 

Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Advanced Hydric Soils, Hydrology, and Regional Indicators (Coastal Plain)
Other dates offered

     

June 10-13, 2019
Teatown Lake Reservation
Westchester County, NY

  The Swamp School Course: Wetland Delineation Training 
     
June 10-July 8, 2019
Online
 

The Swamp School Course: Basic Botany for Wetland Assessment
Other dates offered

     

June 11-14, 2019
Basking Ridge, NJ

  Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Methodology for Delineating Wetlands 
     

June 12, 2019
Basking Ridge, NJ

  Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Introduction to Wetland Identification 
     

June 16-22, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Independent Study: Topics in Fungal Biology 
     

June 16-22, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Medicinal Plants: Traditions and Contemporary Perspectives 
     
June 16-29, 2019
Fort Collins, CO
  Colorado State University Course: Summer Soil Institute
     
June 17-19, 2019
St. Michaels, MD
  Environmental Concern Course: Basic Vascular Plant ID
     

June 17-21, 2019
Online
Fields Days June 24 & 26, 2019
Various locations

  The Swamp School Course: Accelerated Online Wetland Delineation Training Workshop 
Also offered in September and December
     
June 17-July 1, 2019
Online
  The Swamp School Online Course: Habitat Conservation Plans
Also offered in October
     
June 18-19, 2019
Park Lyndon North, MI
  Michigan Wetlands Association Course: Sedges of Michigan Wetlands
     
June 18-July 31, 2019
Alaska
  Tatoosh School Course: Case Studies for a Changing World
     
June 19-20, 2019
Anchorage, AK
  Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Advanced Hydric Soils Online with Field Practicum
Other dates and location offered
     

June 23-29, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Sedges and Rushes: Identification and Ecology 
     

June 23-29, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Insect and Spider Biology “Through the Lens” 
     

June 24-25, 2019
Twin Cities, MN

 

Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Advanced Hydric Soils Online with Field Practicum
Other dates and location offered 

     

June 24-27, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA

  Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Identifying Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes 
     

June 24-July 5, 2019
Missoula, MT

  Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Conservation Ecology 
     
June 24-July 5, 2019

Missoula, MT

  Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Environmental Sensors: Designing, Building and Deploying in the Field 
     
June 24-July 19, 2019
Missoula, MT
  Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Field Ecology 
     
June 24-July 19, 2019
Missoula, MT
  Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Seminars in Ecology and Resource Management
     

June 25-28, 2019
State College, PA

  Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Planning Hydrology, Vegetation, and Soils for Constructed Wetlands 
     

June 28, 2019
Portage, WA

  Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Beginners Plant ID for Wetland Delineation 
     
June 30-July 20, 2019
St. George's Bermuda
  Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences: Coral Reef Ecology: Reef Response to Environmental Change
     
JULY 2019
     

July 1-September 23, 2019
Online 

 

The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2019
Other dates offered

     

July 7-13, 2019
Steuben, ME 

 

Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Survey of Grasses: Their Structure, Identification, and Ecology

     

July 7-13, 2019
Steuben, ME

 

Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Marine Benthic Invertebrates

     
July 7-13, 2019
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Graphite Illustration: Mastering 3-Dementionality and Composition
     
July 8-19, 2019
Missoula, MT
  Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Landscape Ecology
     
July 8-19, 2019
Missoula, MT
  Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Aquatic Microbial Ecology
     
July 8-28, 2019
Colorado Springs, CO
  Rocky Mountain Field Course: Earth Corps Field Studies
     

July 8-September 30, 2019
Online 

 

The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Hydric Soils Investigator
Other dates offered

 
     

July 8-September 30, 2019
Online 

 

The Swamp School Online Course: Principles of Wetland Design
Other dates offered.

 
     

July 8-September 30, 2019
Online 

 

The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Monitoring Techniques

 
     
July 9-11, 2019
Cooper Harbor, MI
  Isle Royale & Keweenaw Association: Keweenaw Plant I.D. Workshop
     

July 11-12, 2019
Denver, CO

 

Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Advanced Hydric Soils Online with Field Practicum
Other dates and location offered

     

July 14-20, 2019
Steuben, ME

 

Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Wetland Identification, Delineation, and Ecology

     
July 14-20, 2019
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Taxonomy and Natural History of Northeastern Caddisiflies (Trichoptera)
     
July 15-19, 2019
Shepherdstown, WV 
  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Course: Wetland Plant Identification 
     

July 15-August 12, 2019
Online

 

The Swamp School Course: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
Other dates offered

     
July 15-August 12, 2019
Online
  The Swamp School Course: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
Also offerd in November
     

July 16-19, 2019
Boston, MA Area

  Institute for Wetland & Environmental Education & Research: Plant ID Course: Basic Wetland Delineator Training
     

July 16-19, 2019
Portage, WI

 

Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Plant Identification for Wetland Delineators

     

July 21-27, 2019
Steuben, ME

 

Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Ericaceae and Heathland Communities of Coastal Maine

     
July 21-27, 2019
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Dragonflies and Damselflies: Field Techniques, Identification, and Natural History
     

July 21-27, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars:  Drawing and Painting Birds
July 22-August 2, 2019
Missoula, MT 
  Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Alpine Ecology 
     

July 22-August 2, 2019
Missoula, MT

  Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Stream Ecology
     
July 22-August 2, 2019
Missoula, MT
  Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Remote Sensing for Freshwater Ecology
     

July 22-August 5, 2019
Online

 

The Swamp School Course: Data Collection for Environmental Professionals
Other dates offered

     
July 28-August 2, 2019
Boston University 
  Ecological Forecasting 
     

July 28-August 3, 2019
Steuben, ME

 

Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Mushroom Identification for the Novice; Focus on Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms

     

July 28-August 3, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Leaf and Stem Mining Insects
     
July 28-August 10, 2019
Bar Harbor, ME  
  College of the Atlantic Field Botany: Plants of New England 
     
July 29-August 2, 2019
Shepherdstown, WV
  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Course: Restoration Policy, Planning, and Partnering
     
AUGUST 2019
     
August 4-10, 2019
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Microlepidoptera: Collection, Preparation, Dissection, Identification, and Natural History
     

August 4-10, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Submersed and Floating Aquatic Plants
     
August 5-16, 2019
Missoula, MT 
  Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Ecology of Forests and Grasslands 
     
August 5-16, 2019
Missoula, MT
  Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Lake Ecology
     
August 5-October 28, 2019
Online
 

The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Wetland Botanist

     
August 7, 2019
Ann Arbor, MI
  CUAHSI: Open Source Urban Hydrology Sensor Bootcamp
     

August 9, 2019
Marysville, WA

  Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Beginners Plant ID for Wetland Delineation
     

August 11-17, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Lichens, Biofilms, and Stone
     

August 11-17, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: EPT Taxonomy and Ecology
     
August 12-16, 2019
Sheperdstown, WV
  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Course: Habitat Conservation Planning for Endangered Species
     

August 13-14, 2019
Atlanta, GA

  Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Hydrophytic Vegetation (Piedmont)
     

August 13-16, 2019
Hays, KS

  Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Plant Identification for Wetlands and Wetland Delineators
     

August 18-24, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars:  Mushroom Microscopy: An Exploration of the Intricate Microscopic World of Mushrooms
     

August 18-24, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Taxonomy and Biology of Ferns and Lycophytes
     

August 18-24, 2019
Steuben, ME

  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars:  Introduction to Bird Banding, Research, and Monitoring for Songbirds and Raptors
     
August 20-21, 2019
Marquette, MI
  Michigan Wetlands Association Course: Northern Michigan Wetland Plant Identification
     
August 20-21, 2019
Niles, MI
  Michigan Wetlands Association Course: Wetlands Grass Identification
     
August 26-29, 2019
St. Michaels, MD
  Environmental Concern Course: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes
     
September 2019
     
September 6-8, 2019
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Asteraceae: Fall Botanizing and Botanical Surveys
     
September 10-12, 2019
Avondale, PA
  CUAHSI Workshop: DIY Water Monitoring Data Portals, and Watershed Modeling
     
September 16-17. 2019
St. Michaels, MD
  Environmental Concern Course: Evaluating Hydric Soils in the Field
     
September 17-19. 2019
Pocono Mountains, PA
  The Swamp School Workshop: Wetland Plant ID 
     
September 25-26
Niles, MI 
  Michigan Wetlands Association Course: Advanced Wetland Delineation 
     
September 27-29. 2019
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Fall Workshop: Fall Maine Mushrooms
     
     
September 30-October 4. 2019
St. Michaels, MD
  Environmental Concern Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
     
October 2019
     
October 11-13, 2019
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Fall Workshop: Bryophytes: Mosses and Liverworts
     
October 14-18, 2019
Shepherdstown, WV
  Stream Mechanics Workshop: Stream Functions Pyramid
     
October 15, 2019
Boulder, CO 
  CUAHSI Workshop: The Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System 
     
October 21-24, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA
  The Swamp School Workshop: Principles of Wetland Design
     
October 22-25, 2019
Basking Ridge, NJ
  Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Methodology for Delineating Wetlands
     
October 23, 2019
Basking Ridge, NJ
  Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Introduction to Wetland Identification
     
October 25-27, 2019
Steuben, ME
  Eagle Hill Natural History Science Fall Workshop: Crustose and Foliose Lichens
     
NOVEMBER 2019   
     
November 11-13, 2019
St. Michaels, MD
  Environmental Concern Course: Winter Woody Plant ID
     
November 25-
December 23, 2019

Online
  The Swamp School Course: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
     
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


INDEX

EDITOR'S CHOICE

  • Trump’s 2020 Budget Would Cut EPA Funding by 31%
  • Senate Confirms Andrew Wheeler to Lead EPA
  • Justices to review high-stakes Clean Water Act fight
  • EPA plans to scale back federal protection of waterways
  • Trump Eyes Action to Limit States' Powers to Block Pipelines

NATIONAL NEWS

  • Rebuilt Wetlands Can Protect Shorelines Better Than Walls
  • Earth Day Network Launches Great Global Clean Up
  • The Midwest Battles Historic Floods In The Aftermath Of 'Bomb Cyclone'
  • New Report: EPA Enforcement at Record Low in 2018
  • A Climate Change Skeptic Is Spearheading Trump’s New Climate Change Committee
  • US mining sites dump 50M gallons of fouled wastewater daily
STATE NEWS

  • AK: Corps releases draft EIS for Pebble
  • CA: Why California’s droughts and floods will only get worse
  • CA: Trump's California Water Order Rushes Science and Cuts Out Public, Emails Show
  • CA: Wildfire Risk in California No Longer Coupled to Winter Precipitation 
  • DE: DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife to begin spraying mosquito larvae in wooded wetlands
  • FL: As wetland credits dry up, developers push bill that worries environmentalists
  • ID: Wetland mitigation bill advances in Idaho legislature
  • IN: Environmental Groups File 60-day Notice of Clean Water Act Lawsuit Against U.S. EPA for Failure to Act After Finding of Impaired Waterways in NE Indiana
  • ME: Maine Voices: Maine farms have key role to play in combating climate change
  • MN: Scientists say there’s still time to save Minnesota from invasive wetland plant
  • MN: Environmental group seeks EPA documents on Minnesota mine
  • NE: Wetland restoration effort underway
  • NV: Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Joins U.S. Climate Alliance
  • NM: For a Warming World, A New Strategy for Protecting Watersheds
  • NY: Restoring Wetlands Improves Coastal Resiliency
  • OR: NRCS announces application cut-off for agricultural and wetland conservation easements
  • VT: Clean water funds used for floodplain restoration project in Camel’s Hump State Park
  • WA: Incentives for innovation included in proposed updates to permit fees
 

Wetland Breaking News: February 2019


INDEX


Editor's Choice

National News

State News

Wetland Science News

Resources & Publications

Potpouri

Calendar of Events

 

WETLAND SCIENCE NEWS

  • Climate change negatively affects waterbirds in the American West
  • Coastal ecosystems suffer from upriver hydroelectric dams
  • Atmospheric Scientists Reveal the Effect of Sea-ice Loss on Arctic Warming
  • As sea level rises, wetlands crank up their carbon storage
  • Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Are Turning Up in Puget Sound Marine Life
  • Natural Climate Solutions Are Not Enough
  • What counts as extreme temperature is a moving target
  • Ancient wetlands provide new insight into global carbon cycle
  • Restoring streamside vegetation using grazing and beavers
  • Ecosystem responses to dam removal complex, but predictable
  • Neither snow, slush nor sunken ice keeps these scientists from wetland restoration
  • 5 Science Teams Racing Climate Change as the Ecosystems They Study Disappear

RESOURCES AND PUBLICATIONS

  • • New Publication: Advocating for Science in a Politicized Environment
  • • ESLC publishes comprehensive sea level rise study

POTOURRI

  • Strategies to Improve Urban Hydrology
  • Yummy treats for feathered guests in wetlands
  • What We Owe to Rachel Carson
  • Aquaculture Doesn’t Reduce Pressure on Wild Fish
  • Microplastic pollution revealed ‘absolutely everywhere’ by new research
  • What if we could use nature to prevent disasters?
  • Dam Removal in 2018 — Another Successful Year of Freeing Rivers
  • The wonder of water

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Webinars

March

  • Environmental Law Institute Webinar: Stream Compensatory Mitigation: Defining and Using Reference

April

  • Land Trust Alliance Webinar: Looking to the Land (Forests): Mitigating Climate Change
  • Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center Webinar: Climate Adaptation Science for Coastal Habitats, Species, and Ecosystems
  • New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission Webinar: Coastal Wetlands Monitoring, Assessment, and Restoration in RI
  • American Water Resources Association Webinar: Preparing for a Climate with More Extremes
  • OpenChannels Webinar: Managing the Ocean in Real-Time: Tools for Dynamic Management

May

  • ASWM Members’ Wetland Webinar: Healthy Wetlands, Healthy Watersheds: Helping States and Tribes Develop Watershed-level Wetland Projects and Integrated Programs

MEETINGS

April 2019

  • New York State Wetlands Forum Annual Conference and Meeting
  • Association of State Wetland Managers Annual State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting: Translating Wetland Science into Fair and Reasonable Government Policies
  • Ohio Wetlands Association Vernal Poolooza
  • Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Ecological Society of America: Ecology of Unintended Consequences
  • US-IALE Annual Meeting: Conservation Innovation
  • 7th International Conference: Green Energy & Technology
  • New Jersey Conservation Foundation: 23rd Annual New Jersey Land Conservation Rally
  • 2019 Society of Ecological Restoration Midwest-Great Lakes Meeting
  • Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies: 2019 Earth Day Conference: Imagine and Adapt: Possibilities in a Changing World
  • Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration: Science Advancing Everglades Resilience and Sustainability
  • National Adaptation Forum
  • Center for Watershed Protection: 2019 National Watershed & Stormwater Conference

May 2019

  • Environmental Law Institute Conference: Clean Water Act: Law and Regulation 2019
  • Land Trust Alliance: New York Land Conservation Conference
  • Choose Clean Water Coalition: 10th Annual Choose Clean Water Conference
  • National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference: Connecting Policy, Practice, Business, Science & People
  • Environmental Law Institute 30th Annual National Wetlands Awards 2019
  • Hudson River Environmental Society: 2019 Hudson River Symposium: Ecosystem Response to Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise in the Hudson Estuary
  • Arboriculture & Urban Forestry Educators’ Symposium & Summit
  • 2019 NAEP Conference: The Environmental Landscape in an Age of Infrastructure Modernization
  • Association of State Floodplain Managers 42nd Annual Meeting: Managing Floods Where the Mountains Meet the Desert
  • Choose Clean Water Coalition: 10th Annual Choose Clean Water Conference
  • Society of Wetland Scientists 2019 Annual Meeting: The Role of Wetlands in Meeting Global Environmental Challenges: Linking Wetland Science, Policy, and Society
  • Ducks Unlimited National Convention

June 2019

  • 2nd International Conference on Community Ecology 
  • Third Annual Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference: Methods, Protocols, and Analytical Tools for Specimen-based Research in the Biological Sciences
  • The College at Brockport, State University of New York: 62nd Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research: Large Lakes Research: Connecting People and Ideas

  • Kansas State University: Arthropod Genomics Symposium
  • Land Trust Alliance: Seventh Symposium on Advanced Legal Topics in Land Conservation
  • 2019 AWRA Summer Specialty Conference: Improving Water Infrastructure Through Resilient Adaptation
  • 2019 Great Lakes Public Forum
  • National Hydrologic Warning Council Conference
  • River Network: River Rally
  • 12th North American Forest Ecology Workshop: Forests on the Edge: Forest Ecology in Rapidly Changing Conditions

July 2019

  • International Association for Landscape Ecology's World Congress: Nature and society facing the Anthropocene: challenges and perspectives for Landscape Ecology
  • Society for Conservation GIS Annual Conference
  • 20th INUA Congress: Life on the Edge

August 2019

  • Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting 
  • StormCon

September 2019

  • Great Lakes Area of Concern Conference
  • International Conference on Ecology & Transportation

October 2019

  • Natural Areas Association: Natural Areas Conference
  • Land Trust Alliance Rally 2019
  • AASHE Conference: Co-Creating a Sustainable Economy

November 2019

  • American Water Resources Association: Annual Water Resources Conference

December 2019

  • AGU Fall Meeting: Science Communication: A Sharing Science Room


Training/Workshops

March 2019

  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Woody Plant Identification

  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Basic Wetland Delineation Refresher Course
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Online Lecture and Field Practicum Course: Basic Wetland Delineation

April 2019

  • The Swamp School Workshop: Dam Removal Functional Mitigation Design
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Course: Wetland Assessment, Restoration and Management
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Hydric Soils Investigator
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2019
  • Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Advanced Hydric Soils, Hydrology, and Regional Indicators (Coastal Plain)
  • CUAHSI Workshop: The Role of Runoff and Erosion on Soil Carbon Stocks: From Soilscapes to Landscapes
  • The Swamp School Course: Wetland Delineation Training
  • Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: Wetland Delineation Training
  • The Swamp School Online Workshop and Field Day: Blended Online and Field Wetland Delineation
  • Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: ACOE Regional Supplement Wetland Delineation Training
  • CRAM General Training Workshop with Riverine and Depressional Wetland Field Examples
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Course: Interagency Consultation for Endangered Species
  • Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Pond Design, Management and Maintenance
  • The Swamp School Course: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
  • CRAM Vernal Pool Training Workshop
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
  • Environmental Concern Course: Basic Wetland Delineation
  • The Swamp School Online Course and Field Day: Blended Online and Field Wetland Delineation Workshop
  • The Swamp School Course: Basic Botany for Wetland Assessment

May 2019

  • American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education Course: Clean Water Act: Law and Regulation 2019
  • CRAM General Refresher with Riverine and Depressional Wetland Field Examples
  • Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Coastal Community Resilience: An Overview of Strategies, Tools, and Science
  • The Swamp School Course: Wetland Delineation Training
  • Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Basic Wetland Delineation
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2019
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Wetland Botanist 2019
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Advanced Hydric Soils Online with Field Practicum
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Course: Endangered Species Listing and Candidate Assessment
  • Northern Arizona University Training Course: New Advances in Land Carbon Cycle Modeling
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Wetland Delineator 2019
  • Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc. Course: Wetland Permitting Training
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminar: Lichens and Lichen Ecology
  • Michigan Wetlands Association Course: Wetland Delineation Training, USACE Northcentral and Northeast Regional Supplement
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Developing Wetland Water Budgets 2019
  • CUAHSI Short Course: The Science and Practice of Operational Ensemble Hydrological Prediction
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Graminoids (Grasses, Sedges, Rushes) ID for Wetlands and Wetland Delineators
  • Tatoosh School Course: Community Ecology
  • Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Vegetation Identification for Wetland Delineation: North
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminar: Calicioid Lichens and Fungi of the Acadian Forest: Identification and Ecology
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminar: Introduction to Bryophytes and lichens
  • CUAHSI Short Course: Integrated Simulation of Watershed Systems using Parflow
  • Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Hydrophytic Vegetation (Coastal Plain)

June 2019

  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminar: Freshwater and Diadromous Fishes of New England
  • Institute for Wetland & Environmental Education & Research: Plant ID Course: Wetlands & Their Borders
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Plant identification for Coastal Southern California
  • Stream Mechanics Workshop: Stream Functions Pyramid
  • Isle Royale & Keweenaw parks Association: Isle Royale Plant I.D. Workshop
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2019
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Wetland Hydrologist
  • Institute for Wetland & Environmental Education & Research: Plant ID Course: Basic Wetland Delineator Training
  • Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Restoration Ecology: Using Mitigation and Sustainable Design Techniques to Reduce Stormwater Impacts and Increase Storm Resiliency
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Mosses: Structure, Ecology, and Identification
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Chironomids: Classification, Morphology, Identification, and Lifecycles
  • Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Advanced Hydric Soils, Hydrology, and Regional Indicators (Coastal Plain)
  • The Swamp School Course: Wetland Delineation Training
  • The Swamp School Course: Basic Botany for Wetland Assessment
  • Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Methodology for Delineating Wetlands
  • Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Introduction to Wetland Identification
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Independent Study: Topics in Fungal Biology
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Medicinal Plants: Traditions and Contemporary Perspectives
  • Colorado State University Course: Summer Soil Institute
  • Environmental Concern Course: Basic Vascular Plant ID
  • The Swamp School Course: Accelerated Online Wetland Delineation Training Workshop
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Habitat Conservation Plans
  • Michigan Wetlands Association Course: Sedges of Michigan Wetlands
  • Tatoosh School Course: Case Studies for a Changing World
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Advanced Hydric Soils Online with Field Practicum
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Sedges and Rushes: Identification and Ecology
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Insect and Spider Biology “Through the Lens”
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Advanced Hydric Soils Online with Field Practicum
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Identifying Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes
  • Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Conservation Ecology
  • Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Environmental Sensors: Designing, Building and Deploying in the Field
  • Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Field Ecology
  • Flathead Laske Biological Station Course: Seminars in Ecology and Resource Management
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Planning Hydrology, Vegetation, and Soils for Constructed Wetlands
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Beginners Plant ID for Wetland Delineation
  • Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences: Coral Reef Ecology: Reef Response to Environmental Change

July 2019

  • The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Basic Delineation Training 2019
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Survey of Grasses: Their Structure, Identification, and Ecology
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Marine Benthic Invertebrates
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Graphite Illustration: Mastering 3-Dimentionality and Composition
  • Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Landscape Ecology
  • Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Aquatic Microbial Ecology
  • Rocky Mountain Field Course: Earth Corps Field Studies
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Hydric Soils Investigator
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Principles of Wetland Design
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Wetland Monitoring Techniques
  • Isle Royale & Keweenaw Association: Keweenaw Plant I.D. Workshop
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Advanced Hydric Soils Online with Field Practicum
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Wetland Identification, Delineation, and Ecology
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminar: Taxonomy and Natural History of Northeastern Caddisflies (Trichoptera)
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Course: Wetland Plant Identification
  • The Swamp School Course: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
  • Institute for Wetland & Environmental Education & Research: Plant ID Course: Basic Wetland Delineator Training
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Plant Identification for Wetland Delineators
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Ericaceae and Heathland Communities of Coastal Maine
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Dragonflies and Damselflies: Field Techniques, Identification, and Natural History
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Drawing and Painting Birds
  • Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Alpine Ecology
  • Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Stream Ecology
  • Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Remote Sensing for Freshwater Ecology
  • The Swamp School Course: Data Collection for Environmental Professionals
  • Ecological Forecasting
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Mushroom Identification for the Novice; Focus on Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Leaf and Stem Mining Insects
  • College of the Atlantic Field Botany: Plants of New England
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Course: Restoration Policy, Planning and Partnering

August 2019

  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Microlepidoptera: Collection, Preparation, Dissection, Identification, and Natural History
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Submersed and Floating Aquatic Plants
  • Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Ecology of Forests and Grasslands
  • Flathead Lake Biological Station Course: Lake Ecology
  • The Swamp School Online Course: Certified Wetland Botanist
  • CUAHSI: Open Source Urban Hydrology Sensor Bootcamp 
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Beginners Plant ID for Wetland Delineation
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Lichens, Biofilms, and Stone
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: EPT Taxonomy and Ecology
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Course: Habitat Conservation Planning for Endangered Species
  • Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Hydrophytic Vegetation (Piedmont)
  • Wetland Training Institute, Inc. Course: Plant Identification for Wetlands and Wetland Delineators
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Mushroom Microscopy: An Exploration of the Intricate Microscopic World of Mushrooms
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Taxonomy and Biology of Ferns and Lycophytes
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Field Seminars: Introduction to Bird Banding, Research, and Monitoring for Songbirds and Raptor
  • Michigan Wetlands Association Course: Northern Michigan Wetland Plant Identification
  • Michigan Wetlands Association Course: Wetlands Grass Identification
  • Environmental Concern Course: Grasses. Sedges and Rushes

September 2019

  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Fall Workshop: Asteraceae: Fall Botanizing and Botanical Surveys
  • CUAHSI Workshop: DIY Water Monitoring Data Portals, and Watershed Modeling
  • Environmental Concern Course: Evaluating Hydric Soils in the Field
  • The Swamp School: Wetland Plant ID Workshop
  • Michigan Wetlands Association Course: Advanced Wetland Delineation
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Fall Workshop: Fall Maine Mushrooms
  • Environmental Concern Course: Basic Wetland Delineation

October 2019

  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Fall Workshop: Bryophytes: Mosses and Liverworts
  • Stream Mechanics Workshop: Stream Functions Pyramid
  • CUAHSI Workshop: The Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System
  • The Swamp School Workshop: Principles of Wetland Design
  • Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Methodology for Delineating Wetlands
  • Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education Course: Introduction to Wetland Identification
  • Eagle Hill Natural History Science Fall Workshop: Crustose and Foliose Lichens

 November

  • Environmental Concern Course: Winter Woody Plant ID
  • The Swamp School Course: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

  
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