Wetland Breaking News: April 2019

                

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NATIONAL NEWS

STATE NEWS

WETLAND SCIENCE

RESOURCES & PUBLICATIONS

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

INDEX

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Wetland Breaking News: April 2019
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Wetland Breaking News: April 2019Editor's Note


Dear Wetlanders,

Thank you to everyone who attended our annual State/Tribal/Federal Coordination Meeting, held April 2-4 at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia. The meeting provided a fantastic opportunity for state, tribal and federal wetland program managers to engage in peer to peer learning and make critical connections to improve their respective wetland programs.

Yesterday marked the deadline to submit comments on the proposed new definition of Waters of the United States. ASWM’s comments address multiple areas of concern, including the impact of the proposed rule on the balance of state and federal authorities; the potential ecological impact of the proposed rule and the related impact on public health and well-being; the practicality of implementing the proposed rule at both the national level, and the state level in cooperation with federal agency programs, the resulting impact on state agencies; and the legal and scientific justification for modification of the scope of the CWA as it has been administered since 1972. In the State News section of Wetland Breaking News this month you can find a story about how California finally passed its new Waters of the State regulation – which took 10 years in the making.

Now we focus our attention on Section 401 of the Clean Water Act which is on a very fast track for review and revisions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as directed by the President’s Executive Order last Wednesday, “Promoting Energy Infrastructure and Economic Growth.” See the first article in Editor’s Choice regarding the two related energy infrastructure executive orders issued simultaneously.

As always, there is a lot going on in the world of wetlands. We hope that in some small way, Wetland Breaking News does its part to keep you all informed of what is happening across the nation and beyond in the world of water resources. 

Best regards,

Marla J. Stelk
Editor
Wetland Breaking News

   
              


Editor's ChoiceWetland Breaking News: April 2019


Trump issues executive orders seeking to speed up oil and gas projects

By Toluse Olorunnipa and Steven Mufson – The Washington Post – April 10, 2019 – Video
President Trump signed a pair of executive orders on Wednesday seeking to make it easier for firms to build oil and gas pipelines and harder for state agencies to intervene, a move that drew immediate backlash from some state officials and environmental activists. The executive action seeks to rein in states’ power by changing the implementation instructions, known as guidance, that are issued by federal agencies, according to one of the orders. Read full story and view video here.

Climate Action Now Act moves forward

Contact: Andrea McGimsey – Environment America – April 9, 2019
Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee voted 24-16 today in favor of H.R. 9 “The Climate Action Now” Act. This is the final step in moving this critical legislation, which boasts more than 190 co-sponsors, to the House floor. This legislation would require the United States to remain in the Paris climate agreement, which President Donald Trump has vowed to quit, and would keep the country on track to achieve benchmarks set by the Paris accord. It would ensure that the United States meets its international commitment to cut carbon emissions by at least 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. Clearly, a concerted global action is necessary ‘to combat climate change and to accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low carbon future,’ according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Read full new release here.

Trump's latest Keystone XL permit challenged in court

By Rebecca Beitsch – The Hill – April 8, 2019
President Trump’s effort to reboot progress on the Keystone XL oil pipeline is facing another lawsuit, this one contending he does not have the power to issue such a permit. Filed by the Indigenous Environmental Network on Friday in the U.S. District Court of Montana, Great Falls Division, the suit argues that Trump lacks the authority to issue pipeline permits as Congress administers federal lands. Read full story here.

Court Stands Behind Ban on Offshore Drilling in Arctic and Atlantic

NRDC – April 1, 2019
In a milestone win for conservation and climate action, a federal court in Alaska ruled Friday that President Trump’s April 2017 executive order to overturn bans on oil and gas leasing in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans was unlawful. “This decision makes it clear that the law does not grant the president the authority to reverse these kinds of permanent protections for our natural resources and wildlife,” says Niel Lawrence, senior attorney and director of the Alaska Project at NRDC. Read full blog post here.

Wetland Breaking News: April 2019

 

Wetland Breaking News: April 2019National News 

 
U.S. House approves Local Water Protection Act to increase money for clean-water projects

By Tyler Treadway and Amy Williams – Naples Daily News – April 10, 2019
The U.S. House has agreed to increase the amount of money in a federal fund Southwest Florida municipalities have used to help pay for water-cleaning projects. The legislation increases the grant money available nationwide for state and local governments from $70 million to $200 million. Grant money can be used to address "nonpoint pollution" from sources such as agricultural runoff, leaky septic tanks and stormwater runoff. Read full story here.

Congress Passes Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan

By Christopher Conover – Arizona Public Media – April 8, 2019
The drought contingency plan took two years of negotiations for the seven Colorado River Basin states to approve, but only six days for Congress to pass. On Monday, the U.S. House and Senate both passed legislation putting the plan into effect. U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, was one of the bill's sponsors. The Tucson-area Democrat told his colleagues the plan is imperative. Read full story here.

Penn State researcher explores public engagement, water for agriculture

By Spike Jordan Star Herald April 7, 2019
A broad range of stakeholders can come together to better address the water and ag issues most important to them. That’s a noble goal, but what changes come about because of those collaborative efforts? That’s what Weston Eaton, assistant research professor with the Penn State Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education Department, aims to find out through a multi-state research project that looks at people’s interaction with water from a social science perspective. Eaton hosted an open seminar Thursday afternoon with members of a local leadership team at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff to discuss the project. Read full story here.

World calls for urgent action on peatlands

UN Environment – April 3, 2019
The recent United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya, has adopted its first ever resolution on peatlands, giving an impetus to conservation and restoration efforts. It may not have been intentional but International Women’s Day on 8 March this year saw representatives of The European Union, Indonesia, Norway, the United States and UN Environment - by chance all women - hammer out an agreed draft text on a groundbreaking new resolution on peatlands. Read full story here.

USDA offers conservation assistance to landowners to protect wetlands, agricultural lands and grasslands

Ohio’s Country Journal – March 28, 2019
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest $450 million this year through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) to help private landowners, tribes, land trusts and other groups wanting to restore and protect critical wetlands and protect agricultural lands and grasslands. “For over 25 years, NRCS has worked with landowners to protect their wetlands and agricultural lands,” NRCS Chief Matthew Lohr said. “Conservation easements are important tools for people who are trying to improve soil health, water and air quality and wildlife habitat on their land.” Read full story here.

Spring Outlook: Historic, widespread flooding to continue through May

Contact Lauren Gaches – NOAA – March 21, 2019 – Video
Nearly two-thirds of the Lower 48 states face an elevated risk for flooding through May, with the potential for major or moderate flooding in 25 states, according to NOAA’s U.S. Spring Outlook issued today. The majority of the country is favored to experience above-average precipitation this spring, increasing the flood risk. Read full story and view video here.

When a river swells, are levees the best way to deal with it?

By Frances Stead Sellers and Brady Dennis – The Washington Post – March 21, 2019
As the waters rose along the Mississippi River in 1927, people patrolled the levees with guns, occasionally taking a boat across in attempts to sabotage the opposing bank to relieve the mounting pressure on their own property. The flooding that year, which left a million people homeless and drowned half the region’s livestock, launched the Army Corps of Engineers on a mission — to tame the nation’s central arteries by building bigger levees and creating spillways to control flooding. In the decades that followed, that approach has both protected numerous heartland communities from high waters and created a false sense of security for people who have increasingly populated flood plains. It also has led to agonizing decisions whenever monumental floods have come. Read full story here.

Conservation Stewardship program Contracts Eligible for Extension

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition – March 21, 2019
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contract holders who originally signed up for the program in fiscal year (FY) 2014 are now eligible to extend their contracts for an additional year of payments. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) first announced the extension opportunity earlier this week. CSP is the only federal working lands conservation program that provides advanced, comprehensive conservation support to address multiple natural resources across an entire operation. CSP contracts provide an opportunity for farmers and ranchers to intensify their stewardship efforts by continually improving and building upon in-place Wetland Breaking News: April 2019conservation activities. Given CSP’s focus on making compounding improvements to achieve long-term sustainability, the opportunity to renew for another year will provide a substantial benefit to enrolled producers. Read full story here.

Commercial Developers Keeping Close Watch on Proposed Changes to Federal Rules Governing Development in And Around Wetlands

Tampa Bay Newswire – March 13, 2019
Commercial developers nationwide, and particularly the Southeastern United States, are keeping a close watch on proposed changes to federal rules governing development in and around wetlands, lakes, streams and other water bodies. Proposed revamping of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule by the Trump administration would make it easier and less costly for development in some cases, but also would have potential impact on the mitigation banking sector. Read full press release here.

 

 

 State News Wetland Breaking News: April 2019


CA: California adopts new wetlands rules to protect them from Trump rollbacks

By Bettina Boxall – Los Angeles Times – April 2, 2019
California regulators voted Tuesday to strengthen state safeguards for thousands of wetlands and streams that are about to lose federal protections in a Trump administration rollback of the Clean Water Act. Nearly 90% of California’s historic wetlands have been filled in or plowed under, and the state has said it is vital to preserve what remains. The new state rules will insulate California from Washington’s efforts to drop regulations that prevent the destruction of isolated wetlands and seasonal streams .Read full story here.

CA: California wastes most of its rainwater, which simply goes down the drain

By Hannah Fry and Alejandra Reyes-Velarde – Los Angeles Times – February 20, 2019
California’s wet winter has dumped an estimated 18 trillion gallons of rain in February alone. But much of it is simply going down the drain. In what has become a source of much concern in a state prone to droughts and water shortages, the vast majority of rainwater in urban areas flows into storm drains and is eventually lost to the Pacific Ocean. “When you look at the Los Angeles River being between 50% and 70% full during a storm, you realize that more water is running down the river into the ocean than what Los Angeles would use in close to a year,” said Mark Gold, associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability at UCLA. Read full story here.

DC: On a stream and a prayer

By Will Parson – Chesapeake Bay Program – April 4, 2019
On an early spring afternoon, Pope Branch was alive with the chorus of leopard frogs and songbirds. Only a few years ago, it was just another unhealthy stream in a heavily urbanized neighborhood of Southeast Washington, D.C. Surrounded by roads and houses, all the paved surface sped up the stream’s flow. Over the years, Pope Branch became channelized and cut off from the surrounding floodplain. The energized water dug farther into the ground, where leaky sewer pipes only added to the pollution and debris heading downstream to the Anacostia River. Read full blog post here.

FL: District work protects and preserves 450,000 acres of wetlands

The Apopka Voice – April 10, 2019
The St. Johns River Water Management District has published its Annual Wetland Activities Report, showing that 449,135 acres of wetlands have been created, protected, enhanced or restored by the district since 1989. This is equivalent to more than 700 square miles of wetlands. “These results show the success of district programs at protecting, restoring and preserving wetlands, which provide valuable functions that benefit everyone,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. Read full story here.

KS: What’s afloat in OP’s South Lake Park? A wetland that does wonders for environment

By Anne Marie Hunter – The Kansas City Star – April 2, 2019
As spring arrives at South Lake Park, visitors might be surprised to discover a flowering garden floating across the park’s lake. Set afloat last September, this “garden” is actually the City of Overland Park’s first floating wetland. Teeming with native plant species, such as purple- and white-flowering iris and sweet flag, this man-made buoyant structure was specifically designed to improve the lake’s persistent poor water quality. Read full story here.

LA: New Orleans Sues Oil and Gas Companies for Wetland Damage

By Karen Savage – Climate Liability News – March 30, 2019
The city of New Orleans, which is already experiencing an increase in extreme rainfall events and rising seas due to climate change, is demanding that eleven oil, gas and pipeline companies pay for the damage they’ve done to its coastal wetlands. The city alleges that the companies failed to protect the coastal environment and “specifically foresaw” the destructive effect of their operations. In the suit, which was Friday in New Orleans District Court, the city said the companies failed to comply with coastal use permits, which are required in order to operate in Louisiana’s fragile wetlands. It is asking the companies to pay for the cost of decontaminating and restoring the wetlands. Read full story here.

LA: Sankofa to open 40-acre wetland park in the lower 9th ward

By Kayla Bertucci – WGNO – March 21, 2019 – Video
Now that spring has sprung, one way to soak in all of the warmth and nature is to visit a local park, am I right? One park in the lower 9th ward is making a name for itself with its mission to improve conservation and relieve drainage infrastructure in the community. I'm talking about the Sankofa Wetland Park where you can find a group of students working this week to help restore the land to its former glory. "We've got some wonderful volunteers from Pace University in New York, and they are helping us plant some palms that are going to sort of be embracing the entrance to the park," Tricia Leblanc, director of the Sankofa Wetland Park and Nature Trail. Read full story here.

ME: CMP wins key permit for transmission line, but opponents say they’ll fight on

By Kevin Miller – Portland Press Herald – April 11, 2019
The Maine Public Utilities Commission voted Thursday to grant a key certificate to Central Maine Power’s controversial, 145-mile transmission line through western Maine. The three commissioners unanimously agreed with a PUC staff report that the economic and grid reliability benefits of CMP’s proposed $1 billion transmission line outweigh harder-to-gauge impacts on scenery and outdoor recreation in the western Maine mountains. Read full story here.

MD: Victory! Court Rules in Favor of Blue Water Baltimore and requires EPA to act on Stormwater Pollution

By Angela Haren – Blue Water Baltimore – March 25, 2019
A federal district court in Maryland ruled last week that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wrongfully denied our petition to regulate stormwater runoff from commercial, industrial, and institutional sites in the Back River watershed. Blue Water Baltimore and its allies took this fight against dangerous stormwater discharges to court so that polluters who contribute to the runoff of contaminants into our waterways are made to clean up their own mess. Along with co-plaintiffs Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and American Rivers, Blue Water Baltimore brought this lawsuit against EPA for failing to require industrial and commercial polluters in the Back River watershed to pay for the clean-up of harmful runoffs from their properties. Read full blog post here.

MD: Hotter, wetter, more bugs? Researcher finds Maryland's climate is becoming more like Mississippi's

By Tim Prudente – The Baltimore Sun – April 2, 2019
Imagine winters without a hard frost. Cotton fields spread over rural Baltimore County. Wild hogs munching corn on the Eastern Shore. Impossible, right? Maryland just won’t be the same in 60 years, and a new study predicts its climate will come to resemble someplace nearly 1,000 miles away, somewhere hotter and wetter and thick with mosquitoes. Welcome to Mississippi, y’all. Read full story here.

Wetland Breaking News: April 2019MD: Volunteers Undertake Cattail Creek Restoration

Severna Park Voice – March 22, 2019
The Berrywood community was alarmed with the deteriorating water quality in Cattail Creek, which was ranked year after year with the worst water quality of any creek in the Magothy River watershed, according to Bob Royer, a Berrywood resident and volunteer water quality monitor for the Magothy River Association. The Berrywood Community Association (BCA) saw future development upstream as a further threat to the water quality and destruction of habitat for fish and wildlife such as yellow perch and the great blue heron, which make Berrywood their home. Molly LaChapelle, a long-time Berrywood resident, became a Master Watershed Steward through AAWSA and wanted to take on the restoration of Cattail Creek as her project. Read full story here.

MS: Proposed pump project in Mississippi has bipartisan support

By Rogelio V. Solis and Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press – WRAL – April 5, 2019
A Democratic congressman who represents the Mississippi Delta reiterated his support Friday for a flood control and drainage project that the Trump administration says it might revive more than a decade after another Republican administration killed it. Rep. Bennie Thompson told The Associated Press that a massive pump project could be part of a long-term plan to help people in the rural flatlands, where floodwaters have been standing for weeks. Read full story here.

MO: Missouri's Eastern hellbender salamander proposed for endangered species list

By Wes Johnson – Springfield News-Leader – April 3, 2019
A subspecies of Missouri's largest salamander has been proposed to be listed as an endangered species following a review by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. If the proposed listing is ultimately approved, the Eastern hellbender will join the Ozark hellbender, also found in Missouri, as an endangered species because of habitat loss, threats from pollution and sale of the rare creatures in the pet trade. The proposed listing, which only covers Missouri Eastern hellbenders, drew the ire of the Center for Biological Diversity, which had argued that all Eastern hellbenders receive protected status. Read full story here.

NH: New wetlands definition approved by NH House

By Bob Sanders – NH Business Review – March 26, 2019
Municipalities could string together smaller “swamps” into prime wetlands, hindering development, according to opponents of House Bill 326, a measure that would change how wetlands are defined. Nevertheless, the bill passed the New Hampshire House at its March 20 session. Supporters of the bill said that the measure is just trying to preserve wetlands that are crucial to drainage and to preserve wildlife. Read full story here.

OH: Spotted salamanders discovered at Munroe Falls Metro Park as wetlands make a return

By Kaylyn Hlavaty – News 5 Cleveland – March 19, 2019
After waiting 10 years, biologists are celebrating a conservation milestone at Munroe Falls Metro Park in Summit County. The park district’s operations, planning and conversation departments banded together to turn the Tallmadge Meadows Area from a dry piece of land with drainage ditches back into its natural environment as a wetland capable of being home to a diverse collection of wildlife. Mike Johnson, Chief of Conservation for the Summit Metro Parks, who oversaw the project, said after years of effort, a restored vernal pool that is now visible to park goers from nearby trails is supporting new life. Ambystomatidae salamanders, commonly known as spotted salamanders, are alive and well in the pools. Read full story here.

OR: Take a Walk Through Oregon’s Wastewater Wetland, at Talking Water Gardens in Albany. Seriously

By Jamie Hale – The Oregonian, OregonLive – March 20, 2019
With so many beautiful places in Oregon to explore, a walk around a water treatment plant can be a tough sell. But Talking Water Gardens in Albany isn’t like most water treatment plants, created as an environmentally friendly wastewater wetland with a network of walking trails that invites the public in. It may not sound like a particularly pleasant way to spend a day in nature (and indeed, you may get a whiff or two of some unpleasant odors), but it’s certainly one of the more fascinating walks in the Willamette Valley. Read full story here.

PA: Making Progress toward a Goal of More Trees Along Stream

By PA DCNR – Good Natured – March 20, 2019
One sure sign that spring is arriving in Pennsylvania is the appearance of people planting trees along streams. Why spring? It’s good to plant trees and shrubs when they are dormant, either in early spring after the ground thaws and before buds break out, or in the fall when the leaves have fallen off the plants. Trees planted along streams are called “riparian forest buffers.” Pennsylvania has a goal of planting 95,000 acres of forest buffers along waterways throughout the state by 2025 (that’s an area larger than the City of Philadelphia). Read full story here.

TN: 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.

Earth DayWI: Judge Rules Against DNR Wetland Permit for Kohler Golf Course on Rare Wetlands, State Park

By Sarah Whites-Koditschek – Wisconsin Public Radio – March 18, 2019
The Kohler Co.'s plan to build a golf course on land containing rare wetlands has been blocked by an administrative law judge. On Friday, Judge Mark Kaiser ruled against the state Department of Natural Resources’ wetland fill permit for the project. He said the department lacked sufficient information to approve the company’s plan to fill 3.69 acres of wetlands for the course and said the project could cause significant environmental damage. Mary Faydash, president of Friends of the Black River Forest, which petitioned for the reversal, was encouraged by the decision. Read full story here.

 

 

Wetland Breaking News: April 2019Wetland Science News

 

New insight into how climate change is transforming Virginia's barrier islands

ScienceDaily – April 9, 2019
A new study of Virginia's barrier islands off the coast of the Eastern Shore provides a fundamental understanding of how barrier islands will change in the near future amid a warming climate, sea-level rise and storm events such as hurricanes and nor'easters. The study by researchers with the Coastal Plant Ecology Lab at Virginia Commonwealth University offers important insights into the ecological and geomorphic processes occurring on Virginia's chain of 23 uninhabited islands stretching from Assateague at the Maryland border to Fisherman Island near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, as well as other barrier islands along the East Coast that help protect the mainland from storms that -- thanks to climate change -- are increasing in frequency and intensity. Read full article here.

Cities Under Pressure

Environmental News Network – March 29, 2019
Cities to swelter as planners face unenviable trade-off between tackling climate change and quality of life, new research has shown. The study, led by experts at Newcastle University, UK, has shown the challenge we face to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase cities’ resilience to extreme weather and also give people quality space to live in. Publishing the research in the journal Cities, the team have for the first time analysed the trade-offs between different sustainability objectives. Read full story here.

How Science Can Help Managers Anticipate and Respond to Climate Change to Keep U.S. Fisheries Sustainable

NOAA Fisheries – March 27, 2019
The Bering Sea ecosystem, which has experienced unprecedented changes in recent years, provides a real-world testing ground for a new strategy to help marine resource managers anticipate and respond to climate change. The new strategy, developed by NOAA Fisheries scientists, is outlined in a paper published this week. It calls for evaluating existing management measures and developing climate forecasts for various marine areas in Alaska, over different time frames, to promote sustainable fisheries under changing environmental conditions. Read full story here.

Interior Nominee Intervened to Block Report on Endangered Species

By Eric Lipton – The New York Times – March 26, 2019
After years of effort, scientists at the Fish and Wildlife Service had a moment of celebration as they wrapped up a comprehensive analysis of the threat that three widely used pesticides present to hundreds of endangered species, like the kit fox and the seaside sparrow. Their analysis found that two of the pesticides, malathion and chlorpyrifos, were so toxic that they “jeopardize the continued existence” of more than 1,200 endangered birds, fish and other animals and plants, a conclusion that could lead to tighter restrictions on use of the chemicals. Read full story here.

Monarch Butterfly Numbers are Soaring this Year

By Steve Williams – Care2 – March 26, 2019
After several years of declining monarch numbers, researchers believe this year will see a dramatic uptick in monarch butterflies making their way across states like Texas. Craig Wilson, of the USDA Future Scientists Program, says that early data shows monarchs are bucking a severe downward trend of the past several years and, for this year at least, showing strong numbers. Read full story here.

Hurricane Maria Study Warns: Climate-Driven Storms May Raze Many Tropical Forests

By Kevin Krajick – State of the Planet – March 25, 2019
A new study shows that damage inflicted on trees in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria was unprecedented in modern times and suggests that more frequent big storms whipped up by a warming climate could permanently alter forests not only here, but across much of the Atlantic tropics. Biodiversity could suffer as result, and more carbon could be added to the atmosphere, say the authors. The study appears this week in the journal Nature Communications. Read full blog post here.

Call for wetland decade under the U.N. decade on ecosystem restoration (2021-2030)

Phys.org – March 25, 2019
The environmental health of wetlands across the world is deteriorating. The authoritative Global Wetland Outlook released by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in 2018 highlighted an alarming trend in wetland loss; at least 35 percent of the world’s natural wetlands have been lost since 1970. This will have serious implications on our ability to store carbon and support broader climate adaptation. By restoring, conserving, and wisely using our wetlands we can contribute towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read full story here.

Climate Change Impacting Fish Behavior

University of Guelph – March 22, 2019
Warmer temperatures are having a ripple effect on food webs in Ontario lakes, according to a new University of Guelph study. Researchers have found warmer average temperatures over the past decade have forced fish to forage in deeper water. There they hunt different prey species, causing a climate-induced “rewiring” of food webs, altering the flow of energy and nutrients in the lake. Monitoring the movement of generalist species like lake trout may offer an early warning system for impacts of climate change on ecosystems. Read full story here.

Climate Health

BY Rob Jordan – Stanford News – March 19, 2019
We teach our children to treat others as they want to be treated, but what about the world around them? As the dominant force driving ecological change, the damage we do to natural life-support systems is eventually visited upon us, perhaps most dramatically in our health. Stanford researchers are exploring how climate change fueled by human-caused emissions is altering the burden of disease, hunger, thirst and mental illness around the world. Their sobering discoveries open a window into understanding, predicting and mitigating these changes. Read full story here.

Climate change could devastate painted turtles, according to new study

Contacts: Nicole Valenzuela and Fred Love – Iowa State University – March 12, 2019
An Iowa State University biologist is sounding the alarm for the painted turtle, one of many reptiles for which climate change could prove particularly threatening. Fluctuations in temperature driven by climate change could devastate a range of species for which sex is determined by temperature during critical stages of development, according to recently published research led by Nicole Valenzuela, a professor of ecology, evolution and organismal biology. Rising temperatures, along with wider oscillations in temperature, could disrupt the ratio of males to females in painted turtle populations and threaten the survival of the species, Valenzuela said. The study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports. Read full story here. 

 

Wetland Breaking News: April 2019Resources and Publications

 

New Great Lakes Shoreline Erosion Guide Available from New York Sea Grant

Contacts: Roy Widrig and Kara Lynn Dunn – New York Sea Grant – April 11, 2019
An Erosion Management for New York’s Great Lakes Shorelines guide is now available from New York Sea Grant. The 16-page guide can be downloaded for free online (pdf) or requested from New York Sea Grant at 315-312-3042. “Erosion is a natural process and shorelines in the Great Lakes region are constantly changing shape. Developing an understanding of the natural processes at work and identifying the level of protection needed for specific sites are important considerations in planning a project,” says guide author Roy Widrig, a Coastal Hazards and Processes Specialist with New York Sea Grant, Oswego, NY. Read full story here.

These local researchers helped develop software that will aid in wetland creation

By Betsy Hnath - ODU News – Southside Daily – March 27, 2019
The Wetland Hydrogeology group at Old Dominion University, headed by Rich Whittecar, joined with researchers at Virginia Tech and the University of Kentucky to develop a revolutionary tool for creating freshwater wetlands. Wetbud, a free software program, calculates everything from water flows; side-slopes; how much water evaporates, seeps and flows from a site; and typical weather patterns for dry, normal and wet years in any given location. It can even pull data about soil and topographic information. Read full story here.

New EPA Citizen Science Quality Assurance Handbook Provides Best Practices for Citizen Science Projects

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – March 25, 2019
For those who are curious about the natural world or have concerns about environmental issues such as air pollution or water quality, there are more and more opportunities to collect and report data to the public or government agencies. Using new technologies, like air sensors that can fit into the palm of your hand and smart phone applications that make environmental monitoring as simple as taking a picture, it is easier than ever to collect, analyze, and report environmental data. Citizen science is one way that Americans engage in environmental science. EPA supports the use of citizen science to strengthen and inform environmental decision making. To further the Agency’s vision and strategy for citizen science, EPA has created a new Quality Assurance handbook, to be used with accompanying templates and examples for citizen science. Read full story here.

 


PotpourriWetland Breaking News: April 2019

 

Celebrating 10 Years of Atlantic White Cedar Planting!

National Aquarium – April 10, 2019
For 10 years, the National Aquarium’s Conservation team—in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and the Chesapeake Bay Trust—has been working to restore valuable habitats at Nassawango Creek Preserve. This area is home to 60 species of migratory birds and numerous rare plant species. In the past, the Atlantic white cedar was abundant along Maryland’s Eastern Shore. However, these trees have been over-harvested and the wetland ecosystems they depend on have been drained. Read full blog post here.

Three lessons from Cuba about improving coastal climate resilience

By Katherine Angier –Environmental Defense Fund – April 4, 2019
Facing a future with increasingly powerful hurricanes and rising seas, Cuba is addressing its vulnerability to climate change head-on. The country recently approved a new constitution that highlights the importance of addressing climate change, and its National Plan to Confront Climate Change, known as Tarea Vida (“Project Life”), provides a template to coordinate the resilience efforts of multiple sectors across the island. A recent seminar in Havana on climate finance and sustainable development highlighted a three-pronged strategy for effectively building resilience: the protection and rehabilitation of ecosystems to reduce climate impacts, robust data collection, and community involvement every step of the way. These best practices translate to the U.S. as well. Read full blog post here.

Convening a watershed to save a national treasure

By Rachel Felver – Chesapeake Bay Program – March 28, 2019
Here at the Chesapeake Bay Program, we are proud to play the lead role in bringing everyone together that has a vested interest in restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay. Guiding the collaboration of federal agencies, state governments, local elected officials, academic institutions and non-profit organizations in setting the policy and management actions for our nation’s largest estuary has been our charge since 1983. But how was the Chesapeake Bay Program formed? Who was instrumental in bringing together federal and state officials to publicly state—for the first time—that the Bay needed serious help if it’s decline would ever be reversed? Meet Fran Flanigan. In 1977, she joined the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay as their Maryland coordinator, and after one year, was asked to step into the role of executive director, a position she held until her retirement in 2001. Read full blog post here.

Clean Water Act: Chesapeake Bay Watershed Under Threat

National Aquarium – March 22, 2019
The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States with more than 18 million people and 2,700 species calling its watershed home. Throughout its 64,000 square miles, interconnected rivers, streams, wetlands and tributaries feed into the Bay. If proposed changes to the Clean Water Act were to pass, some of these interconnected sources of life in the Chesapeake Bay watershed—vernal pools and ephemeral streams—could be at risk of ruin. Read full blog post here.

Wounded Wilderness: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 30 years Later

By Tim Lydon – Hakai Magazine – March 22, 2019
Dig a shallow hole into certain beaches along Alaska’s Prince William Sound and you will still find oil from the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill. As your shovel scrapes through gravel, the crude will mix with the water seeping into the small hole. The first time I did this was nine years ago, while visiting researchers studying the spill’s lingering impacts. Holding an oil-stained stone in my gloved hand, my mind flashed to March 24, 1989, when I first heard the news that the Exxon Valdez, a 300-meter tanker, had run aground on Bligh Reef. I was a college student in New York. As the spill and its chaotic aftermath unfolded on national news—with oil fouling 2,200 kilometers of coastline, killing wildlife and ruining livelihoods—my budding interest in environmental issues grew. That soon led to a seasonal job in Alaska. Read full article here.

5 Benefits of Rainwater Collection

By Megan Nichols US Green Technology – March 12, 2019
Most people in the United States take water for granted. You turn on your faucet and it’s always there. But in recent years, increased usage, waste, chemical pollutants, and extended droughts have created a heightened awareness of the fact that there may be limits to this precious resource we once perceived as endless. Rainwater collection is a concept that has been around for a very long time, and as our planet’s potable water sources dwindle, it’s once again gaining popularity. The reasons for harvesting rainwater can be as varied as the systems themselves. From simple rain barrels that catch roof runoff to complex irrigation systems, many societies and individuals utilize rainwater to supplement or even replace existing water supplies. So what are the benefits of harvesting rainwater? Read full story here.

 

 

 Calendar of Events


WEBINARS
     
MEETINGS     
TRAINING  

 

Wetland Breaking News: April 2019

Special Events

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  
       
April 2019  
       
April 18, 2019
2:00 p.m. ET
  ASWM’s Compensatory Mitigation Webinar: An Ecological Framework for Reviewing Compensatory Mitigation: Coherent Plans – Goals, Objectives, Performance Standards, Outcomes and Monitoring  
       
April 24, 2019
1:00 p.m. ET 
  OpenChannels Webinar: Managing the Ocean in Real-Time: Tools for Dynamic Management   
       
April 30, 2019
1:00 p.m. ET
  The Swamp School Webinar: Ecological Restoration and Dam Removal  
       
May 2019  
       
May 8, 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
 
       
May 16, 2019
2:00 p.m. ET
  Environmental Law Institute Webinar: Stream Compensatory Mitigation: Long-Term Performance of Stream Compensatory Mitigation
 
       
May 22, 2019
3:00 p.m. ET
  EBM Tools Network Webinar: Building Knowledge, Capacity, and Collaborations to Develop Indicators for Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management in Case Studies across the World
 
       
JUNE 2019  
       
June 5, 2019
12:00 p.m. ET
  EBM Tools Network Webinar: Finance Tools for Coral Reef Conservation: An Overview (Viewing #1) (Viewing #2-9:00 p.m. ET)
 
       
June 23, 2019
3:00 p.m. ET
  ASWM Members’ Wetland Webinar: Identifying Listed Species and Streamlining Section 7 Consultation for Wetland Permitting (And More): Introduction to the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Online IPaC Tool
 
       

 

   
MEETINGS
 
   APRIL 2019
     
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 9, 2019
Ann Arbor, MI
  Huron River Watershed Council: Ann Arbor Huron River Day
     
May 16-17, 2019
Linthicum, MD
  Maryland Land Conservation Conference & Symposium
     
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 28-31, 2019
Toledo, OH
  Soil Ecology Society Biennial Meeting
     
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 21-25, 2019
Providence, RI
  Joint Conference of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Society of Systematic Biologists, and the American Society of Naturalist: Evolution Conference 
     

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 15-17, 2019
Monterey, CA
  Society for Conservation GIS Annual Conference
     
July 24-25, 2019
Cambridge, OH
  Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (APRI) Conference: Restoring Productive Forest on Mine Lands in Ohio
     
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

     
September 29-
October 3, 2019

Reno, NV
  American Fisheries Society and the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting
     
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 21-22, 2019
Oakland, CA
  San Francisco Estuary Partnership: State of teh Estuary Conference
     

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

 

Wetland Breaking News: April 2019 

TRAINING/WORKSHOPS
 
APRIL 2019   
     
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
Zephyrhills, FL
  Richardson Soils & Environmental: Florida Wetland Delineation Workshop
     
May 30-31, 2019 Charleston, SC   Duncan & Duncan Wetland & Endangered Species Training: Hydrophytic Vegetation (Coastal Plain) 
     
Eagle Hill Institute 2019 Seminars
     
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 5-7, 2019
St. Louis, MO
  Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development: Missouri Botanical Garden: R Basics Workshop
     
June 9, 2019
Lake Ariel, PA
  Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station and Environmental Education Center Workshop: Ecology of Aquatic Plants
     

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 1, 2019
Appledore Island, ME
  Shoals Marine Laboratory Course: Climate Change and the Gulf of Maine 
     

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 14-29, 2019
Appleedore Island, ME
  Shoals Marine Laboratory Course: Integrated Ecosystem Research and Management
     
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
Also offered 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 3, 2019
Lake Ariel, PA
  Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station and Environmental Education Center Workshop: Harmful Alga Blooms 
     
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
Shepherdstown, 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 19, 2019
Aliquippa, PA
  The Swamp School Course: Wetland Delineation Training
     
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
     
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INDEX

EDITOR'S CHOICE

  • Trump issues executive orders seeking to speed up oil and gas projects
  • Climate Action Now Act moves forward
  • Trump's latest Keystone XL permit challenged in court
  • Court Stands Behind Ban on Offshore Drilling in Arctic and Atlantic

NATIONAL NEWS

  • U.S. House approves Local Water Protection Act to increase money for clean-water projects
  • Congress Passes Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan
  • Penn State researcher explores public engagement, water for agriculture
  • World calls for urgent action on peatlands
  • USDA offers conservation assistance to landowners to protect wetlands, agricultural lands and grasslands
  • Spring Outlook: Historic, widespread flooding to continue through May
  • When a river swells, are levees the best way to deal with it?
  • Conservation Stewardship program Contracts Eligible for Extension
  • Commercial Developers Keeping Close Watch on Proposed Changes to Federal Rules Governing Development in And Around Wetlands
STATE NEWS

  • CA: California adopts new wetlands rules to protect them from Trump rollbacks
  • CA: California wastes most of its rainwater, which simply goes down the drain
  • DC: On a stream and a prayer
  • FL: District work protects and preserves 450,000 acres of wetlands
  • KS: What’s afloat in OP’s South Lake Park? A wetland that does wonders for environment
  • LA: New Orleans Sues Oil and Gas Companies for Wetland Damage
  • LA: Sankofa to open 40-acre wetland park in the lower 9th ward
  • ME: CMP wins key permit for transmission line, but opponents say they’ll fight on
  • MD: Victory! Court Rules in Favor of Blue Water Baltimore and requires EPA to act on Stormwater Pollution
  • MD: Hotter, wetter, more bugs? Researcher finds Maryland's climate is becoming more like Mississippi's
  • MD: Volunteers Undertake Cattail Creek Restoration
  • MS: Proposed pump project in Mississippi has bipartisan support
  • MO: Missouri's Eastern hellbender salamander proposed for endangered species list
  • NH: New wetlands definition approved by NH House
  • OH: Spotted salamanders discovered at Munroe Falls Metro Park as wetlands make a return
  • OR: Take a Walk Through Oregon’s Wastewater Wetland, at Talking Water Gardens in Albany. Seriously
  • PA: Making Progress toward a Goal of More Trees Along Stream
  • TN: Wetland restoration effort underway
  • WI: Judge Rules Against DNR Wetland
 

Wetland Breaking News: April 2019


INDEX


Editor's Choice

National News

State News

Wetland Science News

Resources & Publications

Potpouri

Calendar of Events

 

WETLAND SCIENCE NEWS

  • New insight into how climate change is transforming Virginia's barrier islands
  • Cities Under Pressure
  • How Science Can Help Managers Anticipate and Respond to Climate Change to Keep U.S. Fisheries Sustainable
  • Interior Nominee Intervened to Block Report on Endangered Species
  • Monarch Butterfly Numbers are Soaring this Year
  • Hurricane Maria Study Warns: Climate-Driven Storms May Raze Many Tropical Forests
  • Call for wetland decade under the U.N. decade on ecosystem restoration (2021-2030)
  • Climate Change Impacting Fish Behavior
  • Climate Health
  • Climate change could devastate painted turtles, according to new study

RESOURCES AND PUBLICATIONS

  • New Great Lakes Shoreline Erosion Guide Available from New York Sea Grant
  • These local researchers helped develop software that will aid in wetland creation
  • New EPA Citizen Science Quality Assurance Handbook Provides Best Practices for Citizen Science Projects

POTOURRI

  • Celebrating 10 Years of Atlantic White Cedar Planting!
  • Three lessons from Cuba about improving coastal climate resilience
  • Convening a watershed to save a national treasure
  • Clean Water Act: Chesapeake Bay Watershed Under Threat
  • Wounded Wilderness: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 30 years Later
  • 5 Benefits of Rainwater Collection

Wetland Breaking News: April 2019

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Webinars

April

  • ASWM’s Compensatory Mitigation Webinar: An Ecological Framework for Reviewing Compensatory Mitigation: Coherent Plans – Goals, Objectives, Performance Standards, Outcomes and Monitoring
  • OpenChannels Webinar: Managing the Ocean in Real-Time: Tools for Dynamic Management
  • The Swamp School Webinar: Ecological Restoration and Dam Removal

May

  • ASWM Members’ Wetland Webinar: Healthy Wetlands, Healthy Watersheds: Helping States and Tribes Develop Watershed-level Wetland Projects and Integrated Programs
  • Environmental Law Institute Webinar: Stream Compensatory Mitigation: Long-Term Performance of Stream Compensatory Mitigation
  • EBM Tools Network Webinar: Building Knowledge, Capacity, and Collaborations to Develop Indicators for Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management in Case Studies across the World

June

  • EBM Tools Network Webinar: Finance Tools for Coral Reef Conservation: An Overview (Viewing #1) (Viewing #2-9:00 p.m. ET)
  • ASWM Members’ Wetland Webinar: Identifying Listed Species and Streamlining Section 7 Consultation for Wetland Permitting (And More): Introduction to the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Online IPaC Tool

MEETINGS

April 2019

  • 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
  • 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
  • Huron River Watershed Council: Ann Arbor Huron River Day
  • Maryland Land Conservation Conference & Symposium
  • 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
  • Soil Ecology Society Biennial Meeting
  • 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
  • Joint Conference of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Society of Systematic Biologists, and the American Society of Naturalist: Evolution Conference
  • 12th North American Forest Ecology Workshop: Forests on the Edge: Forest Ecology in Rapidly Changing Conditions

July 2019

  • Society for Conservation GIS Annual Conference
  • Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI) Conference: Restoring Productive Forest on Mine Lands in Ohio
  • 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
  • American Fisheries Society and the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting

October 2019

  • Natural Areas Association: Natural Areas Conference
  • Land Trust Alliance Rally 2019
  • San Francisco Estuary Partnership: State of the Estuary Conference
  • 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

April 2019

  • 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
  • Richardson Soils & Environmental: Florida Wetland Delineation Workshop
  • 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
  • Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station and Environmental Education Center Workshop: Ecology of Aquatic Plants
  • Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development: Missouri Botanical Garden: R Basics Workshop
  • 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
  • Shoals Marine Laboratory Course: Climate Change and the Gulf of Maine
  • 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 Lake 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)
  • Shoals Marine Laboratory Course: Integrated Ecosystem Research and Management
  • 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

  • Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station and Environmental Education Center Workshop: Harmful Algal Blooms
  • 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 Raptors
  • The Swamp School Course: Wetland Delineation Training
  • 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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Wetland Breaking News: April 2019

 

Wetland Breaking News: april 2019