An Ecological Framework for Compensatory Mitigation Training Webinar Series


Background & Goals

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


Target Audience

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


Webinars in the Training Series

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

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

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

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

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

Webinar 6: An Ecological Framework for Conceptual to Final Design in Compensatory Mitigation Projects TBD

Webinar 7: An Ecological Framework for Adaptive Management

Webinar 8: An Ecological Framework for Oversight and Compliance: When things Go Wrong and How to Fix Them