2019 State Tribal Federal Coordination Meeting

 Translating Wetland Science into
Fair and Reasonable Government Policies


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(Updated on 4/18/19) 

Monday, April 1

7:00pm - 9:00pm   Registration 
     
7:30pm - 9:30pm  Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) Board Meeting 

Tuesday, April 2

7:30am - 8:30am   Registration 
   
Day 1 Morning:   Cooperative Federalism and Waters of the U.S.
   
8:30am - 9:00am   Welcome and Introductions: Collis Adams, Chair, Association of State Wetland Managers
   
9:00am - 9:30am Setting the Stage: Changing Landscape of Wetlands (New Policies, Challenges and Opportunities): Marla Stelk, Executive Director, Association of State Wetland Managers
   
9:30am - 10:00am BREAK
10:00am - 11:00am Cooperative Federalism:  Defining the State-Federal Relationship for Better Environmental Outcomes: John Goodin, Director, Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
11:00am - 11:30am Waters of the U.S.: Next Steps in Determining Jurisdiction: Donna Downing, Environmental Protection Specialist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
11:30am - 12:00pm
Changes Proposed to the Compensatory Mitigation Rule: Tammy Turley, Acting Chief, Regulatory Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
12:00pm - 1:30pm  LUNCH 
 
Day 1 Afternoon:   The Clean Water Act and the Core Elements Framework: Building Wetland Program Capacity
1:30pm - 2:15pm  Section 401: Potential Updates and Next Steps: Michael McDavit, Chief, Program Development and Jurisdiction Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
2:15pm - 2:45pm Changes in Section 401 & Implications for State Programs: Julia Anastasio, Executive Director, Association of Clean Water Administrators
2:45pm - 3:15pm  Helping States and Tribes Build their Capacity to Conduct Oil and Gas Pipeline Permitting: Brenda Zollitsch, Senior Policy Analyst and Starsha Schiller, Policy Intern, Association of State Wetland Managers 
3:15pm - 3:45pm BREAK
3:45pm - 4:15pm Can You Dig It: State Regulatory Programs for Dredged and Fill Activities in Waters of the State: Nicholas Warren, ORISE Fellow, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
4:15pm - 5:00pm

State Panel: Building State Capacity with Wetland Program Plans: Moderator: Rebecca Dils, Environmental Protection Specialist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Panelists:

  • Lauren Driscoll, Wetlands Program Manager, Washington Department of Ecology
  • Stacia Bax, Environmental Supervisor, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • Patrick Ryan, Environmental Supervisor, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
     
Day 1   Evening Activity
5:30pm - 7:00pm Reception: Hosted by Ecosystem Investment Partners
 

Wednesday, April 3

8:00am - 8:30am Registration 
 
Day 2 Morning: Ecosystem Services: From Concept to Reality
8:30am - 9:00am Healthy Wetlands, Healthy Watersheds: Leveraging State Wetland Restoration and Protection Programs to Improve Watershed Health: Brenda Zollitsch, Senior Policy Analyst and Starsha Schiller, Policy Intern, Association of State Wetland Managers
9:00am - 9:30am Federal Programs in Support of Nature Based Solutions for Pre-disaster Mitigation: Johnny Mojica, Research Lead, Earth Economics
9:30am - 10:00am  Exploring the Relationship Between Wetland Condition, Stream Condition and Flood Loss: Kyle Magyera, Local Government Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Wetlands Association
10:00am - 10:45am BREAK AND GROUP PHOTO
10:45am - 11:15am Improving Wetland and Stormwater Permitting Outcomes through Joint Management in Indiana: Brian Wolff, Surface Water, Operations and Enforcement Branch Chief, Indiana Department of Environmental Management
     
11:15am - 11:45am Agriculture, Nutrients and Constructed Wetlands: Mark Patrick McGuire, Environmental Program Manager, Association of Clean Water Administrators
11:45am - 1:30pm
LUNCH 
Day 2 Afternoon: Ecosystem Services: From Concept to Reality Continued
1:30pm - 2:00pm Incorporating Wetlands into Reservoir Rehabilitation Projects for Fisheries and Other Benefits in Nebraska: Ted LaGrange, Wetland Program Manager, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
     
2:00pm - 2:30pm Leveraging Ecosystem Services Valuation to Accelerate Habitat Conservation: Ellen Herbert, PhD, Ecosystem Services Scientist, Ducks Unlimited
2:30pm - 3:00pm   BREAK
3:00pm - 3:30pm Integrated Mapping and Functional Assessment of Riverine and Coastal Floodplains and Wetlands: Data Gaps and Challenges:  Andy Robertson, Executive Director, Geospatial Services, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
3:30pm - 4:00pm  Addressing Barriers to Integration of Ecosystem Service Data into Wetland Management Programs: Elizabeth Byers, Senior Wetland Scientist, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
4:00pm  - 5:00pm ASWM Wetland Awards
Day 2 Evening Activities
7:00pm  - 8:00pm Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) Annual Meeting
8:00pm Social Gathering

Thursday, April 4

8:30am - 9:00am  Registration 
Day 3 Morning   Mitigation Banking and NWCA
9:00am - 9:30am  Linking Monitoring Indicators to Performance Standards for Mitigation Banking: Eric Stein, Principal Scientist, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
9:30am - 10:00am Mitigation Banking: Lessons Learned: Timothy Rach, Program Administrator, Florida Department of Environmental Protection 
10:00am - 10:30am Barriers and Opportunities for Cross-Program Crediting: Wetlands + Streams + Conservation Banking: Denise Clearwater, Natural Resources Planner and Special Projects Coordinator, Maryland Department of the Environment
10:30am - 11:00am BREAK
11:00am - 11:30am Using Pipeline Mitigation and Wildlife Management Funds to Acquire 30,000 Acres of Habitat Replacement in West Virginia: Joe Hankins, Vice President, The Conservation Fund
11:30am - 12:00pm  Findings and Next Steps for the National Wetland Condition Assessment: Gregg Serenbetz, Environmental Protection Specialist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
12:00pm - 1:30pm LUNCH
Day 3 Afternoon 404(g) Assumption
1:30pm - 2:15pm

State Panel: State Perspectives on Assumption of §404 – To Assume or Not to Assume? Moderators: Kathy Hurld, Environmental Protection Specialist and Ruth Chemerys, Environmental Protection Specialist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Panelists:

  • Timothy Rach, Program Administrator, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Marth Clark Mettler, Assistant Commissioner, Indiana Department of Environmental Management
  • Gary Setzer, Senior Advisor, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Les Lemm, Wetlands Section Manager, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources
  • Ryan Chapman, Water Quality Assessment Section Supervisor, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
  • Bill Ryan, Deputy Director, Oregon Department of State Lands
2:15pm - 3:00pm Work Session on Assumption for State and Federal Agencies
3:00pm Adjourn
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