2019 State Tribal Federal Coordination Meeting

 “Building Wetland Program Capacity in an Everchanging Environment”


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Monday, April 6th

7:00pm - 9:00pm   Registration (Lobby near the Auditorium)  

Tuesday, April 7th

7:30am - 8:30am   Registration (Lobby near the Auditorium)
Day 1 Morning: Welcome, Keynote and Shifting Regulatory Frameworks
8:30am - 9:00am   Welcome and Introductions: Mark Biddle, Chair, Association of State Wetland Managers
9:00am - 9:20am ASWM Now and Into the Future: Marla Stelk, Executive Director, Association of State Wetland Managers
9:20am - 10:00am   Keynote Speech: Michael Bolt, Vice Chair, National Tribal Water Council
10:00am - 10:30am   Break
10:30am - 11:15am 2020 Regulatory Updates Federal Panel (TBD)
11:15am - 12:00pm Building Mitigation Credits Panel: Pros, Cons and Policy Recommendations (Jill Aspinwall, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection; Joseph Williams, Ecosystem Investment Partners; Palmer Hough, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; ACOE TBD)
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Day 1 Afternoon: State, Tribal & Federal Program and Policy Updates
1:30pm - 2:15pm  Reissuance of Nationwide Permits State Panel (TBD)
2:15pm - 3:00pm "Core Elements Refresh" Dialogue Session (Michael McDavit, Rebecca Dils, Yvonne Vallette, Kerryanne Weaver, and/or Eliodora Chamberlain, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
3:00pm - 3:30pm  BREAK
3:30pm  - 4:00pm National Wetlands Inventory Updates (Jonathan Phinney, US FWS National Wetlands Inventory)
4:00pm - 5:30pm   State and Tribes Closed Session
4:00pm - 5:30pm   Federal Agencies Closed Session
5:30pm - 7:00pm Emerging Tools and Technology Poster Session & Reception (Sponsored by Ecosystem Investment Partners)

Wednesday, April 8th

8:00am - 8:30am Registration 
Day 2 Morning: Wetland Program Capacity Building Tools and Case Studies
8:30am - 9:00am ASWM’s Building State Capacity and Assumption Projects Preliminary Findings (Brenda Zollitsch, Association of State Wetland Managers)
9:00am - 9:30am   Maximizing the Capacity of State Wetland Program Plans through Promoting the Integration of Wetland Conservation with Local Planning System (Zhenghong Tang, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln and Ted LaGrange, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission)
9:30am - 10:00am  Fort Berthold Three Affiliated Tribes, North Dakota: A Case Study for Building a Successful Tribal Wetland Program Plan (Andy Robertson, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota)
10:00am - 10:15am   ASWM Annual Wetland Awards
10:15am - 11:00am BREAK AND GROUP PHOTO
11:00am - 11:30am Quantifying the Spiritual and Ecological Value of Wetlands (Jessica Raley, Kickapoo Tribe)
11:30am - 12:00pm How Cities and States are Using Policy to Drive Nature-Based Solutions to Flooding (Sarah Edwards, Pew Charitable Trusts) 
12:00pm - 1:30pm   LUNCH
Day 2 Afternoon: Restoration, Mitigation and Mapping
1:30pm - 2:00pm Developing and Implementing a Wetland Mitigation Compliance Program (Rick Mraz, Washington State Department of Ecology)
2:00pm - 2:30pm New York City's Mitigation Program: Lessons Learned (Max Taffet, New York City Economic Development Corporation)
2:30pm - 3:00pm   ASWM’s Urban Wetlands Project Preliminary Findings (William Dooley, Association of State Wetland Managers)
3:00pm - 3:30pm BREAK
3:30pm - 4:00pm  New Jersey State and Federal Agencies Cooperate to Create a Watershed Resources Registry (Ryan Anderson, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Ellen Bryson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3)
4:00pm  - 5:30pm Wetland Mapping Consortium Session
  4:00pm - 4:30pm: Developing an automated wetlands mapping system for North America (Robb Macleod, Ducks Unlimited)
4:30pm - 5:00pm: Applications of NWI Data (Herb Berquist, US FWS National Wetlands Inventory)
    5:00pm - 5:30pm: Innovative Technologies for Wetland Monitoring (Jessica Norriss, Upstream Tech)
5:30pm - 6:30pm Annual ASWM General Membership Meeting
8:00pm Bonfire

Thursday, April 9th

7:30am - 9:00am  Board of Directors Meeting
9:00am - 9:30am   Registration
Day 3 Morning: Wetlands, Wildlife and Watershed
9:30am - 10:00am Fish & Wildlife Coordination Act: Opportunities for States to Review Federal Water Development Projects (Jennifer Sheehan, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission)
10:00am - 10:30am Healthy Wetland and Public Health Involvement among Native American Nations: Mosquito Borne Disease Transmission (Nestoria L. Wright, Kickapoo Tribe)
10:30am - 11:00am BREAK
11:00am - 11:30am Stramflow Duration Assessment Methods in Development at the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Presentation (Rachel Harrington, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
11:30am - 12:00pm  Tidal Restrictions: tools and resources to help build state/tribal capacity (Amanda Santoni, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
12:00pm - 12:30pm Closing Remarks and Farewell
Day 3 Afternoon  
1:00pm - 5:00pm  Optional Wetland Restoration Sites Field Trip (Boxed Lunch Included) 
    • 1:00pm - 1:45pm: Drive to Claymont Society site
  • 1:45pm - 2:15pm:  Eat lunch 
    • 2:15pm - 3:00pm:  Tour Claymont Society site
    • 3:00pm - 3:30pm:  Drive to Lake Louise site
    • 3:30pm  - 4:15pm: Tour Lake Louise site
    • 4:15pm  - 5:00pm: Drive back to NCTC
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