What's New in the Updated Version (2014) of the Washington State Wetland Rating System for Western Washington - $95

  • Thursday, March 12, 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Lacey Community Center, Lacey
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This one-day intensive workshop will provide guidance on how to use the updated version of the 2004 Wetland Rating System for western Washington. It is specifically designed for those who have previously taken the two-day class on using the rating system. The purpose of the class is to provide you with knowledge needed to fill out the new questions on the rating form. Only about 1/3 of the questions are new.  Two-thirds of the questions are the same as in the 2004 version. The questions that have been retained in the updated rating system will not be covered in class but you will be expected to answer them in the field. You will receive a copy of the updated rating system. The morning sessions will be held inside. The afternoon sessions will be conducted in local wetlands, so dress appropriately. (6 CM AICP Credits/ CEP Points)


Prerequisite: You must have already taken the 2-day wetland rating class for Western WA.


Note: If you've taken the Credit-Debit for Western WA, you don't need to take this update class, as most of the new information was covered in the C/D class.


 
Link to updated version:
https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/1406029.html


Instructors:
Dr. Amy Yahnke is the senior wetland ecologist for the Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program at the Washington State Department of Ecology. She holds a Certificate in Wetland Science and Management, BS in Environmental Horticulture, MS in Forest Resources, and PhD in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. She has studied wetland ecology within the contexts of amphibians, invasive plants, and stormwater management. Dr. Yahnke has experience teaching a wide range of environmental topics to audiences of all ages.


Paul Anderson is certified as a Professional Wetland Scientist and has been working in natural resource management since 1990. He was a wetland specialist at Ecology’s Northwest Regional Office from July 2006 to March 2014 when he became the Wetlands Unit Supervisor.  Paul has a bachelor’s and master's degree in wildlife science from the University of Washington.


Washington State Department of Ecology 

 

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