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    • Wednesday, May 25, 2022
    • Thursday, May 26, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual - Zoom
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    As part of the implementation of the National Flood Insurance Program, FEMA maps high hazard coastal areas that can have significant wave action during big storms as Velocity Zones (V Zones).  V Zones have unique regulatory standards. 


    During the past year, many Washington cities and counties have received new floodplain maps from FEMA that contain V Zones.  This course is intended to refresh and expand the knowledge base for floodplain managers and shoreline planners working in coastal Washington. 


    This course will focus on the implementation of floodplain management requirements found at 44 CFR 60.3(e).


    This training will take place on May 25 and May 26 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am on Zoom. Participants will have the option to log on 10 minutes early for a brief introduction to Zoom. 


    Instructors

    David Radabaugh, is the State of Washington National Flood Insurance Program Coordinator at the Washington Department of Ecology.  Mr. Radabaugh holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Humboldt State University in Natural Resources Planning and Interpretation.  Mr. Radabaugh has worked in land use planning and permitting in western Washington for the past 25 years.  Mr. Radabaugh's current work includes providing technical support for the National Flood Insurance Program, grant management, and floodplain management planning. 


    Alex Rosen is a Floodplain Management Planner with the Department of Ecology’s Southwest Regional Office. He provides floodplain management technical assistance to communities, and manages Floodplains by Design and other ECY grants.  Alex has been with Ecology for three years.  Alex received his MS in Natural Resource Mgmt and Master of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan.


    Dr. Ian Miller is Washington Sea Grant’s coastal hazards specialist, working out of Peninsula College in Port Angeles. Ian works with coastal communities and public agencies on the Olympic Peninsula to strengthen their ability to plan for and manage coastal hazards, including tsunamis, chronic erosion, coastal flooding and other hazards associated with climate change. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Marine Ecology from Western Washington University’s Huxley College of Environmental Studies and a Ph.D. in Ocean Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz.


    Lynn Schmidt is the Department of Ecology’s Statewide Flood Engineer for the Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program, focusing on reducing flood risks to communities while enhancing natural floodplain functions.  She is the NFIP Coordinator for Eastern Region and provides floodplain management technical assistance to communities throughout the state.  Lynn holds a BS in Civil Engineering, MS in Environmental Engineering, and is a Professional Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager. 

    • Wednesday, June 01, 2022
    • Friday, June 03, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Virtual on 6/1 and 6/2 and in-person at a field site on 6/3
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    This three-day intensive workshop will provide wetland regulators and consultants with practical information and experience in using the 2014 update to the rating system for wetlands in western Washington. It is specifically designed for those who will be using the rating system in the field. You will gain a working knowledge of topics such as the hydrogeomorphic classification of wetlands, how to separate wetlands into units for rating, and how to answer all the questions on the field form. The purpose of the class is to provide you with knowledge so that you can fill out the rating form on your own. You will receive a copy of the rating system manual.

    It is important that you already have some experience and/or education in delineating wetlands and identifying natural wetland features such as outlets, boundaries of basins, vegetation classes, and some ability to distinguish between different plant species.


    This course will include two required virtual sessions on Zoom on 6/1 (9:00 am - 12:30 pm) and 6/2 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm). Participants will visit sites with the instructor in Thurston County on 6/3 (9 am - 4:30 pm). The sites are located at the Woodland Creek Community Park in Lacey, WA and Capitol Lake Interpretive Park in Olympia, WA. Please note that it is mandatory to attend the virtual sessions on 6/1 and 6/2 and in-person field session on 6/3 in order to obtain your certification for the rating system (13.5 CM AICP Credits/CEP Points)


    For spring 2022, we request that everyone who participates in an in-person training with the Coastal Training Program is fully vaccinated for COVID-19. You will need to bring your COVID-19 vaccination card or a picture of your vaccination card to the in-person session on 6/3. Additionally, all participants will be expected to follow Washington Department of Ecology’s COVID-19 guidelines at the time of the training. Specifically, you will be asked to complete a health survey 12 hours before the field session and wear a mask. 


    Please email Sara Brostrom (bros461@ecy.wa.gov) if joining the in-person field session or the vaccination requirement is a barrier to participating in the training. 

     
    Link to rating system:
    https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/1406029.html


    Instructor: 

    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.

    • Tuesday, June 07, 2022
    • Thursday, June 09, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Virtual on 6/7 and 6/8 and in-person at a field site on 6/9
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    This three-day intensive workshop will provide wetland regulators and consultants with practical information and experience in using the 2014 update to the rating system for wetlands in western Washington. It is specifically designed for those who will be using the rating system in the field. You will gain a working knowledge of topics such as the hydrogeomorphic classification of wetlands, how to separate wetlands into units for rating, and how to answer all the questions on the field form. The purpose of the class is to provide you with knowledge so that you can fill out the rating form on your own. You will receive a copy of the rating system manual.

    It is important that you already have some experience and/or education in delineating wetlands and identifying natural wetland features such as outlets, boundaries of basins, vegetation classes, and some ability to distinguish between different plant species.


    This course will include two required virtual sessions on Zoom on 6/7 (9:00 am - 12:30 pm) and 6/8 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm). Participants will visit sites with the instructor in Thurston County on 6/9 (9 am - 4:30 pm). The sites are located at the Woodland Creek Community Park in Lacey, WA and Capitol Lake Interpretive Park in Olympia, WA. Please note that it is mandatory to attend the virtual sessions on 6/7 and 6/8 and in-person field session on 6/9 in order to obtain your certification for the rating system (13.5 CM AICP Credits/CEP Points)


    For spring 2022, we request that everyone who participates in an in-person training with the Coastal Training Program is fully vaccinated for COVID-19. You will need to bring your COVID-19 vaccination card or a picture of your vaccination card to the in-person session on 6/9. Additionally, all participants will be expected to follow Washington Department of Ecology’s COVID-19 guidelines at the time of the training. Specifically, you will be asked to complete a health survey 12 hours before the field session and wear a mask. 


    Please email Sara Brostrom (bros461@ecy.wa.gov) if joining the in-person field session or the vaccination requirement is a barrier to participating in the training. 

     
    Link to rating system:
    https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/1406029.html


    Instructor: 

    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.

    • Thursday, June 16, 2022
    • Friday, June 17, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual on 6/16 and in-person at wetlands in Thurston County on 6/17
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    This two-day class will provide wetland regulators and consultants with a practical tool for calculating if mitigation projects will adequately replace the functions and values lost to altered wetlands. The class is based on a new method developed by the Department of Ecology called ""Calculating Credits and Debits for Compensatory Mitigation in Wetlands of Western Washington"" (Ecology Publication #10-06-11). This method is designed to provide guidance for both regulators and applicants during two stages of the mitigation process: 1) estimating the functions and values lost when a wetland is altered, and 2) estimating the gain in functions and values that result from the mitigation.

     

    The Credit Debit Method is based on the Washington State Wetland Rating System for Western Washington (Ecology publication #04-06-025). This workshop however does not provide training in the wetland rating system. Training in the wetland rating system is strongly suggested as a PRE-REQUISITE for this workshop.


    This course will include a required virtual session on Zoom on 6/16 (9:00 am - 12:30 pm). Participants will visit wetlands in Thurston County with the instructor on 6/17 (9 am - 12:30 pm). The in-person session will be conducted in wetlands in Thurston County, so dress appropriately. (6 CM AICP Credits/CEP Points).


    For spring 2022, we request that everyone who participates in an in-person training with the Coastal Training Program is fully vaccinated for COVID-19. You will need to bring your COVID-19 vaccination card or a picture of your vaccination card to the in-person session on 6/17. Additionally, all participants will be expected to follow Washington Department of Ecology’s COVID-19 guidelines at the time of the training. Specifically, you will be asked to complete a health survey 12 hours before the field session and wear a mask. Please email Sara Brostrom (bros461@ecy.wa.gov) if joining the in-person field session or the vaccination requirement is a barrier to participating in the training. 


    You will receive a copy of the “Credit-Debit” manual. Note:  This class will qualify you to use the 2014 Wetland Rating System if you have already taken the 2-day training in the older rating system in Western WA.


    Instructor: 

    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.

    • Wednesday, June 22, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual - Zoom
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    The objective of this training is to provide Local government floodplain managers and building officials in Washington with intermediate level training for making substantial improvement and substantial damage determinations.


    After major disasters, numerous buildings in a community may be substantially damaged.  It is important for floodplain managers to have the knowledge and resources needed to process numerous substantial damage determinations during the rebuilding process. The core purpose of the substantial improvement/substantial damage rule is to bring nonconforming buildings up to current floodplain safety standards. It is important for floodplain managers to understand the accepted methodologies to do this. 


    This course will discuss techniques for determining substantial improvement and substantial damage.  We will talk about regulatory requirements and managing substantial damage determinations in the post-disaster environment.


    This training will take place on June 22 from 9-11 am and 1-3 pm on Zoom. 

    Participants will have the option to log on 10 minutes early for a brief introduction to Zoom. 


    Instructors

    David Radabaugh, is the State of Washington National Flood Insurance Program Coordinator at the Washington Department of Ecology.  Mr. Radabaugh holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Humboldt State University in Natural Resources Planning and Interpretation.  Mr. Radabaugh has worked in land use planning and permitting in western Washington for the past 25 years.  Mr. Radabaugh's current work includes providing technical support for the National Flood Insurance Program, grant management, and floodplain management planning. 


    Alex Rosen is a Floodplain Management Planner with the Department of Ecology’s Southwest Regional Office. He provides floodplain management technical assistance to communities, and manages Floodplains by Design and other ECY grants.  Alex has been with Ecology for three years.  Alex received his MS in Natural Resource Mgmt and Master of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan.


    Matt Gerlach is a floodplain management planner with the Department of Ecology’s Southwest Regional office. Matt provides technical assistance to local governments implementing the National Flood Insurance Program, manages Floodplains by Design grants and assists with comprehensive flood hazard planning. Matt holds a B.S. and M.S. in Geology.


    Meagan Hayes is the Eastern Region Floodplain Management Planner with the Department of Ecology, working for the Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program. Mrs. Hayes’ primary scope of focus includes reducing flood losses, enhancing natural floodplain function, and assisting Eastern Region communities in their implementation of their Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance and participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Previously, Mrs. Hayes worked for local governmental agencies as a Land Use Planner and Floodplain Administrator, bringing expanse understanding and recognition of the role of the local community to her position with the State. Mrs. Hayes holds a B.S. in Conservation Management and Planning with areas of focus including Communication Studies and Fishery Resources from the University of Idaho and is a Certified Floodplain Planner (CFM) through the Association of State Floodplain Management Planners (ASFPM). Mrs. Hayes enjoys reading, fishing, hiking, and is a proud dog-mom to her beloved Copper Finn.



    • Tuesday, June 28, 2022
    • Thursday, June 30, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Virtual - Zoom w/ field site visit in Thurston County. See the event details for more information.
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    This training provides information and methods for determining the ordinary high water mark (OHWM) as defined in the state Shoreline Management Act (SMA). Waters regulated under the SMA include all tidal waters, streams greater than 20 cubic feet per second mean annual flow, water bodies greater than 20 acres in size, and any associated wetlands and deltas.       

    In this training, you will learn answers to these questions:      


    • How is the OHWM defined and where does it apply?
    • What is the regulatory context and history of the OHWM?
    • Why it is important to use field indicators to determine the OHWM?
    • What are the most reliable field indicators on tidal waters, streams, lakes, and associated wetlands?
    • What are some common misconceptions about OHWM determinations?

    The three-day training includes two virtual sessions that will take place on Zoom on June 28 and June 29 (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM). Participants will have the option to log on 10 minutes early on day 1 for a brief Zoom introduction. On June 30, the participants will complete the field component of the training. Participants will practice how to determine the OHWM at four field sites in Thurston County with an instructor. Please block your calendar from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM for the field component. 


    For spring 2022, we request that everyone who participates in this training is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the implementation date. You will need to bring your COVID-19 vaccination card or a picture of your vaccination card to the training. Additionally, all participants will be expected to follow Washington Department of Ecology’s COVID-19 guidelines at the time of the training. Specifically, you will be asked to complete a health survey 12 hours before the field session and wear a mask. 


    Please email Sara Brostrom (bros461@ecy.wa.gov) if joining the in-person field session or the vaccination requirement is a barrier to participating in the training. We will work with you to find another option (11 AICP CM Credits/CEP Points).


     

    Instructors

    Rebecca Rothwell is a Wetlands Specialist in the Southwest Regional Office and the Shorelands Technical and Regulatory Lead for the Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program. She has worked for Ecology since 2008, doing wetland mitigation compliance, wetland and shoreland permitting, assistance with CAO and SMP updates, OHWM determinations, and technical assistance with local governments. She has a BS in biology from the University of Puget Sound and a master’s of environmental studies from The Evergreen State College.

     

    Lynn Schmidt is the Department of Ecology’s Statewide Flood Engineer, focusing on reducing flood risks to communities while enhancing natural floodplain functions. Her career has spanned a wide range of topics within the environmental and hydraulics engineering fields, including hydraulic modeling, river restoration, floodplain management, stormwater management, environmental investigations, and monitoring. Lynn holds a BS in Civil Engineering, MS in Environmental Engineering, and is a Professional Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager.


    Hallie Ladd is a Wetlands/Shorelines Specialist with Ecology.  Hallie’s role is to provide permitting and technical assistance to the local jurisdictions and citizens of Eastern Washington. Her professional background includes work in aquatic ecology, fisheries, and natural resource damage assessment and restoration. Hallie’s education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a Master’s degree in Fisheries Science from Texas Tech University.


    Jeremy Sikes began working at the Department of Ecology in 2007 as a shorelines and wetlands permit specialist and transitioned to shorelines planning in 2012. Currently Jeremy is the Eastern Regional senior shorelines planner. In this role he works with local governments on Shoreline Master Program updates, conducts shoreline permit review and technical support, participates in statewide shorelines policy groups, and supports Ecology’s legislative actions and responses. Jeremy is an EWU alumnus with a BS in Biology and a minor in Planning.  He previously worked as a fisheries specialist for both Tribal and state fisheries departments, and spent seven years as a consulting fisheries biologist throughout the western U.S.


    Lori White is the regional Wetland, Shoreline, and Federal Permit Specialist for the southcentral counties of Washington.  Lori joined our Central Regional Office in 2017.  She has served in academia, consulting, and state government roles since completing her BS in Zoology from Southern Illinois University and her MS in Biology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.  Duties during that time varied from organismal research, museum collection, teaching, wildlife management, floodplain permitting, wetland delineation, and T & E species surveys.  Currently, her focus is on providing the citizens and local governments of south-central Washington with technical assistance in Shoreline, wetland and 401 Water Quality Certification permitting. 


    Railin Santiago is a Shoreline Planner in Ecology’s Northwest Regional Office. She has 10 years of consulting experience as an environmental planner and Biologist. At ecology she provides technical assistance related to implementation of local Shoreline Master Programs, and Shoreline Permitting. She has a BS in biology from the Evergreen State College and a Master’s in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington’s School of Marine and Environmental Affairs.


    Chris Luerkens works in Ecology’s Bellingham Field Office, where he has been a shoreline and wetlands permit specialist since 2018. His work is largely focused on reviewing permits, and providing technical assistance to local jurisdictions, including Ordinary High Water Mark determinations. Chris has a BS in environmental science from WWU and has been working in natural resource management since 2005. His background includes work in water quality, fisheries, and local government as a planner.  


    • Tuesday, June 28, 2022
    • Friday, July 01, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Virtual - Zoom w/ field site visit in Thurston County. See the event details for more information.
    • 0
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    This training provides information and methods for determining the ordinary high water mark (OHWM) as defined in the state Shoreline Management Act (SMA). Waters regulated under the SMA include all tidal waters, streams greater than 20 cubic feet per second mean annual flow, water bodies greater than 20 acres in size, and any associated wetlands and deltas.       

    In this training, you will learn answers to these questions:      


    • How is the OHWM defined and where does it apply?
    • What is the regulatory context and history of the OHWM?
    • Why it is important to use field indicators to determine the OHWM?
    • What are the most reliable field indicators on tidal waters, streams, lakes, and associated wetlands?
    • What are some common misconceptions about OHWM determinations?

    The three-day training includes two virtual sessions that will take place on Zoom on June 28 and June 29 (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM). Participants will have the option to log on 10 minutes early on day 1 for a brief Zoom introduction. On July 1, the participants will complete the field component of the training. Participants will practice how to determine the OHWM at four field sites in Thurston County with an instructor. Please block your calendar from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM for the field component. 


    For spring 2022, we request that everyone who participates in this training is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the implementation date. You will need to bring your COVID-19 vaccination card or a picture of your vaccination card to the training. Additionally, all participants will be expected to follow Washington Department of Ecology’s COVID-19 guidelines at the time of the training. Specifically, you will be asked to complete a health survey 12 hours before the field session and wear a mask. 


    Please email Sara Brostrom (bros461@ecy.wa.gov) if joining the in-person field session or the vaccination requirement is a barrier to participating in the training. We will work with you to find another option (11 AICP CM Credits/CEP Points).


     

    Instructors

    Rebecca Rothwell is a Wetlands Specialist in the Southwest Regional Office and the Shorelands Technical and Regulatory Lead for the Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program. She has worked for Ecology since 2008, doing wetland mitigation compliance, wetland and shoreland permitting, assistance with CAO and SMP updates, OHWM determinations, and technical assistance with local governments. She has a BS in biology from the University of Puget Sound and a master’s of environmental studies from The Evergreen State College.

     

    Lynn Schmidt is the Department of Ecology’s Statewide Flood Engineer, focusing on reducing flood risks to communities while enhancing natural floodplain functions. Her career has spanned a wide range of topics within the environmental and hydraulics engineering fields, including hydraulic modeling, river restoration, floodplain management, stormwater management, environmental investigations, and monitoring. Lynn holds a BS in Civil Engineering, MS in Environmental Engineering, and is a Professional Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager.


    Hallie Ladd is a Wetlands/Shorelines Specialist with Ecology.  Hallie’s role is to provide permitting and technical assistance to the local jurisdictions and citizens of Eastern Washington. Her professional background includes work in aquatic ecology, fisheries, and natural resource damage assessment and restoration. Hallie’s education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a Master’s degree in Fisheries Science from Texas Tech University.


    Jeremy Sikes began working at the Department of Ecology in 2007 as a shorelines and wetlands permit specialist and transitioned to shorelines planning in 2012. Currently Jeremy is the Eastern Regional senior shorelines planner. In this role he works with local governments on Shoreline Master Program updates, conducts shoreline permit review and technical support, participates in statewide shorelines policy groups, and supports Ecology’s legislative actions and responses. Jeremy is an EWU alumnus with a BS in Biology and a minor in Planning.  He previously worked as a fisheries specialist for both Tribal and state fisheries departments, and spent seven years as a consulting fisheries biologist throughout the western U.S.


    Lori White is the regional Wetland, Shoreline, and Federal Permit Specialist for the southcentral counties of Washington.  Lori joined our Central Regional Office in 2017.  She has served in academia, consulting, and state government roles since completing her BS in Zoology from Southern Illinois University and her MS in Biology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.  Duties during that time varied from organismal research, museum collection, teaching, wildlife management, floodplain permitting, wetland delineation, and T & E species surveys.  Currently, her focus is on providing the citizens and local governments of south-central Washington with technical assistance in Shoreline, wetland and 401 Water Quality Certification permitting. 


    Railin Santiago is a Shoreline Planner in Ecology’s Northwest Regional Office. She has 10 years of consulting experience as an environmental planner and Biologist. At ecology she provides technical assistance related to implementation of local Shoreline Master Programs, and Shoreline Permitting. She has a BS in biology from the Evergreen State College and a Master’s in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington’s School of Marine and Environmental Affairs.


    Chris Luerkens works in Ecology’s Bellingham Field Office, where he has been a shoreline and wetlands permit specialist since 2018. His work is largely focused on reviewing permits, and providing technical assistance to local jurisdictions, including Ordinary High Water Mark determinations. Chris has a BS in environmental science from WWU and has been working in natural resource management since 2005. His background includes work in water quality, fisheries, and local government as a planner.  



    • Tuesday, June 28, 2022
    • Friday, July 01, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Virtual - Zoom w/ field site visit in Skagit County. See the event details for more information.
    • 0
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    This training provides information and methods for determining the ordinary high water mark (OHWM) as defined in the state Shoreline Management Act (SMA). Waters regulated under the SMA include all tidal waters, streams greater than 20 cubic feet per second mean annual flow, water bodies greater than 20 acres in size, and any associated wetlands and deltas.       

    In this training, you will learn answers to these questions:      


    • How is the OHWM defined and where does it apply?
    • What is the regulatory context and history of the OHWM?
    • Why it is important to use field indicators to determine the OHWM?
    • What are the most reliable field indicators on tidal waters, streams, lakes, and associated wetlands?
    • What are some common misconceptions about OHWM determinations?

    The three-day training includes two virtual sessions that will take place on Zoom on June 28 and June 29 (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM). Participants will have the option to log on 10 minutes early on day 1 for a brief Zoom introduction. On July 1, the participants will complete the field component of the training. Participants will practice how to determine the OHWM at four field sites in Skagit County with an instructor. Please block your calendar from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM for the field component. 


    For spring 2022, we request that everyone who participates in this training is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the implementation date. You will need to bring your COVID-19 vaccination card or a picture of your vaccination card to the training. Additionally, all participants will be expected to follow Washington Department of Ecology’s COVID-19 guidelines at the time of the training. Specifically, you will be asked to complete a health survey 12 hours before the field session and wear a mask. 


    Please email Sara Brostrom (bros461@ecy.wa.gov) if joining the in-person field session or the vaccination requirement is a barrier to participating in the training. We will work with you to find another option (11 AICP CM Credits/CEP Points).


     

    Instructors

    Rebecca Rothwell is a Wetlands Specialist in the Southwest Regional Office and the Shorelands Technical and Regulatory Lead for the Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program. She has worked for Ecology since 2008, doing wetland mitigation compliance, wetland and shoreland permitting, assistance with CAO and SMP updates, OHWM determinations, and technical assistance with local governments. She has a BS in biology from the University of Puget Sound and a master’s of environmental studies from The Evergreen State College.

     

    Lynn Schmidt is the Department of Ecology’s Statewide Flood Engineer, focusing on reducing flood risks to communities while enhancing natural floodplain functions. Her career has spanned a wide range of topics within the environmental and hydraulics engineering fields, including hydraulic modeling, river restoration, floodplain management, stormwater management, environmental investigations, and monitoring. Lynn holds a BS in Civil Engineering, MS in Environmental Engineering, and is a Professional Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager.


    Hallie Ladd is a Wetlands/Shorelines Specialist with Ecology.  Hallie’s role is to provide permitting and technical assistance to the local jurisdictions and citizens of Eastern Washington. Her professional background includes work in aquatic ecology, fisheries, and natural resource damage assessment and restoration. Hallie’s education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a Master’s degree in Fisheries Science from Texas Tech University.


    Jeremy Sikes began working at the Department of Ecology in 2007 as a shorelines and wetlands permit specialist and transitioned to shorelines planning in 2012. Currently Jeremy is the Eastern Regional senior shorelines planner. In this role he works with local governments on Shoreline Master Program updates, conducts shoreline permit review and technical support, participates in statewide shorelines policy groups, and supports Ecology’s legislative actions and responses. Jeremy is an EWU alumnus with a BS in Biology and a minor in Planning.  He previously worked as a fisheries specialist for both Tribal and state fisheries departments, and spent seven years as a consulting fisheries biologist throughout the western U.S.


    Lori White is the regional Wetland, Shoreline, and Federal Permit Specialist for the southcentral counties of Washington.  Lori joined our Central Regional Office in 2017.  She has served in academia, consulting, and state government roles since completing her BS in Zoology from Southern Illinois University and her MS in Biology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.  Duties during that time varied from organismal research, museum collection, teaching, wildlife management, floodplain permitting, wetland delineation, and T & E species surveys.  Currently, her focus is on providing the citizens and local governments of south-central Washington with technical assistance in Shoreline, wetland and 401 Water Quality Certification permitting. 


    Railin Santiago is a Shoreline Planner in Ecology’s Northwest Regional Office. She has 10 years of consulting experience as an environmental planner and Biologist. At ecology she provides technical assistance related to implementation of local Shoreline Master Programs, and Shoreline Permitting. She has a BS in biology from the Evergreen State College and a Master’s in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington’s School of Marine and Environmental Affairs.


    Chris Luerkens works in Ecology’s Bellingham Field Office, where he has been a shoreline and wetlands permit specialist since 2018. His work is largely focused on reviewing permits, and providing technical assistance to local jurisdictions, including Ordinary High Water Mark determinations. Chris has a BS in environmental science from WWU and has been working in natural resource management since 2005. His background includes work in water quality, fisheries, and local government as a planner.  


    • Tuesday, June 28, 2022
    • Thursday, June 30, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Virtual - Zoom w/ field site visit in Skagit County. See the event details for more information.
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    This training provides information and methods for determining the ordinary high water mark (OHWM) as defined in the state Shoreline Management Act (SMA). Waters regulated under the SMA include all tidal waters, streams greater than 20 cubic feet per second mean annual flow, water bodies greater than 20 acres in size, and any associated wetlands and deltas.       

    In this training, you will learn answers to these questions:      


    • How is the OHWM defined and where does it apply?
    • What is the regulatory context and history of the OHWM?
    • Why it is important to use field indicators to determine the OHWM?
    • What are the most reliable field indicators on tidal waters, streams, lakes, and associated wetlands?
    • What are some common misconceptions about OHWM determinations?

    The three-day training includes two virtual sessions that will take place on Zoom on June 28 and June 29 (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM). Participants will have the option to log on 10 minutes early on day 1 for a brief Zoom introduction. On June 30, the participants will complete the field component of the training. Participants will practice how to determine the OHWM at four field sites in Skagit County with an instructor. Please block your calendar from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM for the field component. 


    For spring 2022, we request that everyone who participates in this training is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the implementation date. You will need to bring your COVID-19 vaccination card or a picture of your vaccination card to the training. Additionally, all participants will be expected to follow Washington Department of Ecology’s COVID-19 guidelines at the time of the training. Specifically, you will be asked to complete a health survey 12 hours before the field session and wear a mask. 


    Please email Sara Brostrom (bros461@ecy.wa.gov) if joining the in-person field session or the vaccination requirement is a barrier to participating in the training. We will work with you to find another option (11 AICP CM Credits/CEP Points).


     

    Instructors

    Rebecca Rothwell is a Wetlands Specialist in the Southwest Regional Office and the Shorelands Technical and Regulatory Lead for the Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program. She has worked for Ecology since 2008, doing wetland mitigation compliance, wetland and shoreland permitting, assistance with CAO and SMP updates, OHWM determinations, and technical assistance with local governments. She has a BS in biology from the University of Puget Sound and a master’s of environmental studies from The Evergreen State College.

     

    Lynn Schmidt is the Department of Ecology’s Statewide Flood Engineer, focusing on reducing flood risks to communities while enhancing natural floodplain functions. Her career has spanned a wide range of topics within the environmental and hydraulics engineering fields, including hydraulic modeling, river restoration, floodplain management, stormwater management, environmental investigations, and monitoring. Lynn holds a BS in Civil Engineering, MS in Environmental Engineering, and is a Professional Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager.


    Hallie Ladd is a Wetlands/Shorelines Specialist with Ecology.  Hallie’s role is to provide permitting and technical assistance to the local jurisdictions and citizens of Eastern Washington. Her professional background includes work in aquatic ecology, fisheries, and natural resource damage assessment and restoration. Hallie’s education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a Master’s degree in Fisheries Science from Texas Tech University.


    Jeremy Sikes began working at the Department of Ecology in 2007 as a shorelines and wetlands permit specialist and transitioned to shorelines planning in 2012. Currently Jeremy is the Eastern Regional senior shorelines planner. In this role he works with local governments on Shoreline Master Program updates, conducts shoreline permit review and technical support, participates in statewide shorelines policy groups, and supports Ecology’s legislative actions and responses. Jeremy is an EWU alumnus with a BS in Biology and a minor in Planning.  He previously worked as a fisheries specialist for both Tribal and state fisheries departments, and spent seven years as a consulting fisheries biologist throughout the western U.S.


    Lori White is the regional Wetland, Shoreline, and Federal Permit Specialist for the southcentral counties of Washington.  Lori joined our Central Regional Office in 2017.  She has served in academia, consulting, and state government roles since completing her BS in Zoology from Southern Illinois University and her MS in Biology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.  Duties during that time varied from organismal research, museum collection, teaching, wildlife management, floodplain permitting, wetland delineation, and T & E species surveys.  Currently, her focus is on providing the citizens and local governments of south-central Washington with technical assistance in Shoreline, wetland and 401 Water Quality Certification permitting. 


    Railin Santiago is a Shoreline Planner in Ecology’s Northwest Regional Office. She has 10 years of consulting experience as an environmental planner and Biologist. At ecology she provides technical assistance related to implementation of local Shoreline Master Programs, and Shoreline Permitting. She has a BS in biology from the Evergreen State College and a Master’s in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington’s School of Marine and Environmental Affairs.


    Chris Luerkens works in Ecology’s Bellingham Field Office, where he has been a shoreline and wetlands permit specialist since 2018. His work is largely focused on reviewing permits, and providing technical assistance to local jurisdictions, including Ordinary High Water Mark determinations. Chris has a BS in environmental science from WWU and has been working in natural resource management since 2005. His background includes work in water quality, fisheries, and local government as a planner.  



    • Tuesday, June 28, 2022
    • Thursday, June 30, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Virtual - Zoom w/ field site visit in Yakima County. See the event details for more information.
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    This training provides information and methods for determining the ordinary high water mark (OHWM) as defined in the state Shoreline Management Act (SMA). Waters regulated under the SMA include all tidal waters, streams greater than 20 cubic feet per second mean annual flow, water bodies greater than 20 acres in size, and any associated wetlands and deltas.       

    In this training, you will learn answers to these questions:      


    • How is the OHWM defined and where does it apply?
    • What is the regulatory context and history of the OHWM?
    • Why it is important to use field indicators to determine the OHWM?
    • What are the most reliable field indicators on tidal waters, streams, lakes, and associated wetlands?
    • What are some common misconceptions about OHWM determinations?

    The three-day training includes two virtual sessions that will take place on Zoom on June 28 and June 29 (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM). Participants will have the option to log on 10 minutes early on day 1 for a brief Zoom introduction. On June 30, the participants will complete the field component of the training. Participants will practice how to determine the OHWM at four field sites in Yakima County (Sportsman Park) with an instructor. Please block your calendar from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM for the field component. 


    For spring 2022, we request that everyone who participates in this training is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the implementation date. You will need to bring your COVID-19 vaccination card or a picture of your vaccination card to the training. Additionally, all participants will be expected to follow Washington Department of Ecology’s COVID-19 guidelines at the time of the training. Specifically, you will be asked to complete a health survey 12 hours before the field session and wear a mask. 


    Please email Sara Brostrom (bros461@ecy.wa.gov) if joining the in-person field session or the vaccination requirement is a barrier to participating in the training. We will work with you to find another option (11 AICP CM Credits/CEP Points).


     

    Instructors

    Rebecca Rothwell is a Wetlands Specialist in the Southwest Regional Office and the Shorelands Technical and Regulatory Lead for the Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program. She has worked for Ecology since 2008, doing wetland mitigation compliance, wetland and shoreland permitting, assistance with CAO and SMP updates, OHWM determinations, and technical assistance with local governments. She has a BS in biology from the University of Puget Sound and a master’s of environmental studies from The Evergreen State College.

     

    Lynn Schmidt is the Department of Ecology’s Statewide Flood Engineer, focusing on reducing flood risks to communities while enhancing natural floodplain functions. Her career has spanned a wide range of topics within the environmental and hydraulics engineering fields, including hydraulic modeling, river restoration, floodplain management, stormwater management, environmental investigations, and monitoring. Lynn holds a BS in Civil Engineering, MS in Environmental Engineering, and is a Professional Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager.


    Hallie Ladd is a Wetlands/Shorelines Specialist with Ecology.  Hallie’s role is to provide permitting and technical assistance to the local jurisdictions and citizens of Eastern Washington. Her professional background includes work in aquatic ecology, fisheries, and natural resource damage assessment and restoration. Hallie’s education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a Master’s degree in Fisheries Science from Texas Tech University.


    Jeremy Sikes began working at the Department of Ecology in 2007 as a shorelines and wetlands permit specialist and transitioned to shorelines planning in 2012. Currently Jeremy is the Eastern Regional senior shorelines planner. In this role he works with local governments on Shoreline Master Program updates, conducts shoreline permit review and technical support, participates in statewide shorelines policy groups, and supports Ecology’s legislative actions and responses. Jeremy is an EWU alumnus with a BS in Biology and a minor in Planning.  He previously worked as a fisheries specialist for both Tribal and state fisheries departments, and spent seven years as a consulting fisheries biologist throughout the western U.S.


    Lori White is the regional Wetland, Shoreline, and Federal Permit Specialist for the southcentral counties of Washington.  Lori joined our Central Regional Office in 2017.  She has served in academia, consulting, and state government roles since completing her BS in Zoology from Southern Illinois University and her MS in Biology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.  Duties during that time varied from organismal research, museum collection, teaching, wildlife management, floodplain permitting, wetland delineation, and T & E species surveys.  Currently, her focus is on providing the citizens and local governments of south-central Washington with technical assistance in Shoreline, wetland and 401 Water Quality Certification permitting. 


    Railin Santiago is a Shoreline Planner in Ecology’s Northwest Regional Office. She has 10 years of consulting experience as an environmental planner and Biologist. At ecology she provides technical assistance related to implementation of local Shoreline Master Programs, and Shoreline Permitting. She has a BS in biology from the Evergreen State College and a Master’s in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington’s School of Marine and Environmental Affairs.


    Chris Luerkens works in Ecology’s Bellingham Field Office, where he has been a shoreline and wetlands permit specialist since 2018. His work is largely focused on reviewing permits, and providing technical assistance to local jurisdictions, including Ordinary High Water Mark determinations. Chris has a BS in environmental science from WWU and has been working in natural resource management since 2005. His background includes work in water quality, fisheries, and local government as a planner.  


Past events

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 ALTERNATIVES TO BULKHEADS: Course #2 - An overview of Local, State and Federal Permit Requirements - virtual
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program - virtual
Friday, April 01, 2022 ALTERNATIVES TO BULKHEADS: Course #1 - General Concepts Related to Shorelines and Stabilization - self-paced training from April 1 - May 11
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 Facilitation Basics for Coastal Managers - virtual
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 Grass, Sedge, and Rush Identification for Western WA Puget Lowland Habitats - in-person
Wednesday, March 09, 2022 Grass, Sedge, and Rush Identification for Western WA Puget Lowland Habitats - in-person
Thursday, February 24, 2022 Winter Tree and Shrub Identification for Western WA Puget Lowland Habitats - in-person
Wednesday, February 02, 2022 How to Explain Science, Share Data, and Build Trust: Presentation Skills for Scientists and Public Officials - 2nd day on 2/16 - virtual
Wednesday, February 02, 2022 How to Explain Science, Share Data, and Build Trust: Presentation Skills for Scientists and Public Officials - 2nd day on 2/17 - virtual
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Coastal Adaptation Planning Essentials - virtual
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 How to Administer Development Permits in Washington’s Shorelines - virtual
Tuesday, December 07, 2021 Introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program - virtual
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Using the Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Western Washington - virtual with field site visit (on 12/2)
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Using the Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Western Washington - virtual with field site visit (on 12/3)
Thursday, October 21, 2021 Navigating SEPA 2 - Conducting the Review – Checklists, Threshold Determination, Public Notice, Review and Commenting, and Appeals
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Navigating SEPA 1 - Overview and Applicability
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 Western Washington: How to Determine the Ordinary High Water Mark - virtual with field site visit (on 10/7)
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 Eastern Washington: How to Determine the Ordinary High Water Mark - virtual with field site visit (on 10/7)
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 Western Washington: How to Determine the Ordinary High Water Mark - virtual with field site visit (on 10/8)
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 How to Conduct a Forage Fish Survey - virtual w/ an in-person field session (8:30am-12:00pm)
Thursday, August 05, 2021 Introduction to Ecology’s New Lead Agency SEPA Record Submittal Portal
Thursday, July 22, 2021 Introduction to Ecology’s New Lead Agency SEPA Record Submittal Portal
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Introduction to Ecology’s New Lead Agency SEPA Record Submittal Portal
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Western Washington: How to Determine the Ordinary High Water Mark - virtual w/ field option
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Eastern Washington: How to Determine the Ordinary High Water Mark - virtual w/ field option
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Planning Effective Projects for Coastal Communities - virtual
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program - virtual
Wednesday, May 05, 2021 How to Administer Development Permits in Washington’s Shorelines - virtual
Thursday, April 22, 2021 Navigating SEPA - Module 4: NonProject SEPA, Phased Review, Adopting Existing Documents
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Navigating SEPA - Module 3: Conducting an Environmental Impact Statement Process
Thursday, April 15, 2021 Navigating SEPA - Module 2: Conducting the Review – Checklists, Threshold Determination, Public Notice, Review and Commenting, and Appeals
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Navigating SEPA - Module 1: Overview and Applicability
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Coastal Adaptation Planning Essentials
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 RESERVED: Mailing address registration WRS (March 17-26)
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Using the Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Western Washington
Wednesday, March 03, 2021 Using the Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Western Washington
Wednesday, March 03, 2021 Mailing Address Registration: RESERVED for registrants of Using the Washington State Wetland Rating System (March 3-12)
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 How to Explain Science, Share Data, and Build Trust: Presentation Skills for Scientists and Public Officials
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 How to Explain Science, Share Data, and Build Trust: Presentation Skills for Scientists and Public Officials
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Winter Tree and Shrub Identification for Western WA Puget Lowland Habitats
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 How to Plan and Facilitate an Engaging Virtual Meeting
Monday, December 07, 2020 Wetland Classification - virtual
Wednesday, December 02, 2020 How to Administer Development Permits in Washington’s Shorelines - virtual
Tuesday, November 03, 2020 Gaining Project Traction with Stakeholders: Strategies for Effective and Efficient Engagement - virtual
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 Using the Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Western Washington - virtual w/ solo field visit
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 CANCELLED-Eelgrass Delineation Training
Monday, June 22, 2020 CANCELLED-Eelgrass Delineation Training
Wednesday, June 03, 2020 POSTPONED-Gaining Project Traction with Stakeholders: Strategies for Effective and Efficient Engagement
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 POSTPONED-Wetland Classification
Friday, May 22, 2020 POSTPONED-How to Conduct a Forage Fish Survey
Thursday, May 21, 2020 POSTPONED-How to Conduct a Forage Fish Survey
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 POSTPONED-How to Determine the Ordinary High Water Mark
Thursday, May 07, 2020 CANCELLED-Using Field Indicators for Hydric Soils
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 POSTPONED-Planning Effective Projects
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 CANCELLED-Designing and Installing Mitigation and Restoration Projects
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 POSTPONED-How to Administer Development Permits in Western Washington’s Shorelines
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 POSTPONED-Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Western Washington
Tuesday, March 03, 2020 Navigating SEPA
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Winter Tree and Shrub Identification for Western WA Puget Lowland Habitats
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Grass, Sedge, and Rush Identification for Western WA Puget Lowland Habitats
Thursday, February 06, 2020 Coastal Inundation Mapping
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 Coastal Inundation Mapping
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Grass, Sedge, and Rush Identification for Western WA Puget Lowland Habitats
Thursday, January 16, 2020 How to Explain Science, Share Data, and Build Trust: Presentation Skills for Scientists and Public Officials
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 Adaptation Planning for Coastal Communities
Friday, November 22, 2019 Navigating SEPA
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Eastern Washington (Intended for River Restorationists)
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 Environmental Negotiations
Friday, November 01, 2019 Navigating SEPA
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Western Washington
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 How to Determine the Ordinary High Water Mark
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 Using Field Indicators for Hydric Soils
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 CANCELLED - Using the Credit-Debit Method for Estimating Mitigation Needs in Eastern WA
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Facilitation Skills for Scientists, Planners and Resource Managers
Thursday, September 12, 2019 How to Conduct a Forage Fish Survey
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 How to Conduct a Forage Fish Survey
Tuesday, July 09, 2019 Riparian and Wetland Plant Identification in Central and Eastern WA
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Using the Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines for Marine Shoreline Stabilization
Thursday, June 06, 2019 Puget Sound Coastal Processes, Shoreline Modifications, and Beach Restoration
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Designing and Installing Mitigation and Restoration Projects
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 How to Determine the Ordinary High Water Mark
Thursday, May 09, 2019 How to Explain Science, Share Data, and Build Trust: Presentation Skills for Scientists and Public Officials
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 Navigating SEPA
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Designing and Installing Mitigation and Restoration Projects
Thursday, April 11, 2019 Using the Credit-Debit Method for Estimating Mitigation Needs
Wednesday, April 03, 2019 Planning Effective Projects
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Western Washington
Thursday, March 14, 2019 Navigating SEPA
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Navigating SEPA
Wednesday, March 06, 2019 Plant Identification in Central and Eastern Washington Habitats
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 How to Administer Development Permits in Western Washington’s Shorelines
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Grass, Sedge, and Rush Identification for Western WA Puget Lowland Habitats
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Environmental Negotiations
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Gaining Project Traction with Stakeholders: Strategies for Effective and Efficient Engagement
Thursday, November 08, 2018 Selecting Wetland Mitigation Sites Using a Watershed Approach
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Western Washington
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Western Washington
Wednesday, October 03, 2018 How to Explain Science, Share Data, and Build Trust: Presentation Skills for Scientists and Public Officials
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Lower Your Risk: Taking the Mystery out of Cultural Resource Management
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Facilitation Skills for Scientists, Planners and Resource Managers
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Eastern Washington
Friday, June 29, 2018 Eelgrass Delineation Training
Thursday, June 28, 2018 Eelgrass Delineation Training
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 How to Determine the Ordinary High Water Mark
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 Puget Sound Coastal Processes, Shoreline Modifications, and Beach Restoration
Thursday, May 31, 2018 How to Conduct a Forage Fish Survey
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 How to Determine the Ordinary High Water Mark in Eastern WA
Thursday, May 17, 2018 How to Conduct a Forage Fish Survey
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Using the Credit-Debit Method for Estimating Mitigation Needs
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Gaining Project Traction with Stakeholders: Strategies for Effective and Efficient Engagement
Thursday, March 15, 2018 How to Administer Development Permits in Western Washington’s Shorelines
Thursday, March 08, 2018 How to Explain Science, Share Data, and Build Trust: Presentation Skills for Scientists and Public Officials
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Grass, Sedge, and Rush Identification for Western WA Puget Lowland Habitats
Thursday, February 15, 2018 How to Administer Development Permits in Western Washington’s Shorelines
Monday, January 29, 2018 Coastal Inundation Mapping
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Adaptation Planning for Coastal Communities
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Environmental Negotiations
Monday, October 16, 2017 Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings
Thursday, October 12, 2017 How to Explain Science, Share Data, and Build Trust: Presentation Skills for Scientists and Public Officials
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Using Field Indicators for Hydric Soils
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Using Field Indicators for Hydric Soils
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Western Washington
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Western Washington
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Eelgrass Delineation Training
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Eelgrass Delineation Training
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 How to Determine the Ordinary High Water Mark
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 How to Conduct a Forage Fish Survey
Thursday, May 25, 2017 Puget Sound Coastal Processes, Shoreline Modifications, and Beach Restoration
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Enhancing Your Presentations: Additional Techniques for Scientists and Public Officials
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 How to Determine the Ordinary High Water Mark
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 How to Conduct a Forage Fish Survey
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 How to Explain Science, Share Data, and Build Trust: Presentation Skills for Scientists and Public Officials
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Using the Credit-Debit Method for Estimating Mitigation Needs
Thursday, April 13, 2017 How to Determine the Ordinary High Water Mark in Eastern WA
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Selecting Wetland Mitigation Sites Using a Watershed Approach
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Western Washington
Thursday, March 16, 2017 How to Explain Science, Share Data, and Build Trust: Presentation Skills for Scientists and Public Officials
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 How to Explain Science, Share Data, and Build Trust: Presentation Skills for Scientists and Public Officials
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Grass, Sedge, and Rush Identification for Western WA Puget Lowland Habitats
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 Tree and Shrub Identification for Western WA Puget Lowland Habitats
Thursday, January 19, 2017 How to Administer Development Permits in Western Washington’s Shorelines
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 How to Communicate about Sea Level Rise
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 Planning Effective Projects
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Western Washington
Thursday, November 03, 2016 Using the Credit-Debit Method for Estimating Mitigation Needs
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 How to Conduct a Forage Fish Survey
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 How to Determine the Ordinary High Water Mark
Thursday, October 13, 2016 How to Explain Science, Share Data, and Build Trust: Presentation Skills for Scientists and Public Officials
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 Identifying Wetlands of High Conservation Value Using Vegetation Classification and the Ecological Integrity Assessment (EIA)
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Eastern Washington
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Western Washington
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 How to Determine the Ordinary High Water Mark
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 How to Determine the Ordinary High Water Mark
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Shoreline Management and Stabilization Using Vegetation (Updated!)
Thursday, June 09, 2016 How to Conduct a Forage Fish Survey
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 How to Conduct a Forage Fish Survey
Thursday, June 02, 2016 Puget Sound Coastal Processes, Shoreline Modifications, and Beach Restoration (Updated!)
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings (Updated!)
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 Shoreline Management and Stabilization Using Vegetation (Updated!)
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 How to Conduct a Forage Fish Survey
Thursday, April 07, 2016 How to Conduct a Forage Fish Survey
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 How to Explain Science, Share Data, and Build Trust: Presentation Skills for Scientists and Public Officials
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Western Washington
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Environmental Negotiations (Eastern WA)
Wednesday, March 02, 2016 Grass, Sedge, and Rush Identification for Western WA Puget Lowland Habitats
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Environmental Negotiations
Thursday, February 18, 2016 How to Administer Development Permits in Western Washington’s Shorelines
Wednesday, February 03, 2016 Grass, Sedge, and Rush Identification for Western WA Puget Lowland Habitats
Monday, January 25, 2016 High Resolution Change Detection: Tracking Land Cover Change (BOTH MORNING AND AFTERNOON)
Monday, January 25, 2016 High Resolution Change Detection: Tracking Land Cover Change (MORNING SESSION ONLY)
Thursday, January 14, 2016 How to Explain Science, Share Data, and Build Trust: Presentation Skills for Scientists and Public Officials
Tuesday, December 01, 2015 Climate Adaptation for Coastal Communities
Thursday, November 19, 2015 Using Field Indicators for Hydric Soils
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Using the Credit-Debit Method for Estimating Mitigation Needs
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Western Washington
Thursday, October 08, 2015 How to Explain Science, Share Data, and Build Trust: Presentation Skills for Scientists and Public Officials
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Selecting Wetland Mitigation Sites Using a Watershed Approach
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Western Washington
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Eastern Washington
Thursday, May 28, 2015 Puget Sound Coastal Processes, Shoreline Modifications, and Beach Restoration (Updated!)
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Environmental Negotiations
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 Using the Credit-Debit Method for Estimating Mitigation Needs
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Western Washington
Thursday, April 16, 2015 What's New in the Updated Version (2014) of the Washington State Wetland Rating System for Eastern Washington
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Western Washington
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Coastal Inundation Mapping
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Using the Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Western Washington
Thursday, March 12, 2015 What's New in the Updated Version (2014) of the Washington State Wetland Rating System for Western Washington - $95
Thursday, March 05, 2015 How to Administer Development Permits in Eastern Washington’s Shorelines - $75
Thursday, February 26, 2015 How to Explain Science, Share Data, and Build Trust: Presentation Skills for Scientists and Public Officials - $125
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Wetlands 101 for Local Planners (webinar) - $25
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Grass, Sedge, and Rush Identification for Western WA Puget Lowland Habitats - $190
Thursday, February 05, 2015 Tree and Shrub Identification for Western WA Puget Lowland Habitats - $95
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Wetlands 101 for Local Planners (webinar) - $25

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