Management and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments

June 05, 2014 - June 06, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

This workshop provides attendees with management and remediation solutions to contaminants in both marine and freshwater sediments including the effects of remediation on the benthic environment. All aspects of contaminated sediments will be reviewed, including determination of contaminant sources, site characterization, remedial technology selection, monitoring, and demonstration of the effect... read more

Introduction to Wetland Identification

June 05, 2014 - June 05, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

In this one-day combination classroom and field course, a nationally recognized wetlands expert will review the skills you need to identify freshwater wetlands and their boundaries and introduce you to wetland plant identification and soil recognition. You will learn: •Why wetlands are important •How they differ •What indicators are used for wetland identification •About the... read more

11th European Dry Grassland Meeting

June 5-15, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

Steppes and Semi-natural Dry Grasslands: Ecology, Transformation and Restoration 5-15th June 2014, Tula, Russia Subtopics: 1. Steppes and Dry Grasslands: Diversity and Succession 2. Ecology and Management of Steppes and Dry Grasslands 3. Restoration of Steppes and Dry Grasslands and Rural Societies The 11th European Dry Grassland Meeting is organized by the European Dry Grasslan... read more

The unique legal, scientific, and ethical challenges of restoration in wilderness

June 12, 2014 - April 22, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

Part of the Restoration Webinar Series, this session will be presented by Drs. Beth Hahn and Peter Landres of the USFS. The webinar will present a draft framework for evaluating proposals for ecological restoration inside designated wilderness. read more

Wetlands Permitting

June 12, 2014 - June 12, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

This 1-day course provides participants with a general overview of the development of Federal and State environmental laws and agency guidance, as well as recent changes to laws and policies. Attendees will review key terms that will help determine jurisdictional limits or exemptions to permitting, and will be introduced to the various aquatic resource permits that may be used for various site ... read more

National guidelines for metrics used for monitoring oyster restoration projects

June 12, 2014 - April 22, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

Part of the Restoration Webinar Series, this session will be presented by Bryan DeAngelis, TNC. The presentation will discuss the factors to be considered when creating universal metrics for monitoring oyster restoration projects, and will be based on a review of the Oyster Habitat Restoration Monitoring and Assessment Handbook. read more

Wetland Identification and Delineation, and Associated Ecology

June 15, 2014 - June 21, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

This training will be based in large part on the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual (1987) and Regional Supplement: Northcentral and Northeast Region (2012). The seminar addresses the requirements for basic delineation training as specified by the Corps of Engineers for its Regulatory IV course. Classroom instruction will cover background information and methodologies.... read more

Wetland Construction: Principles and Techniques

June 16, 2014 - June 17, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

There are five basic steps in the process of developing a successful wetland construction plan. This course describes and develops all of these: PLANNING YOUR PROJECT: Before developing a wetland construction plan, you must understand the purpose of the wetland and the ultimate goals of the project. Your overall wetland plan must account for location, size, physiognomy, basic hydrologic regime,... read more

Introduction to Aquatic Toxicology

June 18, 2014 - June 19, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

This introductory course provides participants with a strong foundation of aquatic toxicology and how these concepts are applied to managing pollutants in aquatic environments. The course covers terminology, common test designs, and endpoints such as lethality and endocrine disruption. Important legacy and emerging pollutants of concern such as heavy metals, organic pesticides, PAHs, PCBs, PBDE... read more

Brownfield Site Restoration and Remediation

July 08, 2014 - July 08, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

In this 1-day course, attendees will learn what characterizes a “Brownfield” project, how it differs from a conventional “Greenfield” real estate transaction, and why it would be desirable for a public entity or private investor to pursue a Brownfield. Participants will learn the components of a Brownfields transaction, what legal pathways are available through the Calif... read more