Introduction to Aquatic Toxicology

September 09, 2014 - September 10, 2014

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

SER Ontario Backus Woods Ecological Restoration Field Trip

September 13, 2014 - September 13, 2014

Backus Woods Ecological Restoration Field Trip SER Ontario 2014 Field Trip  Ontario’s tallgrass prairies are treeless habitats dominated by native grasses and wildflowers. Interspersed among Ontario’s deciduous Carolinian forests, prairie vegetation is restricted to the dry conditions of well-drained, sandy soils. Currently, these ecosystems are disappearing as a result of urb... read more

SER-Ontario & OIPC Joint Annual General Meeting

September 15, 2014 - September 16, 2014

SER Ontario and OIPC Joint Annual General Meeting The Ontario Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration (SERO) and the Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC) are holding a joint Annual General Meeting on September 15th and 16th, 2014 in Peterborough. The meeting will include a day of field visits and a second day for presentations.  There is wide interest in the joint AGM as inv... read more

Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks

September 15, 2014 - September 15, 2014

Whether you are becoming certified for the first time or just need to recertify, you will get the regulatory information you need to stay current with New Jersey's UST requirements and help your clients or employer avoid potential penalty liability. Please Note: The NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) regulates Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) and requires the professionals who wo... read more

Planning and Preparing an Ecological Risk Assessment

September 17, 2014 - September 18, 2014

In this 2-day course, attendees will learn and review both the technical and regulatory approaches to completing ecological risk assessments. Participants will come away with an understanding of the planning and preparation process for the completion of an ERA, including data development needs, selection of endpoints, and the development of lines of evidence. Understanding the topics covered wi... read more

Eradication of Black Rats for Anacapa Island - Biological and Social Considerations

September 17, 2014 - April 22, 2014

Part of the Restoration Webinar Series, this session will be presented by Annie Little, USFWS. The presentation will discuss the first aerial application of rodenticide to eradicate non-native rats in North America and the first on an island with an endemic rodent. read more

Vegetation Identification for Wetland Delineation – South

September 18, 2014 - September 19, 2014

Plants are the most obvious clues to wetland boundaries. This two-day field course will teach you how to draw a wetland line by identifying a variety of upland and wetland plant species. This is a field-based course, so please dress accordingly for the outdoors. read more

Fantasy Football for Community restoration - Using Plant Traits to Restore a Hawaiian Lowland Wet Forest

September 24, 2014 - April 22, 2014

Part of the Restoration Webinar Series, this session will be presented by Laura Warman, Institute for Pacific Islands Forestry, Hilo, Hawai’i. This presentation will suggest an approach where “teams” of native and non-native lowland forest species are picked based on their functional trait characteristics to maintain native species ecosystem goods and services, while minimizin... read more

Environmental Forensics in Water Resources

October 01, 2014 - October 02, 2014

This course provides useful information for a large range of professionals who deal with environmental water resources, especially legal liability and changes in stream water quality, shallow water table, drainage, wetlands, and sedimentation issues. Course attendees will gain an understanding of the basics of forensic science and the main environmental forensic techniques available and how the... read more

Stormwater Management for Engineers

October 01, 2014 - October 03, 2014

Managing stormwater runoff is becoming more complex every day. In order to comply with New Jersey's highly comprehensive stormwater management rules or the rules established in any other state, all types of professionals from engineers to project reviewers, developers and environmental planners need to acquire broader knowledge and new skills. This three-day course, led by Joseph Skupien (an ex... read more