Blue Carbon: A Management Tool for the Conservation and Restoration of Coastal Wetlands (AL, MS)

September 10, 2015 - September 10, 2015

The purpose of this workshop is to increase your understanding of blue carbon concepts and how they can support land conservation and restoration goals and generate new revenue opportunities. read more

Vegetation Identification for Wetland Delineation: South

September 10, 2015 - September 11, 2015

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

Wetland Construction: Planning and Functional Design

September 28, 2015 - September 29, 2015

Building on your understanding of wetland functions, this course will guide you on the many factors required to plan and design a functional wetland with an emphasis on two key components that drive success: DDT (depth, duration & timing) of site hydrology and the landscape position. Through both classroom lessons and field training at a constructed wetland complex, you’ll learn "real... read more

Identification of Tidal Wetland Plants

October 08, 2015 - October 09, 2015

Whether you work in salt marshes or freshwater wetlands on the Coastal Plain, you will find this course invaluable. It begins with a brief introduction to wetland plant characteristics and the easy-to-use keys in the instructor's book - "Field Guide to Tidal Wetland Plants of the Northeastern U.S. and Neighboring Canada." The book covers over 500 plants found in saline and freshwater wetlands a... read more

Methodology for Delineating Wetlands

October 20, 2015 - October 23, 2015

Learn the methods of the experts! This four-day course will introduce you to delineating wetlands using the Federal Interagency Wetland Delineation Manual, which is required for use in New Jersey. Techniques taught will also be applicable to individuals interested in using the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual. Learn how to recognize key indicators of wetlands (hydrophytic vege... read more

Introduction to Wetland Identification

October 21, 2015 - October 21, 2015

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... read more

Understanding Advanced Stormwater Management Techniques

October 26, 2015 - October 26, 2015

This course will focus on the design, construction and maintenance of bioretention, gravel wetland, constructed wetland and infiltration type stormwater management BMPs. Although promoted over the past 10 years by the NJDEP, advanced stormwater management techniques still tend to be incorrectly constructed, utilized improperly or inadequately maintained. This has often led to basin failures or ... read more

Lake Management

November 09, 2015 - November 10, 2015

Whether you are a lake manager or a lake resident, an ecologist or an engineer, this popular two-day course is for you. From small ponds to large lakes, drinking water reservoirs to fishing lakes, if you want your lake and watershed management efforts to be successful you need a technically sound foundation. This course will give you the training needed to properly investigate and diagnose lake... read more

Innovative Technologies for Site Remediation

December 08, 2015 - December 08, 2015

This one-day program will provide you with the basics of performing successful remediation using a variety of innovative in situ technologies as well as present "real" site data derived from actual innovative technologies projects. The course will focus on choosing the "right" technology or combination of technologies, as well as delivery methods for given site conditions. read more

Ecological Evaluation

December 17, 2015 - December 17, 2015

If you work with environmentally sensitive sites in New Jersey, it is critical that you fully understand the NJDEP’s ecological evaluation process. In this one day class, ecology expert Charles Harman will review basic ecological evaluation and risk principles and then walk you through New Jersey’s ecological evaluation process using real case studies. You will learn how elements su... read more