Wetland Construction: Planning and Functional Design at Rutgers University

September 28, 2016 - September 29, 2016

As state and federal wetland mitigation standards evolve away from an acre-for-acre approach to a focus on replacing wetland functions, your understanding of the wetland's "wet part" has never been more critical. 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 compone... read more

Stormwater Management for Engineers

September 28, 2016 - September 30, 2016

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 ... read more

Identification of Tidal Wetland Plants

October 03, 2016 - October 04, 2016

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

Understanding Advanced Stormwater Management Techniques

October 14, 2016 - October 14, 2016

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

Introduction to Wetland Identification

October 26, 2016 - October 26, 2016

Knowing if a wetland is on your property or a site on which you work is incredibly important! But how do you determine if a wetland is present? Why not educate yourself? Take our class to get the basic tools you need to identify a wetland's presence. Once you make a determination, you will know if you need to go further and hire an environmental professional to evaluate the site and assist you ... read more

HEC-RAS: An Intensive Three-Day Workshop

November 02, 2016 - November 02, 2016

There's no question that HEC-RAS, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Hydrologic Engineering Center River Analysis System program, is an incredibly powerful tool. However, it's also no secret that it can be overwhelming, challenging and, in the hands of an inexperienced user, the end result could be numerical instability and severely flawed analyses. Can you afford that outcome on your projects? ... read more

Do No Harm: Considerations for the use of non-local species in ecological restoration

November 15, 2016 - November 15, 2016

Our long term objectives are to address a different topic in restoration annually that is both expedient and practicable. This year we focus on the use of non-local plant materials in restoration activities to: 1) Identify stumbling blocks to achieving ecologically and economically successful restoration of disturbed lands in California. 2) Bring experts, practitioners, suppliers, and policy m... read more