Planning and Preparing an Ecological Risk Assessment

August 04, 2016 - August 05, 2016

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

Restoring ecological resilience

August 23, 2016 - August 23, 2016

The workshop will explore ecological solutions to the growing threat from natural disasters read more

CHALLENGE OF SCIENCE LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP

August 30, 2016 - September 01, 2016

The Challenge of Science Leadership Workshop — a three-day leadership workshop taught by United Kingdom-based The Barefoot Thinking Company — will take place at the Institute on the Environment starting August 30 and running through September 1, 2016. read more

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

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

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