Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 – 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:45 – 4:00 pm

Understanding the New Jersey Freshwater Wetland Protection Act         S. Humphreys

   History and development of the Act

   Enforcing bodies

      • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

      • New Jersey Land Use Regulation Program

   Scope and application of the Act


Wetlands Permitting Process         S. Humphreys

   Wetland delineation and letter of interpretation

   Wetland classification

      • Exceptional wetlands

      • Intermediate wetlands

      • Ordinary wetlands

   Wetland permit application and review process

      • Public comment

      • Hearings

   Wetland mitigation or compensation

   Appeals and enforcement

Preserving, Restoring and Creating Wetlands         W. Young

   Understanding the critical impact of wetlands

      • Flood storage and conveyance

      • Pollution control and carbon storage

      • Erosion control

      • Wildlife habitat

      • Recreation

   Wetland preservation strategies and techniques

   Wetland restoration

      • Preference for onsite and in-kind restoration

      • Hydrological considerations

      • Restoration techniques

   Wetland creation

      • Methods, benefits and drawbacks

   Wetland enhancement

      • Purposes and techniques



     6.0 HSW Contact Hours
     6.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers

     6.0 PDHs

Landscape Architects

     6.0 HSW Contact Hours
     6.0 LA CES HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers

     6.0 ASFPM CECs


     Non-MandatoryContinuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.0 HSW contact hours to architects and 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers in New Jersey. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

This event has been approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey architects.

The Landscape Architect Continuing Education System has approved this event for 6.0 HSW PDHs. The New Jersey Board of Architects has approved this event for 6.0 continuing education credits for landscape architects.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this seminar for 6.0 CECs for certified floodplain managers.

This seminar also offers a non-mandatory education opportunity for contractors; it has not been approved in any state which has a contractor continuing education requirement.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Steven Humphreys

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Mr. Humphreys is an attorney with the law firm of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, where he concentrates his practice on all aspects of environmental law and related counseling of businesses. He advises businesses on regulatory compliance and management of environmental risk in matters arising under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); the Clean Air Act; the Clean Water Act; and various other federal, state and local environmental laws. He also works on the environmental aspects of business transactions.

William Young

The Dawson Corporation

PWS, CERP The Dawson Corporation
Mr. Young is a recognized leader in the environmental field with more than 30 years of experience as a project manager, designer, and wetland specialist. He holds a B.S. degree, SUNY Forestry, and a Master of Science degree from Pratt Institute. Mr. Young has experience in construction, design and planning on large scale restoration and wetland sites. His expertise includes habitat restoration on disturbed lands, wetlands monitoring and construction, natural resource inventory, forestry, wildlife assessment, mitigation and banking, and erosion and sediment control. Mr. Young is an adjunct professor at Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, teaching Sustainable Practices and Ecology.