Deep Dive into Wetland Creation
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Friday, October 7, 2022
2:00 – 4:00 pm CDT
Dr. Michael Liptak
What makes a wetland?
• Wetland soil and plants
• Underlying hydrology
Can you create a wetland?
• What are the characteristics of the existing site?
• What characteristics of a wetland can you create?
• What wetland functions can you expect?
• Managing expectations, meeting challenges
• Managing created wetlands
Rehabilitating degraded wetlands
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2.0 HSW CE Hours
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Dr. Michael A. Liptak Ph.D.
Michael Liptak, Ph.D., Senior Ecologist at EnviroScience, Inc.
Dr. Michael Liptak is a senior ecologist at EnviroScience, Inc, where he specializes in wetland ecology, wetland restoration, and mitigation wetland design. Dr. Liptak earned a B.S. in Biology at the University of Toledo and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science at Ohio State University under the noted wetland ecologist Dr. William Mitsch. He has over 25 years of experience in wetlands research and consulting and is a Certified Senior Ecologist (Ecological Society of America). His primary responsibilities at EnviroScience Inc. include wetland mitigation planning, wetland assessments and delineations, technical report preparation, and permitting. Dr. Liptak is a member of the Society of Wetlands Scientists and the Ecological Society of America, and regularly gives seminars on wetland issues and regulations within Ohio.
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Course Title: Deep Dive into Wetland Creation
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course explores wetland creation, underlying wetland hydrology, soils and plants, site analysis, and wetland management and rehabilitation.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify the underlying hydrology, soils and plants typically associated with wetlands.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to understand how to assess a site and determine if the existing characteristics are appropriate for wetland creation, and if so, how to set goals, manage expectations and meet challenges.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to examine techniques for managing created wetlands.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to examine how to rehabilitate an existing wetland that has degraded over time.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with site development.
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 06/10/2024
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