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Monday, December 1, 2021
3:00 – 5:00 pm CDT
Dr. Michael A. Liptak
What makes a wetland?
• Wetland soils 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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Michael A. Liptak Ph.D.
EnviroScience, Inc., Northeast Headquarters, Stow, Ohio
Dr. Liptak is a member of the ecological survey team where he specializes in rare plant surveys, wetlands ecology, wetland restoration, and mitigation wetland design. He earned his Ph.D. degree at Ohio State University under the noted wetland ecologist Dr. William Mitsch, and completed his graduate research on the created wetlands at the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park in Columbus. Dr. Liptak has over 15 years of experience in wetlands research and ecological consulting and is a Certified Senior Ecologist (Ecological Society of America). His main responsibilities at EnviroScience include rare plant surveys, wetland restoration planning, wetland assessments and delineations, technical report preparation and permitting. Dr. Liptak has experience in preparing mitigation plans for many different projects, including wetland creation, restoration and enhancement, as well as preparing upland restoration and prairie planting plans. He has extensive experience with terrestrial, aquatic and wetland surveys for projects of all sizes. Dr. Liptak is a pre-qualified consultant certified to complete aquatic and terrestrial ecological surveys, wetland delineations, waterways permitting, and wetland mitigation design for Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) projects. He is a member of the Society of Wetlands Scientists and the Ecological Society of America. Dr. Liptak regularly gives seminars on ecological issues and regulations within the state of 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: None
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