Agenda

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Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM CDT (including a 30-min. break)

 

Ecological Rarity 

  • Why are some species common and some are rare?  
  • Population viability 

 

Wildlife Regulation in the U.S. and the Endangered Species Act 

  • Brief history of wildlife conservation in the U.S. 
  • Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 
  • Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940 
  • Endangered Species Act of 1973 
  • The role of federal and state agencies 
  • What triggers agency involvement 

                                     

Definitions                                                                                       

  • What is the difference between endangered and threatened species? 
  • What other classifications are there? 
  • Warranted but Precluded 
  • Global, federal, and state definitions 
  • The concept of “take”              
  • Federal actions 

                                     

The Regulatory Process                                                                                            

  • How are species proposed for listing? 
  • Coordination                             
  • Consultation 
  • Field Surveys 
  • Biological Assessments           
  • Biological Opinions 
  • Are public properties regulated differently than private properties? 

                         

Information Sources                                                                    

  • Federal information sources- IPAC 
  • State information sources 
  • Other information sources 

 

Examples: Federally Endangered Mammals: Indiana Bat      

  • Habitat 
  • Causes of population decline 
  • White Nose Syndrome 
  • Regulations on clearing activities 
  • Types of Surveys 
  • Mist net  
  • Harp net 
  • Hibernacula surveys 
  • Acoustic surveys 

 

Federally Endangered Invertebrates: Native Freshwater Mussels  

  • Freshwater mussels vs. nonnative mussel (zebra mussels) 
  • Causes of population decline 
  • Reproductive strategy 
  • State and federal status 
  • Mussel surveys 
  • Survey types 
  • Surveys by stream type 

 

Federally Threatened Plants: Lakeside Daisy                                         

  • Habitat 
  • Causes of population decline 
  • Regulations on clearing activities 

 

Federally Threatened Reptiles: Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake       

  • Habitat 
  • Causes of population decline 
  • Survey methods 
  • Regulations on land activities 

 

Federally Endangered Insect: Rusty Patched Bumble Bee             

  • Historic range 
  • Causes of population decline 
  • Survey methods 

 

Success Stories-Delisted Species                                                          

  • Kirtland’s warbler 
  • Lake Erie watersnake 
  • Running buffalo clover 

 

Webinar Instructions
Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Credits

Engineers 
6.5 PDHs 

Architects
6.5 HSW CE Hours 

AIA
Pending 

Landscape Architects
6.5 HSW CE Hours 

LA CES
6.5 HSW PDHs

Certified Planners 
CM|6.5 

 

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers, 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility. 

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses. 

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved HalfMoon Education as a sponsor of continuing education (Sponsor No. J885). This course has been submitted for AIA CES approval and is currently pending. Only full participation is reportable to the AIA CES. 

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved CM Provider with the American Planning Association. This course is registered for CM | 6.5 for Certified Planners.  

Visit this course listing at www.halfmoonseminars.org for updates on pending credits. Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed). 

 

On-Demand Credits 

The above pre-approval(s) only apply to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request: 

6.5 HSW LUs (AIA) 

6.5 HSW PDHs (LA CES) 

Speakers

Mary Gilmore, B.S.

Technical Bat Lead and Project Manager at EnviroScience, Inc.

Mary Gilmore is a senior-level Bat Biologist and Project Manager who has been a member of the EnviroScience team since 2015. Ms. Gilmore manages and implements threatened and endangered bat projects and assists clients with Section 7 Consultation. She has over 15 years of experience conducting both regulatory and inventory bat surveys throughout the eastern half of the U.S. She holds a B.S. in Forestry and Wildlife Management from The Ohio State University. At EnviroScience, Ms. Gilmore assists clients with state and federal consultation for threatened and endangered species, botanical surveys, and wetland delineations. She holds a USFWS recovery permit and several state collection permits for the Indiana bat, the northern long-eared bat, and the gray bat—allowing her to work across the Midwest, Southeast, and Northeastern U.S. Ms. Gilmore is listed as a qualified bat surveyor statewide in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia, and has recently completed large-scale surveys in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

Dr. Michael A. Liptak Ph.D., 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.

Rebecca Winterringer, M.S.

Senior level Aquatic Ecologist / Malacologist and Project Manager at EnviroScience, Inc.

Ms. Winterringer includes the management and implementation of endangered mussel projects and assisting clients with NEPA / USACE compliance and permitting. She has 22 years of experience conducting aquatic faunal inventories across the U.S. and 17 years in the professional consulting industry. Ms. Winterringer is a proactive, hands-on manager who has supported many state departments of transportation, energy, transmission/pipeline corridor, and large river navigation projects. She has extensive experience in aquatic ecology, and she is skilled in natural resource permitting, waterways assessments, GIS, environmental assessments, and aquatic surveys. Ms. Winterringer holds a USFWS Federal Fish and Wildlife recovery permit and several state collection permits for freshwater mussels allowing her to work across the Midwest, Southeast and Northeastern US. She is listed as a qualified mussel surveyor statewide in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia and has recently completed large-scale surveys in MI, WV, and NY. She has been diving since 2000 and holds a Rescue Diver certification. Ms. Winterringer is active on various committees for both the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society (FMCS) and the Society of Freshwater Science (SFS) member.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit is currently still pending for this course. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Endangered Species: Conservation, Coordination and Consultation

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course provides a detailed analysis of wildlife regulation in the United States, the regulatory process, sources of information, the causes of species’ population decline, how populations are measured, and how species can be strengthened by deliberate action and involvement to ultimately be de-listed.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1: Learners will be able to reference federal wildlife regulations, including the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940, and explain the role of federal and state agencies and what triggers agency involvement.

Learning Objective 2: Learners will be able to define the difference between endangered, threatened, and other classifications, explain how species are proposed for listing, and review biological assessments, opinions and field surveys.

Learning Objective 3: Learners will be able to discuss the federally endangered mammals, invertebrates, plants, reptiles and insects, specifically the causes population decline and the types of surveys and instruments.

Learning Objective 4: Learners will be able to analyze the successful de-listing of species and how it was possible, specifically the Kirtland’s warbler, Lake Erie watersnake, and the running buffalo clover.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                               LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site development concepts

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to fchapman@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $329.00

DISCLAIMER

Before undertaking any on-demand effort, you should review the rules of your licensing/certifying entity. It’s your responsibility to determine whether or not this on-demand course meets your continuing education requirements.

You must take and pass a quiz in order to receive credit. You can take the quiz as many times as needed and there is no time limit on the quiz. Once the quiz is completed, you will be asked to download your certificate.

Videos that qualify for AIA, LACES, ASLA, or CLARB credit will require an extra week for processing.

Streamable MP4/PDF

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USB MP4/PDF

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The link to the quiz will be available in a PDF in your USB drive marked QUIZ.

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Please contact HalfMoon Education if you have any questions during the process of taking this course. (715) 835-5900 or qchapman@halfmoonseminars.org