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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 



  • 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 


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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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6.5 PDHs 

6.5 HSW CE Hours 

6.5 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects
6.5 HSW CE Hours 

6.5 HSW PDHs

Certified Planners 


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 this course for 6.5 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). 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 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) 


Stan Boder

Senior Herpetologist/Project Manager at EnviroScience, Inc.

Stan Boder, is a Senior Herpetologist and project manager at EnviroScience with 23 years of experience surveying and managing wildlife populations. He is a Qualified Timber Rattlesnake Surveyor in Pennsylvania and New York. He has conducted over 500 timber rattlesnake surveys and has over eighteen years of experience providing and supervising construction biomonitoring for reptiles. Mr. Boder has experience with state and federal consultation for endangered species, botanical surveys, Allegheny woodrat surveys, small-footed bat surveys, natural diversity inventories, and habitat projects for various threatened and endangered species. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Wildlife Society and the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. In his free time, Mr. Boder conducts long-term research and survey projects on timber rattlesnakes and other herpetofauna populations in Pennsylvania

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 Liptak, PhD

Senior Ecologist at EnviroScience, Inc.

 is a senior ecologist at EnviroScience, Inc, where he specializes in wetland ecology, wetland restoration, and mitigation wetland design. He earned a B.S. degree in Biology at the University of Toledo and a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Science at The Ohio State University under the noted wetland ecologist Dr. William Mitsch. Dr. Liptak 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.

Rebecca Winterringe, 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 ( 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 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

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