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Friday, June 14, 2024
9:00 am – 4:20 pm CDT


Wetlands Science
Presented by: Dylan Paul DeRouen & Benjamin Burdette

  • Defining wetlands
  • Evolving understanding of the value of wetlands
  • From wetlands destruction to wetlands preservation
  • How wetlands are identified/delineated

Understanding Federal Wetlands Laws and Enforcement
Presented by: Brianna Schroeder

  • The Federal Clean Water Act
  • National Food Security Act of 1985
  • Implementing/enforcing agencies
    •  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    •  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    •  U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    •  State natural resources/environmental departments

Wetland Law in Practice: Cases and Case Studies
Presented by: Austin T. Scarborough

  • Cases interpreting the scope of the Clean Water Act and defining “Waters of the U.S.”
  • Cases interpreting federal wetlands law
  • Case studies of wetlands destruction and preservation

Wetland Preservation, Restoration, Creation and Enhancement
Presented by: Mark A. Dilley PWS, CSE

  • 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

Ethics Issues in Wetland Preservation and Development
Presented by Matt Schweisberg, PWS

  • Acting in the best interest of the public on wetlands issues
  • Finding alternatives to wetlands destruction
    •  Including wetland preservation in development plans
    •  Convincing clients to preserve and restore wetlands


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7.5 CLE Hours (FL, NY)

6.5 CLE Hours (CT, PA, VT)

6.5 HSW CE Hours

AIA - American Institute of Architects
6.5 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects
6.5 HSW CE Hours

LACES - Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System

6.5 PDHs

Floodplain Managers

APA/AICP - American Planning Association/American Institute of Certified Planners
6.5 CM


Continuing Education Credit Information
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 License No: CEA362), 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, architects and landscape 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)) and with the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System. 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 LU’s (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.

This Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 6.5 CECs for floodplain managers.
HalfMoon Education is an approved CM Provider with the American Planning Association. This course is registered for CM | 6.5 for Certified Planners.

This webinar has been approved by the Florida Bar for a total of 7.5 CLE credits, including 6.5 General CLE Credits and 1.0 Ethics CLE Credit. This webinar has been approved for 6.5 Certification Credits in State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice.

This webinar provides 6.5 CLE hours to Pennsylvania attorneys; HalfMoon Education is an approved CLE provider for Pennsylvania attorneys (No. 1613). This approval qualifies the webinar for Connecticut attorneys. HalfMoon Education is an approved CLE provider for Vermont attorneys.

HalfMoon Education is certified by the New York State CLE Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. This nontraditional course offers 7.5 Areas of Professional Practice CLE hours, which are appropriate for experienced attorneys. HalfMoon Education will provide financial hardship assistance to New York attorneys who wish to attend this event. Contact Frank Chapman at for details and to apply.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits
The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an
on-demand format is not pre-approved by any licensing boards.


Benjamin Burdette

Project Professional based in Geosyntec’s Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Office QHP, EIT

Mr. Burdette has conducted and managed numerous field delineations, permitting under the Clean Water Act; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) efforts; and other local, regional, and national regulatory projects. He has worked with South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) on multiple permitting efforts ranging from bridge replacements to Environmental Impact Studies (EIS) for roadway developments. Mr. Burdette takes pride and specializes in utility scale solar development projects which have developed over 10,000 acres of land into sustainable green energy producing sites. Since 2018 He has held his FAA Part 107 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) License. This has allowed him to use cutting edge software and hardware to create new methodologies for gathering data in the field.

Dylan Paul DeRouen

Wetland Professional in Training (WPIT) at Geosyntec Consultants in Baton Rouge, LA

Mr. DeRouen is a Wetland Professional in Training (WPIT) who specializes in botany and natural resources science. He received his B.S. in Biology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and his M.A. in Biology at Arkansas State University. Mr. DeRouen has been working in Southeastern (USA) ecosystems for over 10 years, primarily in the alluvial and coastal plains ecoregions. His professional experience includes wetland delineation, bioremediation, environmental permitting, T/E species surveying, ArcGIS, natural history collection and curation, invasive species management, habitat restoration, green infrastructure, native landscaping, and trail construction.

Mark A. Dilley

MAD Scientist Associates, LLC, in Westerville, OH.

Mr. Dilley earned a B.S. in Natural Resources (Fisheries Management) in 1991 and a M.S. in Environmental Science (specializing in wetlands) in 2003, both from The Ohio State University. He and his wife Christine are co-owners of a WBE, WOSB, and EDGE-certified environmental consulting firm, MAD Scientist Associates, specializing in ecological and wetland consulting. Mr. Dilley has over 22 years’ experience as a field biologist, ecologist, and wetland scientist. He is an EPA-certified Level 3 Qualified Data Collector (QDC) for fish and habitat studies in Ohio, a Certified Senior Ecologist with the Ecological Society of America, and a Professional Wetland Scientist with the Society of Wetland Scientist. Mr. Dilley has conducted ecological surveys in over 11 states, at a variety of sites, including Department of Energy, NASA, and U.S. military facilities, landfills, and industrial sites.

Austin T. Scarborough

Associate at Young / Sommer LLC in Albany, NY

Mr. Scarborough’s practice focuses on energy, environmental, and land use law. He also represents clients in projects involving Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) remediation and litigation, brownfield redevelopment, wetlands, and the protection of endangered species. Mr. Scarborough provides counsel on matters such as environmental compliance, due diligence, and permit approval. He has also worked with solar, wind and battery storage developers to obtain the necessary permits for renewable projects in New York.

Brianna Schroeder

Partner at Janzen Schroeder Ag Law LLC in Indianapolis, IN.

Ms. Schroeder focuses her legal practice on litigating complex environmental matters, drafting contracts for agribusinesses and farms, and assisting agricultural clients with regulatory compliance and land use issues. Her experience ranges from defending dairy farms against nuisance suits to negotiating solar leases and advising farmers on wetlands compliance. Ms. Schroeder has also litigated environmental insurance coverage, environmental liability, county zoning, and other complex litigation matters throughout Illinois and Indiana, representing a wide variety of clients from large corporations to municipalities to private individuals.

Matt Schweisberg

PWS Principal with Wetland Strategies and Solutions, LLC in Merrimac, MA

Mr. Schweisberg provides policy, regulatory and technical advice and assistance for clients seeking to navigate a wide range of regulatory and non-regulatory issues related to wetlands and other aquatic resources. He works throughout the U.S. Mr. Schweisberg is a Professional Wetland Scientist under the Professional Certification Program of the Society of Wetland Scientists. He is a retired federal wetlands ecologist and wildlife biologist who spent over 32 years with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency at its headquarters office in Washington, D.C., and at the New England Region office in Boston. Mr. Schweisberg served as chief of the New England Region’s Wetlands Protection Program, as senior wetland ecologist, and on national work groups developing guidance and regulations on Clean Water Act jurisdiction, among other issues. He has testified before federal grand juries and has served several times as an expert witness in federal, state, and private litigation. Mr. Schweisberg has taught courses in wetland regulation, restoration, and creation; wetland ecology; and wetland identification and delineation for federal and state agencies, academic organizations, and environmental consultants. He received his degree in Wildlife Management from the University of Maine.

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 has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. 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: Federal Wetlands Science, Law, and Compliance Post-Sackett

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 6.5-hour course examines federal wetlands science, law, and enforcement in light of the ruling in the Supreme Court the case of Sackett v. EPA, which narrowed the scope of the Clean Water Act by changing how “waters of the United States” are classified. The course will also focus on wetland identification, preservation, restoration, creation, enhancement, benefits, and ethical issues related to wetland development.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to define wetlands, describe how wetlands are identified, reference federal wetlands laws and identify implementing and enforcement entities.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to review strategies and techniques for wetland preservation, restoration and enhancement, and discuss the methods, benefits and drawbacks to wetland creation.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss onsite and in-kind restoration techniques and the related hydrological considerations.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss ethical issues related to wetland preservation and development such as acting in the best interest of the public and finding alternatives to wetlands destruction, such as preservation in development plans and convincing clients to preserve and restore wetlands.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site development

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 04/25/2027

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.

USB MP4/PDF Price: $349.00

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