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Brianna J. Schroeder
Understanding Federal and B. Schroeder
State Wetlands Laws and Enforcement
The Federal Clean Water Act
National Food Security Act of 1985
Indiana State Isolated Wetlands Law
• U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
• U.S. Department of Agriculture
• U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
• Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Wetland Identification R. Baker
Soils, plants, water
Determination vs. delineation
Tricky situations – normal/atypical/problem
Wetland Functions and Values R. Baker
Functional assessment methods
Associated values to humans
Balancing conservation with progress
Permitting Process and Policy R. Baker
Evolution of current policy
Federal jurisdiction defined through court cases
Recent changes to federal law defining jurisdiction
State-regulated wetlands and exemptions
Types of permits and thresholds: RGP/NWP/Individual
Mitigation Policy and Procedures R. Baker
Mitigation – the origin story
Creation, enhancement, restoration, preservation
Monitoring and success criteria
2008 Mitigation Rule
Indiana Stream and Wetland Mitigation Program
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7.0 HSW CE Hours
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7.0 HSW CE Hours
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7.0 HSW PDHs
7.0 ASFPM CECs
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects licensed in Indiana. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for Indiana engineers (License No. CE21700059). Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval for Indiana architects and landscape architects.
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Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).
Chief Ecologist, President, and Founder of Little River Consultants
Ms. Baker has 26 years of experience in the environmental field, including 6 years in State Government, and 20 years of consulting. In 2015, she founded Little River Consultants, a natural resources firm serving Indiana and surrounding states. Her areas of expertise include wetland and stream assessment, mitigation design and monitoring, habitat assessment, Clean Water Act permits, stormwater quality, and National Environmental Policy Act. As a consultant, Ms. Baker’s clients have included local, state, and federal government agencies, private developers, and a multitude of engineering firms.
Brianna J. Schroeder
Attorney at Janzen Schroeder Agricultural Law, LLC, in Indianapolis
Ms. Schroeder focuses her legal practice on litigating complex environmental matters, drafting contracts for agribusinesses and family farms, and assisting agricultural clients with regulatory compliance. She has diverse agricultural experience, from defending turkey and dairy farms against nuisance suits to negotiating farm leases and advising farmers on wetlands compliance. Ms. Schroeder has also litigated environmental and agricultural 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.
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Course Title: Indiana Wetlands Law and Compliance
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines federal and Indiana wetlands law and enforcement, wetland identification, wetland functions and values, permitting processes and policy, and mitigation policy and procedures.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference and discuss federal and Indiana wetlands laws and be able to identify enforcement entities.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify wetlands by their soils, plants, and water.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe wetland functions and benefits, and they will be able to discuss the opportunities and challenges of balancing conservation and progress/built community.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe compliance standards for wetlands permitting processes and policy and mitigation policy involving the creation, enhancement, restoration, and preservation requirements.
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with site development
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 04/14/2024
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