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Identifying Wetlands L. Herrera
Presence of wetland vegetation
Identification of wetland soils
Importance of underlying wetland hydrology
Understanding Federal and Michigan Wetlands L. Herrera
Laws and Enforcement
The Federal Clean Water Act
The Endangered Species Act
Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act
Right to Farm Act
• U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
• U.S. Department of Agriculture
• Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
• Local municipal regulation
Wetlands Permitting Process M. Koerner
Wetlands determinations and delineations
Determining applicability of regulations
Wetland permitting and certification processes
• Notice provisions
• Review process
• Mitigation/compensation requirements
Wetland Preservation, Restoration, Creation and Enhancement B. Majka
Understanding the importance of wetlands
• Flood storage and conveyance
• Pollution control and carbon storage
• Erosion control
• Wildlife habitat
Wetland preservation strategies and techniques
• Preference for onsite and in-kind restoration
• Hydrological considerations
• Restoration techniques
• Methods, benefits and drawbacks
• Purposes and techniques
Examples of inland and coastal wetland restoration, creation,
enhancement, and preservation projects
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6.5 CE Hours
6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 AIA LU|HSW (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
6.5 ASFPM CECs
6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs (LA CES credits only available for attending live Webinar)
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and offers a non-mandatory continuing legal education opportunity to Michigan attorneys.
This webinar offers Michigan professional engineers 6.5 continuing education hours, and it offers Michigan architects 6.5 HSW continuing education hours. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval
The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable
to the AIA/CES.
The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 6.5 CECs for certified floodplain managers.
This course offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to Michigan landscape architects. It is approved by the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance is reportable to the
Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to all prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed)..
Larissa HerreraHolland Engineering
Holland Engineering – Southfield
Ms. Herrera is an aquatic biologist with over eight years of experience in natural resource assessment, including wetland delineations, environmental permitting, stream assessments, mussel/macroinvertebrate surveys and identification, and threatened and endangered species surveys. She graduated with a B.S. degree in Biology and Program in the Environment (PitE) from the University of Michigan and an M.S. degree in Water Resource Science from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Ms. Herrera recently moved back to the mitten to work for Holland Engineering’s Environmental Group. She holds a USFWS permit to survey and handle federally listed mussel species. Her favorite mussels are the spectaclecase and snuffbox.
Mark KoernerFoster Swift Collins & Smith PC
Senior Attorney with Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, Lansing
Mr. Koerner has built a reputation of customizing his services to address the specific concerns of each client. He assists municipal entities (including transit authorities and drain commissioners), businesses, and IT clients in achieving their legal goals, developing their organizations and minimizing risk. Mr. Koerner understands the unique challenges that clients face. On a daily basis, he works to find practical solutions to complex problems.
Brian MajkaGEI Consultants of Michigan, P.C.
GEI Consultants of Michigan, P.C. – Allendale
Brian Majka is a professional restoration ecologist at GEI Consultants of Michigan, P.C., in Allendale. He has extensive experience in ecological restoration, design and implementation of wetland construction, soft shoreline engineering, prairie planting, natural areas management and best management practice (BMP) design projects with more than 19 years of experience throughout the country. He has a B.S. degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Science from Purdue University and is responsible for project management of ecological restoration design and implementation projects for GEI.
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Course Title: Michigan Wetlands Law and Compliance
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines federal and Michigan 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 Michigan 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: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with site development.
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: None
Complaint Resolution Policy:
Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to email@example.com 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.