Agenda

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8:00 – 8:30 am EDT
Morning Session
8:30 – 11:45 am EDT
Break
11:45 am – 12:45 pm EDT
Afternoon Session
12:45 – 4:30 pm EDT

 

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
Implementing/enforcing agencies
• 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
Appeals process

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
• Recreation
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
Examples of inland and coastal wetland restoration, creation,
enhancement, and preservation projects

 

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 will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credits

Michigan Attorneys
Non-Mandatory CLE

Professional Engineers
6.5 CE Hours

Architects
6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 AIA LU|HSW   (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)

Floodplain Managers
6.5 ASFPM CECs

Landscape Architects
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
in Michigan.

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
LA CES.

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)..

Speakers

Larissa Herrera PWS

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 T. Koerner

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 Majka CERP.

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.

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 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: 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 Objectives:

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 doug@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: $299.00

Currently, our self-study products DO NOT qualify for AIA, ASLA, LACES or CLARB credit.

Streamable self-study formats are available approximately 1 week after the date of the live event.

The streamable self-study package includes an MP4 format video recording of a live webinar and a PDF of the manual that was distributed for the webinar. You will receive a PDF of the course manual. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).

Completion of an online follow-up quiz is required for those seeking continuing education credit. The acceptance of self-administered continuing education activities vary widely between states and professions. Before undertaking any self-study effort, you should review the rules of your licensing/certifying entity.

HalfMoon Education guarantees its products. The self-study products are recorded from a live seminar and there are circumstances where an audio recording is not available. HalfMoon will contact you and issue a full refund if the product you ordered is not available. If you are not happy with a product you receive, you can return the product for a full refund. However, refunds will not be issued if completion certificates are requested.

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