Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
8:30 am – 4:00 pm CDT

Identifying Wetlands
Presented By: D. DeJoode

  • Presence of wetland vegetation
  • Identification of wetland soils
  • Importance of underlying wetland hydrology

Understanding Federal and Minnesota Wetlands Laws and Enforcement
Presented by: D. DeJoode

  • The Federal Clean Water Act (including the 2023 Sackett SCOTUS decision and ongoing revisions of the definition of Waters of the US)
  • National Food Security Act of 1985
  • Wetland Conservation Act
  • Minnesota Public Waters Inventory
  • Implementing/enforcing agencies

Wetlands Permitting Process
Presented by: D. DeJoode

  • Wetlands determinations and delineations
  • Determining applicability of regulations
  • Jurisdictional determinations
  • Dealing with uncertainty from WOTUS revisions and litigation
  • Wetland permitting and certification processes
    • Notice provisions
    • Review process
    • Mitigation/compensation requirements
  • Appeals process

Wetland Preservation, Restoration, Creation and Enhancement
Presented by: S. Wettstein

  • 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


Webinar Instructions
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 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.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection: Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

For more information, visit the Support section at


Professional Engineers
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

6.0 HSW LUs 


Landscape Architects
6.0 HSW CE Hours

6.0 HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers

Certified Planners


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for up to 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers, 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in Minnesota for whom this subject matter is professionally relevant. The Minnesota Board of AELSLAGID does not pre-approve courses and has final discretion on whether or not a course or activity meets the State’s requirements.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 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 6.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES. 

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 6.0 CECs for floodplain managers.

HalfMoon Education is an approved CM Provider with the American Planning Association. This course is registered for CM | 6 for Certified Planners.

This webinar has been submitted to the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education for review and accreditation, which is currently pending. Please visit this course listing at for updates on this pending credit. 

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 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:

6.0 HSW LUs (AIA) 




Daniel DeJoode, Ph.D.

Director of environmental services for Alliant Engineering, Inc.

Shannon Wettstein

District manager for Morrison SWCD

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: Minnesota Wetlands Science, Law and Compliance

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This six-hour course examines federal and state (Minnesota) wetlands law and enforcement, wetland identification, permitting processes and policy, and techniques for the preservation, restoration, creation and enhancement of wetlands.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify wetlands by their vegetation and soils and understand the importance of the underlying hydrology and the role it plays in local ecosystems, flood storage, conveyance, and pollution and erosion control.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to review strategies and techniques for preserving, restoring, creating and enhancing wetlands with a preference for onsite and in-kind restorations. Methods, benefits and drawbacks of wetland creation will also be discussed.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to navigate the rules and regulations that design, construction and environmental professionals encounter when participating in the permitting, certification and appeals processes.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to utilize the Minnesota Public Waters Inventory, comply with the Federal Clean Water Act and the Wetland Conservation Act, and identify implementing/enforcing agencies

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site development

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.