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Wednesday, July 10, 2024
8:30 am- 4:30 pm EDT


Identifying Wetlands
Presented by: David L. Poling

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

Understanding Federal and State Wetlands Laws and Enforcement
Presented by: Stuart J. Lieberman

  • The Federal Clean Water Act
  • National Food Security Act of 1985
  • New Jersey Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act
  • 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
    • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Focus on Tidal Wetland Regulation
Presented by: Stuart J. Lieberman

Wetlands Permitting Process
Presented by: Victor Coppola

  • Wetlands determinations and delineations
  • Determining applicability of regulations
  • Wetland permitting and certification processes
    • Notice provisions
    • Review process
    • Mitigation/compensation requirements
    • Appeals process
  • Case Studies – importance of wetland projects from green sites to redevelopment and notice of violations

Wetland Preservation, Restoration, Creation and Enhancement
Presented by: Mary Paist-Goldman, P.E.

  • 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 technique


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7.0 PDHs

7.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA - American Institute of Architects
7.0 LU | HSW

Landscape Architects
7.0 HSW CE Hours

LACES - Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System
7.0 HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers

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

8.0 CLE Credits (50-Minute Hours)


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 7.0 PDHs for professional engineers, 7.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in New Jersey.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES. This approval qualifies the course for New Jersey architects.

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.

This Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 7.0 CECs for floodplain managers.

HalfMoon Education is an approved CM Provider with the American Planning Association. This course is registered for CM | 7 for Certified Planners.

HalfMoon Education is a registered continuing education provider with the New Jersey Courts (#164). This course has been approved for 8.0 CLE credits which are based on 50-minute hours.

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 and may not qualify for the same credits; 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)


Victor Coppola

Building Biologist, Scientist, Owner of GreenWorks, LLC

Mr. Coppola  has been an avid conservationist his entire life. He holds a BS in Biology from North Carolina State University and MBA from Wake Forest University. Mr. Coppola has worked in many diverse research environments, from Microbiology / Marine Biology labs working with free swimming phyto and zooplankton to Entomology Labs working with honeybees and Trachael mites. He supplements his diverse background with advanced certifications, licenses and continually seeking out continuing education in support of his environmental profession. Professionally, Mr. Coppola is the founder of GreenWorks Environmental, LLC (GWE), an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) investigative and correction firm that coined the phrase “Healthy Starts at Home”. GWE is known for their practical approach to managing how the Built Environment collides with the Natural Environment. In fact, Their M.O.M. Services help property owners’ deal with the three most common issues degrading IAQ: Moisture, Odor & Mold. Degraded IAQ is the Firm’s focus where most of their clients suffer ill health effects from degraded IAQ.

Stuart J. Lieberman

Shareholder Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich, P.C.

Mr. Lieberman is a founding member of Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich with over 30 years of environmental and land use legal experience. He was a former state Deputy Attorney General, who represented the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Mr. Lieberman regularly uses his regulatory experience in advising property owners, industrial operators, gas station owners, dry cleaner operators, and many other companies, individuals, and governments of their environmental compliance responsibilities and issues. He has represented developers and community organizations before planning and zoning boards throughout New Jersey. These cases have involved use variances, land use board approvals, storm water issues, septic design issues, cell tower cases and billboard cases. Mr. Lieberman has represented neighbors in noise, flooding, and odor disputes, and many oppositions to proposed warehouses throughout New Jersey. He served as the Vice Chair, and then as Chair of the Board of Consultors for the State Bar’s Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Section and is currently an active member of that organization. Mr. Lieberman serves on the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee. He is also currently associate counsel for the Association of Planning Board and Zoning Boards of Adjustment. Mr. Lieberman is the Chair of the Princeton Flood & Storm Water Commission. He also serves as a Board Member of Sustainable Princeton, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Mary Paist-Goldman, P.E.

Rippled Waters Engineering, LLC

Ms. Paist-Goldman has more than 20 years of experience in water resource engineering with a particular focus in stream and wetland restoration and mitigation design. She is the principal and owner of Rippled Waters Engineering, LLC based in New Jersey. Her firm specializes in water resources engineering services for a variety of projects. Prior to starting Rippled Waters in 2018, she served for many years as principal engineer and director of Engineering Services of a Mid-Atlantic regional natural resources firm. She is an experienced modeler and has worked extensively on design and analysis using a variety of hydrologic and hydraulic programs including HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, and HydroCAD. Applications for her hydraulic modeling expertise include wetland restoration and mitigation; stream restoration; bridge repair and replacement; and dam repair, replacement, and removal. Specifically related to riverine systems, Ms. Paist-Goldman has extensive expertise with stream restoration, large woody debris, natural channel design and bioengineering stabilization techniques. Ms. Paist-Goldman has designed restoration projects of all sizes ranging from a few hundred feet to several miles of stream. These projects are planned for use as mitigation banks or serve as mitigation for development onsite. Working closely with restoration ecologists and landscape architects, Ms. Paist-Goldman has designed a variety of stream and wetland habitats including creation, enhancement, restoration, and preservation with a focus on sustainability and regulatory compliance.

David L. Poling

President Professional Environment Associates, Inc.

Mr. Poling, President of PEA, has over 40 years of experience in the environmental consulting field and actively participates on every project we complete. This includes not only management but he often times is intimately involved in completion of tasks because of 1) his extensive technical background and training, 2) his vast experience in the environmental and consulting fields and 3) his attitude that each project is a reflection of himself. Besides his extensive education and training, He holds a multitude of licenses and certifications in the environmental consulting field. Those licenses include Licensed Site Remediation Professional (NJDEP) and Indoor Environmental Consultant (NJDH&SS).

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: New Jersey Freshwater Wetlands Law and Compliance

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description:
This seven-hour course explores New Jersey freshwater wetlands law and compliance, delving into wetland identification, federal and state regulations, permitting processes, and strategies for preservation, restoration, creation, and enhancement. The course will explain how to identify wetlands based on vegetation and soil characteristics, key federal and state wetlands laws, the wetlands permitting process, and explore situations in which to preserve, restore, protect, and enhance New Jersey wetlands.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify wetlands based on soil and vegetation and explain the importance of underlying wetland hydrology.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explore provisions of the Federal Clean Water Act, the National Food Security Act of 1985, and the New Jersey Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act as well as identify enforcing entities.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to navigate the wetlands permitting and certification process, including notice provisions, the review process, mitigation/compensation requirements and the appeals process.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain the importance of wetlands and their role in flood storage, pollution control, erosion mitigation and wildlife habitat, explore enhancement techniques, and utilize various pathways for wetland restoration.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with environmental regulation.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/16/2027

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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