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8:00 – 8:30 am EDT
Morning Session
8:30 am – 12:00 pm EDT
12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT
Afternoon Session
1:00 – 4:00 pm EDT


Identifying Wetlands and Their Importance                     J. Anderson
Presence of wetland vegetation
Identification of wetland soils
Importance of underlying wetland hydrology
Understanding the importance of wetlands
• Flood storage and conveyance
• Pollution control and carbon storage
• Erosion control
• Wildlife habitat
• Recreation

Wetlands Permitting Process                     T. Greco
Wetlands determinations and delineations
Determining applicability of regulations
Wetland permitting and certification processes
Notice provisions
Review process
Mitigation/compensation requirements
Appeals process
Special situations: exceptional value wetlands

Ethical Issues in Wetland Preservation and Development                     J. Hodge
Addressing the public interest requirement when considering wetlands issues
Balancing private and public interests in land development
Developing feasible alternatives to wetlands destruction
How to include wetland preservation, restoration, and enhancement in development plans
Strategies to convince clients to preserve and restore wetlands
Strategies to obtain stakeholder concurrence with project objectives

Wetland Preservation, Restoration,                     J. Anderson
Creation and Enhancement
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


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6.0 South Carolina CLE Hours (ADO),
including 1.5 Ethics Hours

Professional Engineers
6.0 PDHs

Architects   (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
6.0 HSW CE Hours

Landscape Architects  (LA CES credits only available for attending live Webinar)
6.0 HSW CE Hours6.0 LA CES HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers

Certified Planners
CM | 6.0


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers, and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects licensed in South Carolina. South Carolina does not preapprove courses or providers.

Engineers, architects and landscape architects seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this webinar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

The South Carolina Commission on Continuing Legal Education has approved this alternatively delivered (ADO) course for 6.0 CLE Hours, including 1.5 Ethics Hours.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 LU|HSW (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.

This webinar has been approved by the Association of State Floodplain Managers 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 | 6.0 for Certified Planners.

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).


Dr. James T. (Jim) Anderson

Director of the James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetland Center, and a faculty member in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation at Clemson University
Dr. Anderson arrived at Clemson in August 2021. Until August 2021 he was a Professor of Wildlife and Fisheries Resources and the Davis-Michael Professor of Forestry and Natural Resources at West Virginia University (WVU).  Dr. Anderson started at WVU in January 1999 as an assistant professor, became associate professor in 2004, and full professor in 2009.  He earned a B.S. in wildlife from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1991), an M.S. in range and wildlife management through the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (1994), and a Ph.D. in wildlife science from Texas Tech University (1997). Dr. Anderson’s research centers on wetland and riparian wildlife ecology and wetland/ riparian management. He has published >150 scientific articles, has mentored over 50 graduate students, and garnered >$28 million in grants and contracts.  He has taught or co-taught a diversity of courses including Waterfowl Ecology, Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries Resources, The Tradition of Hunting, Renewable Resources Policy and Governance, Applied Wetlands Ecology and Management, and Restoration Ecology. He has received multiple department and college awards for outstanding researcher, teacher, and service provider and has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University and the Outstanding Faculty Award from the West Virginia University Forestry Alumni Association. 

Tony Greco PWS

Nutter & Associates, Inc., Athens, Georgia
Mr. Greco is a principal at Nutter & Associates and an aquatic ecologist and hydrologist focusing on wetland ecology, water quality assessment, watershed planning, water resource projects, and aquatic biology. Throughout his career, he has used geographic information systems (GIS), in conjunction with field and laboratory data collection, to support critical environmental assessments. Mr. Greco is an active member on the Technical Advisory Committee of the Georgia Environmental Restoration Association and is a certified Professional Wetland Scientist by the Society of Wetland Scientists.

John Adams Hodge

Hodge and Associates, LLC
Mr. Hodge has practiced both environmental law and aviation law for over 35 years, representing Fortune 500 companies, medium to small businesses, and individuals in environmental matters in virtually all regulatory programs involving South Carolina and federal environmental law and regulations. He has been involved in a number of significant projects that involved environmental permitting associated with wetlands, including preservation, mitigation, and restoration projects. He is a frequent speaker on topics involving environmental law, geology, and planetary science. Recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the field of environmental law, Mr. Hodge was also formerly an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, where he taught a graduate level class for 18 years on Environmental Regulations and Planning. He is also licensed as a registered professional geologist in North and South Carolina. His education includes Duke University (B.S. – Geology), University of South Carolina (M.S. – Marine Science), University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D.), and Birkbeck College of the University of London (Certificate in Planetary Geology). In addition to being an aviation lawyer, Mr. Hodge also holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and other pilot and instructor ratings.

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: South Carolina Wetlands Law and Compliance

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines wetlands and their importance, the wetlands permitting process, ethical issues in wetland preservation and development, and techniques and strategies for wetlands preservation, restoration, creation and enhancement.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify wetlands by their soils, plants, and water, and describe the role wetlands play in key environmental processes, including erosion control, flood storage and conveyance, and wildlife habitat.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to determine the applicability of state and federal wetlands regulations, and identify any mitigation and compensation requirements.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to behave ethically when balancing private and public interests in land development.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss and reference strategies and techniques for wetland preservation, restoration, creation and enhancement.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                             LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Some experience with site development

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/18/2025

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: $329.00

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