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8:00 – 8:30 am CDT
Morning Session
8:30 – 11:40 am CDT
11:40 am – 12:10 pm CDT
Afternoon Session
12:10 – 3:50 pm CDT


Presented by
Michael A. Liptak, Ph.D.
and David Czayka

Introduction to Restoration
What is ecological restoration?
Types of restoration- active vs. passive
ADIM – Assess, design, implement, monitor/manage
Setting Tennessee restoration goals

Design – Site Evaluation and Project Planning in Tennessee
SMART goal setting
Project objectives
Monitoring criteria
Reference communities
Designing in a changing world
Designing with nature, not against it
Considerations for urban environments
Humans and the natural environment

Construction considerations
Environmental permitting and regulatory processes

Monitoring and Adaptive Management
Monitoring techniques
Success criteria
Long-term site management
Invasive species control
The role of fire in ecosystem management


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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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Professional Engineers
6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW CE Hours

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

Landscape Architects
6.5 HSW CE Hours

LA CES    (LA CES credits only available for attending live Webinar)
6.5 HSW PDHs

Certified Planners
CM | 6.5

Floodplain Managers

Certified Arborists /ISA
6.5 CEUs Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, Municipal Specialist
4.5 BCMA Management
2.0 BCMA Practice

6.5 SAF Cat. 1 Hours


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar offers 6.5 continuing education hours to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW
continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects in Tennessee.

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

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida
(Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval
No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved
continuing education sponsor for New York engineers, architects, and landscape architects
via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System
(Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2), and §79-1.5(i)(2)). Other states do not
preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

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 Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5
HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved CM Provider with the American Planning Association.
This course is registered for CM | 6.5 for Certified Planners (Course No. 9220864).

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this event for 6.5 CECs for
certified floodplain managers.

HalfMoon Education has applied to The International Society of Arboriculture for course
approval for Certified Arborists. These credits are currently pending. Current information on
these credits can be found at under this course listing.

The Society of American Foresters has approved this course for 6.5 SAF Cat. 1 hours.

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).


David Czayka

Mr. Czayka is the manager of EnviroScience’s Nashville ffice and brings a wide breadth of knowledge to the team. His experience includes freshwater and coastal fish, mussel, and vegetation surveys, as well as stream assessment, wetland delineation, invasive species management, terrestrial mammal surveys, and ichthyoplankton identification. Mr. Czayka plays a key role in the efficient implementation of the firm’s emergency response and field-based services. In addition to his formal scientific training and consulting experience, he is a PADI certified open water diver and has completed OSHA construction 10-Hour training, HAZWOPER 40-hour training and 8-hour stormwater management training.

Dr. Michael A. Liptak

EnviroScience, Inc., Northeast Headquarters, Stow, Ohio
Dr. Liptak is a member of the ecological survey team where he specializes in rare plant surveys, wetlands ecology, wetland restoration, and mitigation wetland design. He earned his Ph.D. degree at Ohio State University under the noted wetland ecologist Dr. William Mitsch, and completed his graduate research on the created wetlands at the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park in Columbus. Dr. Liptak has over 15 years of experience in wetlands research and ecological consulting and is a Certified Senior Ecologist (Ecological Society of America). His main responsibilities at EnviroScience include rare plant surveys, wetland restoration planning, wetland assessments and delineations, technical report preparation and permitting. Dr. Liptak has experience in preparing mitigation plans for many different projects, including wetland creation, restoration and enhancement, as well as preparing upland restoration and prairie planting plans. He has extensive experience with terrestrial, aquatic and wetland surveys for projects of all sizes. Dr. Liptak is a pre-qualified consultant certified to complete aquatic and terrestrial ecological surveys, wetland delineations, waterways permitting, and wetland mitigation design for Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) projects. He is a member of the Society of Wetlands Scientists and the Ecological Society of America. Dr. Liptak regularly gives seminars on ecological issues and regulations within the state of Ohio.

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: Tennessee – Restoration of Natural Habitats: Including Prairies, Wetlands and Forests

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course on habitat restoration in Tennessee examines ecological concepts and goals, site evaluation and project planning, construction considerations, environmental permitting and the regulatory process, site management and monitoring, and invasive species control.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to define ecological restoration and distinguish active restoration and passive restoration of project sites.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe the habitat restoration process, including site evaluations, establishing project objectives and monitoring procedures, navigating permitting and regulatory processes, and designing with nature, not against it.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to incorporate natural habitat interests in urban environment planning and construction activities.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss methods to monitor and manage habitat restoration efforts to assure long-term success.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site evaluations and development

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 08/24/2024

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.