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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
Designing in a changing world
Designing with nature, not against it
Considerations for urban environments
Humans and the natural environment
Environmental permitting and regulatory processes
Monitoring and Adaptive Management
Long-term site management
Invasive species control
The role of fire in ecosystem management
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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.
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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 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
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