Wetland Mitigation Law and Procedure Webinar

Wetland Mitigation Law and Procedure Webinar

On April 11, 2024, professionals across various environmental disciplines are gearing up for the Wetland Mitigation Law and Procedure webinar. This webinar is a great way to gain knowledge, insights, and innovations from leaders in wetland science, mitigation banking, and environmental law.

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Wetland Science and Wetland History in the United States

Mitchel R. Strain and Larissa Herrera are set to lead discussions on the fundamental aspects of wetlands – their types, ecology, and the critical environmental services they provide. The exploration of wetland soils, vegetation, and hydrology will offer foundational knowledge essential for every environmental professional.

Historic Perspective on Wetland Management

Understanding the historical context of wetland management in the U.S. is crucial. From viewing wetlands as wastelands to pivotal legislative shifts like the Clean Water Act of 1972, this segment of the webinar will enlighten attendees on the evolution of wetland policy.

Mitigation Objectives and Processes

Nichoel Church’s session aims to demystify Section 404 permitting and the 2008 Mitigation Rule. It will also highlight the enhancement, restoration, creation, and preservation of wetlands, offering a balanced view of the benefits and challenges inherent in these processes.

Wetland Mitigation Banking

The Mitigation Banking Group’s CEO Victoria Bruce will share her extensive expertise on the wetland mitigation banking process. Her presentation will cover service areas, sponsors, and regulatory compliance, underscoring the strategic and responsible approach necessary for successful mitigation banking.

State Programs and Permittee Responsibility

Chelsea Keefer and Heather Bobich will give overviews on state in-lieu fee programs and the intricacies of permittee responsible mitigation. This information is pivotal for understanding the financial aspects and the administrative requirements of conservation efforts.

The 2024 Wetland Mitigation Law and Procedure Webinar represents an essential learning opportunity for those involved in wetland science and wetland mitigation. For more information and to register, please click here.

Wetland Mitigation Law and Procedure

April 11, 2024
Webinar Agenda
8:30-9:30 CT Wetland Science M. Strain
  • Defining wetlands and identifying different types
  • Wetland soils and vegetation
  • Wetland hydrology
  • Environmental services provided by wetlands
9:30-10:30 Wetland History in the United States: Systematic Destruction and L. Herrera
  • The historic view of wetlands: wastelands
  • Wetland elimination in service of agriculture and development
  • Turning the corner: the Clean Water Act of 1972
  • National Food Security Act of 1985
  • State wetland initiatives
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:45 Wetland Mitigation: Objectives and Processes N. Church
  • Section 404 permitting and mitigation thresholds
  • 2008 Mitigation Rule hierarchy: permittee-responsible compensatory
  • mitigation, in-lieu fee programs, and mitigation banking
  • Enhancement, Restoration, Creation, Preservation
  • Pros & cons of each
  • Wetland & stream project examples
  • Maintenance
  • Monitoring
11:45-12:15 Lunch
12:15-1:15 Wetland Mitigation Banking V. Bruce
  • Wetland mitigation banking process
  • Service areas and sponsors
  • Regulatory compliance
1:15-2:15 State In-Lieu Fee Programs C. Keefer
  • State In-Lieu fee program overviews
  • In-lieu fee mitigation projects
  • Funding for restoration projects
  • Mitigation by purchasing in-lieu credits
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-4:00 Permittee Responsible Mitigation H. Bobich
  • Parameters of acceptable projects
  • Draft compensation site plan
  • Submittal requirements
  • Conservation easement