February 14th, 2017
Basic Wetland Delineation is a 40-hour training course that focuses on procedures used to delineate wetland boundaries using the 1987 Corps Wetland Delineation Manual (Technical Report Y-87-1) and the Regional Supplement: Arid West Region (2008). The course will also discuss the Regional Supplement: Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast Region (2010). The main objective of this training is to provide participants with a comprehensive and hands-on introduction to delineation of jurisdictional wetlands in California.
To be able to complete a wetland delineation using the guidelines and methods used by the Corps of Engineers according to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.
1. Understand and apply the delineation methods provided by the Corps
2. Understand the field observations necessary to recognize the three wetland indicators and complete a delineation
3. Develop an awareness of the issues that affect jurisdictional determinations and identify how these issues may affect the outcome of a delineation
Lastly, we will present examples from actual delineations and permitting scenarios to demonstrate successful techniques to get a verified delineation and discuss the “grey areas” of regulatory permitting.
—please bring questions-
Training will be led by bay area delineation experts
Aaron Arthur, MS,
Tanner Harris, MS/PWS and
Amanda McCarthy, Ph.D/PWS
1st three days will be primarily classroom and lab based in Tiburon.
4th and 5th days we will visit sites in Marin County to apply discussion topics to real situations as well as perform a delineation in teams.
Registration now open, early bird price of $195 until 2/22,
Regular registration $215, open until filled.
(if minimum not met by 4/3 we reserve the right to cancel the training)
This one-day workshop trains participants in how to better plan for the permitting and environmental review processes for projects in the San Francisco Bay and California’s coastal zone. The event draws on the combined regulatory compliance and project management expertise of the presenters and their successful experience permitting and managing wetland restoration and infrastructure improvement projects in the San Francisco Bay and central coast of California. The course will include an overview and discussion of natural resource laws typical of California’s coastal environment, as well as a discussion of how to best integrate and coordinate multiple environmental review processes.
This workshop consists of a combination of lectures and engaging group discussion. Lectures are team led with experts in environmental review and compliance as well as an experienced environmental restoration project manager. Facilitated group discussion will be designed to answer participant questions on the material.
Overview of Natural Resource Laws
- Wetlands and water quality
- Endangered species and fish/wildlife habitats
- Coastal zone protection laws
- Cultural resource regulations
Integrating and Coordinating the Environmental Review Process
- Objectives of integration
- Integration opportunities
- Common problems
Key Components of a Successful Environmental Compliance Approach
- Project management
- Building and maintaining key relationships