Selecting Wetland Mitigation Sites Using a Watershed Approach

WA State Department of Ecology/The Padilla Bay NERR

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. PDT

Lacey, WA, United States

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Overview

This class will teach you how to apply a "watershed approach" when selecting sites for compensatory wetland mitigation in western Washington. Such an approach is now required by recently adopted federal rules. The training is based on the guide for "Selecting Wetland Mitigation Sites Using a Watershed Approach (Western Washington)" that was jointly written by the Department of Ecology, the U.S. EPA, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to meet this need. A watershed approach means that a site is selected based on the environmental conditions of the surrounding watershed as well as at the site itself. The training will include several exercises that apply the method to real sites. You will also receive a copy of the manual.
Link to guidance: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/biblio/0906032.html.

Resource URL

http://www.coastaltraining-wa.org

Speakers

Amy Yahnke

Dr. Amy Yahnke is the senior wetland ecologist for the Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program at the Washington State Department of Ecology. She holds a Certificate in Wetland Science and Management, BS in Environmental Horticulture, MS in Forest Resources, and PhD in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. She has studied wetland ... Read More

Contact Info

Cathy Angell, cangell@padillabay.gov