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  • Instructors | NWETC
    Computer Systems Inc He has a B S in geology from the University Of Notre Dame and an M S and Ph D in geology from The University of Illinois He has over 30 years of experience in the petroleum mining and environmental industries having worked for Texaco now Chevron Shell Sabine Corporation and Grant Environmental Scientech in addition to Geotech He is the author of the book Relational Management and Display of Site Environmental Data from CRC Press Lewis Publishers Read More Eric Sandoval Mr Sandoval s qualifications include more than sixteen years of experience in the GIS and spatial analysis industry where his skills have allowed him to gain extensive experience in all aspects of GIS program development project management data analysis system design client development grant writing and project reporting He also has experience in habitat assessment environmental monitoring and hydrographic surveying Read More Owen Schmidt Owen L Schmidt BA MA JD has more than 32 years of service with the Federal Government He has served as Senior Counsel with the U S Department of Agriculture Office of the General Counsel in Portland Oregon where he advised the Forest Service Natural Resources Conservation Service and other USDA agencies in Washington and Oregon He was also a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Oregon Read More Pamela Schultz PhD Dr Pamela Schultz is an environmental chemist and engineer with over 20 years of experience working in government industry and consulting She obtained her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Providence College in 1992 and her master s degree in Environmental Systems Engineering from Clemson University in 1996 She worked as a senior environmental engineer at Merck Co Inc conducting contaminant fate and transport modeling and human health risk assessments for air permitting and remediation projects Read More Mark E Selman P E With over 32 years of experience in environmental science and engineering as a project engineer project manager senior engineer and technical director Mark Selman Senior Engineer with SoundEarth Strategies brings a wealth of practical knowledge and experience in environmental problem solving to the classroom Read More Ruth Sofield Ruth Sofield is an Associate Professor of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry in the Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University Read More Mark Teply Read More Priscilla Tomlinson Priscilla Tomlinson is an expert in the fields of risk assessment risk management and risk communication She has over 20 years of experience in the fields of risk assessment toxicology and hazardous waste She has taught classes covering 2001 MTCA revisions and has applied MTCA rules at numerous cleanup sites Read More Lloyd Tommila M S Lloyd Tommila is a graduate of Portland State University with a Masters in Conflict Resolution His experience includes mediation negotiation conflict resolution training group facilitation community dialogue process improvement research public policy and legislative work Since 2005 he has served as a Senior Mediator for the Dispute Resolution Center DRC of Thurston County mediating hundreds of cases spanning a broad

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  • POL-302 Feb 16-17, 2016 | NWETC
    2013 Liked the major points on how to write purpose and need determining alternatives and cumulative impacts Also on determining significance and disclosing methods M Worah July 2013 Reduced tuition is available to employees of Native American tribes government agencies nonprofits students and NAEP members You may register online or by calling the Northwest Environmental Training Center at 425 270 3274 Please wait to receive a course confirmation email roughly one month prior to the class before making any travel arrangements Continuing Education Units 1 30 CEUs More Information Course Topics DAY 1 Writing the Perfect FONSI Ultimate conclusions Basic conclusions Evidence Reasons Timing the NEPA process to the decision making process Idea Proposal Recommendation or report Decision action Monitoring supplements Eight good reasons not to prepare an EIS Writing the perfect EA or EIS Eight plain language questions any EA or EIS should readily answer Writing the perfect ROD Double winnowing SCOPE Alternatives Proposal for action Need underlying the proposal Action alternatives Alternative places to go Alternative ways to get there No action alternative Mitigation not included in the proposal Decision factors Writing the perfect cumulative impacts analysis Actions Reasons to lump Reasons to split Impacts Direct indirect and cumulative Increments to past other present and reasonably foreseeable future actions Writing the perfect cumulative impacts analysis continued Administrative Record DAY 2 SCOPE Alternatives Proposal for action Need underlying the proposal Action alternatives Alternative places to go Alternative ways to get there No action alternative Mitigation not included in the proposal Decision factors Writing the perfect cumulative impacts analysis Actions Reasons to lump Reasons to split Impacts Direct indirect and cumulative Increments to past other present and reasonably foreseeable future actions Writing the perfect cumulative impacts analysis continued Administrative Record About the Instructor Owen Schmidt Owen L Schmidt BA MA JD has more than 32 years of service with the Federal Government He has served as Senior Counsel with the U S Department of Agriculture Office of the General Counsel in Portland Oregon where he advised the Forest Service Natural Resources Conservation Service and other USDA agencies in Washington and Oregon He was also a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Oregon Before joining USDA in 1991 he was an attorney for the Bonneville Power Administration where he joined the legal staff after several years as an Environmental Specialist Mr Schmidt received his J D from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis Clark College 1977 and a B A 1969 and M A 1973 in biology from St Cloud State University Minnesota Mr Schmidt is a frequent author and lecturer on the National Environmental Policy Act He served as a Vice Chair of the American Bar Association s Book Publication Committee for the Section of Environment Energy and Resources and as a Vice President for the Ninth Circuit The Federal Bar Association He was the Editor of Oregon Birds a quarterly journal of Oregon Field Ornithologists for 14 years 1985 99 and is a long time member

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  • Owen Schmidt | NWETC
    of Water Samples for Trace Metal Analysis Environmental Forensics in Water Resources Fundamental Contaminant Chemistry in Soil and Groundwater Emerging Contaminants Workshop Environmental Forensics Site Characterization and Remediation Leadership Management Facilitation Skills For Environmental Professionals Persuasive Communication and Presentation of Environmental Projects Collaborative Negotiation Skills for Environmental Professionals Conflict Resolution Skills for Environmental Professionals Collaborative Negotiations and Conflict Management for Environmental Professionals When the Heat is On Persuasive Speaking on Environmental Risk Controversies and High Stakes Topics Facilitating Remote and Online Meetings Essential Success Skills Effective Speaking When The Heat is On Lean and Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals Introduction to Process Improvement Webinar RECORDED Lean and Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals Tools for Process Improvement Course 2 RECORDED Lean and Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals Full Series Webinar Recording New Test of the Testiest Tests Public Relations and Collaboration Challenges Intensive Facilitating Online and Remote Meetings Webinar RECORDED Policy Regulations MTCA Spreadsheets Workshop Oregon Erosion and Sediment Control 1200 C Permit Workshop Writing Policies and Procedures Tribal Environmental Regulation and Jurisdiction Introduction to the California Environmental Quality Act CEQA Model Toxics Control Act An Introduction Model Toxics Control Act Establishing Soil Groundwater and Surface Water Cleanup New Approaches and Implementation Methods for Municipal Stormwater Management NEPA CEQA Integration National Environmental Policy Act NEPA Writing the Perfect EA FONSI or EIS Industrial Stormwater Management Workshop Advanced NEPA Taking the National Environmental Policy Act to the Next Level Natural Resource Damage Assessment Workshop Writing a Quality Assurance Project Plan QAPP NEPA Writing and Evaluating an EIS or EA FONSI Remediation Toxicology Principles of Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Environmental Field Programs Introduction to Aquatic Toxicology Planning and Preparing an Ecological Risk Assessment Management and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments Brownfield Site Restoration and Remediation Groundwater Contamination and Remediation Principles and Practices

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  • POL-500 Feb 18, 2016 | NWETC
    the enthusiasm and extensive knowledge that applied to a wide range of projects K Becker October 2013 If you have any trouble registering please call 425 270 3274 ext 103 Please wait to receive a course confirmation email roughly one month prior to the class before making any travel arrangements Continuing Education Units 0 70 CEUs More Information Course Topics Types of questions that will be asked and answered What is an extraordinary circumstance that would take an action normally excluded out of consideration for categorical exclusion Is a no action alternative absolutely necessary in an environmental assessment What is an environmental baseline What is an appropriate alternative for a proposal involving unresolved conflicts over alternative uses of available resources What is an adverse environmental effect that cannot be avoided When is an issue or matter relevant and when is it not What is the threshold for supplementing an EA Can a programmatic EIS on a long term plan of actions be supplemented with dozens scores or even hundreds of EAs FONSIs on the many actions that implement the plan of actions over time If the plan of actions has significant consequences at what point does the accumulation of implementing actions become significant About the Instructor Owen Schmidt Owen L Schmidt BA MA JD has more than 32 years of service with the Federal Government He has served as Senior Counsel with the U S Department of Agriculture Office of the General Counsel in Portland Oregon where he advised the Forest Service Natural Resources Conservation Service and other USDA agencies in Washington and Oregon He was also a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Oregon Before joining USDA in 1991 he was an attorney for the Bonneville Power Administration where he joined the legal staff after several years as an Environmental Specialist Mr Schmidt received his J D from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis Clark College 1977 and a B A 1969 and M A 1973 in biology from St Cloud State University Minnesota Mr Schmidt is a frequent author and lecturer on the National Environmental Policy Act He served as a Vice Chair of the American Bar Association s Book Publication Committee for the Section of Environment Energy and Resources and as a Vice President for the Ninth Circuit The Federal Bar Association He was the Editor of Oregon Birds a quarterly journal of Oregon Field Ornithologists for 14 years 1985 99 and is a long time member of the Oregon Bird Records Committee What to Bring Pen or pencil and paper to take notes if you don t want to write in the manual Drinks and snacks will be provided each day Lunch will be on your own Billing Information In order to guarantee a space in a course the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under

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  • BIO 410-412WR 2015 Webinar Recording | NWETC
    include determining goals the background research needs necessary to determine the appropriate type and feasibility of restoration restoration mitigation planning processes soil and hydrology and planting plan considerations regulatory and permit consideration early considerations of unanticipated effects adaptive management bioengineering possibilities best management practices BMPs buffers to minimize outside disturbances climate change considerations engineering considerations cost estimations and a method to determine success criteria Part 2 Implementing a Successful Restoration Plan 6 hours 3 sessions This webinar provides participants with an overview of the implementation of a successful habitat restoration mitigation program and expands to an examination of recommendations for necessary and innovative restoration techniques and monitoring Attendees will learn the short and long term management techniques of successfully implementing an approved habitat restoration mitigation program plan Attendees will also learn the importance of personnel management and involvement Because everyone involved in implementing habitat restoration plans takes their cues from the project manager those managers who take a personal interest in the project have a higher success rate of meeting performance standards Lectures will focus on the varying aspects of habitat restoration implementation including but not limited to topics such as logistics start up procedures contract management bioengineering vegetation management early considerations of unanticipated effects with adaptive management procedures best management practices BMPs short and long term monitoring and how to quantify success in terms of ecological structure and function Continuing Education Units 1 20 CEUs More Information Course Topics Part 1 Creating a Restoration Plan After completing this course participants will be able to Develop realistic restoration goals Determine background baseline conditions for potential restoration mitigation Determine regulatory considerations for the planned restoration Understand restoration planning needs Determine suitable site conditions and research needs Understand needs for soil conditioning hydrology irrigation needs and planting plans Part 2 Implementing a Successful Restoration Plan After completing this course participants will be able to Understand the logistics planning required in habitat restoration implementation Utilize personnel effectively Understand soil management irrigation methods and vegetation management Understand invasive species management and integrated pest management Utilize the Best Monitoring Methodologies and Understand when adapted management is needed About the Instructor Larry Lodwick Larry has been an ecologist for 40 years with experience in both the public and private sectors With a M S degree in biology from Baylor University with his thesis researching primary production in east Texas peatlands his interest through the years has been on the ecological functions of natural systems He has worked as a natural resources biologist for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department park operations an ecologist for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation in coastal management and wetland regulation and as an ecological consultant in California Oregon and Washington Larry has written a number of journal and newsletter articles and has participated in a number of conferences over the years He recently published his new e book Creative Habitat Restoration Comprehensive Planning Implementation and Long Term Management Larry has taught courses in habitat restoration in Washington Oregon California Colorado

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  • Larry Lodwick | NWETC
    Leadership Management Facilitation Skills For Environmental Professionals Persuasive Communication and Presentation of Environmental Projects Collaborative Negotiation Skills for Environmental Professionals Conflict Resolution Skills for Environmental Professionals Collaborative Negotiations and Conflict Management for Environmental Professionals When the Heat is On Persuasive Speaking on Environmental Risk Controversies and High Stakes Topics Facilitating Remote and Online Meetings Essential Success Skills Effective Speaking When The Heat is On Lean and Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals Introduction to Process Improvement Webinar RECORDED Lean and Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals Tools for Process Improvement Course 2 RECORDED Lean and Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals Full Series Webinar Recording New Test of the Testiest Tests Public Relations and Collaboration Challenges Intensive Facilitating Online and Remote Meetings Webinar RECORDED Policy Regulations MTCA Spreadsheets Workshop Oregon Erosion and Sediment Control 1200 C Permit Workshop Writing Policies and Procedures Tribal Environmental Regulation and Jurisdiction Introduction to the California Environmental Quality Act CEQA Model Toxics Control Act An Introduction Model Toxics Control Act Establishing Soil Groundwater and Surface Water Cleanup New Approaches and Implementation Methods for Municipal Stormwater Management NEPA CEQA Integration National Environmental Policy Act NEPA Writing the Perfect EA FONSI or EIS Industrial Stormwater Management Workshop Advanced NEPA Taking the National Environmental Policy Act to the Next Level Natural Resource Damage Assessment Workshop Writing a Quality Assurance Project Plan QAPP NEPA Writing and Evaluating an EIS or EA FONSI Remediation Toxicology Principles of Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Environmental Field Programs Introduction to Aquatic Toxicology Planning and Preparing an Ecological Risk Assessment Management and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments Brownfield Site Restoration and Remediation Groundwater Contamination and Remediation Principles and Practices Ecological Risk Assessment An Introduction Webinar Ecological Risk Assessment Advanced Webinar Assessing Contaminants in Subsistence Resources Ecological Risk Assessment Series Introduction and Advanced RECORDED Technical Software ArcGIS 10

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  • GHYD-350 Feb 23-24, 2016 | NWETC
    with real world experience applying the concepts discussed in the classroom The field site visit will focus on the 1987 Manual and appropriate regional supplements There will be opportunities for attendees to complete several data points using the new regional supplement data forms Attendees will use the 1987 manual to compare and highlight any changes in analysis and also learn methods to present to the Corps if a site meets the Regional Supplement wetland criteria but not the 1987 Manual criteria This combination of classroom lecture field demonstration and participation exercises gives attendees the basic knowledge and experience they will need to follow the delineation methods as outlined in the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual Please bring a laptop computer a Munsell Soil Color Chart and a spade The instructor has the ability to provide applicable hands on experience Anonymous March 2014 Jim is very knowledgeable and comes with a lot of experience He was friendly and open to questions and discussion He gave a lot of anecdotes from his work as a consultant it was good to have a consultant instruct the class C Holmes June 2013 Continuing Education Units 1 50 CEUs More Information Course Topics Introduction to Wetlands Clean Water Act and other regulations Wetland Classification Wetland Delineation Methods 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual Regional Supplement Wetland Field Data Forms Wetland Indicators Hydrophytic Vegetation Wetland Hydrology Hydric Soils Wetland Jurisdiction Field Exercise About the Instructor James Carsner Jim Carsner is a graduate of the University of Washington College of Fisheries and certified Professional Wetland Scientist with over 30 years of diverse professional experience in environmental consulting throughout the Northwest His work has involved projects throughout Oregon and Washington and in Idaho California and Montana Jim has served on the Board of Directors for the Washington State Weed Association and instructed courses on FIFRA for the National Recreation and Parks Maintenance Management School and Montana Department of Agriculture with emphasis on Aquatic Plant Management Jim has extensive experience in aquatic management practices and permitting including chemical and non chemical approaches He s experienced in wetland and stream delineations project planning and design and mitigation and restoration planning His extensive experience also includes design permitting regulatory coordination and construction and mitigation monitoring What to Bring Munsell Soil Color Chart Spade and a laptop computer Please also bring a p en or pencil and paper to take notes if you do not want to take notes in your manual Drinks and snacks will be provided each day Lunch will be on your own during the classroom day and a box lunch will be provided on the field day Billing Information In order to guarantee a space in a course the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two week time frame if a copy of the purchase order

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  • NEG-350 Feb 23-24, 2016 | NWETC
    not only from these employees gaining skills but also from shared knowledge they can use to team up and support one another or act as in house consultants able to give advice to other employees Attendees will learn how to Suspend judgment and diagnose what is causing conflict Facilitate quality respectful communications Engage disputants in a search for common values Analyze conflict styles and how to deal with anger Balance power differences Apply a simple but effective conflict resolution model Use the three features of durable agreements Prepare for a negotiation Identify the complex undercurrents in any negotiation and react to them Understand the interests that drive negotiating behaviors and therefore desired outcomes Apply questioning techniques to uncover each party s negotiating interests and use that information to create solutions Create solutions that preserve and enhance relationships that are essential for success in a team oriented environment or an outside provider client relationship Most people like myself prior to the class know the informal ways of negotiating with the course you learn formal ideas on the subject Sisay A November 2015 This was a great class the best part was the role playing and follow up after I really feel like I am walking away with new incredibly valuable skills A Childs May 2014 Reduced tuition is available for Native American tribes government employees nonprofits students and AFS NAEP NEBC TAEP members You may register online or by calling the Northwest Environmental Training Center at 425 270 3274 Online registration is strongly encouraged Please wait to receive a course confirmation email roughly one month prior to the class before making any travel arrangements Continuing Education Units 1 30 CEUs More Information Course Topics Collaborative Negotiations Situation Assessment Preparing to Negotiate Managing the Negotiation Conflict Management Diagnosing Conflict Creating Flexibility and Options Creating Durable Agreements About the Instructor Michael Fraidenburg Mike Fraidenburg designs and delivers facilitation services ranging in format from small technical and task oriented workgroups to large audience conferences He has extensive experience facilitating science intensive issues and as a certified mediator using interest based bargaining techniques to create consensus in his facilitations His facilitation experience includes international scientific review panels discovery and coordination meetings of regional groups e g data managers programmers statisticians and program evaluations and strategic planning Mike has been facilitating online meetings to collect citizen participation input create consensus opinions of advisory groups conduct strategic and operational planning and for training other facilitators in online facilitation techniques What to Bring Pen or pencil to take notes and paper if you do not want to write in your manual Lunch will be on your own but drinks and snacks will be provided each day Billing Information In order to guarantee a space in a course the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two week time frame if

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