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  • GHYD-355 Feb 25, 2016 | NWETC
    NOAA Fisheries various state agencies counties and municipalities Understanding Federal and State laws and how multiple agencies interact are fundamental requirements for being able to effectively complete a submittal package and manage wetlands aquatics projects through the permitting process Jim brought a lot of real world experience into the discussion The course covered a lot of different laws permit types 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 Very friendly and knowledgeable liked the recommendations on pitfalls in filling out the application N Chapman August 2013 I enjoyed the emphasis on the different regulatory agencies and court rulings C Gavin August 2013 Very informative with a wide range of topics of discussion Enjoyed understanding and discussing similarities and differences in the wetlands process of permitting based on different regions and areas C Williams August 2013 Jim has definitely been there and done that when it comes to wetlands permitting This shows in his presentation which has an example he has been in for all situations identified in the course C Larson November 2013 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 0 70 CEUs More Information Course Topics After completing this course participants will be able to Understand the permit process Identify the agencies involved Develop a time line for permit request review Develop coordination with agency personnel Identify the level of permit required Determine required supporting documents field studies Prepare a permit submittal package Track the permit application 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 Please bring a pen or pencil and notepad if you would like to take notes you may also choose to take notes in your book Lunch will be on your own but drinks and snacks will be provided throughout the day Billing Information

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  • BIO-303 Feb 29-Mar 1, 2016 | NWETC
    manner J Timm May 2013 Joe is awesome very enthusastic and passionate about his work and subject matter L Bridges May 2013 Reduced tuition is available for Native American tribes government employees nonprofits students and NAEP NEBC NWAEP 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 tentative schedule 9 00 AM Introduction and Overview Why are salmonids important What Is the Difference Between a Salmon and a Trout Salmonid species Origins of the Pacific North American Salmon 10 45 AM Break 11 00 AM Salmonid physiology Anatomy Processes Life stages 12 00 PM Lunch 1 00 PM Adults Spawning Populations Timing of Spawning Runs Timing of Spawning Redd Characteristics Fecundity Spawning Egg Deposition 3 00 PM Freshwater Residence and Downstream Migration Incubation and Survival Eggs and Alevins Emergence and Fry Juveniles Parr Smolts Emigration 3 30 PM Estuaries 4 30 5 00 PM Adjourn Day 2 tentative schedule 9 00 AM Prey and Predators Salmonids as predators Trout and salmon food habits in fresh water Salmonids as Prey 10 15 PM Break 10 30 PM Physical parameters Physiology Temperature Requirements Dissolved Oxygen Requirements Stress what is it and how is it measured Habitat Impacts mitigation and restoration 12 00 PM Lunch 1 00 PM The 4 H s hydro habitat hatcheries and harvest 2 00 PM Ocean Ecology Climate Topography and the Marine Environment 3 30 PM Hatchery Effects Hatchery issues associated with Pacific salmonids 4 30 PM Class Ends About the Instructor Dr Joseph E Merz Dr Merz is a registered scientist with the American Fisheries Society He has over 20 years of experience working with aquatic resources and has been the principal scientist on several salmonid habitat restoration programs in the California Central Valley He has taught environmental science salmon biology and restoration courses for the past fourteen years Joe is known for his work with human and fisheries habitat interactions and for his ability to communicate with scientific and stakeholder audiences alike He has earned degrees in Environmental and Systematic Biology Bachelors Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo 1991 Biological Conservation Masters California State University Sacramento 1994 and Conservation Ecology Ph D University of California Davis 2004 Dr Merz has worked for California public provide and non profit entities on resource monitoring and fisheries habitat enhancement He is noted as an environmental studies and natural resources lecturer and for his successes working with stakeholders He has coauthored a variety of peer reviewed publications focusing on river rehabilitation fish movement invasive species woody debris redd associations and evaluation of spawning habitat enhancement among others In line with his professional interests he is a member of the Ecological Society of America the American Fisheries Society and the Southwestern Association of Naturalists Dr Merz has been honored with a

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  • Dr. Joseph E. Merz | NWETC
    Habitat Restoration Webinar Series 2015 Planning and Implementing a Successful Restoration Plan Chemistry Environmental Forensics Techniques Principles and Applications in Litigation and Site Remediation Collecting and Handling 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

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  • COMP-401WR Webinar Recording | NWETC
    that manages environmental resources sets or responds to environmental policy or needs to evaluate regulatory compliance This comprehensive class uses Access 2010 to cover in depth the use of Tables Queries Forms Reports and Macro objects through extensive hands on exercises These Access database subjects are taught using real world environmental examples with actual field data This class is recommended for anyone desiring a concentrated exposure to Access training in a powerful tsix hour class For additional exposure we recommended MS Access Part 2 WEBINAR Creating Efficient Workflows and Custom Tools in Microsoft Access COMP 402W is offered beginning February 2 2016 Instructor is extremely knowledgeable and explained software very well It was very valuable that examples were specific to environmental data Anonymous December 2013 Very useful class was hands on I feel like I learned a lot B Barry December 2013 Access can be a useful tool for data management the more people who know how to use it the better Plus the instructor is great This is highly relevant to our work as Environmental Consultants J Hopp April 2013 J Hopp April 2013 After completing this course participants will be able to Understand concepts of database structure and design Create relationships between tables Import and export datasheets Perform simple queries on multiple tables Construct and customize forms for retrieving data Build macros for automating tasks Continuing Education Units 0 60 CEUs More Information Course Topics Database Design Principles Relational Database Concepts Importing and Exporting Data Creating Tables Using Datasheets Data Validation Defining Table Relationships Performing Simple Queries Customizing Forms Using Calculated Values Parameter Queries Using Action Queries Creating and Using Forms Creating and Using Reports Designing Simples Macros Database Security Permissions About the Instructor Adam Wilbert Adam Wilbert is a cartographer and database consultant He has developed Access databases for the National Park Service as well as database and GIS solutions for small businesses and non profit organizations In 2007 Adam founded CartoGaia a freelance cartography firm that merges a passion for data with aesthetic design CartoGaia produces data management solutions and high end custom maps for land use agencies non profit organizations and recreational groups He is also the author of Access 2007 Queries in Depth available in the Lynda com online training library When Adam s not working at the computer he s out exploring the world through the lens of infrared photography What to Bring A personal computer with Access 2010 Access 2007 acceptable 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 is received by NWETC If You Need to Cancel Cancellations With 31 or more days notice we will offer a 100 refund or credit towards a future course The credit is good for

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  • Adam Wilbert | NWETC
    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 Geoprocessing Advanced Techniques for Environmental Applications ArcGIS 10 An Introduction to Environmental Applications Visualizing and Analyzing Environmental Data with R Advanced GIS Techniques

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  • STAT-350 Mar 1-2, 2016 | NWETC
    up Excel worksheets to perform efficient assessments for standard analytical data This course is approved by The State of New Jersey Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board for 13 CECs It is course number 2014 002 Please review what to bring Reduced tuition available to employees of Native American tribes nonprofits government agencies students and NAEP members 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 1 30 CEUs More Information Course Topics a Quality Assurance Overview b Quality Management Planning and Implementation i Setting Data Quality Objectives ii Regulatory Compliance iii Identifying Responsible Personnel c Systematic Project Planning i Quality Management Plan QMP ii Quality Assurance Project Plan QAPP iii Field Sampling Plan FSP Work Plan WP Sampling and Analysis Plan SAP iv Coordination of laboratory and field sampling activities d Issues in Field Sampling i Preparation ii Implementation Communication iii Corrective Action iv Post Sampling Review e Data Quality Indicators i Precision ii Accuracy iii Representativeness iv Reproducibility v Completeness f Data Quality Assessment I Statistical Methods g Data Quality Assessment II Data Verification and Data Validation h Data Quality for Decision making and Defensibility About the Instructor Dr Deb Gaynor Dr Gaynor founder and principal of Phoenix Chemistry Services has more than 20 years of analytical chemistry and environmental management and consulting experience For eleven years she worked closely with the USEPA through the Contract Laboratory Program CLP She has extensive experience in the development and performance of analyses of environmental samples including solid and liquid matrices and biota on GC and GC MS systems while ensuring compliance with quality assurance programs She has managed the GC MS section of a large environmental laboratory and has worked as the Quality Assurance Officer of a microbiology laboratory Dr Gaynor has provided software training for chromatographic instrumentation in laboratories serving the needs of environmental petrochemical pharmaceutical and clinical industries She has also developed and taught in house courses for laboratory personnel on chromatography and quality assurance At Phoenix Chemistry Services she has built a consulting company providing data validation and quality assurance services to engineering companies performing hazardous site investigation and remediation services as well as long term monitoring for all environmental contaminants in solids liquids air sediment and biota What to Bring A personal laptop with Excel and a pen or pencil and paper if you prefer not to write in your course manual 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 is received by NWETC If You Need to Cancel Cancellations With 31 or more days notice we will offer a

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  • BIO-304 Mar 2-4, 2016 | NWETC
    99 of topic Stephanie F Feb 2013 Continuing Education Units 2 00 CEUs More Information Course Topics The course will explain and demonstrate common techniques for Assessing habitat and collecting and analyzing field data Integrating physical biological and aesthetic objectives into habitat improvement design Characterizing and estimating sediment transport and sediment budgets for enhancement sites Designing effective monitoring programs Choosing appropriate fish habitat improvement designs Channel and instream structure design Sediment transport Understanding enhancement limitations Selecting equipment and material Fish passage assessment and design techniques Data and project presentation About the Instructors Dr Joseph E Merz Dr Merz is a registered scientist with the American Fisheries Society He has over 20 years of experience working with aquatic resources and has been the principal scientist on several salmonid habitat restoration programs in the California Central Valley He has taught environmental science salmon biology and restoration courses for the past fourteen years Joe is known for his work with human and fisheries habitat interactions and for his ability to communicate with scientific and stakeholder audiences alike He has earned degrees in Environmental and Systematic Biology Bachelors Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo 1991 Biological Conservation Masters California State University Sacramento 1994 and Conservation Ecology Ph D University of California Davis 2004 Dr Merz has worked for California public provide and non profit entities on resource monitoring and fisheries habitat enhancement He is noted as an environmental studies and natural resources lecturer and for his successes working with stakeholders He has coauthored a variety of peer reviewed publications focusing on river rehabilitation fish movement invasive species woody debris redd associations and evaluation of spawning habitat enhancement among others In line with his professional interests he is a member of the Ecological Society of America the American Fisheries Society and the Southwestern Association of Naturalists Dr Merz has been honored with a variety of awards and has received research and restoration grants from multiple stakeholders for restoration related projects in California Oregon and Washington for salmonid habitat restoration salmonid management and reintroduction monitoring of fish migration and movement fish passage improvement and assessment of invasive species interactions with native salmonid populations Dr Rocko A Brown Dr Rocko Brown is an expert design geomorphologist who uniquely balances applied and scientific aspects of geomorphology and engineering He focuses on process based assessment and restoration of fisheries resources through channel manipulation integrating geomorphic hydraulic and ecological frameworks He has extensive experience in hydraulic and sediment transport modeling and design for fish passage improvements channel design large wood and instream habitat structures and bank stabilization Rocko has led the design of seasonal floodplain spawning habitat and fish passage projects in a diverse array of physical and regulatory settings He has made contributions to spawning habitat rehabilitation efforts including assessment modeling design and construction of projects on several of California s most important rivers Dr Brown has published heavily on evaluating the interactions of topography and flow hydrology for geomorphic processes needed for salmonids to complete their life cycle

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  • GHYD-400WR Webinar Recorded 2016 | NWETC
    at various levels of government to define the limits Clean Water Act programs most commonly for the NPDES Section 402 and Dredge and Fill Permits Section 404 but the definitions are also used in a variety of other programs which affect or may affect water quality The most recent changes promulgated by the US EPA are an attempt to clarify which waters are regulated by these programs based on past rulings but keeping with the intent of the Clean Water Act to restore and maintain the chemical physical and biological integrity of the Nation s waters This six hour webinar reviews and explains changes and clarifications in the newest regulations and discusses potential challenges to these regulations Discussions cover how these regulations affect the different regulatory programs The topic of significant nexus and other points of discretion is also examined with potential interpretations being important aspects of the class During this informative webinar Instructor Larry Lodwick reviews the significant changes contained in the rule highlights some things that have NOT changed and answers questions from participants regarding specific situations Continuing Education Units 0 60 CEUs More Information Course Topics Review of the Final Clean Water Act Why we got to the need for clarification of the phrase waters of the United States Significant nexus will be extensively covered Tributaries Adjacent waters Floodplain wetlands Geographical extent of wetlands included in Waters of the United States Bed and Bank definition Ditches and Man made waterways Isolated wetlands including vernal pools and playas Current challenges to the regulations Excluded waters Questions from attendees Discussion 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 Texas and in Vancouver British Columbia and has mentored many entry level biologists in the science of habitat restoration What to Bring N A 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 is received by NWETC If You Need to Cancel

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