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  • BIO-304 May 18-20, 2016 | NWETC
    covering 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

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  • CHEM-545 May 18-19, 2016 | NWETC
    from a variety of environmental forensic investigations involving a range of contaminants and different issues that have been encountered Attendees will learn the range of supporting methods used into order to prepare the strongest case possible when presenting findings The final topic will center around site remediation and how some of the techniques used in topics discussed above can also be used to monitor site cleanup particularly those sites being remediated by natural attenuation Continuing Education Units 1 30 CEUs More Information Course Topics Environmental Forensics Past and Present Initial characterization of the site groundwater flow oxicity salinity Information needed for a successful investigation Classes of Contaminants to be discussed The tiered fingerprinting approach Inorganic contributions to fingerprinting Additional information required for successful environmental investigations Age dating of contaminants successful and unsuccessful techniques including presence or absence of certain compounds atmospheric contaminants radioactive isotopes tree ring dating Monitoring site remediation most appropriate techniques Natural attenuation Case Histories State specific cases About the Instructor Paul Philp PhD Dr Philp is an instructor and researcher whose research interests include Petroleum Environmental and Forensic geochemistry with the emphasis on molecular and isotopic characterization of oils gases rock extracts and contaminants for the purposes of source determination characterization of depositional environments maturity biodegradation and for correlation purposes He has been a Professor of Petroleum Geochemistry at the University of Oklahoma since 1987 and in addition has presented papers at a number of International meetings He has taught a number of Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry courses in the following countries and to the following companies Yacimentos Petroleo Fiscales Buenos Aires Argentina China at invitation of Academia Sinica to lecture at various institutes and universities Japanese National Oil Company in Tokyo Petrobras Brazil New Zealand Geological Survey on petroleum geochemistry INTEVP Caracas Venezuela Taiwanese National Oil Company Taipei Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corporation Dar es Salem Tanzania Peruvian National Oil Company ARAMCO Saudi Arabia Ecopetrol Colombia Petronas Malaysia Indonesian Petroleum Association Shengli oil field China Petrovietnam Hanoi and HoChiMinh City Sonatrach Algeria What to Bring 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 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 one year and may be applied to any course With 30 8 days notice we will offer a course credit towards a future course The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course With fewer than 8 days notice there is no course credit available Please note that attendee replacement is welcome

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  • REM-405 May 19-20, 2016 | NWETC
    presented taught very well I have a better understanding of ERA s I am very impressed with the course C Marchand September 2013 The instructor was great He was very knowledgable of the subject and explained it well Very Helpful even for someone involved in a ERA for the last four years C Marchand September 2013 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 20 CEUs More Information Course Topics Regulatory requirements General overview of ecological risk assessment Review of the 8 step ERAGS process Regional and or state approaches and perspectives Problem formulation Conceptual site models Characterization of exposure Characterization of ecological effects Risk characterization Uncertainty analysis Special circumstances Conclusion About the Instructor Charles R Harman P W S A terrestrial ecologist Charles Harman has over 23 years of experience in the environmental consulting field Chuck specializes in natural resource related assessment and management activities including ecological risk assessments sediment evaluations biological assessments natural resource damage assessments wetlands management and ecological restorations He is responsible for the completion of ecological risk assessment projects and wetlands evaluations at hazardous waste sites and industrial facilities around the country He utilizes his expertise in vertebrate zoology and physiology botany and applied and systems ecology in the development of ecological risk assessments at CERCLA RCRA and other hazardous waste sites Chuck has conducted ecological risk assessments using a variety of USEPA headquarters regional program and State methodologies and has been involved at sites ranging in physical location from New England to the tropics and has focused on terrestrial aquatic and wetland systems Chuck has also managed the assessment of potential impacts to natural resources as part of complex Environmental Assessment EA projects under NEPA or Department of Defense related regulations Projects have included energy related activities such as wind farm development and LNG terminal siting as well as large scale construction and development He has been actively involved in the design and construction of both mitigation wetlands and constructed wetlands for treatment purposes He has designed and managed wetland restoration projects as part of remediation activities including red maple swamps freshwater marshes and coastal emergent marshes Chuck has assisted clients in the evaluation of potential NRD claims at both the Federal and the State level He has extensive experience in designing and directing complex environmental investigations and negotiating with state and federal regulatory agencies and is actively involved in many aspects of natural resource damage assessment including the verification of injuries and lost services and the development of detailed restoration plans His duties include client and project management supervision of junior staff as well as technical completion of work assignments What to Bring Pen or pencil to take

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  • REM-550 Jun 2-3, 2016 | NWETC
    ideas and approaches for sediment remediation R Baeten July 2013 Dr Knox was fantastic and a clear expert in the field yet was able to distill her knowledge into a forum easy to follow and understand She also presented a lof of great real world data and applications J McCorkle July 2013 CEC s 13 Technical CEC s 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 After completing this course participants will be able to Distinguish sources and types of contaminants at sites Determine fate and transport of contaminants Understand current remediation strategies and new approaches Assess remediation effectiveness defining monitoring and demonstrating success Apply chemical toxicological biological measurements to characterize the site before after remediation Understand the selection of remedial technology Understand remedial technology deployment methods Apply novel improved tools and techniques for site specific assessment of contaminants before after remediation About the Instructor Dr Anna Sophia Knox Dr Anna Sophia Knox is a Principal Scientist at the Savannah River National Laboratory SRNL in Aiken SC where she conducts research on the remediation of contaminated sediments and soils and development of new materials for the stabilization of contaminants She has a Ph D 1993 in Agronomy and Soil Science and has been a certified Professional Soil Scientist by the Soil Science Society of America since 12 20 99 Dr Knox has 25 years of responsible experience in environmental science with emphasis on the biogeochemistry and geochemistry of metals and radionuclides in natural and contaminated soils sediments the transformation transport and bioavailability of contaminants and the remediation of contaminated soils sediments She has published more than 95 scientific papers book chapters and patents has presented numerous papers at scientific meetings and international conferences and has organized several sessions and special symposia on contaminants in soils and sediments for international conferences meetings such as the International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments International Conference of Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements 10th 11th and 13th ICOBTE International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment 15th and 16th ICHMET2012 and others Dr Knox is nationally and internationally recognized as one of the leading authorities in the area of active capping research She has received several awards including a DOE Women of Excellence in Science and Engineering award and several Key Contributor Awards due to crucial contributions to the strategic goals of the Savannah River National Laboratory Her participation in professional societies includes serving on the editorial boards for both the International Society of Environmental Forensic Journal and Journal of Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science What to Bring Pen or pencil to take notes and paper if you do not want to write

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  • BIO-407 Jun 7-9, 2016 | NWETC
    If any colleagues need info on e fishing or a refresher I would definitely recommend it T Hawks April 2013 This class provides an excellent overview of the biological environmental and technical considerations of e fishing for all levels of experience The electrofishing application in the field was very helpful for transfer of information and learning of topics discussed in the classroom B McCrācken June 2013 He Jim Reynolds is a great instructor I don t think there is anyone more qualified to teach this course He has a great outlook on life N Legere June 2013 This three day course is intended to meet the National Marine Fisheries Service NMFS training requirements for electrofishing field staff The NMFS guidance and training requirements document may be downloaded here Reduced tuition is available to employees of Native American tribes government agencies and nonprofits students and AFS and NAEP members Please wait to receive a course confirmation email roughly one month prior to the class before making any travel arrangements You may register via the registration button above or by calling the Northwest Environmental Training Center at 425 270 3274 Continuing Education Units 2 00 CEUs More Information Course Topics Electric Circuits and Fields Principles and terminology Characteristics of AC DC and pulsed DC waveforms Power transfer Electric field characteristics Effects of size shape and spacing of electrodes Water conductivity measurement Fish Behavior and Welfare Fish reactions in AC DC and pulsed DC fields Attracting fish for capture Causes and reductions of fish stress Types and causes of fish injury Reducing fish injury and mortality Effects of electroshock on fish eggs and invertebrates Obtaining permits for backpack electrofishing Backpack Electrofishing Systems System components Types of equipment Evaluating output Troubleshooting problems Understanding settings Backpack Operations and Safety Safe use of backpack electrofishing equipment Common safety issues Safety policies Crew organization Role of first aid and CPR training Field Trip Exercises Waveform output evaluation Electrode resistance measurement Electrical field mapping Voltage threshold for fish capture Fish capture techniques Fish storage recovery handling and release Field data requirements Sampling Design and Applications Goal oriented designs Factors affecting electrofishing efficiency Use and validity of electrofishing data Development of standardized power tables About the Instructor Dr James B Reynolds Dr James B Jim Reynolds is Professor Emeritus of Fisheries at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he served on the faculty from 1978 to 1999 Jim is a recognized authority on electrofishing and ecology of northern fisheries He has taught electrofishing short courses to over 1 500 biologists in the U S Canada and other countries is the author of the chapter on electrofishing in Fisheries Techniques published by the American Fisheries Society and has written numerous research articles on the subject Jim is past President of the Education and Fisheries History sections and the Missouri and Alaska chapters of the American Fisheries Society He has provided technical guidance to many state and federal agencies including the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Services regarding electrofishing guidelines What to

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  • RSTAT-400 Jun 7-8, 2016 | NWETC
    Perform common statistical tests including t tests ANOVA and linear models Develop basic scripts to automate and document procedures and analyses Please note that attendees will need to bring a laptop to class with the R software program Instructions on how to download the program will be emailed out prior to the class Instructor will also be available to help attendees with the download at the beginning of class if needed 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 Installing R and R libraries Reading and writing data read write and viewing R data sets Creating new variables and recoding or renaming variables Manipulating data order merge aggregate t which Summarizing data sapply summary table xtabs Visualizing data par plot hist points line barplot pie boxplot Statistical analysis cor t test lm and regression diagnostics R programming basics program control and user defined functions About the Instructor Kevin Ceder Kevin Ceder is an Ecosystems Analyst with Cramer Fish Sciences Kevin has 10 years experience using quantitative methods to support data driven integrated resource management planning and assessment He excels in developing tools that reduce complex processes to easy to use and easy to understand systems for decision makers Kevin has over 10 years of experience using R as his primary data management and analysis tool and excels in providing R programming solutions He has provided R training and coaching to a diverse clientele With CFS he is a lead environmental statistician helping clients visualize the complex relationships between land management activities and the affected environment Kevin s focus is on analysis and modeling of forest ecosystems to help stakeholders understand the influence management activities can have on terrestrial and aquatic habitat and ultimately their influence on salmon and trout He combines doctoral level understanding of ecosystem processes with expert tool building skills to lead the development of integrated mathematical simulation models Kevin offers expertise in numerous areas growth development and management of forest stands ecosystem data compilation and analysis forest and population simulation model development and use ecosystem assessment model development and use spatial analysis and cartography and software development to create integrated tools Prior to joining Cramer Kevin spent 15 years as a biometrician and was involved in many projects to evaluate the effects of forest growth and management on ecosystem outputs Kevin provided simulations for numerous assessment projects in Washington and Oregon evaluating everything from harvest volume and carbon sequestration to fire risk and wildlife habitat Kevin received his B S and M S degrees in forest management and silviculture from the University of Washington where he is currently a doctoral candidate in forest biometrics He has

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  • GIS-403 Jun 14-16 2016 | NWETC
    applied to real world situations Adam J March 2014 This course took me through a ton of useful information in just a short period of time and the price was right Adam C March 2014 It is very applicable to my job duties I will immediately be able to use these tools E Moore March 2013 very relevant to natural resource work S Miller March 2013 After completing this course participants will be able to Apply a conceptual overview of GIS and spatial analysis to environmental data Understand and utilize the fundamental capabilities of ArcGIS Conduct overlay analysis Create intersects buffers unions and clips using the Geoprocessing Wizard Measure spatial relationships between layers of geographic data Perform complex relational database queries Generate presentation quality maps Prerequisites Basic understanding of computer operations reduced tuition is available to employees of Native American tribes government agencies and nonprofits students and NAEP NEBC NWAEP members Please wait to receive a course confirmation email roughly one month prior to the class before making any travel arrangements Continuing Education Units 2 00 CEUs More Information Course Topics Overview of ArcCatalog and ArcMap Connecting to Data Adding Layers Working with Geographic Features Feature Attributes within a Data Frame Querying and Selecting Geographic Features Editing Features Working With CAD Drawings Creating Summary Charts Manipulating Tables Creating Tables Mapping Buffers Symbolization Adding Database Features Layouts and Printing Maps Basic On Screen Digitizing Georeferencing Intro to Spatial Analyst Extension Intro to 3D Analyst Extension About the Instructors Stefan Freelan Stefan Freelan is a GIS Specialist and Instructor at Huxley College of the Environment Western Washington University In addition to teaching GIS Cartography and GPS he assists with academic research projects and is Co Director of the Institute for Spatial Information and Analysis He has a MS in Geography and a BA in Environmental Ethics Prior to joining to WWU he was a GIS Analyst as a private consultant and with local Planning Departments Tyson Waldo Tyson Waldo is a GIS Instructor at Huxley College of the Environment Western Washington University In addition to teaching GIS he works as a fish habitat biologist for the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission He has a MS in Geography and a BA in Political Science Prior to working for WWU and NWIFC he worked as an inventory forester for private consulting firms out central Oregon What to Bring Pen or pencil and paper to take notes Drinks and light snacks will be provided You will be on our own for lunch 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

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  • POL-302 Jun 14-15, 2016 | NWETC
    May 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

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