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Wetlands Workshop

Wetlands Workshop: Delineation, Function & Protection

May 16, 2011  Morning Presentations at University of Vermont  (UVM)

& Afternoon Field Sessions

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Schedule

Room

Title

Description

Presentations(s)

9:15-10:15

Livak Room  - Davis Center

Vermont Natural Wetland Communities

Explore the rich diversity of the many wetland environments found in Vermont

Eric Sorenson & Elizabeth Thompson (authors of Wetland, Woodland,  Wildland & Charles Ferree Boston Office of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) (PDF 3,058k)

10:45-11:30

Livak Room  - Davis Center

Mapping wetlands: many agencies, many types of maps

This session covers how State and Federal mapping protocols continue to evolve, Vermont New State Wetland Rules, mapping methodologies  at various scales & available wetland related map resources

Shannon Morrison Agency of Natural Resources (PDF 10,484K);

Caroline Alves VT Natural Resources Conservation Service  (NRCS) (PDF 2,687k)

10:45-11:30

Chittenden Room - Davis Center

Wetland Plants & Updated Plant List

Techniques & references  used to analyze the vegetative composition when making wetland determinations 

Paul Minkin - Army Corps Of Engineers  (PDF 5,383k)

 

10:45-11:30

Jeffords Hall 234

The effect of  Climate Change on Wetlands

With predicted changes in temperature, rainfall and lake levels, how might climate change impact Vermont's wetlands?

Rose Paul - VT  Nature Conservancy (PDF 4,166k)

11:45-12:30

Livak Room  - Davis Center

Basics of Wetland Soil Identification & The New Regional Indicators

How to identify common hydric soils features & updated guidance on soil indicators in the new regionalized Wetlands Manual

Joe Homer NH Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) (PDF 16,197k)

11:45-12:30

Chittenden Room - Davis Center

Regulations: the take home message & Interagency Coordination

The discussion will cover State & Federal wetland regulation coordination and which Agency has jurisdiction in which situation

Panel Discussion:  Kip Potter - VT -NRCS; Marty Abair - Army Corps Of Engineers; Alan Quackenbush - State Wetlands Coordinator

11:45-12:30

Jeffords Hall 234

EPA National Wetland Condition Assessment Initiative & Wetland Protection: a coordinated approach from Ducks Unlimited 

The Environmental Protection Agency will be conducting a survey of the Nation Wetlands what is the goal and who will benefit from this information?  In the 2nd portion of this session, learn about a new program to deliver Wetlands Mitigation Services in VT.

Jeanne Voorhees EPA (PDF 1,551k);

April Moulaert - Waterscapes LLC (PDF 781k)

1:15-4:30

convene in Livak Room  - Davis Center  head directly to the field

Managing Invasive Plants that Threaten Wetland Communities

Types of wetland invasives & management strategies this field trip will examine a degraded site and cover implementing an invasive plant management plan

Paul Marangelo - VT  Nature Conservancy (FIELD TRIP)

1:15-4:30

convene in Chittenden Room - Davis Center

Constructed Wetlands

How can artificially created  environments mimic natural wetlands and perform the same functions?

Dave Whitney - UVM &
Eamon Twohig VM
(FIELD TRIP)

1:15-4:30

convene in Jeffords Hall

Wetland Restoration and Enhancement

Improvement and management strategies to enhance existing wetlands

Ryan Crehan - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FIELD TRIP)

 

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