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  • October 24
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Incorporating Wetlands into Your Watershed Management Plan

October 24

Gain an understanding of functions, what watershed opportunities exist, and the necessary regulatory permitting.

This information provides an overview of how to integrate wetlands into watershed management planning. Topics addressed include: wetland functions; types of watershed management plans; assessing wetland resources; identifying wetlands opportunities for the watershed; and wetland permitting. These topics will benefit land use planners, ecologists, engineers, hydrologists, regulatory agency officials, attorneys, developers, water managers, and others by providing a comprehensive overview of how to improve watershed and wetland planning. Specifically, you will benefit through learning about wetland functions, what watershed opportunities exist, and the necessary regulatory permitting.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to identify the characteristics, natural functions, and ecological benefits of wetlands.
  • You will be able to explain an approach or work plan to qualitatively assess the presence and/or potential for historic, existing, and potential wetlands.
  • You will be able to recognize different types of watershed management plans, understand their applicability, and learn how to integrate wetland habitats into those plans.
  • You will be able to describe regulatory compliance considerations for encroachment and/or creation of wetlands.

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Agenda

What Are Wetlands?
  • Wetlands Defined
  • Wetland Functions
  • Wetland Benefits
  • Regulatory Considerations
What Type of Watershed Management Plan Is Needed?
  • Focused Plans
  • Integrated Water Resource Plans
  • Land Use and General Plans
  • Habitat Conservation Plans
What Are the Wetland Resources in Your Watershed?
  • Existing Wetlands Assessment
  • Historic Wetlands Assessment
  • Future Wetland Opportunities
Integrating the Watershed Plan With Wetlands Planning
  • Identifying the Opportunities
  • Developing Wetland Concept Plan
  • Prioritizing Short Term (1-Year) vs. Longer Term (3-5 Year) Priorities
  • Wetlands for Impact Mitigation and Conservation Compliance
Wetland Permitting Considerations
  • Overview of Permit Types
  • When Are Permits Necessary
  • When to Initiate Permitting in Planning Process
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Faculty

Brian Piontek, M.S., Environmental Scientist

Brian Piontek, M.S., Environmental Scientist

Horizon Water & Environment, LLC

  • Skilled environmental scientist with broad and deep knowledge in both physical processes and biological resources
  • Specializes in obtaining permits for projects in streams, lakes, wetlands, and other aquatic environments
  • Experienced in conducting wetland delineations, field sampling, biological monitoring, stream surveys, sediment analyses, and topographic and bathymetric surveys
  • Routinely conducts field assessments to characterize baseline natural resources and evaluate post-project ecological and physical conditions
  • M.S. degree in environmental management, University of San Francisco
Ken Schwarz, Ph.D., Principal

Ken Schwarz, Ph.D., Principal

Horizon Water & Environment, LLC

  • Founding principal at Horizon Water & Environment, LLC
  • Recognized expert in the fields of geomorphology, hydrology, and watershed management
  • For over 26 years, he has directed complex projects involving erosion and sediment management, flood and stormwater management, streams and wetlands, water rights, habitat conservation, and ecosystem restoration
  • Conducts hydrologic and geomorphic analyses and produces watershed and stream management plans, hydrologic reports, stream assessments, sediment and erosion control evaluations, water rights petitions, restoration designs, and conservation plans
  • Provided expert witness testimony to the State Water Resources Control Board, the California Energy Commission, and other civil trial proceedings on hydrology, river management, CEQA, and environmental impact issues
  • UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis Extension, University of San Francisco, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Can be contacted at 510-986-1850 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 406420
Published 2019
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