The Montana Water Center and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality have initiated a series of annual training courses, to build professional capacity regarding wetland science and regulation in our state. Participants will be eligible for CEUs from Montana State University, and course hours can be applied against the requirements for the Professional Wetland Scientist certification credential. These courses may be of interest to natural resource professionals, planners, attorneys, conservation district supervisors, watershed groups, elected officials, graduate students and others.
This course is designed to provide thorough and detailed instruction on planning wetland restoration projects.
||September 18-20, 2012
||Montana State University-Bozeman
||2.9 CEUs are available from the MSU Extended University.
Course registration is closed!
Who Should Attend?
Natural resource professionals, floodplain managers, graduate students, watershed group members, and Conservation District managers interested in restoration and natural resource management.
This course is designed for natural resource professionals who want to learn about the process of developing successful, ecologically sound wetland and riparian restoration projects. Participants will learn through three days of classroom training and field trips, and a self-study module about wetland ecology, restoration ecology and planning successful wetland restoration projects. Field trips will reinforce the concepts covered in the classroom and self-study module.
Caren Crandell, Instructor, University of Washington
Duncan Patten, Professor, Montana State University
Tom Hinz, Eco Legacy Consulting, Bozeman, MT
Rich McEldowney, Atkins, Bozeman, MT
- Introduction to wetlands ecology
- Restoration Ecology
- Identifying restoration goals, objectives, and sites
- Understanding restoration trajectories
- Restoration planning for different wetland types
- Developing a restoration approach
- Monitoring and assessing the restoration project
This course is being conducted in two parts.
Part 1: Online Self-Study Module
The online self-study module will be available to registered participants from August 27th -September 14th. This required module will provide a background on wetland ecology and wetland and riparian restoration concepts. The purpose of this module is to insure that all participants have a comparable level of understanding of wetland ecology and restoration. This module must be completed before the September 14th deadline. Registered participants will receive an email with login instructions for completing this module.
Part 2: Classroom module
The classroom module will be held in Bozeman, MT September 18th -20th on the Montana State University Campus. This module will expand upon the information from the online self study module and will cover in-depth topics on restoration ecology and planning wetland restoration projects in Montana.
Please note: A parking permit is required to park on campus! Information will be sent to participants regarding parking and other means of transportation.
Participants will gain a better understanding of restoration ecology and how to plan wetland restoration projects.
Lodging & Meals
A block of rooms for the nights of September 17, 18, and 19 have been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2023 Commerce Way, in Bozeman. A limited number have been held for September 20, to accommodate those needing to stay an extra night. The rates are at the government rate of $82.00 for single occupancy per night. For reservations call 406-582-9900. Mention the Wetlands Restoration Training to receive the state rate. Reservations must be made by August 24, 2012 to receive this rate.
Montana Department of Environment Quality’s Wetland Program and the Montana Water Center.
The course materials for the 2011 Wetland Regulations Training can be found here.
Steve Carpenedo, Montana DEQ
Duncan Patten, Montana Water Center