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National Coastal Lakes Wetlands R Training

Wetlands Workshops

Below is information, materials, presentations, agendas, etc. from 2014, 2013 and 2010 workshops.

2010 Fall National Wetlands Monitoring & Assessment Work Group (NWMAWG) Workshop

... and assessment information in the development of a state wetland regulatory program - Michelle Henicheck, VA DEQ - Tammy Hill, NC DENR - Barb Scott, KY DOW: Kentucky 401 WQC Program - Mick Miccachion, OH EPA - Ted Walsh, NH DEC: Summary Presentation: John Mack, Cleveland Metroparks Watershed Planning and Wildlife Management - Joanna Lemly, CO NHP: Statewide Strategies for Colorado Wetlands - Alison Rogerson, DE DNREC: Delaware’s Restoration and Protection in a Watershed Context - Ted LeGrange, NE Games & Parks: Rainwater Basin Wetland Ecology and History, Data Collection- Level 1 and 3 - How the data are being used. State and Regional Intensifications of the NWCA - Tom Bernthal, Wisconsin - Rick Savage, North Carolina - Ted LeGrange, Nebraska - Mike Bourdaghs, Mi ... more.

Developing Southwest Wetland Programs for Tribes - Assessing and Protecting Wetlands

Over 40 tribes attended the workshop hosted by Pueblo of Isleta on November 5-7, 2013 near Albuquerque, NM. This workshop introduced tribes in the Southwest to the basics of how to identify, monitor and assess wetlands, set wetland program priorities and find program funding. Thank you, Pueblo of Isleta, for hosting this event. Want to find out more about the workshop? Click here to see the agenda or Handouts provided at the 2013 Southwest Wetland Programs for Tribes Using Aquatic Insects to Evaluate Physical and Biological Conditions in Wetlands - Dan Mosley, Native Environmental Services Wetla ... more.

2014 National Wetlands Workshop

October 28-30, 2014 Denver, Colorado Click here to download the agenda.

Wetlands: A Component of an Integrated Farming Operation

Wetlands: A Component of an Integrated Farming Operation This document explores some of the basics of wetland protection and restoration.

Wetlands: A More Profitable Alternative?

Wetlands: A More Profitable Alternative? CTIC tells the story of 10 operations around the country that have restored wetlands on their agricultural property... and have reaped environmental and economic benefits.

America's Wetlands - Our Vital Link Between Land and Water

This full-color publication defines a wetland, describes the role of wetlands, wetlands protection, and status and trends associated with wetlands. Developed and published by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Additional Resources

... Watershed Leadership Mississippi River Basin Initiative (MRBI) No-Till National Aquatic Resource Survey (NARS) National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) Nutrient Management Operational Tillage Assessment System (OpTIS) Pasture Ridge Till Soil Health Strip Till Tours Training Water Quality Watershed Groups Watershed Implementation and Innovation Network (WIIN) Weed Management Wetlands

2016 Tour Wrap-Up

... system Semi-permanent drip irrigation Managing multi-year crops in highly variable soils Stop #2 – M&M Feedlot, Parma, Idaho Business and neighborly impacts of creating an attractive, low-odor environment Air quality and ammonia permits Nutrient and water management – composting demonstration, floodplain management considerations and constructed wetlands Stop #3 – Arena Valley, Wilder, Idaho Sustainability, nutrient management and conservation systems Potato research trials – nitrogen efficiency, new varieties and bio-pesticides Cropping systems – rotations, equipment and cover crops Sustainability audits Potato harvest demonstration Stop #4 – McIntyre Farm, Caldwell, Idaho S ... more.

Whatcom County Dairy Farmers Tackle Water Quality Challenges

... and they’re good feed.” The Lenssens are not alone in their concern about water quality issues, said Dr. Steve Paulsen of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory in Corvallis, Oregon. Paulsen works on EPA’s National Aquatic Resource Survey (NARS), which assesses the quality of U.S. streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands and coastal waters. Paulsen noted that the 2016 NARS report shows 45 percent of America’s rivers and streams contain excess nutrients; in the Pacific Northwest, 31 percent of the rivers and streams are high in phosphorous and just 12 percent have excess nitrogen. Meanwhile, approximately 23 percent of the nation’s rivers and streams—including eight percent in the West—e ... more.

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National Coastal Lakes Wetlands R Training

Past Workshops

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Agri Drain Corp

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Conservation Buffers Fact Sheet

... Buffers are small areas or strips of land in vegetation, designed to slow water runoff, provide shelter and stabilize riparian areas. Strategically placed in the agricultural landscape, buffers can effectively mitigate the movement of sediment, nutrients, and pesticides within farm fields. Buffers include: contour buffer strips, field orders, filter strips, windbreaks, and wetlands. A small amount of land in buffers can assist producers in meeting both economic and environmental goals. Cleaner Water Located in environmentally sensitive areas, buffers provide another line of defense to filter water both surface and shallow ground water before it enters streams and lakes. Can reduce up to 80% of sediment. Reduces 40% (on average) ... more.

AQUATIC RESOURCES WORKSHOPS

... from university, research, nonprofit organizations and EPA headquarters and regional offices. The advisory committee will assist in developing a survey requesting targeted audiences to rank technical and programmatic issues in order of greatest training needs. CTIC will use this information to develop topics for the national conference. CTIC is also working with EPA specialists to conduct a wetlands training workshop in October 2010 and a lakes workshop for the first week of November. For More Information Contact Tammy Taylor at Tel: 765-494-1814 or Email: taylor@ctic.org. Get Involved Host a meeting for leaders of state and tribal programs for wetlands, lakes, coastal, rivers and streams at a research center or other facility in your area.

Fast vs. Fuel - The New No-Till Debate

... Thompson notes. "The first thought is how to try to prevent the raindrop from striking bare soil. Once it's on the soil surface, we want it seeping into the ground and not running off the field, so we're working on tillage systems and buffering riparian areas. "We've accomplished all those goals and had a big positive response in our surface waters and wetlands," he adds. "But the water passing through the drainage systems still needed some sort of treatment and is still very energy-charged when it comes out the outlet." As a result, drainage water management continues the work that begins with crop residue management. FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit the Agricult ... more.

Agricultural Drainage Management: Benefits Could Range from the Bin to the Gulf

... Thompson notes. "The first thought is how to try to prevent the raindrop from striking bare soil. Once it's on the soil surface, we want it seeping into the ground and not running off the field, so we're working on tillage systems and buffering riparian areas. "We've accomplished all those goals and had a big positive response in our surface waters and wetlands," he adds. "But the water passing through the drainage systems still needed some sort of treatment and is still very energy-charged when it comes out the outlet." As a result, drainage water management continues the work that begins with crop residue management. FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit the Agricult ... more.

Wetland Enhancement

Installing practices such as dikes in existing wetlands to manage water levels and improve habitat. How it works Most wetland enhancement work includes small structures built to add water or regulate water levels in an existing wetland. Subsurface and surface drains and tiles are plugged. Concrete and earthen structures ... more.

Wetland

Marsh-type area with saturated soils and water-loving plants. Wetlands provide wildlife habitat and serve as natural filters for agricultural runoff. How it works Natural wetlands—swamps, bogs, sloughs, potholes and marshes—occur in every state in the Nation and vary widely in size, shape and type. Sloughs, potholes and marshes in low-lying areas are most common in Iowa. A wetland may have standing water year-round or may hold surface water for o ... more.

What are Conservation Buffers?

... stabilize riparian areas. Strategically placed buffer strips in the agricultural landscape can effectively mitigate the movement of sediment, nutrients, and pesticides within farm fields and from farm fields. Buffers include: contour buffer strips, field borders, filter strips, grassed waterways, living snow fences, riparian buffers, shelterbelts/windbreaks, (grass, shrubs and trees), and wetlands. The small amount of land taken out of production helps producers meet environmental and economic goals. Key Messages Conservation buffers protect soil, improve air and water quality, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, and beautify the landscape. Conservation buffers shows a producer’s commitment to conservation and their willingness to protect the environment. Bene ... more.

Integrated Manure Management: Good Neighbors, Good Business

... courtesy of Steve Werblow Meadowlane Farms' home-built manure injector delivers liquid manure to the root zone, which minimizes nutrient losses to the atmosphere and local waterways and dramatically reduces odor—all at 6 to 11 acres per hour. Photo courtesy of Steve Werblow Woodlands and Wetlands In addition to 1,300 acres of crops and 15,000 hogs, Meadowlane Farms is home to a protected woodland and a preserved wetland. The previous owner of one parcel had bequeathed about 10 acres of woodland to the state of Indiana. Meadowlane owner Mike Beard upped the ante by putting a 30-to-45-foot buffer around the wooded ground and securing a conservation easement for the buffe ... more.

Planning Now Can Avoid Permit Later

... for many medium-sized producers is the presence of a discharge from a production area through a ditch, flushing system or other similar man-made device to a water of the state, or if a water of the United States passes through the production area. Not surprisingly, definitions are important. For instance, “waters of the United States” can include streams, creeks, wetlands—even intermittent streams or dry creek beds. If they begin outside the production area and pass over, across or through it, the operation could meet US EPA’s discharge criteria. The definition of “manure” is similarly broad—the CAFO rule actually applies to manure, litter and process wastewater, which includes flushing and washing water; water that is used for ... more.