Continuing Education Timeline

CONTINUING EDUCATION TIMELINE

ATSI encourages and supports each of its team members to continuously grow their knowledge in the environmental, ecological, and biological fields beyond their formal education. Each year, ATSI team members participate in classes, training, workshops, webinars, and meetups to expand their expertise and better serve their clients.

2019

•Habitat Assessments & NFIP Compliance with the ESA Workshop
•SCPG Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal Project Workshop
•Ecology OHWM
•Whatcom County Amphibian Monitoring
•Special Public Notice for Puget Sound Nearshore Programmatic Informational Meeting
•Ecology Wetland Rating System for Western WA
•Middle Fork Nooksack River Fish Passage Project
•The Wetland Training Institute: Demystifying Wetland & In Water Permitting in WA State Course
•Whatcom County Meet the Buyers Event
•ecoPRO Certified Sustainable Landscape Professional Training & Exam
•SCPG Addressing Shoreline Armoring in Puget Sound
•Ecosystem Symposium
•ASWM Webinar: Waters of the US: Interpreting Geographical, State Program & Legal Impacts of Past, Current & Future Definitions
•ASWM Webinar: An Ecological Framework for Reviewing Compensatory Mitigation Plans: Plan Review
•Wetland Study Club: Wetlands and Stormwater
•Shoreline Management & Critical Area Update Workshop
•Whatcom County SMP & CAO Update
•Middle Fork Nooksack River Fish Passage Project Introductory Site Visit
•Ecology Future Water Use in Nooksack Watershed
•SAME Sustainability Training Forum
•Swamp Notes Vol 19 Ep 4 Soil Texture
•2019 Amphibian Identification & Survey Training
•Ecological Restoration Practitioner Certification
•ASWM Webinar: Dealing with Reality: How to Work with Wetlands in Altered Landscapes
•ASWM Webinar: An Ecological Framework for Reviewing Compensatory Mitigation: Conceptual to Final Design
•ASWM Webinar:
•Healthcare 101 – What the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Means for Entrepeneurs
•2019 Amphibian Identification and Survey Training Registration

2018

•CERP (Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner)
•Wetland Study Club Beavers
•SWS PCP Ethics
•Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner
•Wetland Study Club Use of Drones
•SCPG Meeting on Implementing Residential Armor Removal & Soft Shore Projects in the Marine Environment
•Corps Eelgrass Delineation Training
•Corps 2017 Nationwide Permits
•Wetland Study Club Round Table with Contractors
•WSDOT Biological Assessment Training & Qualifying Exam
•Mount Vernon Critical Areas Monitoring & Adaptive Management Workshop
•Planning Information Exchange Webinar: Flood Hazard Mitigation in Historic Districts
•Whatcom County Natural Resource Assessment Workshop

2017

•Assessing Soil Quality & Hydrological Function in Restoration Sites
•Restoration Design
•Law Seminars International Environmental Trails Held in DC
•Wetlands Study Group FPA’s
•RGP 6 Public Training Session
•Baker to Bay Ecosystem Symposium
•Corps Eelgrass Delineation Training
•WWU Wetland Delineation
•Applying Ecological Concepts to Project Design
•Sustainable Shorelines Designs 5: NYC WEDG Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines
•Restoring the River Flows

2016

•Bellingham “Umbrella Mitigation Bank Program” City Council Meeting
•12 Year Nearshore (Nooksack River Delta & Bellingham Bay) Juvenile Chinook Study Results
•SWS Reclaiming, Using, & Protecting Wetlands: The Dutch Approach
•ASWM Wetlands & Climate Change: A Summary of Current Wetland Scientific Findings
•ASWM Wetland Link International Americas: Sharing Tools & Approaches to Actively Engage Local People at Wetland Sites
•Ecology Credit/Debit
•Whatcom Critical Areas Ordinance Public Hearing
•WRIA 1 Groundwater
•FEMA Biop
•WDNR Wetlands of High Conservation Value
•Ecology OHWM
•ASWM Soils
•PNW Invasive Species
•Corps Mitigation Requirements
•Corps Nationwide Permits & Living Shorelines
•Forage Fish Survey
•Whatcom County Natural Resource Assessment

2015

•SWS PNW Hydric Soils
•Ecology Using the Revised WA State Wetland Rating System
•Law Seminars International Wetlands in WA
•Ecology Selecting Mitigation Sites Using a Watershed Approach
•Wetlands Study Group Vegetation
•WWU Wetland Identification & Delineation
•Wetlands Study Group Hydrology

2014

•The Greatness of the Boldt Decision of 1974
•Ecology What’s New in the Updated Version of the WA Wetland Rating System for Western WA
•Puget Sound Coastal Processes, Shoreline Modifications, & Beach Restoration
•Ecology Wetland Buffers
•SWS PNW Ethics
•USEPA The Clean Water Act Puzzle: Where Does Freshwater Science Fit?
• Marine Shorelines Design Guidelines
• Sea Level Rise Adaptation
• 2nd Salish Sea Shoreline Forum
•SWS PNW Fairy Shrimp

2013

•Austin Amphibian Creek Survey
•Puget Sound Watershed Characterization: Integrating Assessments Into Planning Decisions
•Fred Rhoades on Fungus
•How to Administer Development Permits in WA’s Shorelines
•Sedges

2012

•Corps Nationwide Permits
•SWS PNW Invertebrate Identification & Stream Flow Duration
•Mitigation Banking & In-Lieu Fee Programs

2011

•Using the Credit/Debit Method for Estimating Mitigation Needs
•Designing Compensatory Mitigation & Restoration Projects
•Time to Act: Adapting to Climate Change in Whatcom County
•Demystifying National Flood Insurance Program Alignment with the Endangered Species Act

2010

•How to Use Wetland Bank Credits for Mitigation
•SWS PNW Advanced Hydric Soil Indicators
•Whatcom Conservation District Agriculture & Wetlands

2009

•Grass, Sedge, & Rush Identification for Western WA, Puget Lowland Habitats
•SWS PNW Fish Species & Habitat Identification for Wetland Biologists
• Ecology OHWM
•Protecting Aquatic Ecosystems: A Guide for Puget Sound Planners to Understand Watershed Processes
•WWU Wetland Delineation

2008

•WSDOT Biological Assessment Preparation for Transportation Projects
•Whatcom Conservation District Wetlands & Agriculture: Understanding CPAL
•Corps Wetland Delineation Manual Regional Supplement
•Ecology Wetland Rating System for Western WA
•WSDOT Field Identification of Hydric Soils