Upcoming MWPCP Events for Continuing Education Hours

 

One Day Delineation Refresher Course

August 26, Nye Park Nature Center, Maple Lake, MN (Full)

This course is intended to serve as a "refresher" for individuals with some wetland delineation experience or LGU/TEP members who have a basic understanding of conducting and/or reviewing wetland delineations.  

 

Basic Wetland Delineation and Regulation Course

September 13-17, Central Lakes College, Brainerd, MN  (Full)

September 20-24, Central Lakes College, Brainerd, MN  (Full)

October 4-8, Arden Hills City Hall, Arden Hills, MN  (Full)

The Professional and Professional In-Training exams will be administered on the final day of each course (September 17, September 24, October 8).

There are a limited number of "test only" spots still available.  Follow this link to register for the exam: https://www.cognitoforms.com/BWSR9/MWPCPTrainingAndExamRegistrationForm2021

 

Online Training 

The MWPCP has developed the following training videos related to wetland identification and Wetland Conservation Act regulatory administration. Viewing of these videos is not eligible for MWPCP continuing education credits because they do not provide verification of who viewed them. However, they provide useful information, particularly for individuals that are relatively new to WCA and wetland science.

The Three Wetland Parameters (10 mins, 37 sec)

Wetland Classification Systems (32 mins, 27 sec)

WCA 101 - Basic WCA Administration (12 mins, 33 sec)

WCA Basic Decisions  (16 mins, 44 sec)

WCA Application Procedures (14 mins, 5 sec)

Offsite Methods (19 mins, 2 Sec)

 

The following videos are recorded presentations from the spring 2021 MWPCP virtual training courses:

Drainage Projects and WCA  (43 mins, 55 sec)

Local Government Road Wetland Replacement Program (51 mins, 50 sec)

Overview of Wetland Conservation Act & Public Waters Work Permit Program (50 mins, 10 Sec)

 

The following videos are excerpts of presentations MWPCP trainers gave during a recent Wetland Restoration webinar in collaboration with the BWSR Technical Training and Certification Program:

Wetland Functions and Values (8 mins, 37 sec)

Introduction to the Hydrogeomorphic Method (HGM) (8 mins, 19 sec)

 

Completed MWPCP Events for Continuing Education Hours

Regulation and Delineation Regional Training- July 28 

Douglas County Public Works Building, Alexandria, MN  This training event is eligible for 6 hours of continuing education credit hours for MWPCP.

Regulation and Delineation Regional Training- July 22 

Rochester Community and Technical College, Rochester, MN.  This training event is eligible for 6 hours of continuing education credit hours for MWPCP.

MWPCP Virtual Regulation Training- April 29

This training event is eligible for 3 hours of continuing education credit hours for MWPCP. These are online hours. Up to a maximum of 4 online hours are allowed for continuing education per 3-year renewal period. 

MWPCP Virtual Technical Training- April 15

This training event is eligible for 3 hours of continuing education credit hours for MWPCP. These are online hours. Up to a maximum of 4 online hours are allowed for continuing education per 3-year renewal period.  

Participants do not need to submit a Credit Hour Reporting Form for these MWPCP continuing education hours.  Also note that pre-registration will not be required for the virtual MWPCP events.  Participation will be confirmed by documenting active participants and the completion of a survey at the end of the event. 

 

Upcoming Events Approved for Continuing Education Hours (non-MWPCP sponsored)

WPA Hydric Soils Workshop-September 24, 2021.  Sponsored by MN Wetland Professionals Association – 4 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP.  Must have proof of participation (i.e. certificate, email confirmation, etc.).

Water Resources Conference- Wetlands Special Session- October 20, 2021.  Sponsored by MN Wetland Professional Association & University of Minnesota Water Resources Center and College of Continuing and Professional Studies- 5.5 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP.  These are online hours.  Up to a maximum of 4 online hours are allowed for continuing education per 3-year renewal period.  Must have proof of participation (i.e. certificate, email confirmation, etc.).

Note that if you attend any of these events you must submit a Credit Hour Reporting Form to receive the approved credits for your continuing education requirements. The reporting form can only be submitted after you attend.

 

Completed Events Approved for Continuing Education Hours (non-MWPCP sponsored)

Note that if you attended any of these events you must submit a Credit Hour Reporting Form to receive the approved credits for your continuing education requirements.

WPA Forum- Stream restoration, dam removal, and wetland impacts- Value judgements impacting the landscape- September 1, 2021.  Sponsored by MN Wetland Professionals Association – 0.5 continuing education credit hour for MWPCP.  These are online hours.  Up to a maximum of 4 online hours are allowed for continuing education per 3-year renewal period.  Must have proof of participation (i.e. certificate, email confirmation, etc.).

Minnesota Wetlands Law and Compliance Interactive Webinar- August 24, 2021.  Sponsored by Halfmoon Education- 4 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP.  These are online hours.  Up to a maximum of 4 online hours are allowed for continuing education per 3-year renewal period.  Must have proof of participation (i.e. certificate, email confirmation, etc.).

WPA Forum- Villa Park Wetland and Stormwater Improvement Projects Walking Tour- August 11, 2021.  Sponsored by MN Wetland Professionals Association – 2.5 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP.  Must have proof of participation (i.e. certificate, email confirmation, etc.).

WPA Forum- Garden Tour: "Useful Plants in the Home Garden"-July 7, 2021.  Sponsored by MN Wetland Professionals Association – 0.5 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP.  Must have proof of participation (i.e. certificate, email confirmation, etc.).

WPA Forum- Field Tour of the Sax Zim Bog and Superior Wetland Bank-June 5, 2021 & June 12, 2021.  Sponsored by MN Wetland Professionals Association – 4 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP (each day).  Must have proof of participation (i.e. certificate, email confirmation, etc.).

WPA Forum- MNPhrag: Responding to Invasive Phragmites- May 5, 2021.  Sponsored by MN Wetland Professionals Association – 1 continuing education credit hour for MWPCP.  These are online hours.  Up to a maximum of 4 online hours are allowed for continuing education per 3-year renewal period.  Must have proof of participation (i.e. certificate, email confirmation, etc.).

WPA Forum- Leap into Appreciating Minnesota's Frogs and Toads- April 7, 2021.  Sponsored by MN Wetland Professionals Association – 1 continuing education credit hour for MWPCP.  These are online hours.  Up to a maximum of 4 online hours are allowed for continuing education per 3-year renewal period.  Must have proof of participation (i.e. certificate, email confirmation, etc.).

Wetland Restoration Webinar- March 16-March 18, 2021.  Sponsored by the BWSR Technical Training and Certification Program- 3 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP for each session.  These are online hours.  Up to a maximum of 4 online hours are allowed for continuing education per 3-year renewal period.  Please  note that participation will be confirmed by documenting active participates throughout the event and participants do not need to submit a Credit Hour Reporting Form for these CEC.  

WPA Forum- MN Wetland Restoration Projects- March 3, 2021.  Sponsored by MN Wetland Professionals Association – 2 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP.  These are online hours.  Up to a maximum of 4 online hours are allowed for continuing education per 3-year renewal period.  Must have proof of participation (i.e. certificate, email confirmation, etc.).

Critical Methods- Wetland Delineation Workshop Series- March 3, 2021.  Sponsored by UW-La Crosse- 4 online continuing education credit hours for MWPCP.  These are online hours.  Up to a maximum of 4 online hours are allowed for continuing education per 3-year renewal period.  Must have proof of participation (i.e. certificate, email confirmation, etc.).

Dakota Wetlands Law and Compliance Interactive Webinar- March 1, 2021.  Sponsored by Halfmoon Education- 1.5 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP for each session.  These are online hours.  Up to a maximum of 4 online hours are allowed for continuing education per 3-year renewal period.  Must have proof of participation (i.e. certificate, email confirmation, etc.).

Wisconsin Wetlands Association- Virtual Wetland Science Conference - February 16-19, 2021. Sponsored by Wisconsin Wetlands Association – Up to 4 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP. These are online hours. Up to a maximum of 4 online hours are allowed for continuing education per 3-year renewal period. Must have proof of participation (certificate, e-mail confirmation, etc.).

WPA Forum- Updates from BWSR- February 3, 2021.  Sponsored by MN Wetland Professionals Association – 2 continuing education credit hour for MWPCP.  These are online hours.  Up to a maximum of 4 online hours are allowed for continuing education per 3-year renewal period.  Must have proof of participation (i.e. certificate, email confirmation, etc.).

WPA Forum- Exploring and Traversing the Red Lake Peatland SNA on Foot – November 4, 2020. Sponsored by MN Wetland Professionals Association – 1.5 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP. These are online hours.  Up to a maximum of 4 online hours are allowed for continuing education per 3-year renewal period.  Must have proof of participation (certificate, e-mail confirmation, etc.)  

WPA Plant ID Walk – Blaine Wetland Sanctuary & Edenbrook Conservation Area- September 15 & 22, 2020.  Sponsored by MN Wetland Professionals Association- 3.0 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP. 

The Marcell Experimental Forest, Peatlands, and the Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Changing Environments (SPRUCE) Experiment- August 20, 2020.  Sponsored by MN Wetland Professional Association- 1.5 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP.  These are online hours.  Up to a maximum of 4 online hours are allowed for continuing education per 3-year renewal period.  Must have proof of participation (i.e. certificate, email confirmation, etc.).

WPA Forum- Restoring Wetland Vegetation Past, Present and Future - June 3, 2020. Sponsored by MN Wetland Professionals Association - 2 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP. These are online hours. Up to a maximum of 4 online hours are allowed for continuing education per 3-year renewal period. Must have proof of participation (certificate, e-mail confirmation, etc.).

WPA Forum- Making a Statewide NWI Update and Maintaining It - May 13, 2020. Sponsored by MN Wetland Professionals Association - 1 continuing education credit hour for MWPCP. This is an online hour. Up to a maximum of 4 online hours are allowed for continuing education per 3-year renewal period. Must have proof of participation (certificate, e-mail confirmation, etc.).

WPA Forum- Wetland Hydrology Related to Development Review - March 11, 2020. Sponsored by MN Wetland Professionals Association - 2 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP.

Critical Methods in Wetland Delineation - March 4, 2020. Sponsored by UW-La Crosse - 7 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP.

Wetland Science Conference, A Clear Vision for Wetlands- February 18 – 20, 2020.  Sponsored by WI Wetlands Associates- 10 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP for attending entire event.  Note that participants will only get credit for the sessions they attended.  Please be sure to itemize these sessions (and their length) on the Credit Hour Reporting Form.

Assumption 101: Introduction to Assuming the CWA Section 404 Program (Webinar) - February 18, 2020. Sponsored by Association of State Wetland Managers - 2 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP. These are online hours. Up to a maximum of 4 online hours are allowed for continuing education per 3-year renewal period. Must have proof of participation (certificate, e-mail confirmation, etc.).

WPA Forum- Assessments of Long Term Floristic Quality and Hydrology on Wetland Mitigation Sites - Feb. 5, 2020. Sponsored by MN Wetland Professionals Association - 2 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP.

2020 Wetland Status & Trends - January 23, 2020. Sponsored by Swamp School, LLC - 2 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP.

Trees and Shrubs of Lake Maria State Park- May 18, 2019.  Sponsored by MN Department of Natural Resources- 1.0 continuing education credit hour for MWPCP.  

Winter Tree Identification- February 9, 2019.  Sponsored by Saint John’s Outdoor University- 3 continuing education credit hours for MWPCP. 

Contact

David Demmer
Wetland Specialist
Ben Meyer
Wetland Specialist
Amy Waters
Wetlands Program Assistant