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Presenter: Scott E. Bush and 1 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Princeton, NJ

Hyatt Regency Princeton
102 Carnegie Center
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 609-987-1234

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:15 - 4:30 pm

Identifying Wetlands
S. Bush

   Presence of wetland vegetation
   Identification of wetland soils
   Importance of underlying wetland hydrology

Understanding Federal and New Jersey
Wetlands Laws and Enforcement
S. Bush

   The Federal Clean Water Act
   National Food Security Act of 1985
   New Jersey Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act
   Implementing/enforcing agencies
      • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
      • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
      • U.S. Department of Agriculture
      • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
      • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Wetlands Permitting Proces
S. Bush

   Wetlands determinations and delineations
   Determining applicability of regulations
   Wetland permitting and certification processes
      • Notice provisions
      • Review process
      • Mitigation/compensation requirements
   Appeals process

Wetland Preservation, Restoration,
Creation and Enhancement
W. Young

   Understanding the importance of wetlands
      • Flood storage and conveyance
      • Pollution control and carbon storage
      • Erosion control
      • Wildlife habitat
      • Recreation
   Wetland preservation strategies and techniques
   Wetland restoration
      • Preference for onsite and in-kind restoration
      • Hydrological considerations
      • Restoration techniques
   Wetland creation
      • Methods, benefits and drawbacks
   Wetland enhancement
      • Purposes and techniques

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers
     6.5 CPC

     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Landscape Architects
     6.0 NJ Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers
     6.5 ASFPM CECs

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 CPC credits to New Jersey professional engineers. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

This event has been approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey architects.

The New Jersey Board of Architects has approved this course for 6.0 continuing education hours for landscape architect. The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this event for 6.5 HSW PDHs.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this seminar for 6.5 CECs for certified floodplain managers.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Scott E. Bush

Senior Ecologist/Wetland Scientist with GHD Services, Inc.

Mr. Bush is senior ecologist with a broad background in ecological studies and over 25 years of experience as a consultant working for the private, non-profit, and public sectors. Mr. Bush is a recognized expert in the identification, classification and delineation of wetlands and is proficient in plant identification, wetland hydrology investigations, and soil analysis. He is certified as a professional wetland scientist by the Society of Wetland Scientists. Mr. Bush regularly works on projects requiring federal and state wetland/ecological permitting and is familiar with the applicable state and federal regulations and permitting requirements. He has extensive experience in the design and implementation of ecological field studies related to habitat assessments and presence/absence investigations for a variety of rare, threatened, or endangered flora and fauna. Mr. Bush is listed as a Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission-approved redbelly turtle, bog turtle, southern leopard frog, northern cricket frog, and New Jersey chorus frog surveyor in Pennsylvania.

William E. Young PWS, CERP

PWS, CERP The Dawson Corporation

Mr. Young is a recognized leader in the environmental field with more than 30 years of experience as a project manager, designer, and wetland specialist. He holds a B.S. degree, SUNY Forestry, and a Master of Science degree from Pratt Institute. Mr. Young has experience in construction, design and planning on large scale restoration and wetland sites. His expertise includes habitat restoration on disturbed lands, wetlands monitoring and construction, natural resource inventory, forestry, wildlife assessment, mitigation and banking, and erosion and sediment control. Mr. Young is an adjunct professor at Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, teaching Sustainable Practices and Ecology.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $269.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.