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Presenter: Michael A. Liptak, Ph.D.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.
Log into Webinar:                8:00 - 8:30 am EDT
Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:40 am EDT
Break:                                 11:40 am - 12:10 pm EDT
Afternoon Session:             12:10 - 3:50 pm EDT

Introduction to Restoration

   What is ecological restoration?
   Types of restoration- active vs. passive
   ADIM - assess, design, implement, monitor/manage
   Setting restoration goals

Design - Site Evaluation and Project Planning

   SMART goal setting
   Project objectives
   Monitoring criteria
   Reference communities
   Designing in a changing world
   Designing with nature, not against it
   Considerations for urban environments
   Humans and the natural environment


   Construction considerations
   Environmental permitting and regulatory processes

Monitoring and Adaptive Management

   Monitoring techniques
   Success criteria
   Long-term site management
   Invasive species control
   The role of fire in ecosystem management

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Arborist/Forester

Professional Engineers:
     6.5 CPD Hours/PDHs

     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

Landscape Architects:
     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 LA/CES HSW PDHs

Certified Arborists:
     6.5 ISA CEUs (more inside)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This live interactive webinar is open to the public and offers 6.5 continuing professional development hours/PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in all states. This course offers 6.5 HSW contact hours to landscape architects in many states, including Ohio. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Ohio.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES and LA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education an approved Florida architect continuing education provider and is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers, architects and landscape architects.

The International Society of Arboriculture has approved this activity for the following CEUs: 6.5 Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist; 5.5 BCMA Management; 3.0 Climber Specialist, Utility Specialist.

Participation will be monitored, and completion certificates will be available upon achieving full participation and 80% accuracy on the quiz (multiple attempts allowed) that follows the instructional period of the webinar.


Michael A. Liptak, Ph.D.

EnviroScience, Inc., Northeast Headquarters, Stow, Ohio

Dr. Liptak is a member of the ecological survey team where he specializes in rare plant surveys, wetlands ecology, wetland restoration, and mitigation wetland design. He earned his Ph.D. degree at The Ohio State University under the noted wetland ecologist Dr. William Mitsch, and completed his graduate research on the created wetlands at the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park in Columbus. Dr. Liptak has over 15 years of experience in wetlands research and ecological consulting and is a Certified Senior Ecologist (Ecological Society of America). His main responsibilities at EnviroScience include rare plant surveys, wetland restoration planning, wetland assessments and delineations, technical report preparation and permitting. Dr. Liptak has experience in preparing mitigation plans for many different projects, including wetland creation, restoration and enhancement, as well as preparing upland restoration and prairie planting plans. He has extensive experience with terrestrial, aquatic and wetland surveys for projects of all sizes. Dr. Liptak is a pre-qualified consultant certified to complete aquatic and terrestrial ecological surveys, wetland delineations, waterways permitting, and wetland mitigation design for Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) projects. He is a member of the Society of Wetlands Scientists and the Ecological Society of America. Dr. Liptak regularly gives seminars on ecological issues and regulations within the state of Ohio.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

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

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Restoration of Natural Habitats: Including Prairies, Wetlands and Forests

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation examines ecological concepts and goals, site evaluation and project planning, construction considerations, environmental permitting and the regulatory process, site management, and invasive species control.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to define ecological restoration and distinguish active restoration and passive restoration of project sites.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe the habitat restoration process, including site evaluations, establishing project objectives and monitoring, and designing with nature, not against it.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to incorporate natural habitat interests in urban environment planning and construction activities.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss methods to monitor and manage habitat restoration efforts to assure long-term success.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site evaluations and development

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 10/03/2022

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.