Region 8 Wetlands
Meetings and WorkshopsEPA Region 8 supports both Regional and State-specific wetland meetings and workshops. These meetings, workshops, and conferences provide a forum for sharing programmatic and technical information to support development and enhancement of wetland programs within Region 8.
For additional information on past meeting agendas or presentations, please contact Jill Minter (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (303) 312-6084.
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Upcoming meetings3rd Western Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Workgroup Training Workshop - April 29, 30, and May 1, 2008 - Rapid City, South Dakota International Water Institute. Additional workshop information can be found on the IWI's website.
Montana Wetland Council Meeting - June 10-12 - Dillon, Montana
Past meetingsMontana Wetland Council Meeting - January 31, 2008 - Helena, Montana
More information on the Montana Wetland Council can be found on Montana Department of Environmental Quality's Wetland Conservation Web site
Wetlands and the Evaluation of Ecosystem Services in a Watershed Context, Regional Science Topic Workshop - September, 26-27, 2007 - Salt Lake City, Utah
This workshop brought together Utah State Agency staff, USEPA Regional staff, USEPA Office of Research and Development scientists, and their partners in science, to explore how science can be applied to help protect and restore wetlands and the valuable ecosystem services that they provide to communities. A post-workshop session reviewed the scope of a new EPA-funded alternative futures research study for Great Salt Lake wetlands.
Wetland Partnerships across the Colorado and New Mexico Border - October 16-17, 2007 - Alamosa, Colorado
Colorado Wetlands Monitoring and Assessment Training Workshop - September 28, 2006 - Denver, Colorado
This training workshop focused on wetland monitoring and assessment methods and projects in Colorado. One goal of the workshop was to strengthen coordination and collaboration across agencies and wetland partners in order to develop a monitoring and assessment program strategy for Colorado wetlands.
i. Elements of a State Monitoring and Assessment Program for Wetlands; Regional and National Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Workgroups; and National Wetland Survey in 2011 - Jill Minter, US EPA Region 8
ii. Floristic Quality Assessment, Vegetation Index of Biotic Integrity, & Ecological Integrity Assessments: Monitoring & Assessment Tools for Colorado Wetlands - Joe Rocchio, Colorado Natural Heritage Program
iii. The Scientific and Programmatic Context for the FACWet Approach - Brad Johnson, Colorado State University [PDF}
iv. Site-based Wetland Monitoring and Assessment - David J. Cooper, Colorado State University
v. National Park Service Vital Signs Program: Long Term and Large Scale Wetland Monitoring - William Schweiger, National Park Service
vi. Survey, Assessment and Classification of Colorado's Critical Wetland Resources - Denise Culver, Colorado Natural Heritage Program
vii. Survey and Assessment of Playas in Eastern Colorado - Alison Banks Cariveau and Lacrecia Haynie, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
The purpose of this workshop was to review the status of methods development in Utah, with a focus on key steps for developing a reference-based wetland assessment method that can be used in the Great Salt Lake Region. Our goal is to use well-tested methods for water quality, wetland planning, and wetland regulatory program work.
i. Key Elements in Developing an Integrated Wetland Assessment Program - John Mack, Ohio EPA
ii. Toward a Comprehensive Program of Wetland Assessment for California - Josh Collins, San Francisco Estuary Institute
iii. Development of a Rapid Wetland Assessment Model: Corps Regulatory Perspective - Amy Defreese, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Western Wetland Conference: Working Together to Manage, Protect, and Restore Western Wetlands - October 24-26, 2005 - Golden, ColoradoMontana Watercourse.
1st Western Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Workgroup Training Workshop - February 24-26, 2004 - Rapid City, South Dakota
i. Introduction and Background to Bioassessment in Region 8 - Jill Minter, USEPA Region 8
ii. Technical Guidelines: Critical Technical Elements for an Adequate Bioassessment Program - Tina Laidlaw, USEPA Region 8
iii. Overview of Wetland Monitoring and Elements of a Wetland Monitoring Program - Rich Sumner, USEPA-Corvallis
iv. Overview of Reference Condition - Phil Larsen, USEPA-Corvallis
v. Wetland Plant Community Assessment: Considerations Based on Landscape Potential - Shawn DeKeyser, North Dakota State University
vi. Quantitative Physical Habitat Measures Used in the EMAP Western Pilot Study - Phil Kaufmann, USEPA-Corvallis
vii. HGM - A Primer - Nancy Keate, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
viii. HGM in Utah - Nancy Keate, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
ix. The Hydrogeomorphic Approach to Riverine Wetland Functional Assessment - Jim Westerman, NRCS-Rapid City
x. North Dakota Index of Plant Community Integrity (IPCI) for Seasonal Wetlands - Shawn DeKeyser, North Dakota State University
xi. Indicators for Floodplain Wetlands of the Upper Missouri River Basin, North Dakota - Steve Chipps, USGS-South Dakota
xii. Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Programs for Amphibians and Aquatic Reptiles - Bryce Maxwell, University of Montana
xiii. Assessing Farmington Bay Wetlands - Theron Miller, Utah Department of Environmental Quality
xiv. Using Remotely-Sensed Geospatial and Temporal Landscape Resources Data - Dath Mita, North Dakota State University
xv. The Biological Assessment of Wetlands Workgroup: BAWWG - Mike Ell, North Dakota Department of Health