National guidelines for metrics used for monitoring oyster restoration projects

June 12, 2014 - April 22, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

Part of the Restoration Webinar Series, this session will be presented by Bryan DeAngelis, TNC. The presentation will discuss the factors to be considered when creating universal metrics for monitoring oyster restoration projects, and will be based on a review of the Oyster Habitat Restoration Monitoring and Assessment Handbook. read more

Wetland Identification and Delineation, and Associated Ecology

June 15, 2014 - June 21, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

This training will be based in large part on the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual (1987) and Regional Supplement: Northcentral and Northeast Region (2012). The seminar addresses the requirements for basic delineation training as specified by the Corps of Engineers for its Regulatory IV course. Classroom instruction will cover background information and methodologies.... read more

Wetland Construction: Principles and Techniques

June 16, 2014 - June 17, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

There are five basic steps in the process of developing a successful wetland construction plan. This course describes and develops all of these: PLANNING YOUR PROJECT: Before developing a wetland construction plan, you must understand the purpose of the wetland and the ultimate goals of the project. Your overall wetland plan must account for location, size, physiognomy, basic hydrologic regime,... read more

Introduction to Aquatic Toxicology

June 18, 2014 - June 19, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

This introductory course provides participants with a strong foundation of aquatic toxicology and how these concepts are applied to managing pollutants in aquatic environments. The course covers terminology, common test designs, and endpoints such as lethality and endocrine disruption. Important legacy and emerging pollutants of concern such as heavy metals, organic pesticides, PAHs, PCBs, PBDE... read more

Restoration Rangers (Every Thursday)

June 26, 2014 - June 26, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

THURSDAYS 9AM-NOON, rain or shine! Restoration Rangers help MNP achieve their mission of land restoration, by improving the health of the various habitats throughout the 438 acre Preserve. As a Restoration Ranger you will be involved in the following restoration efforts: Help to remove invasive species that disrupt our native landscape. Plant and maintain native trees, plants and wildflowe... read more

Brownfield Site Restoration and Remediation

July 08, 2014 - July 08, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

In this 1-day course, attendees will learn what characterizes a “Brownfield” project, how it differs from a conventional “Greenfield” real estate transaction, and why it would be desirable for a public entity or private investor to pursue a Brownfield. Participants will learn the components of a Brownfields transaction, what legal pathways are available through the Calif... read more

Restoration of Lake Apopka’s North Shore Marsh

July 15, 2014 - April 22, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

Part of the Restoration Webinar Series, this session will be presented by Dr. Heath Rauschenberger, USFWS. The presentation will trace the decline of Lake Apopka which once supported a world-class bass fishery, the efforts to improve it by restoring 3,000 ha of wetlands, and the lessons learned along the way. read more

Native Bees as Pollinators: Diversity, Ecology, Conservation, and Enhancing Pollinator Habitats

July 20, 2014 - July 26, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

Concerns about native bees and their crucial role in crop pollination (e.g., wild blueberry) have prompted increased attention in these important insects, of which Maine has about 250 species. This seminar will emphasize challenges in native bee conservation, and is planned to be of interest to land managers, land trusts, natural historians, foresters, teachers, students, gardeners, landscape d... read more

Tidal Marsh Restoration: A Traveling Course from Rhode Island to Maine

July 21, 2014 - July 27, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

The course will be presented in a travel format that will include lecture, discussion, and field excursions. The class will begin in Providence, RI and terminate at Eagle Hill, Steuben, Maine. Each day will include visiting at least one field site highlighted in the book, Tidal Marsh Restoration (Roman and Burdick, eds., 2012). Field sites will be selected based on travel logistics and avail... read more

CEER 2014 Make A Difference Event

July 28, 2014 - February 26, 2014 [Upcoming Event]

The perimeter of this roughly 10 acre national park has become overgrown with invasive plants. We need volunteers to help prune, pull and remove various sized plants, trees, shrubs and overgrown vegetation. read more