This seminar will take place online, with a Zoom link sent to participants closer to the event date.
Wetlands are a key part of planning a project. Early planning is necessary to meet regulatory requirements and prepare for project design, approval and construction phases. This webinar will review the key aspects of planning a project, covering methods to delineate wetlands, evaluating designs to assess impacts, regulatory application procedures, and wetland mitigation options. Wetland policy has evolved in many exciting ways in the past 5 years. Recent and expected changes to wetland policy implementation tools will be reviewed.
Kristen Andersen is a wetland ecologist with 24 years of professional experience as an environmental consultant specializing in wetland assessment, monitoring, remote sensing, construction and restoration design. She has taught wetland courses at the University of Alberta for the past 11 years including a course in wetland assessment and a course in wetland restoration and construction. During her career she has worked in several jurisdictions in the US before making her home in Edmonton in 2007. Since then she has worked across Alberta conducting wetland assessment, monitoring and restoration design for wetland and stream projects. She is certified as a Professional Wetland Scientist through the SWS, a Professional Biologist through the ASPB and is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control.