State and National Conferences


Svoboda Ecological Resources has sponsored and organized several state and national conferences. The agendas for a select few are below. Presenters are listed in the order that they first presented during that conference.

 

For a concise summary of the goals of these conferences, please see our National Wetland Delineation Technology Conferences case study.

 

Other conferences that SER has been involved in include the Working With Wetlands and Wildlife Workshop.

 

The Wetland Conservation Act in 1994: Living With the Permanent Rules
February 16, 1994

Sponsored by Franklin J. Svoboda and Associates, Inc.

Presenter Organization Topic Presented
Mark Kjolhaug Franklin J. Svoboda and Associates, Inc. Opening Remarks
Franklin J. Svoboda Franklin J. Svoboda and Associates, Inc. Conference Theme,
Good Wetlands – Poor Wetlands
Mark Weburg U.S. Army Corps of Engineers COE Programmatic Permit – LGUs and WCA
Greg Larson Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources WCA – Changes on the Horizon
Larry Zdon Minnesota Pollution Control Agency The 7050 Rule – Interface with the WCA and Section 404
Cliff Aichinger Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District Requirements Under the Permanent Rules
Paul Krauss City of Chanhassen The Chanhassen Plan – Unique Approach, Unique Opportunity
Gerald Van Amburg Concordia College Wetland Heritage Advisory Commission – What is it and What Future Role Does it Hold for Minnesota Wetlands?
Greg Larson Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources Wetland Banking – Intent, Purpose, and Practice
John Sumption Cass County County Banks – Deposits and Withdrawls and the County Level
John Jaschke Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources Alternatives Analysis – The State’s Perspective
Tim Kelly Coon Creek Watershed District Coon Creek Watershed District Alternatives Analysis Case Studies
Tim Fell U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alternatives Analysis at the COE Level
Barb Ohman Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources Mitigations I’ve Experienced – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Nick Rowse U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tales of a Wetlands Restorationist – How to Select Candidate Sites for Restoration

The First Annual National Wetland Delineation Technology Conference – Past, Present, and Future
March 21-22, 1995
Park Inn International
Minneapolis, MN

Sponsored by Franklin J. Svoboda and Associates, Inc., and Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources

Presenter Organization Locale Topic Presented
Mr. Franklin J. Svoboda President, Franklin J. Svoboda and Associates Excelsior, MN Welcome to Conference
Mr. Harvey Nelson U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (former member) Bloomington, MN Changing Perspectives of Wetlands
Dr. Lewis M. Cowardin Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Jamestown, ND Changing Definitions of Wetlands
Dr. Dana Sanders D.R. Sanders and Associates Utica, MS Development of the 1987 Manual,
Application of the 1987 Manual: Routine and Comprehensive Delineations
Mr. Billy Teels Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Departnent of Agriculture Washington, D.C. The Development of the 1989 Manual,
Alternative Delineation Strategies
Mr. Steve Eggers Regulatory Branch, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul, MN Certification of Wetland Delineators
Mr. Tom Straw Department of Geology, Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI Hydrology and Wetland Delineation,
Completing Wetland Delineations/Determinations in Hydrologically Disturbed Areas
Dr. Jim Richardson Department of Soil Science, North Dakota State University Fargo, ND Hydric Soils and Wetland Delineation,
Completing Wetland Delineations/Determinations in Disturbed and Problem Soil Areas
Dr. Wayne Hudnall Agronomy Department, Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA Hydric Soils and Wetland Delineation,
Completing Wetland Delineations/Determinations in Disturbed and Problem Soil Areas
Mr. Porter Reed Division of Habitat Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Arlington, VA Vegetation and Wetland Delineation
Dr. Jay Leitch Department of Agricultural Economics, North Dakota State University Fargo, ND Economics and Wetland Delineation
Dr. Craig Turner Remote Data Systems Whiteville, NC Completing Wetland Delineations/Determinations in Hydrologically Disturbed Areas
Dr. Gerould Wilhelm Morton Arboretum Lisle, IL Floristic Quality Assessment and Application to Wetlands
Mr. Greg Larson Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources St. Paul, MN Closing Statements – Summary and Synthesis

The Second Annual National Wetland Delineation Technology Conference – Wetland Characteristics and Boundaries: The National Research Council Study and Beyond
April 23-24, 1996
Regal Minneapolis Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

Sponsored by Svoboda Ecological Resources and Beveridge and Diamond, P.C.

Presenter Organization Locale Topic Presented
Mr. Franklin J. Svoboda President, Svoboda Ecological Resources Excelsior, MN Opening Remarks,
Closing Remarks
Dr. Douglas Kane University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK Hydrology of Permafrost Wetlands
Dr. Wayne Skaggs North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC Hydrology Assessments in Disturbed Wetlands
Mr. Harvey Nelson U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (former member) Bloomington, MN Risks of Further Wetland Losses
Mr. Craig Turner Remote Data Systems Whiteville, NC The Need for Multiple Year Hydrology Studies
Dr. Jay Leitch Department of Agricultural Economics, North Dakota State University Fargo, ND Economic Assessment of Wetlands
Dr. Paul Garrett Federal Highway Administration Washington, D.C. Functions and Values; Possibilities and Limitations
Ms. Constance Hunt World Wildlife Fund Washington, D.C. Consensus Building and Wetland Policy
Dr. Gerould Wilhelm Morton Arboretum Lisle, IL Floristic Quality Assessment
Dr. Michael Vepraskas North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC Field Indicators of Hydric Soils
Dr. Jay Bell University of Minnesota St. Paul, MN Regional Soil Indicators
Dr. Jimmy Richardson Department of Soil Science, North Dakota State University Fargo, ND Prairie Soils
Mr. Roger Post Alaska Department of Fish and Game Fairbanks, AK Growing Season; The Need for Regionalization
Dr. Barbara Bedford Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University Ithaca, NY Primary Indicators Method
Mr. Steve Eggers Regulatory Branch, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul, MN U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Update
Mr. Greg Larson Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources St. Paul, MN Wetland Science and Policy
Mr. Steven Forsythe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Arlington, VA What is the White House Wetlands Working Group?
Ms. Virginia Albrecht Beveridge & Diamond Washington, D.C. What’s Happening on the Hill
Mr. Adam Snyder Beveridge & Diamond Washington, D.C. Flagging the Boundaries of Criminal and Civil Liabilities Associated with Wetland Delineators

 

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