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EPA Watershed Academy Webcast Seminars

EPA Watershed Academy Webcast Seminars

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Flyer onWatershed Academy Webcasts (PDF) (2 pp, 798K, About PDF), Dec. 2006, EPA 841-K-06-001. Copies of this free flyer may be ordered from National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP) at 513-489-8190 or 800-490-9198 or send an email

Local watershed organizations, municipal leaders, and others are invited to sign up for these free, on-line webcast training sessions. Attendees must register in advance to participate in webcasts. During the webcasts, trainees log onto the Web to participate in live training conducted by expert instructors. Your computer must have the capability of playing sound in order to attend the webcasts.  The Watershed Academy offers a certificate to those who attend webcasts. Streaming audio versions of past Webcasts are available below.

EPA’s Watershed Academy is pleased to sponsor its 87th free Webcast Seminar

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

“ELI/TNC Watershed Approach Handbook: Improving Outcomes and Increasing Benefits Associated with Wetland and Stream Restoration and Protection Projects”


  • Dr. Rebecca Kihslinger, Wetlands Program Director, Environmental Law Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • Palmer Hough, Environmental Scientist, Wetlands Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Mark P. Smith, Deputy Director, North American Freshwater Program, The Nature Conservancy, Boston, MA
  • Nicholas Miller, Science Director, The Nature Conservancy, Madison, WI

Please join us for a webcast on The Environmental Law Institute’s (ELI’s) and The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC’s) recently released handbook to advance the use of a watershed approach in the selection, design and siting of wetland and stream restoration and protection projects, including projects required by compensatory mitigation. This joint report called “Watershed Approach Handbook: Improving Outcomes and Increasing Benefits Associated with Wetland and Stream Restoration and Protection Projects” is posted on ELI’s and TNC’s Website. The handbook was funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other private funding sources.

The webcast will give listeners a broad overview of the handbook, which was developed to increase the use of a watershed approach to help ensure a holistic approach to wetland and stream restoration projects that also contribute to goals of improved water quality, increased flood mitigation, improved quality and quantity of habitat and increases in other services and benefits. The webcast will explain how the handbook provides a framework for how to carry out the watershed approach, defines a range of different approaches, and offers examples of how these approaches have been applied across the country. It will also feature a case study from Wisconsin.

The Webcast presentation will be posted in advance at Also, webcast participants are eligible to receive a certificate for their attendance.

2 hour audio Web broadcast

1 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern12 pm – 2:00 pm Central11 am – 1:00 pm Mountain10 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

Archived Versions of Past Webcasts

Archived versions of past webcasts are available on many exciting watershed tools, programs and opportunities!



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