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NC Wetland Assessment Method
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 8:00 AM EDT to Friday, September 22, 2023
Category: Chapter Events

North Carolina Wetland Assessment Method (NC WAM) and Training Course

September 19-22, 2023

Class Location:

Class taught in the first-floor auditorium of the NCDOT Highway Building at 1 South Wilmington Street across the street from the southeast side of the Capitol

Registration Fee:

$805 for NCAEP members or $830 for non-NCAEP members

Taught by:

John Dorney, Sandy Smith, and LeiLani Paugh

Staff of Axiom Environmental (John Dorney and Sandy Smith), and the NC Department of Transportation (LeiLani Paugh) will conduct a 4-day course sponsored by the NC Association of Environmental Professionals (NCAEP) on the latest version (Version 5) of the North Carolina Wetland Assessment Method (NC WAM) for determining the condition of wetlands from September 19-22, 2023 in and near Raleigh, NC.  This lecture and field course will focus on the method which is the standard method formally adopted by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District in their Public Notice dated April 21, 2015 and is the standard method for wetland assessment used in NC.  The authors were part of a multi-agency team of state and federal agencies who developed the method over the past several years and have previously taught this course using the same curriculum.  The course will be taught in the first-floor auditorium of the NCDOT Highway Building at 1 South Wilmington Street across the street from the southeast side of the Capitol with field sites in the Raleigh area.  The fee for the course is $805 for members of the NCAEP and $830 for non-members and includes lecture and field instruction, a copy of the most current NC WAM User Manual, field drinks and snacks, and one lunch. Please visit www.ncaep.org for more information and to register. Liability waivers must be signed upon your arrival to class.

Registration:  Class enrollment is set at a minimum of 20 registrants and a maximum of 30 registrants.  All checks will be held until we are certain that the minimum number of students is achieved for the class.  Registration fees must be received by NCAEP no later than September 8, 2023.

A detailed class description and itinerary can be found here: NCWAM Class Description

Message Regarding Coronavirus – Updated August 2023

It is difficult to say what the status of the COVID-19 pandemic will be in September 2023.  The statement below assumes that the status of the pandemic will remain the same as it stands at the time of writing in August 2023.

It is our top priority to look after the safety of our instructors and workshop participants during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The facility at the DOT Highway Building provides sufficient room for widely spaced seating.  This space is large enough to accommodate the workshop and allow for adequate social distancing.  Wearing of masks or face coverings is recommended for those individuals who either request it or are more comfortable with it.  Participants will be asked to drive company or private vehicles to our outdoor field trips to minimize exposure.  Hand sanitizer will be made available to workshop participants.   We ask that if you or any member of your household has exhibited COVID-19 related symptoms or received a positive COVID-19 test within two weeks of the start date of the workshop to please notify us and a refund will be issued.  If it is determined by the NCAEP or the instructors that the workshop cannot safely proceed, participants will be offered a refund, or their registration will be saved for a later workshop when the pandemic situation has become safer.