Name of Class: Michigan Rapid Assessment Method for Wetlands (MiRAM)
Dates: August 29-30, 2018
Location: Lansing, MI
Time(s): 8:30am to 5:00pm
Instructors: Anne Garwood (Michigan DEQ), Amy Berry (Michigan DEQ), Keto Gyekis (Michigan DEQ), Amy Lounds (Michigan DEQ), Todd Losee (Niswander Environmental)
Cost: $125 (MWA members), $150 (non-members)
Accommodations: Attendees are responsible for their own meals. Packing a lunch is recommended.
Course Materials: Attendees should bring a write-in-the-rain notebook, hand lens, writing utensil and plant ID book(s).
Class Description: Two (2) day field class will cover the MiRAM system allowing all attendees to properly understand MiRAM Users Manual in order to complete the MiRAM Rating Forms. The MiRAM evaluates a wetland’s “functional value”, which includes a wetland’s ecological condition (integrity) and its potential to provide ecological and societal services (functions and values). This training will provide general guidance in assessing a wetland’s “functional value” using the MiRAM. The training will include a combination of classroom and field instruction. On the second day, attendees will complete the entire MiRAM review individually or in small groups. This is a field course, participants should be prepared for varying field and weather conditions (rain gear, sunscreen, bug spray, etc.).
Class Cancellation Notification: Five (5) days prior to the start of class, participants will be notified of a cancellation. The MWA Treasurer will refund 100% of the fee received to participants.
Cancellation Policy for Attendees:
- Any attendee can transfer, at any time, their spot in the class to another person with no financial penalty
- Cancellation prior to 14 days of the class is eligible for 100% refund of class fees
- Cancellation from 1-13 days of the class is eligible for 50% refund of class fees
- Cancellation within less than 1 day of start of the class (including during the class) is not eligible for any refund (0%), however the spot can be transferred to any other person.