Upcoming Webinars

MWA is happy to host various webinars throughout the year on wetland science, management and protection, policy, and other wetland related topics. We hope you’ll join us at an upcoming webinar.

MWA/EGLE Webinar: Evaluating Feasible and Prudent Alternatives


Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Time: 1:00 to 2:30 PM ET
Virtual via Zoom

Please join us on October 18, 2022, for a jointly sponsored Michigan Wetlands Association and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) webinar on Evaluating Feasible and Prudent Alternatives. Anne Garwood, the Wetlands, Lakes and Streams Unit Supervisor at EGLE will discuss applicable statute and rule provisions, the necessary components of a feasible and prudent alternatives analysis, and examples scenarios.

MWA 2022 Member Webinar Series: Calculating and Understanding Antecedent Precipitation

Become a member for $20 to enjoy our webinar series!

Date: Monday, November 14, 2022

Time: 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET
Virtual via Zoom


Jason DeMoss will discuss what antecedent precipitation is, the purpose of calculating it, how you can apply it in the field, how to calculate it manually, and how to use the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers automated Antecedent Precipitation Tool (APT).

Jason DeMoss is a Senior Associate Scientist and Professional Wetland Scientist at Environmental Consulting and Technology (ECT). He has over eight years of experience with natural resources assessment, wetland ecology, and soil science. He is published in the Soil Science Society of America Journal for problematic hydric soil identification and has been in environmental consulting for four years. Prior to being a consultant, he worked as a conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service in multiple locations across Michigan.

MWA 2022 Member Webinar Series: Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake: Biology, Habitat, Protections, and Best Management Practices

Photo credit: Shaughn Galloway

Become a member for $20 to enjoy our webinar series!

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022
Time: 2:00 to 2:45 PM ET
Virtual via Zoom

The eastern massasauga rattlesnake (EMR) was listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act in October 2016, primarily due to habitat loss and fragmentation. Shaughn Galloway will provide an overview of the biology of EMR, review their distribution and habitat needs in Michigan, and discuss approaches for maintaining and improving EMR habitat.

Shaughn started working with the USFWS in 2017 and transferred to the Michigan Ecological Services Field Office in October 2020 to work as the Transportation Liaison. Shaughn has a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Nevada – Reno and a Master of Science in Geographic Information Science and Technology from the University of Southern California. His primary interest is using spatial analysis to improve wildlife management and habitat connectivity.

MWA/EGLE Webinar: GIS Updates in EGLE’s Wetland Program

Become a member for $20 to enjoy our webinar series!

Date:  January 2023
Time: TBD
Virtual via Zoom

The Wetlands, Lakes, and Streams Unit (WLSU) within EGLE’s Water Resources Division has been working on exciting updates to the State’s hydrologic inventories, along with new and improved tools to view and analyze that data. Chad Fizzell will present an overview of statewide updates to the National Wetland Inventory (NWI) and National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and discuss WLSU’s coordination and collaboration of these two efforts. The webinar will also provide updates on EGLE’s use of Remote Sensing, including statewide LiDAR/Imagery via the MiSAIL program, as well as recent updates to Wetlands Map Viewer.

Chad is the Department expert in the Landscape Level Assessment of Wetlands, Wetland Inventory, and Remote Sensing. Chad was also the lead in developing and adapting the NWI+ methodology and LLWFA process in Michigan and applying these concepts to watershed management in the State.


Past Webinars


Rare Wetland Communities of Michigan Webinar
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022
Time: 9am – 12pm ET
Virtual via Zoom

Join Michael Kost to learn about Michigan’s Rare Wetland Communities at this training webinar for wetland professionals, land managers, land stewards, and others. This training will help you learn to identify, describe, and protect the diverse range of wetlands in Michigan. Topics covered will include natural community conservation ranks, landscape setting, soils, vegetation, natural processes, conservation strategies, and resources for additional information. It is free and open to the public. Learn more at the TSN Events Calendar HERE.

Webinar: The Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program (GLCWMP): Measuring Ecosystem Condition Basin-Wide

Date: July 22, 2022
Location: Virtual Zoom Webinar
(MWA member registrants will receive a Zoom link before the webinar)
Time: 12 PM – 1 PM

  • Dr. Don Uzarski: Professor of Biology at Central Michigan University (CMU), Director of CMU’s Institute for Great Lakes Research, and Director of CMU’s Beaver Island Biological Field Station.
  • Dr. Matt Cooper: Research Assistant Professor at CMU’s Institute for Great Lakes Research and Instructor of Life Sciences at Muskegon Community College.
  • Todd Redder, PE: Senior Environmental and Water Resources Engineer at LimnoTech

Webinar: Jurisdictional Determination of Wetlands under Part 303


Date: April 20, 2022
Location: Virtual Zoom Webinar
(MWA member registrants will receive a Zoom link before the webinar)
Time: 10AM – 11:30AM
Instructors: Keto Gyekis, EGLE’s Wetland Identification Program

MWA Members Webinar Series – Ferns of Michigan

Third of the Members Only Webinar Series
September 10, 2021 – 3:30-5:00pm

MWA Members Webinar Series – Common Wetland Plants of Michigan


Second of the Members Only Webinar Series
July 13th and 20th (2 part series), 2021 9-10am

MWA Members Webinar Series – Ecohydrology of Interdunal Wetlands

First of the Members Only Webinar Series
May 13, 2021 12-1pm