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 2023 Member Webinar Series: Designing Your Landscape with Native Plants

Date: February 7, 2023

Time: 7:00 to 8:00 pm ET

Virtual via Zoom

Free for MWA members

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Just in time for Spring 2023 native plantings! Does your yard lack complexity? Give your landscape a makeover!

Martha Holzheuer will discuss how to get started with native plant landscaping. Learn how to create a landscape design for your yard utilizing native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, and ferns. Martha will discuss types of gardens such as butterfly, pollinator, and bird-friendly and the planning basics you’ll need to successfully landscape your yard with native species. Many of the plants discussed will be available at Nature Niche’s periodic native plant sales during the 2023 growing season. Martha will provide resource handouts prior to the webinar. Email Bryana Guevara (bg.marxwetlands@gmail.com) or Nicole Stewart (nstewart@fishbeck.com) if you do not receive the handouts by February 6, 2023.

Martha Holzheuer, CERP, PLA, CE, CA —Owner of Nature Niche LLC

Martha Holzheuer is a landscape ecologist and owner of Nature Niche LLC, a nature-focused gift and supply store in Midland, Michigan. She spent approximately 15 years working as an environmental consultant, specializing in threatened and endangered species protection and permitting, native plant design, invasive species management, wildlife habitat enhancement, and ecological restoration. She is a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner, Certified Ecologist, Certified Arborist, and Professional Landscape Architect.

MWA 2023 Member Webinar Series: Wetland Invasives and the Natives You Might Confuse Them With

Date: March 1, 2023

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm ET

Virtual via Zoom

Free for MWA members

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Many conservation workers and natural area stewards spend a lot of time finding and removing invasive species—but when you are focused on quickly removing invasive species, it can be easy to mistakenly cut or pull similar-looking native species. Jacqueline Courteau will review common invasive species of wetlands, and compare and contrast them with native species that can grow in similar settings. After this webinar, you should be able to distinguish between invasives and similar-looking natives.

Jacqueline Courteau, PhD—President and Senior Ecologist, NatureWrite LLC                       

 Jacqueline Courteau is an ecologist and consultant (NatureWrite LLC) who has taught courses including woody plants, field ecology, and ecology labs, restoration ecology, sense of place, natural history, and environmental writing at the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. Her company, NatureWrite LLC, focuses on ecological monitoring and assessment. Projects have included developing a rapid ecological assessment for the Huron River Watershed Council, monitoring deer impacts on vegetation in various park systems, and work on oak regeneration, forest stewardship planning, and contract work for Michigan Natural Features Inventory and the Smithsonian Institution’s Encyclopedia of Life. She enjoys working with people who are interested in learning about natural areas and has led numerous walks and workshops about plant identification, forest ecology, ecological monitoring, and nature journaling. She is increasingly focused on working with private landowners who want to learn about and manage their land through forest stewardship or restoration and management plans. She co-coordinates the Professional Stewards Hike in Ann Arbor, which facilitates discussion and collaboration among conservation professionals. She can’t resist collecting acorns each autumn and is trying to grow and nurture seedlings of every Michigan native oak species.

Past Webinars

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


Date: January 25, 2023
Time: 3:30 to 4:30 pm ET
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.


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


Wildlife Friendly Erosion Control Products (resource shared during the webinar)

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.

MWA 2022 Member Webinar Series: Calculating and Understanding Antecedent Precipitation


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).

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.

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