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Critical Areas Adaptive Management Training Workshops

2021 Workshops

Do you want to know if your critical areas and shoreline regulations are working as intended? Or how to effectively track special permit conditions and mitigation requirements?

Please join us for an in depth review of best practices, case studies, resources, and tools to enhance monitoring and adaptive management efforts for your critical areas and shorelines.

As a follow-up to our 2018 workshops, this 11-week webinar series features expert guest speakers, opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, information sharing, and individual technical assistance.

Earn AICP continuing education credits for your attendance!

Click on a link below to register. (Most sessions are 90 minutes. A couple sessions may go up to 2 hours.)

Here's what's coming up
1/27/2021 9:00 AM - Adaptive Management Workshop 3 – Wetlands
This webinar will look at the important role local governments play in protecting wetlands and provide practical advice for the monitoring and adaptive management of wetland regulations and permit processes. Speakers will discuss Ecology’s wetlands compliance program, explore a methodology for assessing the effectiveness of wetland buffers, and provide ...
2/3/2021 9:00 AM - Adaptive Management Workshop 4 – Geologically Hazardous Areas
This webinar will explore mechanisms and resources for adaptively managing the Geologically Hazardous Areas section of critical areas regulations. Speakers will provide an overview of the local government role in protecting geologically hazardous areas. The Department of Natural Resources will demonstrate key tools for identifying and understanding the vario ...
2/10/2021 9:00 AM - Adaptive Management Workshop 5 – Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Areas
In this webinar about Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Areas we will discuss what the GMA requires of local governments and tools designed to help you and your customers succeed in your efforts to conserve these critical areas. We will review resources available through WDFW and demonstrate new web-based tools. We will discuss our recently updated ripa ...
2/17/2021 9:00 AM - Adaptive Management Workshop 6 – Frequently Flooded Areas
This presentation will focus on the role of local governments in regulating frequently flooded areas. Speakers will provide resources for identifying frequently flooded areas, make monitoring recommendations, and explore potential adaptive management strategies. This webinar will be most relevant to participants who work for communities that experience flood ...
2/24/2021 9:00 AM - Adaptive Management Workshop 7 – Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas (CARAs)
This webinar will provide an overview of how monitoring and adaptive management applies to critical aquifer recharge areas. We will cover wellhead protection areas, source water protection, individual residential wells, threats to drinking water, and how local government can prevent contamination. Register here
3/3/2021 9:00 AM - Adaptive Management Workshop 8 – Shoreline
This webinar will explore critical area and shoreline protection under the Shoreline Management Act. Speakers will discuss the role local governments play in the protection of shoreline and critical area functions within the shoreline jurisdiction and unique requirements for tracking project review actions and changing conditions in shoreline areas. This wil ...
3/10/2021 9:00 AM - Adaptive Management Workshop 9 – Permit Implementation Monitoring Tools
This webinar will highlight different permit implementation monitoring tools. Participants will see different tools demonstrated along with explanations for how they are being used to support different monitoring and adaptive management programs. With a focus on low-tech solutions, the tools shared with be both accessible and adaptable. Information presented ...
3/17/2021 9:00 AM - Adaptive Management Workshop 10 – CAO Performance Indicators
Do you wish you knew how well your CAO was working on-the-ground? How would you know if your CAO was “working well”? In this webinar we will discuss a set of proposed CAO performance indicators that utilize WDFW’s High Resolution Change Detection (HRCD) datasets. We will demonstrate how you can get HRCD datasets and use them with ArcGIS to ...
3/24/2021 9:00 AM - Adaptive Management Workshop 11 – Adaptive Management Interactive Workshop
This webinar will include a panel of management representatives from the Puget Sound Partnership, and the WA Departments of Commerce, Ecology, and Fish and Wildlife to discuss legislative outcomes related to shorelines, critical areas or adaptive management, potential funding opportunities for local governments, and agency missions as they relate to manageme ...

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