The Clean Water Act and Silvicultural Operations: What You Don't Know Could Hurt You
April 3, 2014
10:00am - 11:30am (Eastern)
Live Webinar Presentation

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This program is designed to inform foresters of the EPA rules and regulations of silvicultural operations under as appplicable under the Clean Water Act. The webinar will focus primarily on forestry operations but other related activities will be discussed.

AGENDA
10:00am   History of The Clean Water Act
10:10am   Agricultural and Forestry Exemptions

          • Codes
          • Recapture Clause
          • Potential Consequences of Ignoring the Clean Water Act

11:00am   Stormwater permit exemptions as related to silvicultural operations
11:15am   Case Study, Resources for additional information and Questions/Answers
11:30am   Adjourn

REGISTRATION AND PROGRAM DELIVERY METHOD
This program is a live webinar presentation. Registration for the program is $20. Upon confirmation of registration, approximately one week prior to the program you will be emailed a letter that contains program connection information. To register online, click here.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
This program qualifies for 1.5 hours CFE credits, Category 1.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Ray and Susan Kagel own Kagel Environmental, LLC based in Rigby, ID and Bozeman, MT. Ray is a Certified Professional Wetland Scientist and received his BS from Clemson University and his MS from Mississippi State University. Susan has a BS from the University of Missouri, MS from the University of Nebraska, PhD from Montana State University, and completed a 4 year post doctoral fellowship at Harvard.  The Kagels specialize in forensic wetlands evaluations, wetland delineations, management and permitting, particularly following disturbances and in the case of alleged Clean Water Act violations.  Ray and Susan also conduct wetland delineations, riverbank stabilization, and assessment services, permitting for wetland related activities, as well as a variety of other services including compensatory mitigation and restoration.  Ray and Susan were the wetlands consultants for the Sacketts, who in 2012 won a unanimous decision in the U.S. Supreme Court against the Environmental Protection Agency.  The Sackett’s victory now provides every U.S. citizen the right to contest in court a federal wetlands jurisdictional determination, when there was no such privilege before the victory at the Supreme Court.  

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