RELATED ECOLOGY PROGRAMS
Training and Education Resources
Coastal Training Program
The Department of Ecology offers courses on managing coastal, estuarine, and wetland resources through the Coastal Training Program (CTP). The CTP is coordinated by several agencies to provide practical, science-based training to professionals who make decisions about coastal management in Washington State. The program is administered through the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, which is part of the Department of Ecology and NOAA. Check the Coastal Training Program web page for a current list of classes. You can sign up there to receive email notifications when new classes are listed.
Society of Wetland Scientists (Pacific Northwest Chapter)
The Society of Wetland Scientists Pacific Northwest Chapter occasionally offers training or workshops on wetland and mitigation topics. Visit their events web page for information on upcoming classes.
Ecology will be hosting webinars on various wetland topics as funding and time allow. We will announce webinars on our Wetlands Information email listserv. We will also post information on upcoming and past webinars on our Wetland Webinars webpage.
Resources for Landowners
Many Washingtonians want to help preserve, protect, or restore wetlands. Ecology encourages this responsible wetland stewardship and has a couple of resources to help:
Resources for Teachers and Students
Ecology encourages, supports, and provides several resources to educate people of all ages on wetlands and their role in a healthy watershed. Understanding these connections is essential if we are to preserve our remaining wetlands for people, fish, and other wildlife of Washington State.
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