Wetland Webinars

Ecology is hosting webinars on various wetland topics as funding and time allow. We will announce webinars on our Wetlands Information email listserv and we will also post announcements on this web page. In some cases, we will post a recorded version of the webinar on this web page (see Past webinars below). In all cases, if you have any questions about registering for a webinar, please contact Yolanda at yolanda.holder@ecy.wa.gov or Donna at donna.bunten@ecy.wa.gov.

Upcoming webinars

There are currently no webinars scheduled. 

Past webinars

Wetlands 101

Ecology wetland staff hosted two Wetlands 101 webinar series on:

  • January 13 and 20, 2015
  • February 24 and March 3, 2015 (See PDFs of PowerPoint slides and notes that accompanied the webinar: )

The Wetlands 101 webinar was a two-part series for local government planners, particularly those at small jurisdictions with no technical wetland support staff. It was intended to give planners the basic tools they need to be able to recognize a wetland, to question whether a wetland delineation report provides adequate and accurate information, and to feel comfortable in discussing wetlands with applicants and their consultant. For each wetland indicator (hydrology, soils, vegetation), we discussed how to review the corresponding portion of the delineation form.

> View the webinar slides and notes: Introduction | Hydrology | Plants | Soils
(Important Note: The information in the slides and notes was meant to accompany the webinar. The information was current at the time of the webinar).

2014 updates to the Washington State Wetland Rating System

On June 3, 2014, Ecology wetland staff hosted a one-hour webinar on the 2014 updates to the Washington State Wetland Rating System. Information about integrating the rating system updates into Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO) updates was provided. For more information on the updates and how they affect Ecology's guidance on buffers, please see this web page: 2014 Updates to the Washington State Wetland Rating Systems.

> View Presentation only (PDF)
> Listen to Recorded Audio version (YouTube)


Yolanda Holder