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Wetlands Regulation and Mitigation

Learn about the regulation of activities affecting wetlands, permitting for activities in wetlands and wetlands mitigation planning. Gain an overview of federal and state laws and regulations protecting wetlands and other bodies of water, with a special emphasis on Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.

Topics include:

  • Biological and legal definitions of wetlands
  • Consistencies and differences among various federal and state agencies
  • Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act
  • Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and recent legal interpretations
  • Section 1600 of the California Fish and Game Code
  • Wetlands under the California Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act
  • EPA and USACE Mitigation Rule


Megan Smith is an environmental counsel and senior water resources project manager with ICF International. She has specialized in preparation of large-scale environmental compliance documents that include environmental impact assessments, extensive interagency coordination and complex regulatory permitting elements. She supports ICF’s Environmental Education program, teaching coursework on a variety of environmental compliance topics. She also has six years of experience as an attorney for federal and county agencies, and seven years of experience with real estate development, design and construction.
Michael Vondergeest is a regulatory compliance specialist and project manager with ICF International, a consulting firm specializing in environmental planning and natural resource management. He specializes in permitting for projects that require compliance with CEQA, NEPA, Sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, Sections 1600 - 1616 of the California Fish and Game Code, and federal and state endangered species regulations. Vondergeest helps to develop permitting strategies and implementation plans for sensitive water resource projects.


Aug. 28: Thurs., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Sutter Square Galleria, 2901 K St, Sacramento, CA




$300.00 ($330.00 if postmarked after 08/14/2014).

Special Discounts:

10% discount for APACA Section and BIA members
10% discount for organizations enrolling three or more people at the same time in the same course. All registrations must be submitted at the same time and fees paid with one check, credit card or purchase order.


.6 CEU, 6 Hours, 6 MCLE Hours, 6 AICP Hours






Earn a Certificate

This course is part of these certificate programs:

Land Use and Environmental Planning

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