AFE 2021: Wetlands: Where Green Meets Blue, How does it Affect You?

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Wetlands are some of the most diverse ecosystems on the landscape. This diversity creates habitat for plants and animals and provides services for human communities, such as hosting traditional subsistence lands of Alaska's Native Peoples, offering protection from floods, and improving water quality. While we understand why wetlands are important, we lack knowledge about the location and types of wetlands ...

AFE 2021: Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Update

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regulatory Division will provide a broad overview of several recent federal regulation changes that affect development projects in waters of the U.S., including wetlands. The topics that will be covered include the National Environmental Policy Act, the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, and the 12 modified and 4 new nationwide permits that go into effect ...

AFE 2021: Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Update

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Civil Works Management Branch will provide an overview of the current Civil Works Partnership Programs and authorities. The presentation will also cover recent federal regulation and policy changes including anticipated changes to the Civil Works Program and partnership opportunities. Presenter: Cynthia Upah, Civil Works Planning Chief, US Army Corps of Engineers

AFE 2021: HazWoper Refresher #2

EMI Alaska

Training provided by Environmental Management Inc. This class is required annually to remain in compliance with 29 CFRR 1910.120 and provides review of the 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response class, covers new rules and regulations passed in the last year, and discusses problems encountered in field response, new waste disposal techniques, and health issues. This course is open ...

AFE 2021: Permitting 101 – How to Understand Government Permits and How to be an Effective Commenter

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The government – the feds, the state, maybe even your locality – issues a bewildering variety of permits. Some may authorize a project you hate; others may put roadblocks in the way of a project you love. Others are just confusing. This session will give you a method to think about and understand them. It will also make you a ...

AFE 2021: Hot Topics in Invasive Species Management

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Invasive species are a growing threat to natural resources in Alaska. Invasive species prevention and management activities are conducted in Alaska by various groups. This session will introduce participants to three invasive species hot topics: biosecurity practices, invasive pike management, and invasive chokecherry trees. Participants will gain familiarity with these hot topics, and an understanding of how they could apply ...

AFE 2021: HazWoper Refresher #2

EMI Alaska

Training provided by Environmental Management Inc. This class is required annually to remain in compliance with 29 CFRR 1910.120 and provides review of the 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response class, covers new rules and regulations passed in the last year, and discusses problems encountered in field response, new waste disposal techniques, and health issues. This course is open ...

AFE 2021: Invasive Species in Alaska – Citizen Science and Educational Opportunities

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Invasive species are a growing threat to Alaska ecosystems, natural resources, and the economy. Opportunities exist for public participation in the inventory, management, and understanding impacts of invasive species on natural resources of Alaska. This session will introduce participants to citizen science, and educational opportunities for invasive species projects in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial environments. Three examples of such projects ...

AFE 2021: What happened? COASST 2020 Monitoring Program Results

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Join us to hear the latest reports on marine ecosystem health from monitoring efforts across Alaska, including Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (KBNERR), the Aleut Community of St. Paul Ecosystem Conservation Office (ECO), and the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST). We will discuss seabird mortality events, harmful algal blooms, and implications for the local communities making essential ...

AFE 2021: Die-off Alert Training – Seabird Mortality Event Reporting

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Coastal communities in Alaska are witnessing a changing marine environment, including rising ocean temperatures, shifting fisheries, and increases in disease and toxic algal blooms. COASST, BeringWatch, the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council and the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service have teamed up to work with coastal communities to track seabird die-offs in Alaska. Die-off Alert ...

AFE 2021: Alaska’s Changing Wildfire Environment

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An overview of Alaska’s vast, complex, and changing wildfire environment. Highlights recent wildfire trends in Alaska, their impacts to humans and wildlife, and the strong relationship between wildfire managers and scientists to improve fire-related decision making. Presenter: Zav Grabinski, Alaska Fire Science Consortium

AFE 2021: Alaska Fungi

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Session details to be announced.