University of Minnesota Duluth — Kirby Ballroom

Thursday, July 14

Morning Plenaries

8:00 Registration and Refreshments
8:45 Welcome and Introductions Janet Keough, Acting Director, US EPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division
9:00 Emerging Wetland Research, Policy, and Management Issues Charles Newling, PWS, Senior Wetland Regulatory Scientist/Senior Vice President, Wetland Training Institute, Inc.
10:00 Coffee Break
10:15 Panel Discussion — Wetland Policy at the Local Level
David Zentner, Wetlands Advocate, Issac Walton League, McCabe Chapter (Duluth)
David Wierens, Land and Water Section Manager, MN Board of Soil and Water Resources
David Chmielewski, Blackhoof Site Development, LLC
Robert Ryan, Odyssey Development
12:00 Luncheon Speaker — Can Economists Add Anything Useful to the Wetlands Debate? Steven Taff, Extension Economist, University of Minnesota Department of Applied Economics

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

  Management Track Research Track
1:20 Wetland Delineeator Certification Gregory Larson, State Soils Specialist, MN Board of Water and Soil Resources Research Presentation
Research Presentation
2:00 Wetland Functions and Values Steven Eggers, PWS, Senior Ecologist, US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul Branch Research Presentation
Research Presentation
2:40 Break and Poster Viewing
3:00 Wetland Mitigation Update Robert Jacobsen, Botanist, Transportation Program Supervisor, MN Dept. of Transportation Research Presentation
Research Presentation
3:40 Discussion Session Research Presentation
4:00 Research Poster Session
5:00 Adjourn Afternoon Sessions

Evening Cruise

6:00 Evening Dinner/Mixer Harbor Cruise on the Vista Star (bring warm clothes). Geomorphology of Lake Superior and the St. Louis River

University of Minnesota Duluth — Kirby Ballroom

Friday, July 15

Morning Plenaries

7:30 MN Association of Professional Soil Scientists (MAPSS) Annual Membership Breakfast Meeting
8:00 Refreshments and Posters (for those not attending MAPSS Breakfast Meeting)
9:00 Research Presentation
9:20 Research Presentation
9:40 Research Presentation
10:00 Research Presentation
10:20 Break and Posters
10:30 Red soils field trip departs
10:35 Research Presentation
11:55 Awarding of Student Paper Prize Joseph Schubauer-Berigan, North Central Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists
Closing Comments Janet Keough, US EPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division
12:30 Box Lunches

Field Trips

10:30 Red Soils, Wetland Characteristics and Constructed Wetlands — Limit 40
5:00 Return from field trips