Watershed-to-Wetland Institute 2018

Date / Time: April 24, 2018 12:00 am
Location: Polson, MT, USA
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Institute Goal: Provide training, information, and methods from the analysis of the monitoring and
assessment projects of the Flathead Reservation watersheds and exchange knowledge from programs
through a 3-day intense ecologic classroom and field-based experience.

Three event packed-days integrating concepts, culture, sharing
assessment methods, and techniques for wetland data collection
and analysis.

* Two days exploring wetland assessment methods, monitor-
ing and project planning, outreach, and restoration.

* One-half day field activity.

Agenda:

Tuesday April 24

Morning: The Importance of Wetlands and Water Resources to Traditional Cultures
8:00
8:30

Registration and refreshments
Welcome, Prayer, and Introductions
• Welcome and Prayer
• Drums and Prayer
• Goal of Institute
• Logistics
9:00- 12 noon Presentations:

• Water and Culture
• Cultural Use of Wetlands
• Impacts of Beaver Trade 1700s-1800s

12 noon- 1 pm Lunch (on your own)
Afternoon: Education Outreach, Climate Change Planning, and Grant Writing for

Program Development
1:00 – 4:30 pm Presentations:

• Explanation of the Clean Water Act Sec 404
• Grant writing and Planning
• Education Outreach
• Application of W2W Resources

Evening Social/ professional event
Note: Project and program poster displays and networking opportunities throughout the day

Wednesday April 25

Morning: Assessment Methods for Wetlands and Site Selection Techniques
8:00
8:15

Registration and refreshments
Welcome and review of previous day’s themes/activities

8:30-11:30 Training:

• Montana Wetland Assessment Method Training

11:30-12:00 Presentation

• Assessment Site Selection

12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own)
Afternoon: Sampling Methods and Results and Group Activity: Wetland Plan

Development
1:00 – 4:30 Presentations:

• Monitoring/ Assessment Results and Analysis
• Sampling Techniques
• Climatic Change Strategic Plan
Group Activity: Development of a site-specific wetland plan

Evening Social/ professional event
Note: Project and program poster displays and networking opportunities throughout the day

Thursday April 26
Morning: Wetland Creation, Restoration, and Connectivity
8:00 Refreshments
8:15 Welcome and review of previous day’s themes/activities
8:30 – 11:00 Presentations:

• Wetland and Wildlife Restoration Projects
• Highway Crossing and Habitat Connectivity
• Mission Creek and Moiese Wasteway

11:00-11:30 Field Preparation
Afternoon: Field Experience: View site specific restoration project results and

stabilization practices
11:30- 4:00 Field Experience

• Mission Creek and Moiese Wasteway
• Note: Bus leaves promptly at 11:30 am and returns at 4 pm
• Note: Lunch provided on bus
4:00-4:30 Return to KwaTaqNuk Resort
Wrap-up Field experience

4:30 Closing Prayer
*No Registration fee* To reserve your spot for this exciting and informative Institute please contact:

Dennis Lichtenberg: lichtenbergd@cnlworld.org