Meetings and Events

Each year NCAEP holds up to four dinner meetings in Raleigh, and over the last several years we have been expanding our meetings to Charlotte and Wilmington. Topics range across the diverse interests of our membership including natural resources, stream and wetland restoration, NEPA/SEPA, stormwater issues, regulatory updates, environmental ethics, and a variety of other topics. Our past speakers have included senior members of NCDENR, NCDWQ, local governments, and the Whitehouse Council of Environmental Quality. Many of our speakers' past presentations are available on the Past Meetings link. Most of our dinner meetings provide 1 Professional Development Hour of credit for those needing to keep up with certifications.

Each meeting begins with a social hour and gives our members the chance to catch up with old acquaintances and news from other specialties or interests. We then ask our speakers to present from 15 to 30 minutes, followed by a question and answer session. Come join us and learn something new!

Upcoming events

    • 23 Aug 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Lynnwood Brewing Concern - Barrel Room, 1053 E. Whitaker Mill Road, Raleigh NC
    • 11
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    In September of 2017 the North Carolina Department of Transportation initiated an agency wide effort to improve program delivery as a priority of Secretary Jim Trogdon. The concept included using GIS data to evaluate projects on a regional scale, thereby streamlining the project development process and reducing the time to get a project to design.

    The effort initially named “GIS Based Regional Modeling” soon matured into NCDOT Project ATLAS (Advancing Transportation through Linkages Automation and Screening). The overarching vision of Project ATLAS has evolved from environmental screening into a “One Stop Shop” for NCDOT Project Managers and Consultant Project Managers. Three tools are currently under development to give these teams the help they need and have a planned delivery window of August through October 2018. The first tool to be deployed will be the ATLAS Data Gateway. This tool will provide access to all currently available GIS data, identify and fill data gaps and produce new data layers where needed. The second tool to be released will be the ATLAS Screening Tool. This tool will provide an automated screening report for all transportation related projects, identifying site characteristics and potential effects to both the human and physical environment. The results of this screening will be a summary of the site features along with potential effects supported by accompanying spatial and tabular data. The final product of the first phase of the ATLAS effort will be the Project Management Platform which will provide a unified workspace for project managers to explore projects for associated data, documents, screening results, and automated reports.

    Please join us as Morgan Weatherford and LeiLani Paugh (NCDOT) outline these tools and how they will be implemented on future NCDOT projects.

    DATE:   23 August 2018
                 Social Hour starting at 5:30 PM
                 Dinner at 6:30 PM
                 Speaker at ~7:00 PM

    LOCATION:  Lynnwood Brewing Concern 
                       (Barrel Room)
                       1053 E. Whitaker Mill Road
                       Raleigh, NC 27604

    If you have registered for the event and would like to request a vegetarian entree, please contact president@ncaep.org.

    • 11 Sep 2018
    • 14 Sep 2018
    • NCDOT: Traffic Engineering Offices
    • 19
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    Staff of Moffatt & Nichol (John Dorney), Axiom Environmental (Sandy Smith), and the NC Department of Transportation (LeiLani Paugh and Greg Price) will conduct a 4-day course sponsored by the NC Association of Environmental Professionals (NC AEP) on the latest version (Version 2.1) of the North Carolina Stream Assessment Method (NC SAM) for determining the condition of streams and other non-wetland waterbodies (such as ditches) from September 11- 14, 2018 in and near Raleigh, NC.  This lecture and field course will focus on the method which is the standard method formally adopted by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District in their Public Notice dated April 21, 2015. The instructors were part of the multi-agency team of state and federal agencies who developed the method over the past several years and have previously taught this course using the same curriculum. The course will be taught at the NC Department of Transportation's Traffic Engineering Offices (750 N. Greenfield Parkway, Garner, NC 27529), with field sites in the Raleigh area.  The fee for the course is $720 for members of the NCAEP and $745 for non-members and includes lecture and field instruction, a copy of the most current NC SAM User Manual, field transportation, field drinks and snacks, as well as field lunches.

    DATE: 11-14 September 2018

              
    LOCATION: NCDOT: Traffic Engineering Offices

                       750 N. Greenfield Pkwy.

                       Garner, NC 27529



    Class enrollment is set at a minimum of 23 registrants and a maximum of 30 registrants.  Payment is can be made to the NC Association of Environmental Professionals (NC AEP)  at www.ncaep.org. Cancellations prior to September 3 will receive a full refund.  Cancellations after September 3 will receive a refund of the registration fee less a $100 administrative fee.  Paid registrations may be transferred to another individual upon written request.  No refunds will be given after the start of the class. Registrations after September 3 will be charged an additional $100.00.


    Click here for additional details.

    • 13 Sep 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Peculiar Rabbit: 1212 Pecan Ave. Charlotte, NC 28205
    • 66
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    Bats are some of the most diverse mammals found throughout the world, second only to rodents with the number of species. There are 17 species of bats in North Carolina, 10 of which have been documented in the Piedmont. White-nose syndrome (WNS), one of the worst wildlife diseases, has killed more than an estimated six million bats in the U.S. and Canada since 2006. In 2011, WNS was first discovered in western North Carolina and bat populations in the mountains have declined over 90 percent compared to their pre-WNS counts. In the Piedmont, WNS has been detected in only two hibernacula since monitoring began in 2014 and bat populations appear stable, but the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) has only now started to have enough data to develop trends. Overall, there is a paucity of data on bat populations in the Piedmont pre- and post-WNS. In response, the NCWRC has increased its efforts in conducting winter and summer surveys in the Piedmont.

    Olivia Munzer (Western Piedmont Habitat Conservation Coordinator: NC Wildlife Resources Commission) has been extensively involved in these efforts.  She will discuss WRC's latest results, as well as how they may affect permitting/documentation requirements. 


    DATE:   13 September 2018
                 Social Hour starting at 5:30 PM
                 Dinner at 6:30 PM
                 Speaker at ~7:00 PM

    LOCATION:  Peculiar Rabbit
                        1212 Pecan Ave.
                        Charlotte, NC 28205


    If you have registered for the event and would like to request a vegetarian entree, please contact president@ncaep.org.

Past events

19 Jul 2018 2018 NCAEP Annual Pig Pickin'
12 Jul 2018 USACE-Wilmington District Regulatory Program Update - Coordination Procedures for Federally Listed Bat Species in Western North Carolina
21 Jun 2018 Dinner Meeting - USACE: Regulatory Program Update: Introducing the Charlotte Regulatory Field Office
07 Jun 2018 2018 Rare Plant & Natural Community Identification Workshop
24 Apr 2018 NC WAM Certification Training: Lecture and Field
22 Mar 2018 Dinner Meeting - Incorporating Ecosystem Services Into NEPA
01 Feb 2018 Charlotte Winter Post-Holiday Social 2018
25 Jan 2018 Raleigh Winter Post-Holiday Social 2018
09 Nov 2017 Dinner Meeting - DMS: Identifying Restoration Priorities Using the Functional Approach
02 Nov 2017 TMDL Alternatives: Category 4b Success Stories and Other Options
10 Oct 2017 NC WAM Certification Training: Lecture and Field
04 Oct 2017 2017 Natural Communities and Rare Plants of the Uwharrie National Forest, Montgomery County, NC
28 Sep 2017 Dinner Meeting - DEQ Working Priorities and Themes
19 Sep 2017 NC SAM Certification Training: Lecture and Field
14 Jun 2017 NEPA Legislative/Policy Update
06 Jun 2017 2017 Rare Plant & Natural Community Identification Workshop
09 May 2017 Surface Water Identification and Training Course
27 Apr 2017 2017 Pig Pickin'
18 Apr 2017 NC SAM Certification Training: Lecture and Field
31 Mar 2017 NC WAM & SAM for Managers
27 Mar 2017 NAEP Conference
08 Mar 2017 Webinar: Environmental Practice in Flux: Transitioning to the Trump Administration
02 Mar 2017 Dinner Meeting - City of Raleigh Mitigation Bank
24 Jan 2017 Dinner Meeting - Proposed Water Quality Permit Revisions: Comment Period Open
27 Oct 2016 Dinner Meeting - NEPA/SEPA Update: Jennifer Haynie, NC Division of Water Infrastructure
13 Sep 2016 NC WAM Certification Training: Lecture and Field
18 Aug 2016 Charlotte Dinner Meeting - Charlotte's Umbrella Stream and Wetland Mitigation Bank: Past, Present and Future
05 May 2016 2016 Pig Pickin'
03 May 2016 NC WAM Certification Training: Lecture and Field
21 Mar 2016 NC SAM Certification Training: Lecture and Field
25 Feb 2016 Raleigh Dinner Meeting - NC SAM and NC WAM
27 Jan 2016 Raleigh Winter Post-Holiday Social 2016
20 Jan 2016 Webinar: Status of the Clean Water Rule
10 Dec 2015 Raleigh Dinner Meeting - 2015 Legislative Updates
11 Nov 2015 Phase I ESA 1527-13 Updated Requirements for “All Appropriate Inquiries”
02 Oct 2015 October 2, 2015 NATURAL COMMUNITY IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOP, Durham, NC area
01 Oct 2015 Nutrient Management: Implications for Mitigation
01 Oct 2015 October 1, 2015 NATURAL COMMUNITY IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOP, Durham, NC area
10 Sep 2015 Charlotte Dinner Meeting - Advancing the Science, Policy, and Approach of Stream Restoration
13 Aug 2015 Northern Long-eared Bat Listing Update - USF&WS Asheville Dinner Meeting
03 Jun 2015 June 3, 2015 Workshop: Natural Communities and Rare Plants of the Hickory Nut Gorge Area, Rutherford County, NC
14 May 2015 May 14th Raleigh Dinner Meeting - USF&WS listing of the Northern Long-Eared Bat
30 Apr 2015 2015 Pig Pickin'
10 Apr 2015 Spring Herb Identification Workshop
25 Mar 2015 Webinar: Consultation under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act Programmatic: NEPA Reviews
12 Mar 2015 Dinner Meeting - Donald van der Vaart, Secretary, NC Department of Environment & Natural Resources
27 Feb 2015 Winter Plant Identification Workshop (moved to rain date)
25 Feb 2015 Webinar: Guidance on Effective Use of Programmatic NEPA Reviews
12 Feb 2015 Charlotte Winter Post-Holiday Social
28 Jan 2015 Webinar: Integrating Analysis of Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change in NEPA Documents
22 Jan 2015 Raleigh Winter Post-Holiday Social 2015
04 Dec 2014 Raleigh Dinner Meeting - 2014 Legislative Updates
03 Oct 2014 October 3, 2014 Natural Communities and Rare Plants of the Uwharrie National Forest, Montgomery County, NC
02 Oct 2014 October 2, 2014 Natural Communities and Rare Plants of the Uwharrie National Forest, Montgomery County, NC
25 Sep 2014 Raleigh Dinner Meeting - Mosquito and Tick-Borne Diseases
17 Sep 2014 The Role of the Environmental Professional in Disaster Preparedness, Planning, and Recovery
24 Jul 2014 Wilmington Dinner Meeting - Update: Ecosystem Enhancement Program
29 May 2014 Piedmont Rare Species and Mafic Rock Communities Workshop and Fieldtrip to Durham and Granville Counties, NC
22 May 2014 Charlotte Dinner Meeting - The Environmental Management Commission & the Regulatory Reform Act
21 May 2014 NEPA 2013 Legal and Regulatory Update
07 Apr 2014 2014 NAEP Conference in St. Petersburg, FL
03 Apr 2014 Dinner Meeting - John E. Skvarla, III, Secretary, NC Department of Environment & Natural Resources
09 Jan 2014 Winter Post-Holiday Social 2014
05 Dec 2013 Raleigh Dinner Meeting - 2013 Legislative Updates
09 Oct 2013 Charlotte Dinner Meeting - 2013 Legislative Updates
13 Sep 2013 Middle Coastal Plain (Bladen Lakes Area) Rare Plants & Natural Communities Workshop
15 Aug 2013 Clean Water Management Trust Fund and Natural Heritage Program Updates
06 Jun 2013 Coastal Plain Rare Plants Workshop
22 May 2013 2013 Pig Pickin'
21 Mar 2013 Dinner Meeting - John E. Skvarla, III, Secretary, NC Department of Environment & Natural Resources
12 Mar 2013 Raleigh Webinar - ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING UNDER MAP-21 TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
24 Jan 2013 Winter Post-Holiday Social 2013
06 Dec 2012 Regulatory Reform and the Environment at the NC General Assembly
11 Oct 2012 Southern Mountain Rare Plants Workshop
19 Sep 2012 Charlotte Webinar - USACOE Permitting and 401 Water Quality Certifications
19 Sep 2012 Raleigh Webinar - USACOE Permitting and 401 Water Quality Certifications
13 Sep 2012 Will Harman to speak on: A Function-Based Framework for Stream Assessment and Restoration Projects
23 Aug 2012 Water Quality Improvements in Charlotte/Mecklenburg: Planning, Implementation, and Ongoing Opportunities
21 Jun 2012 The Environmental Footprint of Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing
20 Jun 2012 Webinar - NEPA Legal and Policy Update
23 May 2012 2012 Pig Pickin'
20 Apr 2012 Western Piedmont Rare Plants Workshop
29 Mar 2012 Determining Ecological Flows for River Basin Planning in North Carolina
17 Mar 2012 CLEAN JORDAN LAKE
18 Jan 2012 Winter Holiday Social 2012
08 Dec 2011 Environmental Decision Making: From Theory to Participation
15 Nov 2011 USACE Regulatory Update – NCWAM & NCSAM
22 Oct 2011 NCAEP'S BIG SWEEP AT FALLS LAKE
15 Sep 2011 2011 RARE PLANT & COMMUNITY IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOP
08 Sep 2011 EEP Version 2.0
11 Aug 2011 Current Trends in Stormwater Management
15 Jun 2011 NAEP Webinar - NEPA Legal and Policy Update
09 Jun 2011 Consolidated Buffer Rules and other DWQ Updates
19 May 2011 Basinwide Planning / Waters Committee Meeting
17 May 2011 2011 Pig Pickin'
07 Apr 2011 NAEP CEQ Webinar
03 Mar 2011 Compensatory Stream and Wetland Mitigation: An Evaluation of Regulatory Success
12 Jan 2011 Winter Holiday Social
04 Nov 2010 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Nov. Dinner Meeting @ BB&Y Restaurant
17 Oct 2010 Crowder District Park Invasive Species Workshop
21 Sep 2010 Fall Dinner Meeting @ BB&Y Restaurant
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