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

    • 27 Apr 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Cary, NC (Montague Lake)

    Annual NCAEP Pig Pickin

    NCAEP will host its annual Pig Pickin on April 27th at Montague Lake (http://montaguelake.com/). The event will last from 5:30 to 8:00. Dinner will be served around 6:00 and will include Barbecue, side items, tea, other beverages, and dessert.

    NCAEP Members and their families can attend for $5. Non-members will be charged $15. Those wishing to join NCAEP will be charged $45 ($30 for government employees), which will cover the dinner and NCAEP membership for one year.

    For non-members wishing to join, you can now register and pay dues on our website. Visit www.ncaep.org and click on MEMBERSHIP to access the application.

    In order to get an accurate head count and have enough food and supplies for all, please register by May 25th.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    Directions to Montague Lake (10305 Penny Road Raleigh, NC 27606 From Raleigh): take US 1 south to Tryon Road East (from I-40 East use Exit 293a). Follow Tryon Road East to Kildaire Farm Road. Turn right onto Kildaire Farm Road. Follow Kildaire Farm Road 2 miles to Penny Road. Turn left onto Penny Road. Go 1/2-mile to entrance (on the right) to Montague Lake at 10305 Penny Road. Follow long driveway back to lake and shelter.


    • 09 May 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 12 May 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • WK Dickson Charlotte Office
    • 15
    Staff of Moffatt & Nichol (John Dorney) and Penrose Environmental (Dave Penrose) will conduct a 4-day course on the latest version (Version 4.11, September 1, 2010) of the North Carolina methodology for identifying intermittent and perennial streams and their origins from May 9 -12 in Charlotte, NC.  This class is organized by and taught through the NC Association of Environmental Professionals (NC AEP). This lecture and field course will focus on the method which is the standard method used across the state and the Southeast by the NC Division of Water Resources and many local governments to identify intermittent and perennial streams and their origins.  The course will be taught in and near Charlotte, NC and will focus on piedmont streams located in three different Level IV ecoregions – Southern Outer Piedmont, Slate Belt, and Triassic Basin in varying condition.  This class is offered in coordination with the NC Division of Water Resources and follows the same curriculum as the course taught by DWR instructors.  Upon successful completion, students will receive a Certificate of Training which can be used with delegated or designated local governments. Please feel free to contact John Dorney at jdorney@moffattnichol.com or by phone at 919-522-6364 if you have any additional questions.  

    NCAEP members will receive a $25 registration discount

    DATE: 9-12 May 2017

              
    LOCATION: WK Dickson

                       616 Colonnade Dr.

                       Charlotte, NC 28205


    Click here for additional details.

    Visit www.ncaep.org to register.

    • 06 Jun 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Durham, Wake and Granville Counties, NC
    • 16
    The North Carolina Natural Heritage Program (NHP) and the North Carolina Association of Environmental Professionals (NCAEP) will hold a one-day Natural Community Identification workshop on 6 June 2017.  The field trip/workshop will be led by Michael Schafale and Laura Robinson, and will highlight some of the rare plants and natural communities associated with mafic rock substrate in Durham and Granville Counties. This field trip is designed for environmental professionals, botanists, and students who are responsible for conducting environmental surveys. 

    6 June 2017 Field Trip: Piedmont Rare Species and Mafic Rock Communities

    This one-day trip includes visits to various sites. Depending on site conditions, stops will include some combination of Butner-Falls of Neuse Game Land, Eno River Diabase Sill Plant Conservation Preserve, South Butner Diabase Glade, and/or Picture Creek Diabase Barrens. These stops are designed to see federally and state endangered plant species Smooth Coneflower (Echinacea laevigata) and Michaux’s Sumac (Rhus michauxii), plus various state listed species in their natural habitats. Natural Communities will include Diabase Glade, Upland Depression Swamp Forest, Basic Mesic Forest, Xeric Hardpan Forest, and possibly Basic Oak-Hickory Forest.  Additional rare plant species will include Baptisia australis var. aberrans (NC-E), Marshallia legrandii (SR), Liatris squarrulosa (SR), Lithospermum canescens (SR), Parthenium auriculatum (SR), Silphium terebinthinaceum (SR), and possibly others.

    The Guide to the Natural Communities of North Carolina, Fourth Approximation (2012) is available as a free download at the NHP website at http://ncnhp.org/references/publications.  You may also download a copy of Classification of the Natural Communities of North Carolina, Third Approximation (1990) by Schafale and Weakley, which has more descriptive text than the current Fourth Approximation.  Bound copies of the Third Approximation can be purchased from the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program for $15 at the workshop. 

    Notes

    Registration:  In order to make the most of this learning experience and for the safety of all participants and the habitats we visit, we must limit the number of participants to 20 registrants and require a minimum of 10 participants.  If there is fewer than the minimum number of participants, the class may be canceled .  Registrants will receive a registration confirmation and additional trip details by email.  Registration deadline in 26 May 2017.

    Transportation: The workshop fee includes transportation by van from the local meeting location to the site, for interested parties.   Due to limited parking at some of the stops, carpooling with other workshop participants or riding in a van is encouraged. Details about departure times and meeting locations will be emailed to participants prior to the workshop. We will make break stops as feasible along the way.

    Equipment: Please bring a lunch, as we will eat lunch while in the field. Please wear appropriate field clothes and shoes and bring water, insect repellent, and sunscreen, as needed.  The field sites are known to harbor ticks, chiggers, and snakes.  Bring a camera if you are interested in photographing the plant species and natural communities. Participants will not be allowed to collect plant or animal specimens. The field trips are planned rain or shine, so please plan and prepare accordingly. In the rare event of emergency cancellation or last minute updates, registrants will be contacted via email. Coolers will be provided for drinks. Afternoon snacks will also be provided.

Past events

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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