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 Mar 2017
    • 30 Mar 2017
    • Durham, NC

    The Conference website is at:

    https://naep.memberclicks.net/2017-conference


    NAEP and NCAEP look forward to welcoming you to this vibrant exciting city located in the east central portion of the Piedmont region. Conveniently located just 15 miles from the Raleigh-Durham airport, the city is experiencing a revitalization in its postindustrial phase and creating a new identity based on its distinct districts and neighborhoods that offer nationally recognized restaurants and note-worthy attractions.

    The downtown area boasts an amazing array of restaurants, bars, breweries, galleries, retail and other options - many of which are within a short walking distance of the Durham Marriott City Center Hotel, the NAEP host hotel.

    If walking is not part of your plan, the Bull City Connector is a fare-free bus which makes stops throughout the downtown area.

    Durham is rich with culture - from native Piedmont blues to turn-of-the century tobacco warehouses that have been transformed into offices, retail and dining. The Bull City offers new arts and entertainment nightly. Truly, there is something for everyone.

    For more on Durham, NC, visit http://durhamnc.gov/

    • 31 Mar 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Raleigh, NC
    • 9

    Immediately following the National Association of Environmental Professionals 2017 Conference

    Provided by: NCAEP, John Dorney (Moffatt & Nichol) and Sandy Smith (Axiom Environmental)

     

    The NC Wetland Assessment Method (NC WAM) and NC Stream Assessment Method (NC SAM) are newly developed methods that have been recently and formally adopted by the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to rapidly assess the quality of wetlands and streams in NC. (Public Notice on April 21, 2015  -  available at: http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Missions/RegulatoryPermitProgram/RegulatoryNews/tabid/11189/Article/585633/wilmington-district-implementation-of-the-north-carolina-stream-assessment-meth.aspx) These methods were developed using a multi-year, interagency process.  Four-day training classes have been and continue to be offered for field staff to understand and utilize the methods properly. The manuals and accompanying materials for these classes can be found on NCAEP’s website (http://ncaep.org/links) and at the Corps’ RIBBITS site for the Wilmington District, under “Assessment Tools.”

    Interest has been expressed for a one-day overview course that summarizes these methods. The purpose of this overview is to ensure that interested parties from within and beyond North Carolina understand the complexities and goals of these two methods. Two of the four-day course’s main instructors (John Dorney with Moffatt & Nichol, and Sandy Smith with Axiom Environmental) will be teaching the one-day overview class, immediately following  the 2017 National Association of Environmental Professionals Conference in Durham, NC.  In addition to the morning lecture sessions, an optional afternoon field trip to a nearby wetland and stream complex will be provided, along with a box lunch.  Attendees will observe and participate in the completion of several NC WAM and NC SAM field forms and results of the field exercise will be discussed upon completion of the forms.  Since this is an overview class, manuals will not be provided but can be downloaded from the websites cited above. Field forms and other related documentation will be provided for students.

    Registration includes the morning lecture session and the optional afternoon field session, including a box lunch. NCAEP and the instructors have contacted various crediting groups (including the NC Board of Engineers and Surveyors).  Certificates of completion that document 6 PDH credits will be provided to all participants. Students must provide their own transportation to the field sites, or reserve a space in the instructors’ vehicles. A minimum of 20 registrants is required.  The maximum class size is 25.   Upon registration of 20 students, registrants will receive a course confirmation (via email). Should fewer than 20 students register, all registrants will be notified on 24 March that the course has been canceled and NCAEP will provide full registration refunds.    

    Please note that this one-day class is not a substitute for the four-day class, which provides in-depth training for field practitioners. 


    DATE: 31 March 2017

              
    LOCATION: Moffatt & Nichol

                       4700 Falls of Neuse Rd., Suite 300
                       Raleigh, NC 27609


    • 18 Apr 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 21 Apr 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • WK Dickson Charlotte Office
    • 12

    Staff of Moffatt & Nichol (John Dorney), Axiom Environmental (Sandy Smith), Penrose Environmental (Dave Penrose), and the NC Department of Transportation (LeiLani Paugh) will conduct a 4-day course organized by the NC Association of Environmental Professionals (NCAEP) 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 April 18- 21 in and near Charlotte, 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 authors were part of a 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 WK Dickson offices in Charlotte, NC. The fee for the course is $825 for members of the NCAEP and $850 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: 18-21 April 2017

              
    LOCATION: WK Dickson

                       616 Colonnade Dr.

                       Charlotte, NC 28205

                      

    Click here for additional details.

    Visit www.ncaep.org to register.


    • 09 May 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 12 May 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • WK Dickson Charlotte Office
    • 24
    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.

Past events

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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