Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, July 01, 2015
    • Wednesday, September 30, 2015
    • Chicago, IL


    • Thursday, September 03, 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Seattle (Ballard Beer Company) and Portland (Basecamp Brewing Company, 930 SE Oak Street)

    September 3, 2015

    First-Thursday Networking Mixers

    5:30 - 7:00pm

    First pint is FREE for members! 

    NWAEP monthly first-Thursday networking events are an opportunity for you to meet, network, stay informed, and stay connected with environmental colleagues. The event is also a great way to connect with the NWAEP Board to contribute ideas for improvements (e.g., new events, speakers, topics, training, and activities!). Networking mixers are being held in both Portland and Seattle (see more details, below). As always, this event is free to both members and non-members, so please bring a friend.  Please register on our events page so we know you are attending!

    Seattle

    Ballard Beer Company

    2050 NW Market Street

    Join us at the Ballard Beer Company for our First-Thursday Networking Mixer! Ballard Beer Company is a community minded business that believes that beer is fun, beer has history, and beer is cool! In addition to local Ballard brews, their tap handles are filled with interesting and hard to find beers and ciders throughout Washington State. Dogs are welcome, too! 

    Please contact Josh Jensen at jjensen@anchorqea.com with any comments or questions about the Seattle gathering.

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    Portland

    Basecamp Brewing Company

    930 SE Oak St

    Join us at Basecamp Brewing Company to network with your fellow Portland NWAEP crew! Basecamp Brewing Company crafts each of their beers with an eye toward innovation and creativity as well as consisstency and balance, making fvor awesome brewskies that are at once approachable for any beer drinking and staisfying for the most adenture-minded palate.   

    Please contact Lindsay Mico at lindsaymico@gmail.com with any comments or questions about the Portland gathering.

    • Tuesday, September 15, 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Portland State University Room TBD (Portland) and Anchor QEA (Seattle)

    NWAEP Lunch & Learn

    SEPA Overview and Update
    Presented by Annie Szvetecz, Washington State Department of Ecology

    Please join us for this special Lunch and Learn presentation featuring Annie Szvetecz, Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology), who will be giving an overview of the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).  The overview includes background on SEPA, including its purpose and function.  Specific topics related to exemptions, review and commenting, and NEPA/SEPA integration will be covered.

    Annie has been a senior planner and policy analyst for Ecology since 2004 and currently oversees the statewide administration of SEPA, including the statewide Register, rulemaking, guidance, training, and technical assistance.   She has a Master's Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana and is currently a J.D. candidate at Lewis and Clark School of Law.

    Please note that the actual talk will start promptly at 12:00.  However, we encourage everyone to join us for some friendly discussion and networking starting at 11:30.

    Please join NWAEP in Portland, OR for this Lunch & Learn discussion by registering and reserving a spot!  The event will be available in Seattle via webinar, hosted at Anchor QEA (720 Olive Way, Suite 1900).  Free for Members and $10 for Non-Members.  Please e-mail Lindsay Mico (lindsaymico@gmail.com) if you have any questions. 

    Interested in becoming a member?  Visit http://www.nwaep.org for more details! 

     

    • Thursday, October 08, 2015
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hilton Hotel, Seattle Airport: 17620 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188

    Presented By
    Northwest Environmental Business Council
    NAIOP - Commercial Real Estate Development Association
    Washington State Department of Ecology

    October 8, 2015
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm (reception following)

    Hilton Hotel - Seattle Airport 
    17620 International Blvd., Seattle, WA 98188

    NWAEP is a proud sponsor of this conference! NWAEP members get a $25 discount on registration. Email us at thenwaep@gmail.com for the discount code! 


    Making Transactions Happen. The expanding real estate market, along with a shortage of developable land, is placing renewed attention on properties with real or perceived environmental challenges. Despite potentially contaminated soil or groundwater, these sites can provide attractive opportunities for those who know how to manage the challenges of assessment and cleanup, and how to collaborate with the private parties and public agencies involved in transforming contaminated land into viable real estate projects.

    Re-Using Contaminated Land is a focused one-day educational conference bringing togetherdevelopers, property owners, clean-up professionals, environmental regulators, municipalities, and others involved in returning properties to productive use. The content highlights the special challenges involved in redeveloping contaminated properties, with the goal of helping facilitate these transactions. Three educational tracks will cover:


    - Development Issues & Tools
    - Public Sector Strategies 
    Regulations & Technologies  

    PLUS: Pre-Conference Course
    An Introduction to Brownfields Redevelopment [info]

     

    Why Attend

     

     Who Should Attend

    • Gain an up-to-date perspective on redevelopment strategies & opportunities.
    • Increase your understanding of the nuts-and-bolts of project development on contaminated land.
    • Learn what it takes to effectively manage transactions - and how to work with regulators & service providers.
    • Uncover sources of funding, and how to get it.
    • Meet and network with leading experts, colleagues, potential partners & customers.


     

    • Property owners - private & public
    • Project developers & financiers 
    • Construction firms
    • Local government & economic development staff
    • Environmental & civil engineers
    • Consultants, attorneys & other service providers
    • Government regulatory agencies


    See list of Continuing Education Credits
     


    • Thursday, October 15, 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Seattle (Anchor QEA, 720 Olive Way, Suite 1900); Portland (TBD)

    NWAEP Lunch & Learn

    Puget Sound Watershed Characterization:
    Supporting Land Use Planning and Ecosystem Restoration through Geospatial Assessments of Watershed Processes and Habitats

    Presented by Colin Hume, Washington State Department of Ecology

    Please join us for this Lunch and Learn presentation featuring Colin Hume, Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology), who will be giving a presentation on the Puget Sound Watershed Characterization.  Because this being rescheduled from a previously canceled event, this is FREE for NWAEP Members and Non-Members to attend!

    Decision support tools like the Puget Sound Watershed Characterization enable landscape-scale analysis of ecosystem attributes and degradation, provide essential information for long-term sustainability planning, and assist with setting local and regional priorities for protection and restoration investments; improving ecosystem resiliency and enabling smarter discussions among neighboring jurisdictions for long-term land use planning.

    This presentation covers how available coarse-scale geospatial environmental information has been used to model and assess ecosystem processes, structures and functions across Puget Sound. The Puget Sound Watershed Characterization Project has been used to help decision-makers determine the most effective approaches to planning for future development, as well as protection and restoration programs within the context of existing ecosystem processes. 

    Applying watershed assessments and indices reveals the relative potential of specific landscapes to provide services, in terms of water flow, water quality, and wildlife habitat. This approach allows for a more comprehensive understanding and ranking of sub basins in terms of the ecosystem processes and functions they support. This information can be used to inform update processes for comprehensive plans and development regulations to better account for existing ecosystem processes, whether they are intact or degraded. The presentation will explain the approach and general methodology behind the Puget Sound Watershed Characterization models and indices, provide a live demonstration of a newly developed web map application, discuss the options available to tailor the modeling and analysis to local conditions, and describe several case studies of how this tool has been used in Puget Sound planning processes.

    Colin Hume is a Watershed Ecologist for the Washington State Department of Ecology.  Colin earned his B.S. in Biology from Western Washington University, and an M.S. in Conservation Biology and Environmental Planning from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment where he focused on strategies for protection and restoration of watershed processes and function.  Most recently he worked with the U.S. Fish& Wildlife Service in Washington D.C. where he helped to administer national aquatic restoration programs overseen by the Division of Fisheries.

    Colin currently serves as manager for the Puget Sound Watershed Characterization Project and Coordinator for the Watershed Characterization Technical Assistance Team (WCTAT). He is a technical lead for the inter-agency team and has the primary responsibility for coordinating with users of the team services.  Colin synthesizes information from the Characterization assessments and participates on technical advisory and review committees for watershed planning projects across Puget Sound including:  Stormwater retrofit plans for the Hood Canal Coordinating Council and the City of Mukilteo, the WRIA 7 Salmon Recovery Plan Protection Strategies report, the Whatcom County Water Quality and Agriculture Ecosystem Services project, and the City of Duvall Watershed Plan.  Colin has also led the development of and conducted full day trainings in use of watershed characterization assessments as part of Ecology’s Coastal Training Center. 

    Please note that the actual talk will start promptly at 12:00.  However, we encourage everyone to join us for some friendly discussion and networking starting at 11:30.

    Please join NWAEP in Seattle, WA for this Lunch & Learn discussion by registering and reserving a spot!  The event will be available in Portland via webinar, hosted at Louis Berger, 700 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 900.  This Lunch & Learn will be FREE for Members and Non-Members.  Please e-mail Josh Jensen (jjensen@anchorqea.com) if you have any questions. 

    Interested in becoming a member?  Visit http://www.nwaep.org for more details!  

    • Monday, April 11, 2016
    • Thursday, April 14, 2016
    • Chicago, IL

     




    National Association of Environmental Professionals  

    Annual Conference - April 11-14, 2016

    Chicago, Illinois

     

    ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS:

    Abstracts are now being accepted. Check out the Call for Papers and then use this link to submit your abstract for consideration by the 2016 conference committee.

     

    HOTEL

    The 2016 conference will be held at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois. Use this link to make your room reservation now to ensure you get the NAEP block rate. There is also a block reserved for government employees, but note the per diem rate will be updated Oct 1, 2015 and this new rate is the one you will be charged.

     

    SPONSOR AND EXHIBITOR

    There are numerous sponsor and exhibitor opportunities during the 2016 conference. Get your company name and information in front of environmental professionals from around the US. Check back for more information.  

     

    Questions: Contact Donna Carter or call 863-949-0262.


Past events

Friday, August 14, 2015 NWAEP Lunch and Learn: Waterfront Seattle Presentation and Seawall Tour
Thursday, August 06, 2015 NWAEP First Thursday Mixers in Seattle and Portland 08/06
Thursday, July 02, 2015 NWAEP First Thursday Mixers in Seattle and Portland - JULY CANCELLED
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 PNW Chapter of SWS - Call for Papers
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 NAEP Presentation: Are You Ready for the Clean Power Plan?
Thursday, June 04, 2015 NWAEP First Thursday Mixers in Seattle and Portland 06/04
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 NAEP Presentation: NEPA Case Law Update
Thursday, May 21, 2015 NEBC: Managing Stormwater in Oregon
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 NAEP Presentation: NEPA Policy Update
Thursday, May 07, 2015 NWAEP First Thursday Mixers in Seattle and Portland 05/07
Saturday, April 25, 2015 Teambuilding Restoration Event
Thursday, April 23, 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival - Washington Water Trust
Monday, April 13, 2015 NAEP 40th Annual Conference
Thursday, April 02, 2015 NWAEP Member Appreciation Mixer 04/02
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 NAEP Presentation: Consultation under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act - Programmatic NEPA Reviews
Thursday, March 19, 2015 NWAEP Lunch & Learn - Handling Cultural Resource issues in Clean Water Act Section 404 Permitting
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 NEBC: Managing Stormwater in Washington
Thursday, March 05, 2015 March 5: First-Thursday Mixers in Seattle & Portland
Thursday, February 26, 2015 NWAEP Lunch & Learn - Update on the Mazama Pocket Gopher listing (USFWS)
Thursday, February 26, 2015 Landslide Hazards Conference
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 NAEP Webinar - Draft Guidance on Effective Use of Programmatic NEPA Reviews
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 City of Seattle A&E Consultant Business Opportunities Forum
Thursday, February 05, 2015 NWAEP First-Thursday Networking - Portland (2/5)
Thursday, February 05, 2015 NWAEP Seattle - Seattle Art Museum Networking Event (02/05)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 NAEP Webinar: CEQ Revised Draft Guidance on Integrating Analysis of GHG and Climate Change in NEPA Documents
Thursday, January 15, 2015 NWAEP Lunch & Learn - Programmatic Consultations with NMFS - What Can They do for You? (NMFS)
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Webinar: Practical Improvements for Better Implementation of NEPA
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Northwest Environmental Conference & Tradeshow
Thursday, December 04, 2014 NWAEP First Thursday Networking - Seattle (12/4)
Thursday, December 04, 2014 NWAEP First-Thursday Networking - Portland (12/4)
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 NWAEP Seattle - Bullitt Center Tour (11/19)
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Webinar: Valuing Functions and Values of Ecosystems in Environmental Planning and Analysis
Saturday, November 15, 2014 2014 Green Building Slam
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Webinar: Top 5 Speaking Tips for Environmental Professionals
Thursday, November 06, 2014 NWAEP First Thursday Networking - Seattle (11/6)
Thursday, November 06, 2014 NWAEP First-Thursday Networking - Portland (11/6)
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 Future Energy Conference
Thursday, October 23, 2014 NWAEP Lunch & Learn - Floodplain Management and the Endangered Species Act: Coming Changes to the FEMA FIRM Program
Thursday, October 23, 2014 Annual AWRA-WA State Conference
Friday, October 10, 2014 EB Conference 2014 | Building Transformation Through Transparency
Saturday, October 04, 2014 Cedar River Salmon Journey
Thursday, October 02, 2014 NWAEP First Thursday Networking - Seattle (10/2)
Thursday, October 02, 2014 NWAEP First-Thursday Networking - Portland (10/2)
Thursday, October 02, 2014 Re-Using Contaminated Land
Saturday, September 27, 2014 Three Free Classes
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 NWAEP hosting NAEP Webinar: Disaster Preparedness, Planning, and Recovery
Thursday, September 04, 2014 NWAEP First-Thursday Networking - Seattle (9/4)
Thursday, September 04, 2014 NWAEP First-Thursday Networking - Portland (9/4)
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Portland NWAEP Lunch & Learn - Streaked Horned Lark: Status Update and Project Planning Advice
Thursday, August 07, 2014 NWAEP First-Thursday Networking - Seattle (8/7)
Thursday, August 07, 2014 NWAEP First-Thursday Networking - Portland (8/7)
Thursday, July 03, 2014 NWAEP Seattle & Portland - No Mixer In July
Thursday, June 19, 2014 Portland NWAEP Lunch & Learn - Restoring the Lower Columbia River Ecosystem – Where do we go from here?
Thursday, June 05, 2014 NWAEP Seattle - First Thursday Mixer at Capitol Cider 6/5
Thursday, June 05, 2014 NWAEP First-Thursday Networking - Portland (6/5)
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 NAEP 5/21 NEPA Webinar: NWAEP Showings in Seattle and Portland
Thursday, May 01, 2014 NWAEP First-Thursday Networking - Portland (5/1)
Saturday, April 26, 2014 2014 Green Home tour
Thursday, April 24, 2014 NWAEP 2014 Annual Meeting - Seattle, WA
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Oregon Future Energy Conference - Presented by the NEBC
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Portland NWAEP Lunch & Learn - Hydropower Licensing and Mitigation in the PNW - Clackamas River Fish Passage Improvements - Clackamas River Fish Passage Improvements
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 NWAEP Seattle: Bullitt Center Tour Event 4/16
Thursday, April 03, 2014 NWAEP First-Thursday Networking Event, Portland (4/3/2014)
Thursday, April 03, 2014 NWAEP Seattle/Bellevue: First Thursday Mixer at The Parlor Billiards & Spirits (4/3)
Thursday, March 27, 2014 NEBC Young Environmental Prodessionals
Thursday, March 06, 2014 First-Thursday Networking Event, Portland 3/6/2014
Thursday, March 06, 2014 NWAEP Seattle - First Thursday Mixer at Hale's Ales Pub 3/6
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 NEBC Northwest Managing Stormwater in the NW - March 5
Thursday, February 27, 2014 Sustainability Reporting Strategies and Tools: Achieving Truth, Transparency and Impact in Your Reporting Strategy
Thursday, February 20, 2014 Portland NWAEP Lunch & Learn - Modeling Historic Flood Impacts to the Columbia River
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Seattle NWAEP Lunch and Learn: Dredging, Sediments, and Analytical Support
Thursday, February 13, 2014 RESCHEDULED: Portland NWAEP "First"-Thursday Event
Thursday, February 06, 2014 NWAEP Seattle: Speed Networking at the Belltown Pub 2/6
Thursday, February 06, 2014 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER! Portland NWAEP Monthly First-Thursday, 2/6/2014
Thursday, January 09, 2014 Seattle NWAEP: "First" Second Thursday Mixer at Capitol Cider 1/9
Thursday, January 09, 2014 Portland NWAEP "First" Second-Thursday Event, 1/9/2014
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 NAEP Webinar: The National Environmental Policy Act and Sustainability
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 NEBC Northwest Environmental Conference & Tradeshow - Dec. 10-11
Thursday, December 05, 2013 NWAEP Seattle: First Thursday Holiday Mixer at Elephant & Castle 12/5
Saturday, November 16, 2013 2013 Green Building Slam
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 NAEP Webinar: Guiding Ideas In Transportation Planning 11/13
Thursday, November 07, 2013 NWAEP Seattle - First Thursday Mixer at Hale's Ales Pub 11/7
Thursday, November 07, 2013 NWAEP Portland - First Thursday Social, 11/7/13
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 FSL/PSU FALL Forest Ecology and Mgmt Seminar Series, Tuesdays 3-4pm
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Book Launch: Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia
Thursday, October 17, 2013 Portland NWAEP Lunch & Learn - Traditional Cultural Properties and Sacred Sites
Thursday, October 03, 2013 NWAEP Portland - First Thursday Social
Thursday, October 03, 2013 NWAEP Bellevue (New!) - First Thursday Mixer at the Bellevue Tap House 10/3
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 Mark LaLiberte Special Presentation
Thursday, September 05, 2013 NWAEP Portland - First Thursday Social
Thursday, September 05, 2013 NWAEP Seattle - First Thursday Mixer at the Pike Place Brewing Co 9/5
Thursday, August 15, 2013 NWAEP Seattle - ESA/MMPA Lunch and Learn/Webinar 8/15
Thursday, August 15, 2013 Portland NWAEP Lunch & Learn - Measuring stream functions: Building a Compensatory Mitigation Framework for Aquatic Resources in Oregon
Wednesday, August 07, 2013 Webinar: ACHP/CEQ Guidance for Integrating NEPA and Section 106
Thursday, August 01, 2013 NWAEP Portland - First Thursday Social
Thursday, August 01, 2013 NWAEP Seattle - First Thursday Mixer at Fremont Brewing Company 8/1
Thursday, July 11, 2013 NWAEP Seattle - First "Second" Thursday Mixer
Thursday, July 11, 2013 NWAEP Portland - "First" Second Thursday Social
Thursday, June 27, 2013 NWAEP Seattle - Navigating Virtual Teams Brown Bag
Thursday, June 20, 2013 Portland NWAEP Lunch & Learn - Getting Closer: The Emerging Regulatory Framework for Carbon Sequestration in the U.S.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 2013 Intertwine Education Summit
Thursday, June 06, 2013 NWAEP Seattle - First Thursday Mixer
Thursday, June 06, 2013 NWAEP Portland - First Thursday Social
Thursday, May 16, 2013 NWAEP Seattle - Aquatic Ecology Thesis Brown Bag
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 NAEP NEPA Webinar
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Resilient Design as a Driver of Sustainability
Thursday, May 09, 2013 NWAEP Seattle - Implementation of a Reef Mitigation Policy Thesis Brown Bag
Thursday, May 02, 2013 2013 NWAEP Annual Meeting
Friday, April 19, 2013 Statistical Methods for Environmental Data - NWAEP Lunch & Learn - Portland
Thursday, April 04, 2013 NWAEP Seattle - First Thursday Mixer
Thursday, April 04, 2013 NWAEP Portland - First Thursday Social
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 NAEP Webinar - Environmental Planning under MAP-21 Transportation Projects
Thursday, March 07, 2013 NWAEP Portland - First Thursday Social
Thursday, February 07, 2013 NWAEP Portland - First Thursday Social
Thursday, December 06, 2012 NWAEP Portland - First Thursday Social
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 NEBC Northwest Environmental Conference & Tradeshow
Thursday, November 01, 2012 NWAEP Portland - First Thursday Social!
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