Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals

Events Calendar



Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, January 28, 2015
    • 11:00 AM
    • Portland: Louis Berger (700 NE Multnomah St. #900); Seattle: Anchor QEA (720 Olive Way, #1900)
    • 15
    NAEP WEBINAR

    Council on Environmental Quality Revised Draft Guidance on Integrating Analysis of Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change in NEPA Documents

     

    January 28, 2015

    11am - 12:30pm PT

     

    NWAEP will be hosting this NAEP webinar at the following locations:

    Portland: Louis Berger (700 NE Multnomah St. #900)

    Seattle: Anchor QEA (720 Olive Way, #1900)

    Note: the webinar will not be available from your own computer unless you register directly through NAEP, here.

     

    Registration Fees:

    - NWAEP and NAEP members = free

    - Non-members = $10 (become a member now and attend the rest of NWAEP's events for free!)

     

    This webinar will present a synopsis of how courts are addressing the questions of when and how agencies consider climate change in their NEPA reviews and then focus on the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Revised Draft Guidance on Integrating Analysis of Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change into environmental documents prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  The Revised Draft Guidance was released by CEQ for a 60-day public review and comment on December 24, 2014, with comments due through February 23, 2015https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/12/24/2014-30035/revised-draft-guidance-for-federal-departments-and-agencies-on-consideration-of-greenhouse-gas ).  The Revised Draft Guidance describes how Federal departments and agencies should consider the effects of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change in their NEPA reviews.  The guidance supersedes the draft greenhouse gas and climate change guidance released by CEQ in February 2010.  This guidance explains that agencies should consider both the potential effects of a proposed action on climate change, as indicated by its estimated greenhouse gas emissions, and the implications of climate change for the environmental effects of a proposed action.  The guidance also emphasizes that agency analyses should be commensurate with projected greenhouse gas emissions and climate impacts, and should employ appropriate quantitative or qualitative analytical methods to ensure useful information is available to inform the public and the decision-making process in distinguishing between alternatives and mitigations.  It recommends that agencies consider 25,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions on an annual basis as a reference point below which a quantitative analysis of greenhouse gas is not recommended unless it is easily accomplished based on available tools and data.  Unlike the 2010 draft guidance, the revised draft guidance applies to all proposed Federal agency actions, including land and resource management actions.  It reflects CEQ’s consideration of responses to the questions regarding land and resource management actions and the comments received on the 2010 draft guidance in addition to other Federal agency and affected stakeholder input.  The revised guidance also discusses the relationship of the proposed action to the consideration of preparedness (adaptation) to climate change.  It does not create new or additional regulatory requirements.  It instructs agencies on how to address the greenhouse gas emissions from and the effects of climate change on their proposed actions within the existing NEPA regulatory framework.


    Moderator:  

    - Marie Campbell, President-Sapphos Environmental and NAEP Elected Board Member


    Speakers:

    - Horst Greczmiel, Associate Director for NEPA Oversight, Council on Environmental Quality

    - Michael Gerrard, Professor, Columbia Law School, and Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law


    Related Readings:

    New York Environmental Impact Statements Beginning to Address Climate Resiliency (October 2014). http://web.law.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/microsites/climate-change/files/Publications/Fellows/strell.pdf


    Consideration of Climate Change in  Federal EISs, 2009-2011 (2012). https://web.law.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/microsites/climate-change/files/Publications/Students/Woolsey%20NEPA%20report.pdf


    Reverse Environmental Impact Analysis: Effect of Climate Change on Projects (2012). http://www.law.columbia.edu/null/download?&exclusive=filemgr.download&file_id=61833
    • Thursday, February 05, 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Avenue Seattle, WA 98101

    Seattle Art Museum Networking Event


    Please join us Thursday, February 5 at 5:30pm for our First Thursday environmental networking event at the Seattle Art Museum! 


    For this networking event, we will be meeting in the TASTE restaurant for drinks and networking until 6:00 or 6:30, depending on when people arrive.  After that, folks will be able to take advantage of the first Thursday free admission to the art museum and go enjoy some of the amazing art that this museum has to offer!


    Please RSVP HERE or e-mail Josh Jensen at jjensen@anchorqea.com with any comments or questions. 


    *Interested in learning more about NWAEP or becoming a member?  Check out our webpage at http://www.nwaep.org


    We look forward to seeing you there!


    • Thursday, February 05, 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (PST)
    • The Green Dragon, 928 SE 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97214
    Portland NWAEP Monthly First-Thursday networking event on Thursday, February 5th, from 5:30pm to 7pm at The Green Dragon, 928 SE 9th Ave, Portland.


    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 how NWAEP can improve (e.g new events, speakers, topics, training and activities!)  As always, this event is free to both members and non-members, so please bring a friend.

    The first pint is free for current NWAEP members only!

     

    Location: 928 SE 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

    Please contact Lindsay Mico at lindsaymico@gmail.com with any questions.


    • Thursday, February 26, 2015
    • Saturday, February 28, 2015
    • University of Washington, Seattle

    Landslide Hazards Conference Planned

    Includes Science, Policy, Public Safety, and Potential Loss Perspectives

     

    A major conference will be held February 26-28, 2015, on landslide hazards and the risks they pose to people, property, and the environment. The conference is planned by the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists. It is hosted by the University of Washington – Seattle.

     

    The conference is for policy makers, elected officials, land-use planners and managers, utilities, landslide experts, insurers, lenders, media, and others. These various perspectives will be used to develop strategies to bridge gaps among science, land use, property rights, and public safety. 

     

    The conference objective is to increase communication on the landslide issue. The ultimate goal is to minimize the damage and costs of future landslides. Local, state, national, and international landslide hazard identification and mitigation programs are included.

     

    Keynote speakers will showcase general landslide hazards and lessons learned from the 2014 Oso, Wash., landslide. Other topics include the new Washington Landslide Commission and modeling landslide risk management after the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program. 

     

    On Thursday, February 26, 2015, the program will focus on current conditions and knowledge. On Friday, February 27, the program will address ways to make improvements. On Saturday, February 28, there will be an optional field trip to recent landslides in both Everett and Oso, Wash.

     

    Co-sponsors include the Washington State Geological Survey; King County, Wash.; the Canadian Geotechnical Society; and others.

     

    The cost of the conference is $300, which includes two lunches, refreshments, and a hosted reception. The cost of the optional field trip to the landslides in Everett and Oso, Wash., is $100.

     

    For more information or to register for this landslide hazard conference, please visit http://www.aegweb.org/about-aeg/aeg-meetings-events/2015-landslide-forum
    • Thursday, March 05, 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Belltown Pub, 2322 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

    Speed Networking Belltown Pub - NWAEP Seattle


    Please join us on Thursday, March 5 at 5:30PM for a Speed Networking event at the Belltown Pub (upstairs)! 


    Built in 1904, this brick building in the heart of Seattle's Belltown neighborhood welcomes you with a warm ambiance and a unique history.  Great food and great drinks and a great time.  The perfect spot for environmental networking and discussing future events.


    The way this event will work is once everybody is settled in with their beverage, folks will have 5 to 10 minutes to chat with their neighbor.  Once the time is up, everybody gets up, switches seats, and sits next to somebody completely different.  The goal of this event is to allow people to meet somebody new and get an opportunity to network with more people in the group.  Ready...Set...Go!


    To RSVP CLICK HERE or e-mail Josh Jensen at jjensen@anchorqea.com with any comments or questions.


    *Interested in learning more about NWAEP or becoming a member?  Check out our webpage at http://www.nwaep.org/


    • Wednesday, March 11, 2015
    • Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, Tacoma, WA


    Managing Stormwater in Washington
    March 11, 2015 | Tacoma, WA

    Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center


    Register Now! NWAEP members receive a $30 discount. Email thenwaep@gmail.com for the discount code!


    A Business Perspective on Stormwater Management

    Regulations have tightened, third party lawsuits continue to be an enforcement threat, and the economics of compliance matter more than ever for property owners and managers. This conference addresses these challenges and presents practical answers for Washington companies, municipalities, and service providers.


    Strategies for Cost-Effective Compliance

    Now in its eight year, this focused one-day conference has become the Northwest's leading stormwater event, bringing together regulated companies, governments, solution providers, and regulators to provide an exceptional forum for learning, networking, and business development.


    Audience

    Construction managers

    Industrial and commercial compliance & property managers

    City, county, and state regulatory & compliance staff

    Environmental engineers, consultants, attorneys, and other service providers

    Product manufacturers and vendors


    • Monday, April 13, 2015
    • Friday, April 17, 2015
    • Waikiki Marriott Hotel, Honolulu Hawaii

    MORE INFORMATION TO COME!


                         

     

    2015 NAEP Annual Meeting
    HAEP and the 2015 NAEP Annual Conference planning committee continues its efforts in planning another successful annual meeting.  Abstract submissions are due by September 30, 2014.  Please visit http://www.naep.org/2015-conference to submit your abstract or for additional information about the 2015 Annual Conference.  In addition to the extensive technical sessions, the conference will provide workshops and local outings in unique and beautiful settings. 


    The conference planning committee is seeking sponsors – if you are interested in having your company’s name in front of the Conference attendees as well as those on the NAEP and NAEP Chapter distribution lists that will receive notices about the conference – well over 5,000 environmental professionals - contact Donna Carter (naepfl@verizon.net).

Past events

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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