CWS Training Opportunity - Basic 4-Day Wetland Delineator Training Course, September 10-13, 2013
SMC is hosting the Basic 4-Day Wetland Delineator Training Course presented by the Institute for Wetland & Environmental Education & Research (IWEER) at the Central Permit Facility in Libertyville on September 10-13, 2013. For course information, see: http://www.wetlanded.com/CourseSchedule.cfm?CourseCode=BWDT&OrderID=47809). Completion of an approved wetland delineation training course such as this is one of the requirements for becoming a Lake County Certified Wetland Specialist (CWS). Please share this training opportunity information with all interested parties.
Isolated Waters of Lake County (IWLC)
Wetland provisions per the Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance are set for wetland impacts to IWLC; juridictional determinations; wetland submittal guidelines; IWLC mitigation requirements; detention in IWLC; and the wetland hydrology requirement.
Certified Wetland Specialist (CWS)
A CWS is required for performing wetland delineations and preparing Watershed Development Permit applications for proposed wetland impacts in Lake County. Communities seeking certification from SMC for isolated wetland reviews under the WDO must have a CWS on staff or hire a CWS consultant.
Wetland submittal forms; list of Certified Wetland Specialists; Jurisdictional Determination and General Permit applications; Wetland Restoration Fund fee schedule; agricultural wetland determination forms and guidance documents; Advanced Identification (ADID) study and sheets; McHenry County for FSA aerial slides.
Wetland Restoration Fund (WRF)
The WRF is an alternative for wetland mitigation in watersheds that do not have wetland mitigation bank credits. At this time, the WRF only compensates for impacts to Isolated Waters of Lake County.