TRB Webinar: Wetland Mitigation at Airports

November 05, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
0.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 1.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

The ongoing loss of wetlands and other water resources poses a great concern. As such, federal, state, and local jurisdictions have enacted regulations to avoid or minimize these impacts and compensate for unavoidable losses. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss water resources on and near airports. These locations provide a particular challenge as they can potentially attract hazardous wildlife such as waterfowl and shorebirds, which pose hazards to aircraft operations. Successful wetland mitigation is often complex, time-consuming, and expensive. This webinar will provide clear and concise guidelines for airport staff, regulators, and consultants to address wetland mitigation at airports. Presenters will discuss the regulatory environment of wetland mitigation and present a process flowchart. They will also examine considerations for planning, engineering, design, and funding.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 198: Wetland Mitigation--A Guidebook for Airports.

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters:

  1. Overview and purpose of the guidebook, definitions, and regulatory environment: Laura Morland, Mead and Hunt
  2. Wetland mitigation and challenges at airports: Laura Morland, Mead and Hunt
  3. Mitigation process flow chart: Kim Allerton, Environmental Resources Solutions
  4. Considerations for planning, engineering, design, and funding: Kim Allerton, Environmental Resources Solutions
  5. Question and answer session: Janet Kieler, Denver International Airport

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, you will able to:

  1. Identify challenges of having wetlands near airports
  2. Describe the considerations and constraints of wetland mitigation on and near airports
  3. Discuss the process involved in wetland impacts at airports

Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) will provide 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) to accredited airport executives who attend this webinar. Claim CEUs by visiting For questions about AAAE continuing education units, please contact

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Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.