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You have until Noon pacific today -- March 20 -- to register for this free webinar on bioassessment and biocriteria with a nationally-recognized, expert instructor!
Presenter: Susan Davies, (retired) Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Date: Wednesday, March 21
Time: Noon (est) | 11am (cst) | 10am (mst) | 9am (pst)
RSVP: Webinar is free, but RSVP is required
Summary: This will be an intermediate webinar, suitable for river lovers who have a basic grasp of the Clean Water Act’s water quality standards program. If you need to brush up on standards, take the standards lesson in our Online Clean Water Act course or watch our recorded Water Quality Standards 101 webinar.
This webinar will provide an understanding of bioassessement, biocritiera, and the possible power of those tools in protecting and restoring your watershed. Bioassessement is an evaluation of the biological condition of a waterbody using biological surveys and other direct measurements of macroinvertebrates, fish, etc.. Bioassessements both support development of biocriteria and decisions regarding the attainment of biocriteria. Biocriteria are either narrative or numeric expressions that describe the reference biological integrity (structure and function) of various aquatic communities. The reference conditions become the “goal” or criteria for other similar waterbodies, and are used for Clean Water Act regulatory purposes.
What will you learn in Biocriteria in the Real World?
RSVP by Noon pacific on March 20th to save your place!