Wetlands Program: Conferences, Trainings, & Seminars

ELI’s Wetland Program facilitates dialogue among professionals working wetlands law, policy, science, and management. The program seeks to improve wetlands protection by offering a forum for diverse interests in the wetlands profession to discuss, debate, and resolve timely issues. ELI also frequently holds trainings to educate conservation groups on wetland-related topics. Recent conferences and trainings include:

  • In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Workshop, July 13-14, 2016, West St. Paul, MN: A workshop designed to help new and established ILF programs develop and implement more successful programs that provide ecological successful and sustainable compensation for impacts to wetlands and aquatic resources. Through presentations and discussions we will provide an opportunity for dialogue and sharing of experiences among sponsors and administrators and the agencies that oversee ILF programs from across the country. 


  • In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Training Webinar Series, December, 2015-June, 2016; May-June, 2013, Webinar: The In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Training Webinar Series is designed to help states, tribes, and local governments; conservation organizations; and other interested groups develop or refine rigorous in-lieu-fee programs that yield ecologically effective and sustainable compensatory mitigation. The series of webinars will focus on specific subjects, providing in-depth technical support on the topics of most interest to participants.


  • In-Lieu Fee Program Training Course, September 13-14, 2011, Costa Mesa, CA: ELI, with funding from EPA Region IX, designed and facilitated a training course to educate in-lieu fee programs on federal compensatory mitigation regulations and their requirements for in-lieu fee programs.


  • Training for Interagency Review Teams: In 2007, ELI worked with The Conservation Fund to design a training course for Interagency Review Teams on mitigation banking and in-lieu fee mitigation. The course is offered by The Conservation Fund in partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service. For additional information on the course and the course materials developed by ELI, see the IRT Training Course Website.







  • Each year, ELI’s Wetlands Program co-hosts continuing legal education for lawyers working for wetlands conservation with the American Law Institute/American Bar Association.