Two Upcoming Courses in Wetland Science from Wetland Training Institute

Wetland Delineation Training (or Refresher course)– Anchorage June 17-18

Cost $1,275

This course satisfies the requirements for basic wetland delineation training as specified by the Corps of Engineers and certification programs in many states. Learn the technical guidelines for wetland delineations, field indicators of hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soils, and wetland hydrology, methods for making jurisdictional determinations and methods to apply in difficult situations. Materials and content are the same as identified in our in-person 5-day Basic Wetland Delineation classes. Expect to spend a minimum of 24-lecture-contact-hours online that can be started at any time, but must be completed prior to attending the field session selected at time of registration.  Successful completion of course requires participation at one in-person 16-contact-hour field session.  

To register or for more information - https://wetlandtraining.com/course/wetland-delineation-online/ or call 877-792-6482

To register for just the refresher course (only for those that have already had a full wetland delineation course from us or another provider):  https://wetlandtraining.com/course/wetland-delineation-refresher/ / or call 877-792-6482


Advanced Hydric Soils Training – Anchorage June 19-20

Cost $850

This course begins with 8 hours of online lectures on soil formation, redoximorphic features, soil color, drained hydric soils, and wetlands not meeting indicators. The 2-day field practicum includes field exercises and additional instruction on regional hydric soil indicators and problematic situations. Informed insights and a focus on field techniques and proper documentation should greatly improve the participant’s command of the Field Indicators of Hydric Soils, a major aspect of the Regional Supplements for wetland delineation. Field visits will examine natural, landscaped, and disturbed conditions and include time for in-depth questioning of a knowledgeable instructor to reinforce the lectures. Participants will receive Lecture Notes, 2017 Pocket Guide to Hydric Soils Indicators, and a USB drive containing the current Regional Supplements and other pertinent reference publications. Expect to spend a minimum of 8-lecture-contact-hours online and 16 hours in the field. Online lectures can be started (and reviewed) at any time, but must be completed prior to attending the field session selected at time of registration. Successful completion of this course requires participation at one in-person 16-contact-hour field session.  

To register or for more information - https://wetlandtraining.com/course/ahs-with-field/ or call 877-792-6482

New Job Posting: Bristol Environmental Remediation Services LLC , Anchorage AK:

Bristol Environmental Remediation Services, LLC is seeking an Environmental Scientist in Anchorage, AK.  Responsibilities include preparing planning documents and reports; preparing for field sampling activities; field logistics; performing investigations/assessments, site characterizations, and remediation work; documenting all field activities; assisting the Project Manager in obtaining subcontractors, and providing subcontractor oversight.   To apply to go http://www.bristol-companies.com/careers/ and apply online. 

See our "Jobs" tab above for more information.

Employment Opportunities: AAEP is happy to share employment opportunities that may be of interest to our mailing list and membership. If your organization has a position you’d like AAEP to distribute, please contact info@akaep.org

Brown Bag Speaker Series

Be sure to check out the Documents tab to download past presentations

​​​​About The Brown Bag Speaker Series >

AAEP meets at the BP Energy Center

900 E. Benson Blvd., Anchorage.

Please come early so we can begin promptly at 11:45. Doors open at 11:30, presentation 11:45 am – 12:45 pm. ​The Alaska Association of Environmental Professionals has provided a forum for information exchange through our regular "Brown Bag" seminars, which are meetings held monthly from September through May, with informal presentations by speakers selected for topics of interest. 

Please note: While these events are free and open to the public, we have limited seating capacity. Due to the expected popularity of this event, we will be prioritizing AAEP members for seating. Not a member? You can join online at www.akaep.org or at the door with cash, check, or credit card. Not sure of your membership status? Send an email inquiry to info@akaep.org and we’ll check for you.

The Alaska Association of Environmental Professionals (AAEP) is pleased to announce our upcoming events for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 season. Keep reading for AAEP news and to learn more about our planned events. We look forward to seeing you soon!


​Mark your calendar for future Brown Bag Speaker Series Presentations!

NAEP Training Opportunity - Thursday, November 1, 2018 11:00-1:00, at DOWL in Anchorage: Improving the NEPA Process through Project Management Best Practices. 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.This training foruses on the benefits of applying traditional project management fundamentals to reduce or eliminate problems and increase efficiency in carrying out the NEPA process.  By the end of this training, you should be able to identify areas of opportunity to utilize project management best practices and make a plan to implement those improvements. 


Thursday, January 17, 2019: Presentation on the Donlin Mine EIS by Gene Weglinski of Donlin Gold.  

Wednesday, February 20, 2019:Presentation about the Office of Project Management and Permitting's role in coordinating review of large-scale projects in the State by Faith Martineau, Alaska Department of Natural Resources.

Thursday, March 28, 2019: Newtok Relocation Project Update provided by Don Antrobus of the Denali Commission.

Wednesday, April 17, 2018: Speaker/topic TBD

 Have an idea for a presentation or a suggestion for what you’d like to hear? Email: info@akaep.org

Alaska Association of Environmental Professionals

Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors !


Integrity Environmental
 www.integrity-environmental.com/about-us

North Wind Group www.northwindgrp.com

SGSwww.sgs.com
SLR Internationalwww.slrconsulting.com

Solstice Environmental www.solsticeak.com

Geosyntec Consultantswww.geosyntec.com 

Susitna Environmental www.susitnaenvironmental.com 

For information on the benefits of corporate sponsorship, please email info@akaep.org


Welcome to the Alaska Association of Environmental Professionals (AAEP)

New Job Posting: The Wilderness Society, Anchorage AK:

The Wilderness Society works to protect wildlands and inspire Americans to care for our public lands. TWC seeks to hire a strategic,  experienced leader who will develop and lead the organization’s work in Alaska and is responsible for developing partnerships, fundraising,  directing and/or implementing campaigns, and managing staff and budgets. Open until filled, Anchorage location (preferred). This full time  position includes  competitive salary and generous benefits. Full job description and to apply:  https://www.wilderness.org/careers‐internships

See our "Jobs" tab above for more information.

AAEP Call for Nominations

The Alaska Association of Environmental Professionals (AAEP) is calling for nominations to their board of directors. Three seats are currently open for election. Terms begin 15 February 2019 and end 31 December 2021. Candidates must be an active member of AAEP; if elected, board members must also be active members of NAEP. Voting is limited to current AAEP members.

You can nominate yourself or a colleague by providing the following information to info@akaep.org by 31 January, 2019:

  • Name
  • Title/Position
  • Company/Employer
  • City, State
  • Professional Experience
  • Educational Background
  • Experience with AAEP/NAEP or other professional organization
  • Statement regarding why you/they would like to serve on AAEP's Board of Directors
  • Photograph (optional)


The election will be open 1 ‐ 8 February 2019. A separate email with a link to the ballot will be sent on 1 February 2019. Results will be announced at the Wednesday, 13 February 2019 Annual Membership Meeting and social event. Please send questions to info@akaep.org or if you need to renew your membership (or join!), please visit http://www.akaep.org/join.html. Thank you for your interest and engagement with AAEP.