Instructor Information:

Steve Eggers is a senior ecologist and Professional Wetland Scientist with the Regulatory Branch of the St. Paul District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He has specialized in Clean Water Act jurisdiction, wetland plant communities, wetland delineation, compensatory mitigation, and impact assessment of projects in waters/wetlands. Since 1994, he has served as lead instructor for Regulatory IV (wetland delineation) training sessions in Minnesota and Wisconsin for Tribal, Federal, state and local agency staff. Steve is a member of both the National Advisory Team for Wetland Delineation and the National Technical Committee for Wetland Vegetation. He co-authored Wetland Plants and Plant Communities of Minnesota and Wisconsin (1987, 1997, 2011) now in its third edition.

Donna Ferren Guy is a soil scientist for the USDA, NRCS, working in Driftless region. She is a graduate of UW-River Falls, with a BS degree in Soil Science. As a field Soil Scientist with NRCS for over 20 years she deals with all the technical aspects of the soil survey data for this region. She is an active member of the Wisconsin Society of Professional Soil Scientist and licensed by the state of Wisconsin.

D. Timothy Gerber is a member of the River Studies Center and an associate professor (Biology Department) at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-L). His doctoral work (UW-Milwaukee) focused on the physiological ecology of submersed aquatic milfoil species (Myriophyllum). Presently, he teaches aquatic plant biology and plant taxonomy at UW-L and is interested in tracking exotic aquatic species distributions in Wisconsin.

Tim Miland is a soil scientist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service working in MLRA 105 (Driftless Region of WI). He is a graduate of UW-Stevens Point, with a degree Water Resource Management and Soil Science. Tim has worked primarily in Northern and West Central Wisconsin with soil science details in Alaska and New Mexico. Tim is currently responsible for updating soil information and addressing resource soil science concerns in the northern part of MLRA-105. He is an active member of the Wisconsin Society of Professional Soil Scientists and is a licensed Professional Soil Scientist by the State of Wisconsin.

Tom Nedland is the Wetland Identification Coordinator with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Watershed Management. He has a B.S. in Wildlife Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Tom is a Professional Wetland Scientist (P.W.S. #1939) with 11 years of experience in both the public and private sector.  Tom’s background includes wetland ecology, field biology and habitat restoration. Tom currently has statewide responsibilities associated with DNR’s Wetland Identification Program, in which he reviews wetland delineation reports, conducts wetland determinations and delineations, provides internal and external training opportunities on wetland delineation protocols and helps administer DNR’s Assured Wetland Delineator program.

Pat Trochlell is a wetland ecologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources working on wetland issues including wetland identification and delineation, training, assessment, invasive species, monitoring, mitigation and restoration. Her background is in wildlife biology, soil science and wetland ecology.

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