Upcoming CRAM Trainings in Moss Landing

Monday, August 12, 2013 - Friday, August 16, 2013

CCWG will be holding a General CRAM training on August 12-16, 2013. The five day course will provide a broad understanding of the methodology, assumptions, and background to conduct field assessments for multiple types of wetlands. The sessions will equip practitioners with overall knowledge of how CRAM is used to assess multiple types of wetlands, and also details specific to each type. However, the field portion of the session will focus on two specific wetland types (riverine and depressional), so that practitioners gain experience in accurately and consistently conducting assessments using these two CRAM modules.


Who would need to use CRAM for wetlands and why?

  • The management and/or monitoring of riparian restoration projects. CRAM is a rapid cost-effective way to monitor change in condition over time. Consulting Firms.
  • CRAM is an excellent way to create a snapshot of wetland condition for clients. Landowners who have a CRAM score of condition for the natural resources on their land could increase land value.
  • Resource Managers. A CRAM score can help focus management efforts by pointing out the lowest scoring attributes that make up wetland condition.
  • State and Local Agencies. CRAM is an effective way to conduct and ambient assessment at the local, regional, and statewide scale.
  • Permitting Processes. CRAM is being considered as a condition for 404 permitting, 401 certification, and section1600 under CDFG.

For more information of CRAM trainings, please see the CRAM website or download the training prospectus at the bottom of this page.

Kevin with CRAM training participants in 2010

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