North Carolina Stream Assessment Method (NC SAM) and Training Course
October 24-27, 2023
NCDOT Highway Building Auditorium (first-floor) - 1 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC
$860 for NCAEP members
$885 for non-members
John Dorney, Sandy Smith, LeiLani Paugh, and Larry Eaton
Staff of Axiom Environmental (John Dorney and Sandy Smith), Eaton Scientific (Larry Eaton), and the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) (LeiLani Paugh) will conduct a 4-day course sponsored by the NC Association of Environmental Professionals (NCAEP) on the latest version (Version 2.1) of the North Carolina Stream Assessment Method (NC SAM) for determining the condition of streams and other non-wetland waterbodies (such as ditches) from October 24-27, 2023, in and near Raleigh, NC. This lecture and field course will focus on the method which is the standard method formally adopted by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District in their Public Notice dated April 21, 2015. The authors were part of a multi-agency team of state and federal agencies who developed the method over the past several years and have previously taught this course using the same curriculum. The course will be taught in the first-floor auditorium of the NCDOT Highway Building at 1 South Wilmington Street across the street from the southeast side of the Capitol with field sites in the Raleigh area. The fee for the course is $860 for members of the NCAEP and $885 for non-members and includes lecture and field instruction, a copy of the most current NC SAM User Manual, field transportation, field drinks and snacks, as well as field lunches. Liability waivers must be signed upon your arrival to class.
Registration: Class enrollment is set at a minimum of 23 registrants and a maximum of 30 registrants. All checks will be held until we are certain that the minimum number of students is achieved for the class. Registration fees must be received by NCAEP no later than October 13, 2023.
A detailed class description and itinerary can be found here: October 2023 Announcement
Message Regarding Coronavirus – Updated August 2023
It is difficult to say what the status of the COVID-19 pandemic will be in October 2023. The statement below assumes that the status of the pandemic will remain the same as it stands at the time of writing in August 2023.
It is our top priority to look after the safety of our instructors and workshop participants during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The facility at the DOT Highway Building provides sufficient room for widely spaces seating. This space is large enough to accommodate the workshop and allow for adequate social distancing. Wearing of masks or face coverings is recommended for those individuals who either request it or are more comfortable with it. Participants will be asked to drive company or private vehicles to our outdoor field trips to minimize exposure. Hand sanitizer will be made available to workshop participants. We ask that if you or any member of your household has exhibited COVID-19 related symptoms or received a positive COVID-19 test within two weeks of the start date of the workshop to please notify us and a refund will be issued. If it is determined by the NCAEP or the instructors that the workshop cannot safely proceed, participants will be offered a refund, or their registration will be saved for a later workshop when the pandemic situation has become safer.