Graminoids (Grasses, Sedges, Rushes) ID for Wetlands and Wetland Delineators (2020)

How Does This Course Work?

This three day plant identification course was developed for wetland delineators and others needing to recognize and identify graminoids in wetlands, especially species likely to be seen in the field during wetland delineations.

In the lab participants will be introduced to sufficient plant terminology to enable them to use regional floristics keys and the internet to identify graminoid species.  A waterproof field guide and USB drive of color, labeled images illustrating essential graminoid features and characteristics will be provided.

Field trips are anticipated to a fen, salt marsh, fringe marsh near a lake, and emergent marsh (Cheyenne Bottoms) in order to observe graminoid species commonly seen in wetlands and at wetland boundaries in the lower Midwest and Plains.  Lists of graminoids seen at sites visited and in the region will be provided.

24 Contact Hours, Instructor: Thomasson.


Course tuition:

Your Course Includes

Waterproof Field Guide and Electronic Resources

Receive a waterproof field guide and a thumb drive of color, labeled images illustrating essential graminoid features and characteristics for reference after the course.

Plant Lists

Your instructor will provide plant lists that will assist you in identifying plant species you are most likely to encounter in the region.

Instructor Interaction

WTI instructors are available to answer specific questions during and after your course.

Frequently asked Questions

Where is the specific location or venue for this course?

All in-person courses require a minimum number of participants to be confirmed.  We finalize specific logistics once a course has reached minimum enrollment and is officially “confirmed.” Once confirmed, all registered participants will be notified of specific details so travel and other arrangements can be made as needed.

Does this course apply towards my certification program?

Your certificate of completion can be used to document instructional hours received in this topic. You should contact the specific certifying agency or association directly to find out how they will assess or credit this WTI course. Typically, our courses are accepted by all state and national certifying agencies and associations; however, you should confirm that with the specific certification program to which you are applying or renewing.

Course Location

2019 Date Location Register by Location
May 20 – 22, 2020 Hays, KS CANCELLED


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