North Central Plants of the Wetland Boundary Online
How Does This Course Work?
North Central plants of the wetland boundary is 24-contact hour course designed to give participants the knowledge and skills necessary to identify many commonly encountered plants on either side of the wetland boundary in the North Central United States (and adjoining Canada). The course focuses on basic plant identification, terminology, keying, and field characters. A self-directed field component provides participants the opportunity to submit digital photographs of plants they have identified for verification and to interact with experts and peers on the course discussion forum. Lecture notes are available for download in full color in either two or three images per page. Participants are responsible for printing your own lectures notes.
This course is best suited for beginner to moderate skill levels and are ideal to prepare for one of our Basic Wetland Delineation courses.
Your Course Includes
PDF of Full Color Lecture Notes
Print and save a copy of full color lecture notes with choice of 2 or 3 slides per page with room for notes.
WTI instructors are available to answer specific questions during and after your course. You will also have access to the online discussion forum for your course.
Certificate of Completion
All participants in WTI courses receive a certificate of completion recognizing the course topic and minimum number of hours required to complete the course.
Frequently asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
You can begin your online lectures as soon as you register and pay for your course. You can review online lectures anytime until November 30th (online course close date).
Can I view lectures at my own pace?
Yes! You can view and review lectures as many times you wish until your course closes. All online courses close on November 30th each year.
Can I have face to face interation with Instructor
No, this is an online self paced course. However, you are free to contact the instructor via our course discussion board, or if needed, the direct messaging system from the member’s area.
Does this course count 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.
Discussion: Welcome and Introduce Yourself Here (NC-PWB)
Discussion: I have questions!!!??!?! (PWB)
Download full color lecture slides – 2 per page (288 pages) – PWB-NC
Download full color lecture slides – 3 per page (202pages) – PWB-NC
Welcome to North Central Plants of the Wetland Boundary
Basics of Plant Taxonomy (North Central)
Trees – Part 1 (NC-PWB)
Trees – Part 2 (NC-PWB)
Woody Vines – NC
Broad-leaved Forbs Part 1 (NC)
Broad-leaved Forbs Part 2 (NC)
Broad-leaved Forbs Part 3 (NC)
Broad-leaved Forbs Part 4 (NC)
Grasses, Rushes and Sedges Part 1 (NC)
Grasses, Rushes and Sedges Part 2 (NC)
Ferns and the Like (NC)
National Wetland Plant List