Plant Identification for Wetlands and Wetland Delineators (2020)
How Does This Course Work?
A course developed for wetland delineators and others needing to identify plant species used in defining wetlands and wetland boundaries, especially in the lower Midwest and Plains. Extra emphasis will be placed on species in the sedge, grass, rush, and daisy families due to their importance and abundance in wetlands.
In the lab participants will be introduced to sufficient plant terminology to enable them to use regional floristics keys and the internet to identify species. Field experience recognizing many common wetland species will be provided by anticipated trips locally to a fen, fringe wetland at a lake, salt marsh, and emergent marsh (Cheyenne Bottoms).
Plant lists, texts for keying, and a waterproof field guide and USB drive prepared by the instructor of color, labeled images of many species seen in the lab and field are provided. 32 contact hours/ Instructor: Thomasson.
Your Course Includes
Waterproof Field Guide and Electronic Resources
All participants receive a waterproof field guide and USB drive of color, labeled images of many species seen in the lab and field.
Printed 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.
WTI instructors are available to answer specific questions during and after your course.
Frequently asked Questions
Where is the specific location or venue for the course?
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 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.
What Our Participants Say…
A large amount of subject matter compressed into an understandable format.
Class was very thorough. Learned valuable plant ID techniques.