Plant Identification for Wetlands and Wetland Delineators

Course Overview

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.


Course tuition:

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.

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 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.

Course Location

In consideration of state and national COVID-19 guidelines, we are not currently scheduling any in-person indoor lectures during the first half of 2021. We look forward to resuming this course and others as soon as we feel it is safe to do so. Please check back for scheduled dates in the future.

What Our Participants Say…

A large amount of subject matter compressed into an understandable format. 

Blayne H.

Oklahoma City, OK

Class was very thorough.  Learned valuable plant ID techniques.

Brandon E.

Lincoln, NE

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