Plant Identification for Wetland Delineators

Course Overview

This four-day course is designed to provide practical skills for identifying vascular plant species commonly encountered in conducting wetland delineations.  Through a combination of field site visits and classroom familiarization with the use of floristic keys, students will learn plant identification principles, descriptive vocabulary, and diagnostic characteristics of plant species.  All species are fair game, but the focus will be on plants frequently encountered by wetland delineators on the wetland-nonwetland interface of a wide variety of Upper Midwest habitats.  Participants will be provided a checklist of species likely to be encountered during the course.  In addition, participants will be exposed to a wide variety of resources useful identifying additional plants they may encounter in their future field work. Plant lists are provided.

This course is intended for participants of all levels, including those without any botanical background. 

32 contact hours/ Instructor: Newling. 

Course tuition:


Your Course Includes

Printed Plant Lists

All participants receive printed plant lists of species you are most likely to encounter in wetland boundaries 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

Date Loation Registration
August 9 – 12, 2022 Portage, WI CANCELLED


What Our Participants Say…

Very good class, a lot of in-depth description, great field variety and comparison between species. Very good course, would highly recommend.

Stacey J.

Menasha, WI

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