Riparian Habitat Restoration for the Arid Southwest
An entry to mid-level class covering the basics of habitat restoration/replacement of functions and services for wetland and riparian areas. Class time will cover the fundamental elements of site selection, planning, and installation techniques essential to successful restoration planning. Course instructors will include experienced restoration biologists, restoration contractors and native plant nursery experts. Field trips will center on case studies that illustrate how these elements come together to make a successful restoration project as well as evaluation of common mistakes. The basics of habitat restoration/ replacement of functions and services for wetland and riparian areas are covered. On the first morning, the outdoor classroom session will cover the fundamental elements of site selection, preparation, and installation essential to successful restoration planning.
Each participant will receive a binder with lecture notes, case studies, and full color site maps to illustrate concepts and best practices covered during the course. Participants also receive a copy of Wetland Mitigation: Planning Hydrology, Vegetation, and Soils for Constructed Wetlands as a reference. 16 contact hours. Instructors: Sward, Fischbeck
Tuition cost: $775.00 (early bird rates until 1/16/23)
In light of state and national COVID-19 guidelines, WTI has developed plans to provide the safest possible field course environment while adhering to social distancing recommendations. All participants must read, sign, and return our Participant Guidelines as well as our COVID-19 Liability Waiver Form before the start date of your course in order to participate. If you are unable to do this, you will not be allowed to participate in the field course. All WTI course dates will continue to be contingent on CDC and State recommendations related to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements.
Your Course Includes
Free Reference Book
Includes a copy of Wetland Mitigation: Planning Hydrology, Vegetation, and Soils for Constructed Wetlands, an exclusive WTI publication.
Printed Lecture Notes and Electronic Resources
All participants receive a printed copy of lecture notes and electronic copies of essential electronic resources for reference.
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.
Will this course cover current Regional Supplements?
Yes, this course will address and use current Corps of Engineers Regional Supplements as appropriate for the course location.
Does this course have any certificates?
You will receive a certificate of completion with instructional contact hours documented once you have completed all course requirements.
|2020 Date||Location||Register by Location|
|September 11 – 12, 2023||San Diego, CA||REGISTER NOW|
What Our Participants Say…
Very impressed by instructors and their ability to easily convey this complex topic to classroom based on their experience. Told good and bad stories along with field tours to see the bigger picture.
It was a great overview of the principles of restoration. I learned info that will be useful in my job.
This 2-day in-person course focuses on the basics of habitat restoration/replacement of functions and services for wetland and riparian areas are covered. On the first morning, the classroom session will cover the fundamental elements of site selection, preparation, and installation essential to successful restoration planning. Field visits will demonstrate restoration case studies.
Larry Sward has worked as a biologist in southern California for more than 30 years. He is a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner and was the senior technical specialist at HELIX Environmental Planning where he oversaw field investigations, restoration projects, wetland delineations, vegetation mapping and rare plant studies.