Basic Wetland Delineation
How Does This Course Work?
Learn Basic Wetland Delineation in ONE WEEK! This 5-day in-person course focuses on application of the Regional Supplements and the portions of the 1987 Wetland Delineation Manual still valid as used by the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and numerous state governments. Learn the technical guidelines for wetland delineations, field indicators of hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soils, and wetland hydrology, methods for making jurisdictional determinations and methods to apply in difficult situations. Class time is divided between lecture and fieldwork (24 lecture, 16 field = 40 contact hours).
Materials include a 2017 Pocket Guide to Hydric Soil Field Indicators, a USB drive containing current 1987 Wetland Delineation Manual, Regional Supplements, Plant Lists, and other publications, and Lecture Notes.
This course satisfies the requirements for basic wetland delineation training as specified by the Corps of Engineers and certification programs in many states. Choose from locations listed below.
Your Course Includes
2017 Pocket Guide to Hydric Soil Field Indicators
Printed Lecture Notes and Electronic Resources
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|2019 Dates||Locations||Register by Location
|February 4 – 8, 2019||San Diego, CA||Purchase Course|
|Feb. 25 – Mar 1, 2019||Houston, TX||Purchase Course|
|April 1 – 5, 2019||Sacramento, CA||Purchase Course|
|May 20 – 24, 2019||Portage, WI||Purchase Course|
|June 10 – 14, 2019||Mesquite, TX||Purchase Course|
|August 12 – 16, 2019||Marysville, WA||Purchase Course|
|September 9 – 13, 2019||Covington, LA||Purchase Course|
|September 23 – 27, 2019||Portage, WI||Purchase Course|
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Lecture topics include:
(24 contact hours in the classroom)
- Federal Geographic Jurisdiction
- Introduction to 1987 Manual and Regional Supplements
- Wetland Hydrology Fundamentals
- Wetland hydrology field indicators
- Fundamental Soil Concepts
- Soil Color
- Redoximorphic Features
- Field Indicators of Hydric Soils
- Hydrophytic Vegetation
- Vegetation Exercise
- Technical Guidelines
- Use of Soil Surveys
- Methods – Part 1
- Methods – Part 2
- Difficult Wetland Situations
- Problematic Hydric Soils
- Disturbed/Atypical situations
- Soil Taxonomy
Field Practicum Includes:
(16 hours in the field)
- Safety Briefing
- Instructor Demonstrations and Use of Data Sheets
- Student Characterizatoin of Data Points and Use of Data Sheets
- Field Exercises