Learn the methods of the experts! This four-day course will introduce you to delineating wetlands using the Federal Interagency Wetland Delineation Manual, which is required for use in New Jersey. Techniques taught will also be applicable to individuals interested in using the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual.
Learn how to recognize key indicators of wetlands (hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soils and other signs of wetland hydrology) and how to use them to follow the delineation methods outlined in the manual. Immediately apply criteria learned in the classroom while performing wetland determinations during team field exercises.
Features of Wetland Indicators
- Vegetation: Analyze plant communities and identify dominant plants and indicators of hydrophytic vegetation
- Soils: Identify sandy and non-sandy hydric soils based on the National List of hydric soil field indicators
- Hydrology: Recognize direct and indirect indicators
NOTE: The Corps Regional supplements for the Atlantic Coastal Plain and Northeast-Northcentral Regions will not be covered in this class.
Prerequisite: If you are planning to earn the Wetland Delineation Certificate, completion of Vegetation Identification for Delineating Wetlands is required prior to attending this course.
Please be advised that this is not an introductory course. For an introductory course, please enroll in our Introduction to Wetland Identification course.