Online lectures on soil formation, redoximorphic features, soil color, drained hydric soils, and wetlands not meeting indicators will prepare the participant for the field exercises and additional instructor’s lectures on regional hydric soil indicators and problematic situations.
The online lectures can be started any time, but must be completed prior to attending the field session selected at time of registration. Informed insights and a focus on field techniques and proper documentation should greatly improve the participant’s command of the Field Indicators of Hydric Soils, a major aspect of the Regional Supplements for wetland delineation.
Field visits will examine natural, landscaped, and disturbed conditions and include time for in-depth questioning of a knowledgeable instructor to reinforce the lectures. Participants will receive Lecture Notes, Pocket Guide to Hydric Soils Indicators, and a USB drive containing the current Regional Supplements and other pertinent reference publications.
The WTI web discussion forum is available to ask questions, view/post additional material from instructors and other participants, and participate in discussions.