This 5-day course will focus on the fundamentals, concepts and techniques for delineating wetlands in Minnesota. The course is based on the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual as well as applicable regional supplements, e.g. Midwest, North Central/Northeast, and Great Plains. Specifically, the course will focus on the three parameters, (soils, hydrology, and vegetation) necessary for wetland delineations.
Other topics covered include problem areas, atypical situations, antecedent precipitation calculations, offsite data sources, wetland mapping conventions, hydrology monitoring, wetland classification, and wetland delineation reports.
The course will include lecture with exercises, and field components. At least 2 of the 5 days will include a field practicum where participants will practice utilizing techniques described in the lecture. Although there are no formal prerequisites for taking this course, participants who do not have at least some educational background in natural resources (specifically soils, hydrology, botany) may find it challenging to follow the quantity and variety of technical information covered in a short time period.
Participants can expect to hone existing or apply new wetland delineation skills. Participants will receive printed materials that will be used throughout the sessions as well as many additional references for future wetland delineations.
Certification Exam is NOT included with this registration