Basic Wetland Identification and Delineation
This two-day introductory course is for environmental consultants, conservation officers and commissioners, and anyone seeking to understand interpretation and conservation of wetlands. It provides a foundation in the principal elements of wetland identification -- wetland hydrology, hydric soils, and hydrophytic plants. Participants can directly participate in field identification and the placement of a delineation line, as well as utilize web resources for preparation. For the NH session, subtle differences in delineation criteria in NH, MA and for Federal jurisdiction will be very briefly discussed. Recommended gear: field/work clothes, clip board/field notebook, plant field guides, soil color charts and auger (if you already own), bug repellent, sunscreen, and rain gear. Both days, bring a bag lunch. Extensive handouts provided and some pre-class reading required.
Thursday, Friday, August 1, 2, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.Location: Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
Course Code: wet2010
Instructor: Alan Anacheka-Nasemann, Ecologist
Fee: $169 (Member) / $203 (Nonmember)
Limit: 12 Credit: Core-Adv.FB/Elective-FB