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Wetland Delineation Workshop

This course is a practical field-oriented guide to wetland delineation. Wetland delineation is the practice of locating the boundary between what is a wetland, and thus regulated by state and federal law, and what is upland.

7/12/2019 to 7/13/2019
When: Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Where: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Field Station
3095 Blue Goose Road
Saukville, Wisconsin  53080
United States
Contact: Cindy Boettcher
262-675-6844

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Instructor:  Alice Thompson is a wetland ecologist and owner of “Thompson & Associates Wetland Services”, where she consults on wetland issues and projects. She holds a Master’s degree from UWM and is a certified Professional Wetland Scientist (Society of Wetland Sciences) and an Assured Delineator with the WDNR Wetland Identification Program. Her expertise includes wetland delineation, restoration, mitigation and control of invasive species.

The Course:  This course is a practical field-oriented guide to wetland delineation. Wetland delineation is the practice of locating the boundary between what is a wetland, and thus regulated by state and federal law, and what is upland. We will discuss what determines a wetland and how to identify and document wetland vegetation, soils and hydrology during a delineation. We will dig soil pits, identify vegetation, look for signs of hydrology, and physically stake the wetland boundary in the field. In the lab we will discuss the basics of completed data sheets and accurate reporting as well as regulatory oversight. This course is intended for beginners and will focus on relatively undisturbed wetlands present on the UWM Field Station. You can get your feet wet and decide if you want to learn more and make a career of wetland delineation or understand wetland identification for other purposes. Wetland delineation is an important tool for the protection of wetlands, and is very challenging but rewarding work.


Workshop fee: $110.00. Not available for college credit, 1.4 CEU. Meals are optional and are extra. Sign up for meals when you register.

 

Visit https://uwm.edu/field-station/workshops/ for more information.