Methodology for Delineating Wetlands


October 16, 2013 - October 19, 2013


Basking Ridge & Cream Ridge, NJ


Rutgers University - Office of Continuing Professional Education


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.

Wetland Indicators Features Covered in Class:
> 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: This is not an introductory course. For an introductory course, please enroll in our Introduction to Wetland Identification course. Prerequisite: Completion of our two-day Vegetation Identification for Delineating Wetlands course (or its equivalent) is required prior to attending this course.

 *Earn the Rutgers University Wetland Delineation Certificate by successfully completing both our two-day Vegetation Identification for Wetland Delineation Class and our four-day Methodology for Delineating Wetlands!