Wetland Short Course- Creation and Restoration of Wetlands

Dates(s)

October 20, 2014 - October 22, 2014

Location

Naples, FL 34112, USA

Organizer

Everglades Wetland Research Park, Florida Gulf Coast University

Details/Description

This course introduces the basics of wetland creation and restoration for mitigation of lost wetlands or wildlife habitat creation, i.e., "mitigation wetlands." Course will emphasize proper landscape approaches and working with site hydrology.Case studies from Florida and several other locations in the USA will be used to illustrate principles. Wetlands in southwest Florida will be visited in field trips to illustrate different approaches to constructing successful and unsuccessful wetlands. Course topics include: the mitigation process for Section 404, getting the hydrology right, wetland basin construction—what to watch for, selecting wetland plants and planting techniques, self-design vs. designer wetlands, monitoring created and restored wetlands, soil development, and hydric soil vs. non-hydric soil.