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Short Course: Wetland Classification
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Pre-approved for 14 CECs under SER's CERP Program

6/21/2018 to 6/22/2018
When: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Where: Revelstoke, British Columbia

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- Wetland classification to the Federal Wetland Classes 
- Wetland classification using the provincial Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification (BEC) system 
- Collection of ecological data using provincially recognized methodologies 
- Introductory wetland plant identification 
- Introductory organic soil descriptions 

Day 1 
9:00 am – Introductions 
9:30 am – Introduction to wetlands 
• Main characteristics of wetlands 
• Federal classes 
• Provincial classification 
10:30am – Break 
10:45 am – Wetland Classification 
• Landscape and hydrogeomorphic position 
• Site characteristics 
• Hydrology and water quality 
• Wetland soils 
• Vegetation 
• Provincial site series 
12:00 pm – Lunch Break 
12:30 pm – Travel to local wetland 
1pm to 4:30 pm – Wetland classification in the field 
5:00 pm – Return to college 

Day 2 
9:00 am – Meet at college 
9:00 am to 5:00 pm – Visit and classify multiple wetland sites within about 20km of Revelstoke.

Half day of classroom learning about wetland classification, with a focus on using the provincial biogeoclimatic classification system. Will discuss the federal wetland classes, physical and biological characteristics that can be assessed in the field to describe and classify wetlands. 

1.5 days in the field in the Revelstoke area. Will visit 3-4 areas and go through the classification process in the field using Wetlands of BC, provincial field forms, and Describing Ecosystems in the Field.