19-23 June 2017
M-F; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; 4 credits
This one week, 4 credit, short course introduces methods used to identify and delineate jurisdictional wetlands under the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) 1987 Wetlands Delineation Manual and Corps Regional Supplements for this region: Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast Region and Arid West Region. The course follows the Corps training materials and methods and is intended for anyone interested in wetland delineation such as biology or environmental science students, consultants, land use planners, and civil and environmental engineers. Students will learn how to identify and delineate jurisdictional wetlands and understand field indicators of hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soils, and wetland hydrology, as well as methods for disturbed areas and recognizing problem wetlands. The course is divided between lecture and “hands-on” field instruction. Though the focus is on northwest Washington wetlands, skills learned in this course are applicable nationwide. Credits earned in this course can be applied towards Professional Wetland Scientist certification through the Society of Wetland Scientists Professional Certification Program. This course is field intensive; students should be prepared for all weather conditions.
Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Binney
Certified Senior Ecologist
Certifed Professional Wetland Scientist
WWU: BIOL 325 or ESCI 325; equivalent general ecology course;
OR instructor permission.
For more information contact:
Dr. Binney 360-671-2317; firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Session Info: http://www.wwu.edu/ee/summersession
Cost & Registration: http://www.wwu.edu/ee/summersession/cost-registration