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COURSE INFO PROVIDER: Midwest Biodiversity Institute
COURSE TITLE: Wetland Delineation

INSTRUCTORS Mick Micacchion
John Baird

COURSE DESCRIPTION Wetland Delineation is a process that requires sufficient knowledge of the hydrologic, soil, and plant characteristics of wetlands to determine which parts of the landscape are wetlands and how to define their boundaries. In this course our instructors provide thorough training in the protocols in the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual and its Regional Supplements used to identify areas that possess the appropriate combination of wetland hydrology, hydric soils, and wetland plant communities to be considered jurisdictional wetlands.
During our four day course, both classroom and hands-on field training are provided to cover all aspects of the wetland delineation process. Instructors describe the different types of wetlands, their varying hydrologic, soil, and plant features and how best to collect and record the important data that separates wetlands from their surrounding landscapes.
Special emphasis is focused on the field indicators of wetland hydrology, hydric soils, and wetland plant communities detailed in the Midwest, Northcentral and Northeast, and Eastern Mountains and Piedmont Regional Supplements. Delineation instruction is presented in a format that translates into accurate and comprehensive delineations which meet with the approval of the regulatory agencies, including the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Upon completion, attendees are equipped and confident in their abilities to delineate wetlands on their own and will be informed on how to access any additional guidance they may need. Those participants meeting the course requirements receive a certificate from the Midwest Biodiversity Institute demonstrating their successful completion of the course and documenting that they are fully trained and competent in the protocols, skills, and expertise needed for delineating wetlands.

Credit Points: 2.1

SYLLABUS/TOPICAL OUTLINE An agenda for the course is attached.
View or download the outline here: MBIHO12-016_SecV_5669.docx

Mick Micacchion
4673 Northwest Parkway, Hilliard, OH 43026
P: 614-403-2085
F: 614-614-6005


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