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Three Creeks Natural Area

7300 SE Harmony Rd

Portland, OR 97222

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This workshop will provide hands-on experience in the practice of wetland delineation.

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Wetland Delineation - Field Practicum

Date: Friday, October 29, 2021                  

Time: Friday (10/29): 9:00-4:00 pm (1/2 hour for lunch)

Workshop Description: This workshop will provide hands-on experience in the practice of wetland delineation. Students are expected to have a basic working knowledge of the wetland delineation process prior to taking this field practicum. Participants will work with the instructor to conduct a comprehensive assessment of a wetland site, practicing the identification of wetland indicators and learning the practical components of an onsite investigation. Consists of 6.5 hours of field practicum.

Location: Three Creeks Natural Area, which is located near CCC’s Harmony campus.

Rain Dates: Class will meet if it’s only misting, but a steady rain would make it difficult to see water levels in the soil. In that event, class will meet on either November 1 or November 5 (if the 1st doesn’t work, we’ll move to the 5th). It’s the rainy season, so please block out all three dates on your schedule!

Workshop Price: $200

Student Price: $80

Limited scholarships: We have a limited number of scholarship dollars available that reduce the cost of your registration by 30% for those eligible. These dollars are for those with limited resources. If you are interested in applying, please select the "Apply for Reduced Pricing" ticket and we will follow up with you.

Professional Credit: 0.65 CEU or 6.5 PDH, Certificate of Completion will be provided

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this workshop, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of wetland indicators (hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soil & wetland hydrology) in a field application.
  • Conduct a site reconnaissance.
  • Dig soil pits, document soil profile and identify hydric soil indicators .
  • Assess soil coloration using Munsell Soil Color Charts.
  • Correctly identify soil saturation, and measure depth to saturation or water table .
  • Identify common plant species and estimate percent cover within a vegetation sample plot.
  • Collect data and fill out Wetland Determination data forms.

Major Topics:

  • Tools
  • Site Reconnaissance and Procedures
  • Assessment of on-site wetland indicators:
  • Hydrophytic vegetation
  • Hydric soils
  • Site hydrology
  • Digging and assessing soil pits
  • Filling out wetland determination data forms

Format: Field experience

Instructor: Phil Quarterman PWS (Emeritus)

Phil Quarterman has over 40 years of experience as a wetland scientist, working in local and state government and since 1995 in consulting with WH Pacific, Inc. He has worked on many types of projects delineating and assessing wetlands, obtaining state and federal permits, and crafting and implementing wetland mitigation plans. His fieldwork has taken him to diverse wetland types from alkaline wetlands in arid areas of Oregon and Nevada, to Oregon estuaries, to the tundra and boreal forests of Alaska.

He has been teaching Society of Wetland Scientists certified classes on wetland delineation for the past seven years in locations from Portland to Walla Walla WA to Anchorage AK.

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Three Creeks Natural Area

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Portland, OR 97222

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The Environmental Learning Center (ELC) is a place where all ages can learn about the environment through hands-on, interactive activities that are both educational and fun!

Our recently restored wetland, fed by underground springs and storm water runoff from the Oregon City campus, provides critical habitat for wildlife and water quality improvement, making it the ideal location to study wetland habitat. And, as the headwaters to Newell Creek, it's also the perfect venue for watershed discussions.

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