Wetland Identification and Delineation Course

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Weeks Bay Reserve

11300 US 98

Fairhope, AL 36532

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Wetland Identification & Delineation Course provides comprehensive training in the three-parameter approach to identifying and delineating wetlands: wetland vegetation, hydric soils, and wetland hydrology. Delineation methods are taught in accordance with the 1987 US Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual and Regional Supplement to the Manual: Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain Region (Version 2.0) Daily field exercises allow participants to apply methods in a variety of area wetlands. Participants gain knowledge and skills to meet wetland conservation goals or regulatory needs.

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Gena Todia of Wetland Resources Environmental Consulting is a certified wildlife biologist and wetland delineator with over 30 years experience in natural resources management. Formerly with the Mobile District Corps of Engineers, she has consulted privately since 1994, specializing in wetland delineations, permitting, mitigation and restoration, federally protected species issues, natural resources management, plant inventories, and invasive exotic plant species control. She also organizes and presents training on wetland delineation, plant identification, invasive exotic plants, and related topics.


Sandy Page of USDA/NRCS is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist (1987) and a licensed Professional Soil Classifier (#49, 1995) with almost 40 years service as a soil scientist and forest soil specialist with state, federal, and private entities. He has experience in soil classification, correlation and mapping of most taxonomic soil orders. Sandy mapped over one million acres of soil bodies in several states including 22 counties in Alabama’s Southern Coastal Plain, Blackland Prairie, Piedmont and Appalachian Plateau. He is a current member and past Chairman of the Advisory Council for the Alabama State Board of Registration for Professional Soil Classifiers and past-president of the Professional Soil Classifiers Association of Alabama.

Cost includes certain printed course materials and luncheson May 7, 8 and 9. Registrants will also receive a flash drive with the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual, Regional Supplement to the Manual: Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain Region (Version 2.0), Field Indicators for Hydric Soils in the United States (8.2), and Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain 2016 Regional Wetland Plant List. Participants must be prepared for fieldwork in a variety of weather conditions including rain. Dress accordingly. Bring tools of the trade: soil color books (Munsell or the equivalent), hand lens, 3-ft. measuring tape, soil knife or similar tool, Dutch auger, and sharpshooter shovel. Course will be held in the Auditorium at Weeks Bay Reserve.

Contact Mike Shelton (251-490-8968) or mike.shelton@dcnr.alabama.gov) for additional course details, cancellation policy and to register with a check or purchase order. Lunches are provided on May 7, 8 and 9.

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