The Center for Environmental Studies is developing an integrated curriculum for professionals whose work involves wetland identification, management and mitigation. Those interested in this series of classes should begin with the introductory class, The Ecology and Identification of Wetland Environments. A full list of follow-up classes and dates will be announced in conjunction with that class and will be available at this location in fall or winter of 2004.

Ecology and Identification of Wetland Environments
This three-day course will focus on the ecological structure and function of wetland ecosystems, the identification of indicator plant species, current state and federal regulatory policies relating to wetlands, and a description of the methods used to delineate wetland habitat boundaries. Extensive time will be spent in the field, allowing students to participate directly in data collection and delineation protocols. The workshop will conclude with an exercise in the wetland permit process for proposed development.