Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE)

Rutgers' Methodology for Delineating Wetlands Training (October 24-27, 2012)

This four-day course will introduce you to delineating wetlands using the Federal Interagency Wetland Delineation Manual, which is required for use in New Jersey. Techniques taught will also be applicable to individuals interested in using the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual. Learn how to recognize key indicators of wetlands (hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soils and other signs of wetland hydrology) and how to use them to follow the delineation methods outlined in the manual. Immediately apply criteria learned in the classroom while performing wetland determinations during team field exercises. Features of Wetland Indicators > Vegetation: Analyze plant communities and identify dominant plants and indicators of hydrophytic vegetation > Soils: Identify sandy and non-sandy hydric soils based on the National List of hydric soil field indicators > Hydrology: Recognize direct and indirect indicators