Rutgers University - Wetland Construction: Principles, Planning and Design
As state and federal wetland mitigation standards evolve away from an acre-for-acre approach to a focus on replacing wetland functions, your understanding of the wetland's 'wet part' has never been more critical.
This class serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of functional design and provides the means to rapidly assess the distribution of hydrology on your site and create useable hydrographs for presentation of your wetland design.
Building on the student's understanding of wetland functions, this course will also guide you through the many factors required to plan and design a functional wetland. Through classroom lessons and field training at a constructed wetland complex, learn 'real world' applications with an emphasis on two key components that drive success: DDT (depth, duration & timing) of site hydrology and the landscape position.
The course concentrates on the five basic steps in the process of developing a successful wetland construction plan:
1. PLANNING YOUR PROJECT:
At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to display their proficiency in planning and designing a functional wetland, using the components of successful applications demonstrated during class presentations and field training at a wetland complex.
Why Take Our Wetland Construction Design Course?
The class will introduce you to the fundamentals of functional design and provide you with the means to rapidly assess the distribution of hydrology on your site and create useable hydrographs for presentation of your wetland design.
Rutgers instructors pioneered this functional hydrologic approach to wetland construction and have been teaching it since 1988. We are still one of only two schools in the nation that teach this approach. (Click here for Instructor Mallory Gilbert's bio.) A visit to a constructed wetland complex in central New Jersey will highlight the 'real world' application of functional wetland design. Please dress for fieldwork.
|Continuing Education Credits|
In addition to 2.4 Rutgers CEUs, this wetland training course is approved for the following credits:
NJ Professional Engineers: 12 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credits
NJ Certified Public Works Managers: 15 Technical, 3 Management, 3 Government
NJ Landscape Architects: Pending
NY Landscape Architects: 17.75 hr CL; 3.5 hr EA
Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) Credits: Pending
Society of Wetland Scientists Professional Certification Program (SWSPCP) - Wetland Construction: Principles, Planning and Design has been pre-approved for 1.6 equivalent semester hours by the SWSPCP as meeting standards for content and instruction toward SWSPCP Professional Certification or SWSPCP Professional Certification Renewal. Approval per course is calculated based upon 15 hours of contact time per credit. Click here for more information about the Society of Wetland Scientists Professional Certification Program (SWSPCP).
ATTENTION HEALTH OFFICERS AND REGISTERED ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS: Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). CEs for Wetland Construction: Principles, Planning and Design are currently pending.