Eagel Hill Institute, Steuben, ME
This training will be based in large part on the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual (1987) and Regional Supplement: Northcentral and Northeast Region (2012). The seminar addresses the requirements for basic delineation training as specified by the Corps of Engineers for its Regulatory IV course. Classroom instruction will cover background information and methodologies. Topics will specifically include the science of hydric soils, vegetation and hydrology, and the application of that science in the field. In the field, participants will apply the methods to collect data on the field indicators of wetland vegetation, hydrology, and soils used to determine the occurrence and location of wetland boundaries. Successful completion of this seminar will provide participants with a sound knowledge base and basic field experience for identifying wetlands, delineating their boundaries, and understanding how wetlands relate ecologically to the surrounding landscape.