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Title: Wetlands Management I - Determination and Delineation
Associated File: Wetlands Management I. Determination and Delineation.pdf
Wetlands Management I. Determination and Delineation.Lab.doc
Wetlands Management I - Wetland Determination and Delineation Lab - FIELD DATA SHEET.doc
Wetland Management I - Determination and Delineation.ppt
Creator: Cudmore, Wynn
Publisher: Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources
Description: This instructional guide is designed to provide instructors with lecture and laboratory materials that introduce the concepts and practices of wetland determination and delineation. Student objectives, a general lecture outline and a more detailed PowerPoint presentation with instructor notes are provided. Criteria for the identification of wetlands and accepted delineation methods as established by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are reviewed including field indicators of hydric soils, hydrology and wetland vegetation.

Various sources of archived information commonly used in wetland determination and delineation are also described. A combination laboratory/field exercise is also fully described that guides students through a hands-on experience to illustrate how determinations are performed and how the boundaries of a wetland are defined. Instructors who are looking for videos or additional print and web-based resources on the topics covered here should consult the resources list provided at the end of this module where these resources are summarized and cited.

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:

* Distinguish between “wetland determination” and “wetland delineation”
* Describe the need for wetland identification and delineation in wetland management
* Identify current and archived sources of information that could be accessed to perform a wetland determination or delineation
* Describe field indicators of wetlands based on soils, hydrology and vegetation criteria
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Environmental sciences -- Environmental education. Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Ecology -- By type of environment, A-Z -- Marshes. Wetlands
GEM Subject: Science -- Ecology
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Ecology -- Ecosystems
Ecology -- Wetlands
Date Issued: 2011
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources
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Resource URL Clicks: 7
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