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Understanding the Basis and Use of Wetland Evaluation
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Understanding the Basis and Use of Wetland Evaluation

Cosponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension

7 CEHs for Wetland and Soil Scientists, 1.75 CEUs for Surveyors
6 Category 1 CFEs for Foresters pre-approved by the Society of American Foresters

Also approved by NEIWPCC, on behalf of Mass DEP, for 3 TCHs for MA Title 5 Soil Evaluator renewal or activation, Auth. #T517-0006.

Spend the morning learning about four different methods of wetland evaluation: the NH Method, the new Army Corps Rapid Assessment Method, the Ecological Integrity Assessment Method, and the Federal Highway Method. You'll discuss the pros and cons and most appropriate use of each method and also learn how to use the NH Wetlands Mapper as a preliminary tool for evaluation and how this can accompany GIS work. During the afternoon, you'll head outdoors to a wetland in Manchester to practice using the wetland evaluation methods. You'll use the prepared wetland maps to assist your field assessments. Be sure to bring a notepad, clipboard, pencil, personal drinking water, and bug spray. It would also be helpful if you can bring a camera and binoculars. Wear clothing suitable for outdoors.

Instructor Bios

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Understanding the Basis and Use of Wetland Evaluation

  • Rick Van de Poll

    Rick Van de Poll

    Rick Van de Poll, Ph.D., is the principal of Ecosystem Management Consultants (EMC) of Sandwich, NH. Since 1988, EMC has conducted ecological inventories and land management plans on over 275,000 acres of land for the public and private sector in New England. He is a certified wetland scientist, contributing author to the NH Method, and past Chairman of the NH Joint Board of Natural Scientists. He has taught various wetland courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. He is a charter/life member of NHANRS and was on the Board for six years as Education and Research Committee Chair and Vice-President. Since 208. He has been the NH Association of Conservation Commission representative on the Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund Site Selection Committee.

  • Frank Mitchell

    Frank Mitchell is a University of New Hampshire Emeritus Extension Professor and Specialist, Land and Water Conservation. He is a contributing author and editor of the Method of Inventorying and Evaluating Freshwater Wetland in New Hampshire (2015).

09:00am - 04:00pm
Manchester Campus, 88 Commercial St.
Rick Van de Poll
Frank Mitchell
175.00 Tuition (includes lunch)
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