This course will guide the students in preparing wetland function and value assessments using the US Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, The Highway Methodology Workbook Supplement, Wetland Functions and Values, A Descriptive Approach. Two wetland areas with different functions and values will be assessed, with the final work product being completed Wetland Function-Value Forms for each area.
Instructor will be James Gove, CSS and CWS.
Jim Gove, CSS, CWS, CPSC, CPESC, M.S. in Plant Science, is president and senior soil and wetland scientist for Gove Environmental Services, Inc., in Exeter, NH. He has been working in the field of soil and wetland science for over 35 years and has authored, co-authored, and contributed to several soil science publications. He is currently president of the Society of Soil Scientists of Northern New England and a member of the New England Hydric Soils Technical Committee. His particular areas of expertise include wetland delineation procedures, wetland impact permitting, wetland mitigation and restoration, site specific soil surveys, hydric soil assessments, and soil profile analysis.