evergreen branch covered in snow

Winter Plant Identification for Wetland Boundary Determination

Approved 13 CEHs for Wetland and Soil Scientists, 13 CEUs for Foresters, and 3.25 CEUS for Surveyors.
Also approved for 6 NHDES Subsurface Bureau credit hours

This 2-day workshop will focus on upland and wetland tree and shrub identification under winter conditions, as part of the requirements for state and federal jurisdictional wetland boundary determination. You'll learn to key out woody plants to the species level using twigs and buds (no leaves), determine the plants wetland indicator status, and perform a plant dominance test for wetness (as outlined in the "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual, Technical Report Y-87-1 (1987 Manual revised)" and "Delineating Bordering Vegetated Wetlands under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act: a Handbook (March 1995)." Cost does not include required text, "Fruit Key and Twig Key to Trees and Shrubs" by W.H. Harlow, and hand lens, both available from instructor at first class.

Instructor Bios


Winter Plant Identification for Wetland Boundary Determination

  • Bob Prokop

    Bob Prokop, M.S. in Wildlife Ecology, is a wildlife biologist, NH Certified Wetland Scientist, and professional wetland scientist (SWS), and owner of Wetland Consulting Services.

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