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 Regional Supplement to the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual: Northcentral and Northeast Region (Version 2.0) Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, January 2012 

Regional Supplement Publication link: https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p266001coll1/id/7640

Required Book (provided): 

Winter Guide to Woody Plants of Forests, Thickets, Fields, and Wetlands: Northeastern United States. 2017. Institute for Wetland & Environmental Education & Research, Inc. Leverett, Massachusetts. 96 pp. 



Students with smartphones may download the Picture This App prior to coming to class. Approx cost is $30.00/year. 

Instructor Bios


Winter Plant Identification for Wetland Boundary Determination

  • Susan Romano

    Susan Romano

    Dr. Romano is a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) and Certified Forester (CF), and holds a Ph.D. in Plant Biology, M.S. in Botany, and a B.S. in Forest Resource Management. She is a retired professor of wetland and forest landscape ecology and has owned and operated 2 environmental consulting businesses. Dr. Romano serves as a board member for Bear-Paw Regional Greenways land trust, and is a member of the Town of Northwood Conservation Commission.

    She enjoys hiking and traveling in her spare time.  

09:00am - 03:30pm
09:00am - 03:30pm
Portsmouth - 230 Commerce Way
Susan Romano
369.00 Tuition (includes lunch)
USNH Tuition Benefit Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount
UNH Extension Discount
New to NH Discount
UNHOCE Discount