The Swamp School's online Basic Wetland Delineation Training (WDT) is entirely online and local. There is no out of town travel required. Even the field work can be completed at an appropriate nearby facility.
This workshop covers basic wetland training and includes the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Manual and the new regional supplements. We cover the conceptual framework of the wetland indicators as well as the regulatory context, court decisions and related laws in this module.
We offer all 10 Regional Supplements, training you on the one affecting your area, though you can add more as you need them. Each Regional Supplement module presents all of the relevant wetland indicators as they pertain to that specific region.
Students will complete the field work at a wetland in their own neighborhood. We have developed step-by-step guide and HD videos that will show you exactly, what you need to do as if you were participating in the field class. You will turn in your wetland data for review along with photographs and one of our team of experts will work with you to help you complete your training. The field work will take approximately 2 days (16 hours) in total to complete.
Our training is a blend of live, interactive, and online modules. It is designed to get you trained at a pace and schedule that is convenient for you. Our training has been accepted for a number of professional continuing education and certification programs including the Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) program.