CSP3105 - Wetland Restoration/Enhancement

Course CodeCSP3105
Course TitleWetland Restoration/Enhancement
DescriptionTUITION FEES: The Cost To Learner displayed in the Course Details is an approximate amount. Please refer to the 'Class Cost to Learner' displayed in the Class Details for the specific class session you wish to attend. NCTC Standard Tuition fees are scheduled to change beginning October 1, 2012. Additional information is available at the NCTC website.

Note: Tuition is not applicable to FWS, BLM and NPS employees

This is a basic interdisciplinary course in wetland restoration and enhancement where participants learn to assess wetland functions, develop restoration and enhancement plans, and implement plans on degraded wetlands. The course emphasizes wetland ecology, wildlife needs, enhancement of wetland functions, conceptual design and implementation processes, and monitoring considerations. The course consists of two portions. The first portion is a self-pace workbook to be reviewed prior to attending the on-site portion of the class. The workbook contains readings and exercises on wetland ecology and wildlife principles applicable to different wetland types. The on-site portion provides detailed discussions, field demonstrations, and reinforces the principles covered in the workbook. Depending upon enrollment the course location will be selected to emphasize the following wetland types: bottomland hardwoods, prairie potholes, Carolina bay and flats, depressional wetlands, floodplains, northwest freshwater wetlands, and others.
Objectives:
· Demonstrate the importance of interdisciplinary communications in wetland restoration activities.
· Describe the physical, chemical, and biological processes of a wetland.
· Describe the ecological processes necessary for restoring and enhancing wetlands.
· Describe the methods used to restore, manage, maintain, and monitor the wetland system.
· Determine the existing and potential functions of a prospective restoration or enhancement sites.
· Complete a wetland site evaluation and determine associated opportunities and constraints.
· As part of an interdisciplinary team, restore/enhance wetlands in the geographic area of your duty station.

Target Audience:
This course is conducted by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service-National Wetland Team for use by anyone directly involved in wetland issues such as: wetland delineation, wetland restoration and enhancement, wetland mitigation and wetland habitat management.
Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Instructional Hours32
Credits/CEUs2.0
Primary ContactGARY SCHETROMPF; Phone: (304) 876-7255; Email: gary_schetrompf@fws.gov;
Secondary ContactMARILYN WILLIAMS; Phone: 304.876.7940; Email: marilyn_williams@fws.gov;
Extracted from DOI LEARN on7/24/2014 4:03:59 AM

Schedule:  CSP3105 - Wetland Restoration/Enhancement