CSP3130 - Advanced Plant ID: Grasses, Sedges, Rushes and Composites

Course CodeCSP3130
Course TitleAdvanced Plant ID: Grasses, Sedges, Rushes and Composites
DescriptionA general Wetland Plant Identification course or equivalent knowledge is recommended but not required prior to taking this course.

This interagency course is designed to improve the ability of field staff to identify specific groups of wetland plants using botanical manuals and other flora. Lectures discuss morphology, terminology and identification. Participants collect representative plants in the field and, back in the classroom, log them in using directed and individual keying exercises. The course is taught by instructors from the Fish and Wildlife Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Corps of Engineers.

  • Identify the major botanical terms and morphological characteristics of wetland grasses, sedges, rushes and members of the Compositae family;
  • Use botanical keys, regional wetland floras, and electronic keys;
  • Identify major representative wetland plants in wetland communities in the field;
  • Observe wetland plants in the field and document observations; and
  • Properly collect specimens for future identification and reference.
Target Audience:
Staff involved in wetland issues such as wetland identification and delineation, wetland restoration and enhancement, wetland mitigation, and wetland habitat management.
Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$1,195.00
Instructional Hours36
Course Content ContactGary Schetrompf: gary_schetrompf@fws.gov; (304) 876-7255; gary_schetrompf@fws.gov
Curriculum CategoryHabitat Assessment Restoration and Management
Course FrequencyEvery other year
Registration LinkLMS
College Credit NameSemester Hours
College Credit Value2
Extracted from DOI LEARN on12/15/2018 3:30:20 AM

Schedule:  CSP3130 - Advanced Plant ID: Grasses, Sedges, Rushes and Composites