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Vegetation Identification for Wetland Delineation: South

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Synopsis: In this two-day course, you will learn plant identification principles and study diagnostic characteristics of species frequently encountered by wetland delineators in the Southern New Jersey region.
Start Time: Thursday, September 14, 2017 8:30 AM
End Time: Friday, September 15, 2017 5:00 PM
Location: Off-Campus Locations
Address: No Street Address
Campus: Off Campus
Room: Harold N. Peek Preserve
City, State, Country: Millville, NJ US
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
Web Site: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/eh0201ca.html
Contact Name: Dalynn Knigge
Contact Email: knigge@rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (848) 932-7315
Additional Information:

Wetland plants, also known as hydrophytes or hydrophytic vegetation, have adaptations that enable them to grow and reproduce with their roots in water or saturated soil for at least part of the year. In contrast, plants that cannot survive in saturated conditions are commonly referred to as upland plants.

Along with hydric soils and hydrology, the presence of wetland plants is one of the primary factors involved in the identification of wetland areas and the delineation of wetland boundaries. Therefore, the ability to identify wetland plants and and distinguish between upland and wetland plant species is an essential step in the wetland delineation process.

By the end of the course, you will be able to quickly and confidently identify the wetland plant species that are important in determining if an area meets the hydrophytic vegetation criterion for wetland delineation.

NOTE: This is a field-based course, so please dress accordingly for the outdoors!

Target Audience: Alumni,  General Public