PFW Coordinators, Refuge Biologists and others who are involved in the assessment, restoration or management of wetlands.
Summary and Objectives:
Participants will assess degraded wetlands for restoration potential, develop and implement restoration plans and develop management plans for the specified wetland objectives. Through lectures, field work, and group activities the course will emphasize wetland ecology, wildlife needs, enhancement of wetland functions, conceptual design and implementation processes, structural and vegetative restoration practices, permitting requirements, control of nuisance and , and other management considerations. Course location will be selected to emphasize the following wetland types: bottomland hardwoods, prairie potholes and other depressional systems, riverine and managed seasonal wetlands.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Evaluate degraded wetlands for restoration potential.
- Develop a wetland restoration design based upon onsite conditions.
- Manage wetlands for the intended objectives.
Forest Management - Intermediate, Hydrology - Basic, Restoration Ecology - Intermediate, Wetland Biology and Ecology - Intermediate, Surveying - Basic, Wildlife Biology – Basic