Virtually all activities conducted in and around wetlands are regulated – from excavating underground storage tanks to soil compaction for paving a driveway or patio to pruning of overgrown vegetation – and violators are subject to hefty penalties and fines from the NJ-DEP.
Knowing if a wetland is on your property or a site on which you work is incredibly important! But how do you determine if a wetland is present?
Why not educate yourself? Take our class to get the basic tools you need to identify a wetland’s presence. Once you make a determination, you will know if you need to go further and hire an environmental professional to evaluate the site and assist you with the permit process.
In this one-day combination classroom and field course, a nationally recognized wetlands expert will review the skills you need to identify freshwater wetlands and their boundaries and introduce you to wetland plant identification and soil recognition. You will learn:
- Why wetlands are important
- How they differ
- What indicators are used for wetland identification
- About the current regulations in New Jersey
You’ll also find out how to access and use government maps in order to identify wetlands on your property, on lands you may be interested in purchasing or on properties on which you conduct environmental, landscaping or other site development or remediation work. You’ll even get you a simple introduction to the practice of wetland delineation (the technical skill of determining a wetlands precise boundaries) --- all in one day!
For those interested in advancing their wetland knowledge, this course will provide the essential background material needed for further study in the step-by-step regulatory and delineation techniques covered in the Methodology for Delineating Wetlands course.
This course is eligible for continuing education credits toward the Society of Wetland Scientists’ Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) Certificate Program.
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