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Advanced Wetlands Primer: Field Evaluation & Permitting Considerations for Design Professionals

Patrick C. Garner, PLS

This three hour course is a followup to A WETLAND PRIMER FOR DESIGN PROFESSIONALS by the same author. Although a basic understanding of wetlands--crucial for architects, engineers, land surveyors and landscape architects--is outlined in that first course, design professionals often need a far broader understanding of why wetlands play an important role in site considerations, and how wetland themselves are field identified. Heavily illustrated, the Advanced Primer takes the student out into the field to assess a typical site’s wetlands.

Taking the advanced wetlands course will allow you to speak with more authority about freshwater wetland delineation, and to be more familiar with actual field wetland identification that must be considered during project design. You will be exposed to the perils and liability of ignoring wetlands during project design. In addition, you will understand the key technical indicators for inland wetlands, and upon completion, be able to speak with confidence to wetland scientists, as well as to state and federal permitting authorities about resource evaluations, and potential project impacts.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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