Participants will be shown the finer points of hydric soil identification using the nationally approved “Field Indicators of Hydric Soils in the United States”. Participants will see examples in the field of different hydric soils in several types of wetland systems within the Coastal Plain or Piedmont Region. Participants will learn the relationship and morphological characteristics of wetland hydrology as it relates to hydric soils. You will be able to discern the differences of flash, infrequent hydrology associated with uplands and the frequent long duration hydrology associated with wetlands. Also, the course will deal with situations such as drought, newly created hydric soils, and drained hydric soils.
Participants will be able to delineate atypical situations, problem areas, drained wetlands and differentiate between isolated and non-isolated wetlands. All three parameters of the delineation process will be covered, hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soils, and hydrology.
All field work. This course may meet the requirements for GADOT pre-qualified consultants. GADOT considers course substitutions on a case-by-case basis.
Coastal Plain: April 4 - 5, 2017 Charleston, SC
Piedmont: November 13 - 14, 2017 Atlanta, GA
16 hours (field); $450
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In the Notes Section of your registration form please state: (1) which session you want to attend, and (2) the name and contact information of who will be attending the course if it is not the same name as on the registration form.
Cancellation/refund policy: All courses are subject to cancellation by D&D WEST until 2 weeks prior to the date of the course due to limited enrollment, pending natural disaster, or emergency situations. You will be notified of any cancellations. Any payments either will be refunded or applied to another course. Full refunds will be made (less a $20 handling fee if payment is by credit card) if a written request by the applicant is received 2 weeks prior to date of course. No refunds will be made after the 2-week deadline, however substitutions for other courses will be considered on a case by case basis.