CSP3107 - Wetland Plant Identification

Course CodeCSP3107
Course TitleWetland Plant Identification
DescriptionNote: Tuition is not applicable to FWS, BLM and NPS employees

This interagency course is designed to improve the ability of field staff to identify wetland plants using botanical manuals and floras. The class consists of several one-day sessions on the following groups: woody plants, including winter condition; herbaceous dicots; and grasses, sedges and rushes, and other monocots. Lectures discuss morphology, terminology and identification. Plants representative of that day's topic(s) are collected daily in the field and keyed-out in the classroom, in both directed and individual keying exercises.
Objectives:
Accurately identify wetland plants to the species level by using morphological characteristics and major botanical terms; Properly use botanical keys, including regional wetland floras keys and electronic keys; Recognize selected plant families that commonly occur in wetlands; Observe wetland plants in the field to reinforce plant morphological characteristics; Demonstrate how to properly collect plant specimens, differentiating between museum and field techniques; and Develop field notebook based on the course's lecture, lab, and field activities.
Target Audience:
Personnel involved in wetland issues. The course is taught by instructors from the FWS, Environmental Protection Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Corps of Engineers.
Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$1,195.00
Instructional Hours36
Credits/CEUs3.0
Course Content ContactJennifer Ryan: jennifer_ryan@fws.gov; (304) 876-7677; jennifer_ryan@fws.gov
Curriculum CategoryEcology and Field Biology
Course FrequencyOnce per year
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DOI LEARN Course TypeILT
College Credit NameSemester Hours
College Credit Value2
Extracted from DOI LEARN on8/23/2017 3:30:21 AM

Schedule:  CSP3107 - Wetland Plant Identification

StartEndLocationSession Contact
7/9/2018 7/13/2018 National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Brenda Hooper, brenda_hooper@fws.gov
(304) 876-7449
brenda_hooper@fws.gov