Wetland Assessment, Restoration and Management - CSP3106

Course Description


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 invasive species 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. This course will deal primarily with the restoration of riverine systems.



Course Objectives


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate degraded wetlands for restoration potential
  • Develop a wetland restoration design based upon onsite conditions
  • Implement the Wetland Restoration Design
  • Manage wetlands for the intended objectives

Course Logistics


June 19 - 23, 2017
Sacramento NWR
752 County Road 99W, Willows, CA 95988
Phone: 530-934-2801


August 21 - 25, 2017
Riveredge Resort
17 Holland St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
Phone: (315) 482-9917

Who Should Attend:

PFW Staff, Refuge Biologists and others who are involved in the assessment, restoration or management of wetlands. Additionally, anyone directly involved in wetland issues such as: wetland restoration and enhancement, wetland mitigation, wetland habitat management and staff who develop restoration/enhancement plans would benefit from this course.


5 days


2 Semester hours

To Register:

Register online via DOILearn, the Department of the Interior’s Learning Management System.


Gary Schetrompf, 304/876 7255

Reasonable Accommodation:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to providing access to this training for all participants. Please direct all requests for sign language interpreting services, close captioning, or other accommodation needs to So Lan Ching, 304-876-7771 or by email at so_lan_ching@fws.gov, TTY 800-877-8339 by close of business Monday, May 22, 2017 for the June class session or Monday, July 24, 2017 for the August class session.

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