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Wed, Sep 20


Allegheny County Conservation District

Wetland Certificate (24-PDH)

Earn your "Wetland Certificate" in just 3 days! Perfect for anyone that wants to become a "wetland delineator" and perform the field work; tying the flagging, collecting the data, writing the reports, and applying for permits.

Wetland Certificate (24-PDH)
Wetland Certificate (24-PDH)

Time & Location

Sep 20, 2023, 9:00 AM – Sep 22, 2023, 5:00 PM

Allegheny County Conservation District, 317 E Carson St Suite 119, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA


About the event

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Course Description:

Our 3-day Wetland Boot Camp is based upon the current Federal guidance for field identification of wetlands in the United States. This course satisfies the requirements for basic wetland delineation training as specified by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Wetland Boot Camp teaches the technical guidelines for wetland delineations, field indicators of hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soils, and wetland hydrology and covers all topics included in the ACOE’s Reg IV Training.

After Wetland Boot Camp you will be able to:

  • · Identify and document “wetlands” for any project.
  • · Properly flag/mark the limits of a wetlands in the field.
  • · Write & review Wetland Data Sheets and/or Reports.

Upon completion, successful graduates possess the background necessary for identifying wetlands and determining their boundaries in the field. Successful completion is determined by attendance and participation in all lecture and field activities.

Course Itinerary:

· 1-day of office lecture, and then

· 2-days of field work, getting dirty, digging holes, ID'ing plants, filling out Data Sheets...

Topics include:

(a) History of the Laws & Guidance that govern wetland delineations

(b) Field Indicators for Wetland Soils

(c) Field Indicators for Wetland Vegetation

(d) Field Indicators for Wetland Hydrology

(e) Determining Limits of Wetland Boundaries in the field

(f) Proper filling-out of the Wetland Data Sheets

(g) Intro to Field Identification of Streams

Course Materials:

1) (included) - Wetland Boot Camp WORKBOOK is packed with information, references, and tips; so you don't have to frantically take notes during the classroom portions of the course. After the course, this Workbook becomes your valuable field-guide to use for years to come.

2) (included)- A Trees & Shrubs ID guide - to get you started.

3) (included)- Delineator's flagging/tape - to start your collection.

4) (included)- Plant ID books for grasses, sedges, to get you started.

5) (included)- Our Delineator's Back Pack - to carry everything in the field.

6) (included)- "Wetland Training Certificate of Completion" - 24-PDHs


  • 8 hours

    Lecture/Office Day

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    Includes $100 in equipment!

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