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Vegetation Identification for Wetland Delineation: North (ONLINE) (Day 2 of 2)

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022


8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.




Ralph Tiner, M.S., M.P.A., SWS Fellow


Wetland plants, also known as hydrophytes or hydrophytic vegetation, have adaptations that enable them to grow and reproduce with their roots in water or saturated soil for at least part of the year. In contrast, plants that cannot survive in saturated conditions are commonly referred to as upland plants.

Along with hydric soils and hydrology, the presence of wetland plants is one of the primary factors involved in the identification of wetland areas and the delineation of wetland boundaries. Therefore, the ability to identify wetland plants and distinguish between upland and wetland plant species is an essential step in the wetland delineation process.

Through instructor-led online lectures and virtual tours of various wetland sites, you will learn how to identify plant species frequently encountered by wetland delineators in Northern and Central New Jersey, as well as neighboring New York and Pennsylvania. By the end of the course, you will be able to quickly and confidently identify the wetland plant species that are important in determining if an area meets the hydrophytic vegetation criterion for wetland delineation.


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Rutgers NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education


Suzanne Hills, 848-932-7234