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2023-24 Western Washington University Catalog 
    
2023-24 Western Washington University Catalog
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BIOL 402 - Wetland Identification and Delineation w/lab


This course introduces materials and methods used to identify and delineate jurisdictional wetlands under the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) 1987 Wetlands Delineation Manual and Corps Regional Supplements and is intended for anyone who is interested in wetland delineation such as biology or environmental science majors, land use planners, civil and environmental engineers, and biological/environmental consultants. Students learn how to identify and delineate jurisdictional wetlands and understand and identify field indicators of hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soils, and wetland hydrology, as well as methods for disturbed and atypical wetlands, and recognizing difficult wetland situations as defined by the Corps, through lectures and “hands-on” field instruction. Skills learned in this course are applicable nationwide and satisfy requirements for basic wetland training as specified by the Corps. Lab included.

Prerequisites & Notes: BIOL 325 or ESCI 325.
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter



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