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Introduction to Wetland Delineation


Course Description – “Introduction to Wetland Delineation”

Approved Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers – Course No. 7440

6 HR. Continuing Education Credit in General Category

Instructor:  David Melvin, PLS, CFM



Introduction to Wetland Delineation is a six hour course on the basics of wetland delineation.  The course is designed to address the current trend in land development regulations toward stricter protection of the environment. In order to advise and protect his clients it is imperative that today’s surveying and mapping professional be able to identify elements within nature, which trigger environmental regulation.  Wetlands are such an element.  This course is an introductory level course which covers the basics of wetland identification and delineation used by the State of Florida and the Federal Government in enforcing their jurisdiction in the protection of wetland areas.


Course Topics – “Introduction to Wetland Delineation”


· Historical Aspects of Wetlands

· Wetland Delineation Methodologies

· Wetland Plant Communities

· Wetland Soil Characteristics

· Wetland Field Indicators

· Case Studies











Course Objectives – “Introduction to Wetland Delineation”

The objective of Introduction to Wetland Delineation is to present information regarding wetland identification and delineation.  The information provided in this seminar will assist the attendee in the preparation of surveys and reports for clients where wetland areas are an issue.  Information about wetlands can be very helpful to interested parties as it pertains to land use and compliance with wetland regulations.  


Evaluation Method – “Flood Insurance Topics for Land Surveyors”

A written examination consisting of twenty multiple choice questions will be used to determine if the course objectives have been met.  The student must achieve a minimum of 70 percent correct answers in order to receive Land Pro Seminars’ Continuing Education Credit Certification.


Detailed Outline – “Introduction to Wetland Delineation”


· Introduction

· Field Indicators of inundation or soil saturation

· Wetland Plants Communities

· Wetland Soil Characteristics

· Federal Wetland Delineation Methods

· Florida Wetland Delineation Methods

· Florida Wetland Case Studies