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Wetland Delineation Training – Online or Classroom – NEW 2012 Regional Supplement Updates

2013 Online and Classroom Workshop Dates

Join us for a 5-day workshop. If you can’t break away for the whole week,  take the classroom portion on-line. Then join us in the field. You can choose from any of our regularly scheduled field classes to complete the field portion.

Please choose a location to see dates:

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Maryland
  • Colorado
  • Indiana

IMPORTANT! – Each class location will focus on the USACOE Regional Supplements for that area. The NJ class will also include the use of the 1989 Federal Manual.

Accurate wetland delineations are a necessity for many types of land use projects. When you need to expand your business capabilities and hone your skills, this intensive combination of classroom and field training will teach you what you need to know and provide valuable hands-on delineation experience. This traditional 38-hour wetlands delineation class covers the current and proposed USACOE wetlands delineation methods as well as the recent Rapanos decision. This online version has been accepted as suitable training for the various States that require wetland delineation certification training.

An intensive combination of online classroom and field training, Swamp School is a hands-on way to learn all the necessary skills to perform wetland delineations.

Video Syllabus – NEW

2013Syllabus:  2012 Wetland Delineation Training Syllabus20090821_swampschool_125x125

Course Agenda

  • Introduction to wetlands and wetlands history
  • Wetland Delineations Methods
    • US Army Corps of Engineers
    • Regional Supplements
    • Federal Manual (NJ)
  • Wetland hydrology assessment
  • Hydric soils studies
  • Wetland vegetation identification
  • The Rapanos decision

This class contains approximately 24 hours of lectures and activities. If you are taking this class online, it is highly recommended that you allow 3 to 4 weeks to complete the online material. Once you have finished with the classroom lectures and activities the field component can be started. The Swamp School offers the 2-day field class almost every month and in several States. Pick a date and location that fits your schedule and we will see you in the swamp!

Wetlands delineation training includesEMP_Peer_Rev_Page_009_Image_0001

  • 24/7 Online access to your class
  • 3.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
  • Certificate of Training

Field supplies required

  • Soil auger
  • Munsell soil color chart
  • Plant ID guide
  • Notebook

2013 Class Brochure 



Introduction to Wetlandswetlands-img

New for 2009! This class has been prepared for individuals that need a working knowledge of the regulatory and business aspect of wetlands. If you are in industry or any other land use business this class is a great primer on what you need to know. Topics covered include:

  • The history of wetlands regulation in the United States
  • The laws regulating the use of wetlands
  • What is a wetland from a legal sense
  • What business opportunities do wetlands present

The class is offered entirely online and is approximately 4 hours in length. There are a number of quizzes and activities to reinforce the course content and also to make it fun. We also provide you with a number of online resources that will help you identify potential wetlands on your land without ever leaving your office.

Introduction to Wetlands – 2012 training includes

24/7 Online access to your class

0.4 CEUs (Continuing Education Units)

Certificate of Training

Format: Online

Tuition:  $100


Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain Interim Regional Supplement Classroom Training

(Addendum to the 1987 Wetland Delineation Manual)TupeloSwampBSNWR

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced on December 4, 2008 the publication and one-year trial implementation period of the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain Interim Regional Supplement to the 1987 Wetland Delineation Manual. This document is included in a series of Regional Supplements to the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual, which provides technical guidance and procedures for the identification and delineation of wetlands that may be subject to regulatory jurisdiction under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act. This seminar has been prepared for wetland delineators already trained in the 1987 Manual. The course will provide specifics on how to use the new Regional Supplements and how fieldwork will be affected.

Format:  Online

Tuition:  $250


Wetland Hydrology Design eTraining hydro

This online class is a complete presentation of the methods and calculations necessary to properly plan for wetland hydrology. A water budget will be established to enable students to understand how water circulates through a wetland. Upon completion of the class you will be able to prepare a water budget and properly size a proposed wetland system. Sign-up today and work at your own pace.

Take a sneak peak inside our hydrology design class.

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Format:  Online

Tuition: $750


Wetland Delineation One-Day Course – for landscape architectslandscape-architect-drawing-thumb4543565

Earn 6.5 Professional Development Hours with this half-day classroom workshop and half-day field exercise. Significantly increase your knowledge of wetland delineation methods for land use projects, then apply the classroom instruction in a hands-on environment.


Landscape Architect PDHs = 6.5

Format:  Classroom/Field

Tuition:  $200 


Next Workshop Coming Soon

Using GPS to Map Wetlands1037975_gps_geoxh-2008

The Swamp School has teamed with Duncan and Parnell to offer a one-day class on using GPS to map wetlands. The class will be taught by a Trimble Certified Trainer.

Whether you are considering purchasing, an occasional renter, or an existing Trimble customer that would like to become more proficient, Trimble Certified Training helps you get the most from your system.

Designed to ensure that you are using Trimble hardware and software to its fullest potential, our training emphasizes practical applications with hands-on instruction that can be immediately transferred to your surveying project. You will leave the course with a manual complete with information to maximize the use of your GPS equipment. Productivity upon completion of the course is the primary goal.

Learn how to effectively collect and process GPS/GIS data with the GPS Pathfinder Pro Series with TerraSync, GeoExplorer XH/XT/XM with TerraSync, and Pathfinder Office software. This one-day course includes:

  • Planning a project and creating data dictionaries
  • Completing GPS/GIS data collection projects
  • Hands on Field exercises
  • Processing and analyzing data
  • Exporting data to a GIS or CAD
Tuition:  $200 


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