Randolph, Vt. — This September, Vermont Tech will offer a new Wetlands Delineation course as part of the Continuing Education & Workforce Development Green Trainings program. Taking place at the Randolph Center Campus, this 40-hour training teaches students how to properly identify the key factors that determine wetlands and is based in part on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual, the most recent National Wetland Plant List and the NRCS Hydric Soils guidance. The course will begin on September 6, taking place each Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. until the final class on October 4. Lecture topics include science of wetland hydrology, hydric soils, and hydric vegetation, wetland development and current state regulations.
“Over the past few years we’ve seen a huge amount of flooding in Vermont,” said Michelle Girouard, project manager for the Wetlands Delineation course. “This type of education and certification is crucial to better understanding the state’s changing landscape and how to identify and work with wetland areas. This is the first time a course like this has been offered in Vermont.”
Open to Vermont Tech students as well as the greater community, individuals who complete the program will receive a Certificate of Training. Federal regulations, state regulations and appropriate permitting in relation to wetlands will all be covered in the curriculum. Offering professional experience and applied field experience, the program will consist of morning lectures and afternoon fieldwork (weather permitting). Field practicals will include soil and plant identification and wetland delineation in accordance to the ACOE Field Delineation Manual. This course qualifies for eight Vermont DEC non-soil credits and eight soil credits.
The Wetlands Delineation course costs $800 for the greater community and $720 for Vermont Tech Alumni. Registration for the course is now open and can be accessed at www.greentrainings.vtc.edu/wetlands-delineation.html. For more information about Vermont Tech, please visit www.vtc.edu.
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