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Wetlands Management Microcredential

Wetlands are a critical part of our ecosystem, abating flooding and regulating waterways. The Northern Kentucky University Wetlands Management Microcredential will provide professionals, students, and anyone interested the knowledge to identify wetland plants, assess wetlands biodiversity assessment, and learn wetlands delineation through investigation of critical areas. These professional short courses will cover criterial and reporting for the Eastern Mountain Piedmont region as well as the Midwest region and be conducted through the NKU Research and Education Field Station (REFS).

SLOS: After completing the Wetlands Management micro-credential, students will have:

·       Learned species identification from live and preserved specimens

·       Learned field techniques in flagging, mapping and establishing wetlands boundaries; survey techniques using a Trimble® differential GPS; and how to identify hydrology and hydric soil indicators

·       Learned standard site survey and habitat quality evaluations (elective)

·       Learned both long-term trap station and rapid assessment methods of monitoring amphibians; amphibian species identification from live and preserved specimens and from anuran vocalization; anuran species reproductive phenology assessment using an audiospectrogram program with digital sound files (elective)

·       Learned to field-identify invasive species and how to properly control and eradicate invasive species for habitat management (elective)

·       Learned mitigation planning and design, aquatic and wetlands permitting and field techniques in habitat restoration (elective)

Microcredential Course Criteria:

·       Wetland Plant Identification (req)

·       Wetland Delineation (req)

·       One elective

 

2021 Courses:

WETLANDS AMPHIBIAN ASSESSMENT (micro-credential elective): (3 days)

Learn both long term trap station and rapid assessment (AmphIBI) methods of monitoring amphibians, - learn amphibian species identification from live and preserved specimens and from anuran vocalization, - learn to assess anuran species reproductive phenology using an audiospectrogram program with digital sound files.

Date: May 17-19, 2021                   Location: NKU REFS

Cost: $700.                                      Registration (click here)   

 

WETLANDS PLANT IDENTIFICATION (microcredential requirement): (3 days)

Learn species identification from live and preserved specimens of wetland plants. Accurate plant identifications are required for vegetative biodiversity assessment, and wetlands mitigation monitoring.

Date: June 23-25, 2019                 Location: NKU REFS

Cost: $775.                                     Registration (click here)   

 

WETLANDS DELINEATION (microcredential requirement): (5 days)

Learn field techniques in flagging, mapping, and establishing wetlands boundaries according to the 1987 USACE Delineation Manual and current Regional Supplements.  Survey techniques will use a state-of-the-art Trimble® differential GPS, and identification of hydrology and hydric soil indicators will be covered.

Date: July 12-16, 2021                  Location: NKU REFS

Cost: $1100.                                  Registration (click here)

 

INVASIVE SPECIES MANAGEMENT (microcredential elective): (3 days)

Learn to field identify invasive species. Training on how to properly control and eradicate invasive species for habitat management.

Date: August 11-13, 2021             Location: NKU REFS

Cost: $700.                                    Registration (click here)

 

Future Elective Courses:

VEGETATION HABITAT ASSESSMENT: 2-3 days

NATIVE PLANT PROPOGATON 2-3 days

 

For more information or inquiries send a message to refs@nku.edu.