Conservation Training

Wetland Construction: Principles, Planning, and Design

Event starts on December 4, 2023

Repeats: Dec 5, 2023, Dec 6, 2023, Dec 7, 2023, Dec 8, 2023

7:00 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Online

As state and federal wetland mitigation standards evolve away from an acre-for-acre approach to a focus on replacing wetland functions, your understanding of the wetland’s “wet part” has never been more critical.

This online class serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of functional design and provides the means to rapidly assess the distribution of hydrology on your site and create usable hydrographs for presentation of your wetland design.

Building on the student’s understanding of wetland functions, this course will also guide you through the many factors required to plan and design a functional wetland. Through online lessons, you will learn “real world” applications with an emphasis on two key components that drive success: DDT (depth, duration, and timing) of site hydrology and the landscape position.

Featured Topics

  • Hydrogeomorphology: The importance of landscape position and where water is coming from
  • Water Budget Calculation: Water inputs/outputs and TR-55 runoff curves
  • The Thornthwaite Method: One method for calculating evapotranspiration
  • Estimating Stream Flow and Producing Basic Hydrographs: Create usable hydrographs for presentation of your wetland design