Training Courses

2017 Class Schedule

* New Classes!
Soils: Red Parent Material - 
Focusing on fine-textured red soils
Aerial Photo Review -  presenting information pertinent to the joint Guidance for Offsite Hydrology/Wetland Determinations

5-Day Basic Wetland Delineation
Basic Plant ID
Vegetation Scavenger Hunt
Advanced Plant ID - Grasses, Sedges, Rushes
Soils Half-Day Continuing Education
Soils: Red-Parent Material
Wetland Delineation Field Day
Aerial Photo Review

*Register for all WDCP classes with a credit card!  The system is new to us this year so please have patience if any issues should arise.  Links are specific to each course or exam dates.  Please double check to make sure you are registering for the correct session.

Why Choose the WDCP for Training?

  • The instructor pool represents diverse experience and disciplines.

  • WDCP instructors have participated as peer reviewers, members of regional work groups and have served on the national advisory team for the regional supplements.

  • An instructor is on the national team developing version 2.0 of the Delineation Manual (the successor to the 1987 Manual).

  • Instructors have authored Delineation Guidance for Minnesota and Wisconsin.

  • Classes have an informal atmosphere making it easy to ask questions and have fun while learning.

  • Instructors have authored numerous guides, guidance's, and books concerning plants, soils and hydrology.

  • Prices are competitive compared to other training programs.

  • Instructors have led and been involved with academic research in Minnesota concerning soils and whole landscape hydrology.

  • Instructors have developed and refined the Minnesota Routine (Functional) Assessment Methodology for Wetlands (MnRAM) and have served on regional committees developing regional guidebooks for the Hydrogeomorphic Method (HGM) of Wetland Functional Assessment.

  • Instructors have served as regulators for local, state, and federal government agencies, and have reviewed many delineations.

  • Instructors have served as private consultants, performing many delineations.

  • Instructors have been involved in numerous enforcement cases involving data collection and documentation of findings on significantly disturbed sites.

  • Instructors have served as "troubleshooters" for wetland delineation issues throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.

  • Instructors have created soil surveys and have a thorough knowledge of soils data bases, soil classification, soil mapping units and soil interpretations.