Wetland delineation workshop series

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Critical Methods in Wetland Delineation

March 7, 2018 | 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.,  Radisson Hotel Madison, Madison, WI


  • This is a refresher course that will cover:
    • New state and local wetland regulations: state wetland permitting, shoreland-wetland zoning and wetland compensatory mitigation
    • The wetland identification law and how to receive a concurrence for wetland delineation reports
    • How to apply the new version of the Wisconsin Rapid Assessment Methodology

Topics covered include:

  • Wetland and Waterway Permitting Updates
  • Wetland Mitigation Updates
  • The development of an In-Lieu Fee Program in Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Floristic Assessment in Wisconsin
  • Farm Service Agency Slide Review Interpretation
  • Updated guidance for Delineating Wetlands in Wisconsin
  • Wetland Delineation Protocol review
  • Development of Invasive Species Best Management Practices for Wetlands

Critcal Methods Worshop Registration

Fee: $100
Includes continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

The worshop is limited to 120 participants. Register early to ensure your spot!


.65 CEUs/6.5 contact hours

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are a means of recognizing and recording satisfactory participation in non-degree programs. University of Wisconsin-Extension (UW-Ex) awards one CEU for every 10 contact hours in a continuing education experience. Actual contact hours are recorded. CEUs are offered at no additional charge, through the UW-Ex.

UW-Ex CEUs fulfill continuing education requirements for many professionals, agencies and organizations. Professional associations may have specific licensing requirements. Individuals should contact their licensing association before assuming UW-Ex CEUs will fulfill all requirements.

UW-La Crosse keeps records of individual CEUs for three years of programming. Certificates are emailed within two weeks of the conclusion of each program. Requests for duplicate CEU certificates are charged a $15 processing fee.

Request form for duplicate CEU hours & certificates

Cancellation policy:

Substitutions welcome. Full refund less $50 processing fee two weeks prior to event, no refunds thereafter. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to: conted@uwlax.edu.

A transfer fee of $50 is charged when requesting the cancellation of one workshop and registering for another workshop.


Radisson Hotel Madison
517 Grand Canyon Drive 
Madison, WI 53719
Call to reserve a room in the room block or book your room online!

Room block expires: February 6, 2018   

Please reserve your overnight accommodations early as there are a limited number of special rates available. Once a room block has filled and/or after room block expiration date, reservations received are subject to space availability and at prevailing room rates.

Refer to: UW-La Crosse Wetlands Conference when making reservations.

Room rates, per night: (government per diem rate, may be subject to change)

  • $82, Single-King

Rates do not include sales or room tax. Please refer to the hotels website or contact them directly for check-in and check-out times, services and amenities, directions, parking/shuttle service and other hotel information.

Madison hotels: www.visitmadison.com/hotels

2018 Critical Methods Workshop Agenda

8–8:30 a.m.


8:30–9 a.m.

How to Find a Good ILF Site
Josh Brown

9–10 a.m.

Hydrology and Vegetation Performance Standards: Development and Monitoring
Steve Eggers

10–10:15 a.m.

Improvements to the Surface Water Data Viewer's Wetland Indicator Layer
Amanda Minks

10:15–10:30 a.m.


10:30 a.m.–Noon

Using Aerial Imagery to Assess Wetland Hydrology
Barbara Walther

Noon–1 p.m.


1–1:20 p.m.

Tricks for Documenting the Presence of Drain Tile
Jeff Deniger

1:20–2:20 p.m.

Essential Report Components, Insight into the
Assured Delineator Application Review Process
Tom Nedland

2:20–3 p.m.

Common Mistakes in Plant Identification and Hydric Soil Determinations
Allison Willman

3–3:15 p.m.


3:15–4:30 p.m.

Unique Wetland Delineation Case Studies
Wetland Identification Program Team and COE Staff

Future locations:

2018-2021 remains in Madison, Wis.