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 workshop is full. Please add your name to the waiting list. We will contact people on the wait list (in order of sign-up) to offer seats that become available due to cancellations.


.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:

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:

2018 Critical Methods Workshop Agenda

8–8:30 a.m.


8:30–9 a.m.

ILF Updates and Roles for Consultants
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.