Hydric Soils Identification

July 11–13, 2018 | 2.5 days | 1:30–5 p.m., Wednesday; 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursday and Friday

Location: UW-Waukesha Field Station
The Field Station is situated in the western part of Waukesha County near the Village of Waterville. It is easily accessible to the Waukesha campus via Highway 18, nine miles west to the junction of Waterville Road, then south .4 mile to a gravel driveway on the left.

UW-Waukesha Field Station | W349 S1480 S. Waterville Rd. | Oconomowoc, WI 53066


This workshop introduces participants to wetland soils fieldwork and the paperwork that needs to be filed for wetland delineations in relation to the soils component. Lectures on wetland soils and their identification form the core of this workshop. It is preferable but not required to take this workshop prior to the Basic Wetland Delineation Training Workshop.

Topics covered include:

This course is an introduction to the concepts of hydric soils and wetlands. Topics include soil descriptions, wetland chemistry, redoximorphic features and field indicators. Emphasis is placed on identification and writing hydric soil profile descriptions and use of the NRCS field indicators of hydric soils. Participants should have a basic understanding of soil genesis and morphology.


$500, includes continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments 

The Hydric Soils for Wetland Delineation workshop is full. Please add your name to the waiting list. We will contact individuals on the list in order of sign-up to offer seats that become available due to cancellations.


1.8 CEUs/18 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 each 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.


Holiday Inn Express Delafield
3030 Golf Road
Delafield, WI 53018

Note, when calling to reserve a room please reference the room block code: WET

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.

Room rate:

  • $90/night*

*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.


2018 Hydric Soil Identification Workshop Agenda
UW-Waukesha Field Station | Oconomowoc, WI
July 11–13, 2018 

Day 1: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

1:30–2 p.m.


2–2:15 p.m.


2:15–5 p.m.

Soil Lectures


-Soil Morphology


-Soil Survey Reports & Soil Taxonomy


-Hydric Soil Criteria & Basic Indicators


-Redoximorphic features

 Day 2: Thursday, July 12, 2018

8–8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30–9:30 a.m.

Soil Lectures


Field Indicators of Hydric Soil

9:30 a.m. –3:30 p.m.

Field Activities
Full Wetland Team

 Day 3: Friday, July 13, 2018

8–8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30–9:30 a.m.

Soil Lectures


-Atypical Situations and Problem Soils

9:30 a.m. –3:30 p.m.

Field Activities
Full Wetland Team


  • Travel and carpooling is required
  • Clothing must be appropriate for all weather conditions
  • Bring a water bottle and field gear
  • Bag lunch provided in field



All course handouts/materials will be provided to registrants on a flash drive that will be handed out at registration. This flash drive is included in the cost of the course. 

The materials are also posted online: Web-based binder of handouts


2018-2021 TBD, Waukesha, Wis.