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Critical Methods in Wetland Delineation

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March 6, 2024 | Live online event
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Central Time

Refresh your skills and advance your wetland delineation knowledge with the 2024 edition of Critical Methods in Wetland Delineation. Learn from experts in the field of Wisconsin wetland delineation as you: 

  • Review state and federal wetland regulations and policies
  • Explore wetland delineation protocols and practices
  • Discuss wetland mitigation and monitoring

Individuals who delineate wetlands or want to learn how to delineate wetlands in Wisconsin are encouraged to attend. 

This event will be offered live online. Canvas, the online event platform, will house your course materials and provide access to video conferencing sessions. 

Online Technology & Access

The virtual/online portions of this event will utilize Canvas for the online event platform and Zoom for the scheduled video conferencing dates. Online access to recorded sessions is available through March 14, 2024.


Critical Methods in Wetland Delineation registration fees Early registration discount by Feb. 6, 2024 Register Feb. 7, 2024 or later
Participant $99 $119

Registration includes access to the online workshop and to recordings for one week after the event. CEUs are also included but will only be awarded for participation in the live sessions on March 6, 2024.

Continuing Education Units

.6 CEUs/6 contact hours

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are a means of recognizing and recording satisfactory participation in non-degree programs.

UWL 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 UWL CEUs will fulfill all requirements.

UWL keeps records of individual CEUs for three years of programming. Certificates are emailed within two weeks of the conclusion of each program.

Cancellation policy:

Substitutions are welcome. A full refund less $25 processing fee for cancellations received by February 21, 2024. No refunds for cancellations after that date. Cancellations and substitutions must be submitted in writing to:

2024 Critical Methods
Tentative Agenda 

March 6, 2024
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Central Time

8:30–9 a.m.

Wetland Delineation Rapid Refresher
Kara Brooks & Emily Hack, WDNR Wetland Identification Specialists

9–9:20 a.m.

NR 151 Wetland Protective Area Requirements
Pete Wood, WDNR Stormwater Engineer

9:20–10 a.m.

Wisconsin Rapid Floristic Quality Assessment
Sally Jarosz, WDNR Wetland Monitoring Specialist

10–10:30 a.m.


10:30–11:15 a.m.

Wetlands, Ponds, and Regulations
Allison Willman, WDNR Wetland Exemption Expert

11:15–11:40 a.m.

NR 300 Rule Updates
Dale Rezabek, Sarah Szabo & Nicole Hays, WDNR Wetland Waterway Management Specialists

11:40 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Wetland Mitigation Banking Process
Chelsey Lundeen, WDNR Wetland Mitigation Bank Coordinator

12:15–1:15 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:15–1:45 p.m.

USACE Waters of the United States Overview & Updates
Brian Yagle, USCE

1:45–2:30 p.m.

USACE Permitting Procedure Overview - General Permit Updates and Pre-Application/Application Process Tips for Projects with Wetland Stream Impacts
Joey Shoemaker, Jonathan Bakken, April Marcangeli & AJ Kitchen, USACE

2:30–3 p.m.


3–3:45 p.m.

History of Wisconsin Wetland Regulation
Kathi Kramasz, WDNR Water Management Specialist

3:45–4:30 p.m.

Updates to Wisconsin Wetland General Permits
Tom Pearce, WDNR Wetland Program Coordinator


Download the Online User Guide for the Event

Technology Requirements

  • This virtual/online event will utilize Canvas for the online event platform and Zoom for the video conferencing tool for scheduled presentations
  • Registered attendees will receive an email from University of Wisconsin Canvas ( prompting them to register/activate your account. If you have not received this email (or do not have access to the online course) by February 29, please inform us by contacting

To access the Critical Methods workshop, you will need the following:

  • Internet connection
  • One of the following internet-connected devices: 
    • Desktop computer
    • Laptop computer
    • Tablet or mobile device 
  • Audio output (either speaker or headset) to hear the video presentations
  • Audio input (microphone) to contribute

Below is a list of the browsers and operating systems by device type that are compatible with the technology that is utilized to host the event:


Operating Systems


Desktop or Laptop Computers

Tablets and Phones

Google ChromeTM Windows 10, macOS 10.14+ Android 9+
Firefox® Windows 10, macOS 10.14+ Firefox is not supported
Safari®  macOS 10.14+ iOS® 12+, iPadOS
Microsoft Edge® (Chromium) Windows, macOS Android, iOS


For the best results, please ensure that your device utilizes one of the two latest releases of its operating system and browser.

Screen Reader Browser Support

For the best experience with your screen reader use ChromeTM and JAWS on a Windows® system. On a Mac® use Safari® and VoiceOver.

  • Windows 10
    • Chrome with JAWS v17: Provisional
  • Windows 7
    • Chrome with JAWS v17: Compatible
  • macOS
    • Safari with VoiceOver: Certified
    • Chrome with VoiceOver: Provisional
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