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Riparian and Wetland Plant Identification in Central and Eastern WA

  • Tuesday, July 09, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wenatchee River Institute, Leavenworth
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This is a one day class aimed at teaching field identification skills for wetland and riparian plant species in Central and Eastern Washington. You will learn how to identify 30 trees and shrubs most common to wetlands and riparian areas. Field study will cover terminology, field characteristics that distinguish similar species, Wetland Indicator Status, habitat preferences, and information about using these species in restoration projects. You will also build a plant press and take home pressed samples of the species covered during the training.​ This is a beginner level course and emphasis will be placed on teaching field identification characteristics; students are NOT expected to be proficient in plant taxonomy or wetland ecology. (6.5 AICP CM credits/ CEP Points)

 

Please bring one of the recommended texts:
1.  A Field Guide to the Common Wetland Plants of Western Washington and Northwestern Oregon by Sarah Spear Cooke
2.  Wetland Plants of Oregon and Washington by Jennifer Guard
3.  Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast by Pojar and MacKinnon
4.  Plants of Southern Interior BA and the Inland Northwest by Parish, Coupe, Lloyd  

 

Lunch is provided.

 

Instructor: Jennifer Hadersberger has over 20 years of experience working in Natural Resources Management. Jennifer worked as a wetland consultant for 6 years performing wetland delineations, wetland mitigation site monitoring, and preparing permit applications and mitigation plans. Jennifer also has 14 years of experience working for government agencies including City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Oregon Department of State Lands, and Chelan County Natural Resources Department. In the public sector, Jennifer has specialized in project management, grant writing, permitting, and project development for stream and wetland restoration projects. Since 2000, Jennifer has also been teaching botany and biology classes part time for various Community Colleges and through the Portland State Environmental Professional Program. Jennifer is a Professional Wetland Scientist with a MS in Botany from Oregon State University. 

Washington State Department of Ecology 

 

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