ENVS 0300 - Wetlands Assessment and Planning

Credits: 4

This course is designed to teach students about wetland functions and values and gives an overview of federal, state, and municipal environmental laws, specifically regarding wetlands. Students will learn wetland identification using hydrology, hydric soils, and hydrophytic vegetation following DEP methods. Lectures will focus on wetland functions, values, regulatory jurisdiction, and developmental rights and restrictions. Labs are designed to emphasize field techniques using DEP protocols to identify, delineate, and permit activities in jurisdictional areas as well as field trips to wetlands and areas undergoing development. A research project is required.

Prerequisites: ENVS 0105 , or ENVS 0101 , or GPS 0106 , or BIOL 0128 


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