Wetland boundary delineation
Determining wetland boundaries
Anyone planning a development project must know precisely the boundaries of wetlands on the property as determined through procedures specified in state and federal rules. A wetland professional is generally required to make the boundary determination and their findings are subject to review by regulatory agencies.
All determinations must follow the requirements specified in these documents:
Wetland delineation classes
Each year the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse holds wetland delineation workshops. These two–and–a–half day workshops are held in La Crosse and at an alternate location in Wisconsin that changes each year. The courses are taught by experts and will be of interest to anyone who delineates wetlands or wishes to learn how to delineate wetlands in Wisconsin.
2016 Critical Methods Seminar
|Understanding drainage equations||Greg Larson|
|Wisconsin Wetland Conservation Trust, In lieu fee program||Matt Matrise|
|Wetland compensatory mitigation program update||Pam Schense|
|Practicable alternatives review||Scott Koehnke|
|Normal circumstances for critical methods||Steve Eggers|
|Off-site wetland determination example||Steve Eggers|
|Artificial wetland exemption process||Tom Nedland|
|Wetland delineation special considerations||Tom Nedland|
Wetland delineation professional assurance
DNR has established a professional assurance program for those highly experienced professional wetland consultants that meet certain qualifications. Professional assurance means that the work of individuals meeting training and performance standards will receive spot checks rather than individual review. This should result in faster decisions and improved wetlands protection. For information and instructions, refer to:
Wetland delineation professional assurance initiative.
- Contact information
- For information on wetland boundary delineation, contact:
- Thomas Nedland
Wetland Identification Coordinator