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Wetland Delineation and Assessment Micro-Credential

University of British Columbia
May 8 - 17, 2023
In-person field days held in Kelowna and Vernon, BC

Wetland Delineation and Assessment Micro-Credential

This applied course focuses on methods to identify wetlands and delineate their boundaries in the field based on vegetation, soil, and hydrological indicators. Course work includes desktop assessment of wetland boundaries using aerial photo interpretation. 

Come prepared to gain hands-on experience and develop technical skills for plant identification, field description of soil profiles, evaluation of hydrology, and use of existing data sources to determine wetland boundaries. Topics in wetland classification, functional assessment, regulatory processes, impacts and mitigation will be covered.

This program is intended for practicing professionals, local government, provincial regulators, and students wanting to acquire background knowledge and hands-on field experience in wetland delineation and assessment methods.


Kristen Andersen, P. Biol., PWS, Senior Wetland Scientist        
Carrie Nadeau, R.P.Bio., Senior Ecologist

Program Format and Tuition

The Wetland Delineation and Assessment micro-credential consists of two courses – the first course is delivered online, and the second course is delivered in-person, in the field.
Course 1: WDA1-2023 Fundamentals of Wetland Delineation and Assessment
May 8 – 10, 2023
Delivery Mode: Online Classroom
Course 2: WDA2-2023 Field Training and Capstone Project
May 16 – 17, 2023
Delivery Mode: In-Person Fieldwork; Online Capstone Assignment
The program tuition is $1750. As this is the first offering of the program, we will offer the program at a discounted rate of $1400 for any participants who agree to participate in a feedback survey upon, and at six months and two years following, completion (three surveys total).

It is offered through the Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science, at UBC Okanagan. Participants who successfully complete both courses earn a Letter of Proficiency, an official UBC non-credit micro-credential. Please note that an existing or prior affiliation with UBC is not required. Enrolment for the field component is limted to 30 participants.

For More Information

For more information, or to be added to our mailing list for updates, please contact Marni Turek, Program Coordinator, at: [email protected]
Marni Turek
[email protected]
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Event Type: Course
Provincial Region: Okanagan Valley / Similkameen

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