Wetland Restoration, Management, and Compatible Use | NRCS NEDC
Wetland Restoration, Management, and Compatible Use (000082)
NRCS has assumed
responsibility for the long-term management of over 1.1 million acres
under Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) easements. The management goal on these lands is for wildlife benefit,
primarily migratory birds (Neotropical migratory birds, waterfowl, and
shorebirds), and threatened and endangered species. This course will
provide wetland restorationists with information and skills on advanced
restoration and enhancement techniques needed to restore high quality
wetlands to meet WRP policy. Topics will vary in these sessions by
geographic region but will include identification of compatible use
practices beneficial to wildlife in grassland and forest settings,
identification of contaminants, wetland management, monitoring, and more.
Upon completion of
the course participants will be able to:
- Define and explain
WRP monitoring and management policy.
- Define WRP statutory
requirements and policy on compatible use practices.
- Develop compatible
use plans that benefit targeted wildlife and achieve WRP program
- Provide technical
guidance to field staff so they can assist landowners with compatible use
- List habitat
requirements and management practices to benefit migratory birds and other
species of concern.
- Locate sources of
potential hazardous materials affecting a wetland restoration.
Two years experience in wetland restoration or having
wetland restoration as a major component of your job activity
NRCS and other agency employees who develop and
implement wetland restoration plans and develop compatible use
authorizations on a regular basis.
Norman C. Melvin
AgLearn to request enrollment in Wetland Restoration, Management,
and Compatible Use (000082).