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NRCS Alaska Wetland Course: Phase I (NRCS-NEDC-000300)

Overview

The Food Security Act of 1985, as amended, requires NRCS to delineate, determine, and certify wetlands located on land subject to the wetland conservation (WC) provisions. Certified wetland determinations must be completed by a qualified NRCS employee that has met all of the following criteria:

 

  • Have completed all the required training, including update courses;
  • Have the appropriate job-approval authority; and
  • Have demonstrated proficiency in making certified wetland determinations.

The Alaska NRCS Wetland Online training modules are a required course for all NRCS field staff in Alaska. They provide an opportunity for NRCS field office staff and affiliates to learn about Alaska specific wetland issues as they pertain to the laws, regulations, and policies for the protection of wetlands. The Alaska NRCS Wetland Online training modules are a pre-requisite for the NRCS Wetland Field training course.  

Objectives

Upon completion of the Alaska NRCS Wetland training modules the student will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of the wetland conservation provisions of the Food Security Act;
  • Knowledge of the wetland identification, determination, and delineation process;
  • Knowledge to locate and access information pertinent to wetland conservation compliance in Alaska;
  • Knowledge with wetland conditions in Alaska; and
  • Knowledge of wetland protection laws, policy, and guidelines.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of algebra and general math and some field experience in the installation of basic conservation structural measures.

Duration

 

 

Target Audience

Alaska NRCS field staff and affiliates.

Enrollment

Go to AgLearn to request enrollment in NRCS Alaska Wetland Course: Phase 1 (NRCS-NEDC-000300).