Wetland Delineation & Corps Permits Training Course (Houston, Texas)
April 17-21, 2017
Class Details
  • Cost: $1,400.00 per student
  • Location: Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center
  • Address: 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble, TX 77338
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  • Scott Jecker PWS, CWB
  • Jayme Jecker PWS
  • Richard Griffin PhD, PG, CPSSc
  • Presley Hatcher


*UPDATE - This course has been pre-approved by the Society of Wetland Scientists Professional Certification Program and qualifies for 2.5 credit points towards certification/renewal as a Professional Wetland Scientist or Wetland Professional in Training. See details/information here.

The course will cover delineation of wetlands and other potential waters of the United States (US) for US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) permit applications under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act.

Topics covered in this class will include:

  • Overview of the USACE Regulatory Program
  • Wetland Delineation using the 1987 "Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual" (January 1987), and the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain and Great Plains Regional Supplements
  • Indicators of Hydrophytic Vegetation, Hydric Soils, and Wetland Hydrology
  • Routine and Comprehensive Delineations, Atypical Situations, Problem Areas
  • Delineation of Ordinary High Hater Marks for Other Potential Waters of the United States (streams, lakes, ponds, etc.)
  • Determining USACE Jurisdiction under Section 404 and Section 10
  • SWANCC and Rapanos Court Decisions
  • Determining Significant Nexus to Traditional Navigable or Interstate Waters
  • Permit Types (Individual, General, etc.)
  • Permit Applications and the Permitting Process
  • Mitigation - Avoidance, Minimization, and Compensation
  • GPS Data Collection following USACE guidelines
  • Permit Compliance and Reporting
  • Compliance with Other Laws Associated with USACE Permitting (Endangered Species Act, National Historic Preservation Act, etc)
  • USACE/EPA Regulatory Updates (as available)

Course instruction includes 50/50 [classroom/field] instruction. Students will be provided with delineation manual, regional supplement(s), USACE guidance, plant indicator list, and lecture notes (by electronic media).

Once registered, you will be contacted for payment.

Questions? Call us at (512) 470-7195 or email us at

Class Hours

Classes begin daily at 8:00 AM and end at 5:00 PM (except Monday, class starts at 10:00 AM).