UMass Extension Weed Herbarium

Identifying Inland Wetland Soils

Event date/time: 
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
French Hall - UMass Amherst

Participants will be introduced to some of the fundamental characteristics of soils that are used to identify hydric (wetland) soils in the field — including soil texture, color, horizon type and redoximorphic features. The afternoon will include a field trip to a local wetland where participants will examine plants and soils along a wetland/nonwetland gradient. Plant communities will be used to locate transitional wetland-upland areas in the landscape for further investigation of their soil characteristics. Participants should have taken Part 1 of this series or be able to identify wetland vegetation (by permission of instructor).

Instructor: Dr. Deborah Picking


The cost for this workshop is $100.

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This workshop is Part 2 of 2 of the 2014 Identifying Freshwater Wetlands in the Landscape series. Part 1, Inland Wetland Plant Identification, will be held on June 5, 2014. This workshop series is useful to land surveyors, foresters, landscapers, arborists, and anyone who needs to be able to identify the presence of freshwater wetlands in the landscape. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. The cost is $100 per session taken individually or $190 if registering for both.

To do a combo registration for both sessions, use one of the options below.  A combination registration for both sessions is $190:

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Contact's name: 
Ellen Weeks - UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry program
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Contact's email: 
230 Stockbridge Road
Amherst, MA 01003
United States
230 Stockbridge Road Amherst MA