Pike County Conservation District Technical Staff updated their wetland identification skills in June attending a refresher Wetland Identification course instructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The course provided both classroom instruction as well as field application throughout the one-week training held at the Monroe County Conservation District and Monroe County Environmental Education Center in Bartonsville, PA.
Federal, State and county personnel who deal directly with wetlands studied plant identification, identification of wetland hydrology and introductory soil science including the identification of hydric soils. Wetlands are an important natural resource especially in the glaciated regions such as Pike County. Understanding the critical role wetlands play not only in conservation such as groundwater recharge and water quality but also in our local economy is important to conservation of these important resources.
Pictured are PCCD Staff Senior Resource Conservationist Ellen Enslin and Resource Conservationist Will Erdman at the training. Vincent Cordova, PCCD Watershed Specialist, also attended the training. For more information about wetlands visit