A series of courses designed for professionals who need to keep up to date on evolving federal environmental regulations will be offered during the summer and fall months through Coastal Carolina University's Center for Marine and Wetland Studies.
Courses on wetlands delineation and on endangered species will provide hands-on experience in the field as well as instruction on writing reports to federal agencies. The courses will be taught by wetland biologists Jake Duncan, a former regulatory specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, and Lori Duncan, an instructor in endangered species with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
These courses will be especially useful to foresters, real estate agents, developers, bank professionals and others involved in land use.
The following courses will be offered:
- Basic Wetland Delineation: July 15 to 19 or Nov. 4 to 8; Fee: $685;
- Advanced Hydric Soils: Aug. 12 to 16 or Dec. 9 to 13: Fee: $685;
- Wetland Vegetation: Sept. 16 to 20; Fee: $650;
- Advanced Wetland Delineation: Oct. 7 to 11; Fee: $685.
Endangered Species Courses
- Endangered Species Identification & Survey Methodology: July 22 to 25 or Oct. 22 to 25; Fee: $650;
- Interagency Consultation for Endangered Species: Aug. 20 to 23 or Nov. 18 to 21; Fee: $685;
- Endangered Species Act Summary: Sept. 16 to 19; Fee: $650.
For more information, contact Coastal's Center for Marine and Wetland Studies at 347-9142.