Basic Hydric Soil Identification

Basic Hydric Soil Identification

An In-Depth Short Course for Wetland Professionals


Get an in-depth look at basic processes, learn how to solve advanced evaluation problems, and get extensive field experience during two full days of intensive training on leading technologies. 

Learn about topics such as soil descriptions, wetland chemistry, redoximorphic features and field indications, wetland hydrology, and normal and problem soil situations. In addition to classroom discussion and homework, you’ll gain hands-on fieldwork experience in soil description and identification of hydric soil indicators


Register before Oct. 3 to secure your spot. 

“I thought the course was a great way to learn about and identify hydric soil; provided many great materials and tools to do so.” 

– Nicholas Romano, Environmental Analyst at Kimley-Horn, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Who Should Attend? 

  • Biologists
  • Soil scientists
  • Environmental consultants
  • Wetland delineators
  • Government agency employees
  • Foresters
  • Wetland scientists
  • Others who want to learn more about hydric soils

Course Details 


Dates: Oct. 7-8, 2023, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Location: Courtyard Raleigh/Cary Parkside Town Commons (i.e., Courtyard by Marriott), 1008 Parkside Main Street, Cary, NC 27519 

Registration Fee: $885


Register before Oct. 3 to secure your spot. 

Meet the Program Faculty


Dr. Michael Vepraskas is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Soil Science at North Carolina State University, where he conducts research on hydric soils and teaches a semester-long course on wetland soils. Mike has nearly 45 years of experience conducting research on hydric soils at three universities. Mike authored Redoximorphic Features for Identifying Aquic Conditions as an outgrowth of his work for the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in revising Soil Taxonomy. Mike also helped develop the NRCS’s Field Indicators of Hydric Soils of the United States, and he is a featured lecturer at the NRCS’s Advanced Hydric Soils Workshop taught throughout the country. Mike currently works with consultants and government agencies to solve unique hydric soil problems throughout the U.S., including the development of a technical standard for hydric soil identification for the National Technical Committee for Hydric Soils.

Questions? Contact us! 


Email or call 919.515.2261 for more information.