Aquatic Plant Identification and Sampling
Information on this page is from our 2018 workshop.
As part of the Plant Identification Workshop Series, this workshop is designed to provide the advanced skills and experience necessary to properly identify and sample aquatic plants. The workshop will focus on the biology, adaptations, and identification of aquatic plants and charophytic macro-algae in Midwestern lake and stream habitats. Instructor Paul Skawinski will also cover field sampling and hands-on identification.
At the end of the workshop participants will:
- Have a solid understanding of aquatic plant biology
- Be able to identify aquatic plants by sight or with aid from simple dichotomous keys
- Be able to demonstrate proper sampling techniques
A full workshop itinerary can be found HERE.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive a certification of completion as well as 1.2 CEUs, or 12 CEHs, from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.
The workshop is pre-approved for 11 Category 1 SAF CFEs, 12 continuing education credits under SER’s Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) program, and the WI Assured Wetland Delineator program.
This workshop is designed for individuals with some plant identification experience.
Paul Skawinski is the Citizen Lake Monitoring Network Educator for UW-Extension’s Lakes Program as well as the author of Aquatic Plants of the Upper Midwest. Paul also teaches Aquatic Plant Taxonomy at UW-Stevens Point, and has worked with aquatic invasive plants for almost 15 years. He is an avid plant photographer and enjoys spending time on lakes kayaking and snorkeling.