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Tuesday, January 31, 2023 
9:00 am – 12:15 pm CST


Presented by:
Autry Akins
Taylor Sturm

Wetland Identification and Delineation
Using the USACE Wetland Delineation Manual
Importance of identifying wetlands
Identifying wetlands
Deepwater aquatic habitats
Identifying soils, hydrology and vegetation

Wetland Delineation Methods
Data collection
Size and location of parcel
Onsite investigations
Comprehensive determinations
Atypical situations
Workshop: Delineating sample wetlands


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Professional Engineers:
3.0 PDHs

3.0 HSW CE Hours

Landscape Architects:
3.0 HSW CE Hours

Floodplain Managers:


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 3.0 PDHs for professional engineers, 3.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 3.0 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility. 

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses. 

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 3.0 LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES. 

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 3.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES. 

This webinar has been approved by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for 3.0 CECs for floodplain managers. 

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed). 


Autry Akins

PWS Senior Scientist/Project Manager, Geosyntec Consultants

Mr. Akins has provided technical work on a variety of projects throughout the Gulf coast area performing numerous wetland delineations, threatened/endangered species surveys and monitoring, successfully obtaining many US Army Corps of Engineers Section 404/10 and Coastal Zone permits, overseeing mitigation/restoration projects, and managing projects from conception and scoping through permit issuance. Mr. Akins is experienced in working with industrial and energy clients throughout the Gulf Coast to navigate natural resources regulatory framework and meet their project needs. 

Taylor Sturm, PWS

PWS, with B. Laing Associates, Inc.

Mr. Taylor Sturm, PWS, has been a practicing wetland scientist since he joined the firm in 2012, and has been a partner since 2019. Taylor has delineated and/or assisted with delineating hundreds of acres of freshwater and tidal wetlands and has managed and conducted numerous surveys for endangered/threatened flora and fauna. In addition, Taylor conducts or assists with conducting environmental analyses such as air quality and sound level studies on a wide range of projects. Mr. Sturm is a Project Manager in his own right but frequently provides technical assistance in terms of AutoCAD drawings and data collection. A graduate from Stony Brook University, Taylor obtained a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and a B.A. in German Language and Literature. He currently holds the designation of Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS #3470). While not working he enjoys his time outdoors, often found birding and hiking throughout Long Island, as well as looking for owls and moths at night.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Wetland Delineation

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 3-hour course focuses on wetland delineation for design professionals. The course begins with a discussion on wetland identification and characteristics before diving into the specifics regarding delineation methods, including data collection, onsite investigations and more. An interactive workshop of sample wetland delineations will be utilized.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify wetlands through an understanding of wetland soils, hydrology and vegetation, and utilize USACE Wetland Delination Manual.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to understand the importance of wetlands and deepwater aquatic habitats and the roles they play in water quality, conveyance and storage.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to collect data, describe the size and location of a parcel, and perform onsite investigations for a wetland delineation.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to make comprehensive determinations, discuss atypical situations and solutions, and participate in a sample delineation workshop.

LUs: 3.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with data collection

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 12/07/2025

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.