The module focuses on how wetland professionals can use soil science principles in onsite decision making for work in the areas of wetland mitigation, voluntary wetland restoration and wetland creation. The module identifies common fallacies about wetland creation and reviews wetland soil reconstruction guidance protocols. The module includes a review of learning from 20 years of collaborative research on the limitations of created wetland soils. Note: If you are not familiar with the basics of hydric soils, we recommend that you complete the earlier modules in the series prior to participating in Modules 10, 11 and 12 to optimize your learning experience.
Target audience: Wetland field practitioners who need expertise in hydric soils and seek to understand how hydric soils are formed and how to recognize and interpret the information they provide when observed in the field.