This is the fifth webinar, delivered in 5 segments, in NAWM and NRCS’s jointly-developed nine-part wetland training webinar series. The webinar began with a presentation on types of actions taken that have altered, degraded or destroyed wetlands over time. This was followed by a discussion on how hydrology, source water, water budgets and the soil/water interfaces vary by the location and wetland type (Hydrogeomorphic (HGM) class) and how adjustments to these lead to changes in wetlands. NRCS definitions of actions that can be taken to improve wetlands will be shared. The third talk covered the concepts of how restoration, enhancement, and creation can support improved wetland health and waterfowl productivity, looking primarily at the prairie potholes. The final presentation discussed how to start with a watershed perspective to identify good management options on an individual property and introduce specific actions that can be taken working in conjunction with a landowner to improve wetland health. Participants will come away from the webinar with an increased understanding of the extent of wetland alteration, concepts to support understanding wetland variability, management options for returning wetlands to the land and supporting wetland health.

  • Part 5.0: Welcome: Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst, Association of State Wetland Managers Time: 5:40
  • Part 5.1: Presenter: Ray Norrgard, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Time: 9:46
  • Part 5.2: Presenter: Ray Norrgard, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources  Time: 17:06
  • Part 5.3: Presenter: Rich Weber, NRCS retired Time: 37:57
  • Part 5.4: Presenter: Mike McClure, Missouri Department of Conservation  Time: 27:42
Basic Tech Skills (Matrix)
Wetland ID & Ecology Basics


98 minutes
Training Type
Online Learning

United States


Recorded February, 2019