Name of Class: Northern Michigan Wetland Plant Identification
Dates: August 20 and 21, 2019
Location: Field: Various areas in and around Marquette, Classroom: Michigan DEQ Upper Peninsula District Office
1504 W Washington St. Marquette, MI 49855
Time(s): 9:00am to 4:30pm
Instructors: Susan Klimas
Cost: $200 (MWA members), $250 (non-members)
Accommodations: Attendees are responsible for their own meals; packing a lunch is recommended.
Course Materials: All class attendees should bring a hand lens, write-in-the-rain notebook, pencil, and plant identification books.
Class Description: A two-day class focusing on identification of wetland plant species.
Instruction will be majority field based focusing on recognizable field characteristics. The class will examine both common and unique wetland species in a variety in wetland habitats around the Marquette area. Attendees should be prepared for all weather conditions. Waterproof boots, sunscreen and bug spray are recommended.
Susan Klimas is a botanist living in northern Michigan. Susan has worked with the Great Lakes Environmental Center on field botany for the State of Michigan Wetland Monitoring Program, conducted rare and threatened plant species surveys for the US Forest Service throughout the Ottawa National Forest, taught a college course in Tropical Conservation and Survey Techniques in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, and authored the botany section of the field manual for this course. Susan coordinated the Forest Health Monitoring Program at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, including identifying and mapping forest types throughout the property.
Class Cancellation Notification
Five (5) days prior to the start of class, participants will be notified of a cancellation. The MWA Treasurer will refund 100% of the fee received to participants.
Cancellation Policy for Attendees
- Any attendee can transfer, at any time, their spot in the class to another person with no financial penalty
- Cancellation prior to 14 days of the class is eligible for 100% refund of class fees
- Cancellation from 1-13 days of the class is eligible for 50% refund of class fees
- Cancellation within less than 1 day of start of the class (including during the class) is not eligible for any refund (0%), however the spot can be transferred to any other person.