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Tidal Wetland Plant Identification Workshop
August 22, 2008


This workshop was sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia (CBNERRVA) and the VIMS Center for Coastal Resources Management.  Many common herbaceous plant species found in coastal plain wetlands were described, including invasive species. Using plant identification to determine jurisdictional boundaries and recognize local tide ranges was also emphasized.  A field session in the VIMS Teaching Marsh provided hands-on opportunities to apply the lessons learned in the morning lectures.

wetland area

Title and Presenter

Tidal Wetland Plant Identification - Karen Duhring, VIMS

Introduction to the Graminoids (Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes) - Doug DeBerry, VHB/Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.

Wetland Plants and Regulations: Tricks of the Trade - Walter Priest, NOAA

Identification of Wetland Plants - Jim Perry, VIMS

Phragmites - Jim Perry, VIMS

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