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imageCreated Wetland Primer

ASPRS Sympsium

A Workshop with Don Ferlow on the SUNY-ESF campus on Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sponsored by SUNY-ESF in partnership with the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

Registration fee includes a light breakfast, lunch and break.


The Created Wetland Primer workshop will review site design approaches for the successful creation of freshwater wetlands.  Six Learning Units (LUs) will be issues to Landscape Architects who attend the workshop for their New York State License.

Agenda for Wednesday, November 5 in Room 110, Moon Library on the SUNY-ESF campus

Time Topic and presenter(s)
8:30 - 9:00 am

Welcome from ESF and Introduction Course, Maureen Wakefield, ESF Outreach and Don Ferlow, Landscape Architecture, SUNY-ESF

  • Overview of day's topics with emphasis toward soils, vegetation, and Hydrology, and discussion of how regulations fit into wetland creation.
9:00 - 10:00 am
  • Wetland Ecosystem Types and Suitability for replication or creation, Don Ferlow, Landscape Architecture, SUNY-ESF
10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Wetland Inlet, outlets, edges, pools, ponds, hummocks and hollows, Don Ferlow, Landscape Architecture, SUNY-ESF
11:00- 12:00 pm
  • Wetland Hydrology and water budgets, the engine that drives the ecosystems, Ted Endreny, Environmental Resources and Forest Engineering, SUNY ESF and Don Siegel, Earth Sciences, Syracuse University
12:00- 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm
  • Created Wetlands, establishment and the first years, Environmental design and Research
2:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Created Wetlands, system evolution and growth, Don Ferlow, Landscape Architecture, SUNY-ESF
3:00 - 3:30 pm Overview of day's course and wrap up

Course topics include:

  • Concepts for created wetland design forms
  • Use of hydric (wetland) or upland soils
  • Focus on site specific or general watershed hydrology
  • Working with surface water, ground water, or both water sources
  • Prime vegetation habitats for successful created wetlands
  • Plant material selection and installation practices
  • Seeding, planting, or incorporation of both practices
  • Potential for impact from invasive plants
  • Considering impacts from browsers and possible controls
  • Wetland edges, use of hard or soft materials
  • Water level control structures for different systems
  • Importance of time for judging wetland success
  • Design concepts applied in wetland case studies

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