Riparian and Wetland Training

Riparian and Wetland AIM is a standardized approach for monitoring wetland and riparian areas based on the current draft protocol: Draft Field Protocol for Lentic Riparian and Wetland Systems – March 2022

The goal of Riparian and Wetland AIM Field Training is for participants to be proficient in the collection of core, contingent, and covariate field methods. Participants will learn how to:

  • Implement a random and targeted sample design for wetland and riparian resources
  • Collect all core, contingent, and covariate methods in Field Protocol for Riparian-Wetland Systems. These methods focus on:
    • Vegetation
    • Hydrology
    • Soils
    • Annual use
  • Use electronic data capture applications (Collector, Survey123)
  • Conduct field and post-field QAQC methods

Training Specifics:

Riparian and Wetland AIM Field Training is five full days in the field with approximately 6 hours of pre-training online material and exercises to be completed the week prior to field training. For 2022, we will hold three regional trainings in the spring:

• April 11-15 Carson City, NV

• May 23-27 Rawlins, WY

• June 6-10 Anchorage, AK

Questions about R&W AIM Field Training? Please email Lindsay Reynolds at

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