Courses

Most Popular Courses

  • 2 Day Course
    Qualitative Habitat Evaluation Index (QHEI)

    The QHEI is a tool used to assess the habitat quality of streams and rivers. Originally developed for use in Ohio, the QHEI is now broadly used in other states.

  • 2 Day Course
    Ohio Rapid Assessment Method (ORAM) for Wetlands

    ORAM is used in Ohio's wetland permitting program to categorize wetlands for permit reviews and is also an excellent rapid assessment tool for determining wetland ecological condition.

  • 3 Day Course
    Vegetation Index of Biotic Integrity (VIBI)

    Vegetation Index of Biotic Integrity (VIBI) and Vegetation Index of Biotic Integrity-Floristic Quality (VIBI-FQ) Monitoring Protocols training to fully prepare attendees for their wetland plant community assessment work.

Wetland Courses

The Midwest Biodiversity Institute offers a wide range of wetland training courses aimed at providing environmental professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to perform accurate wetland delineations, wetland evaluations and bioassessments, as well as be confident in their wetland flora and fauna identifications. All of our wetland courses are certified by the Society of Wetland Scientists.

  • Ohio Rapid Assessment Method (ORAM) for Wetlands

    ORAM is used in Ohio's wetland permitting program to categorize wetlands for permit reviews and is also an excellent rapid assessment tool for determining wetland ecological condition.

    2 Day Course
    1 Course Scheduled
  • Vegetation Index of Biotic Integrity (VIBI)

    Vegetation Index of Biotic Integrity (VIBI) and Vegetation Index of Biotic Integrity-Floristic Quality (VIBI-FQ) Monitoring Protocols training to fully prepare attendees for their wetland plant community assessment work.

    3 Day Course
    1 Course Scheduled
  • Identification of Common Wetland Plants

    Knowledge of common wetland plants is a basic requirement of many of the duties involved in the wetland profession and associated fields. Attendees learn to identify 25 to 50 of the most common Midwest wetland plant species and are exposed to many more.

    3 Day Course
    1 Course Scheduled
  • Ohio Amphibians: Ecology, Identification, and their Use in AmphIBI & PHWH Assessments

    The amphibian species and hybrids of Ohio are an interesting group whose ecology and identification will be thoroughly covered in the course. The course will also completely explain and demonstrate the methods used to assess wetlands (Amphibian Index of Biotic Integrity) and primary headwater streams (Stream Salamander Methods) based on their amphibian communities.

    3 Day Course
    1 Course Scheduled
  • Wetland Delineation

    Wetland Delineation is a process that requires an adequate knowledge of the hydrologic, soil and plant characteristics of wetlands to determine which parts of the landscape are wetlands and how to define their boundaries.

    4 Day Course
    1 Course Scheduled
  • Introduction to Wetlands

    Aimed at those who want to learn to identify wetlands but do not have the need to collect the large amounts of specific data necessary to establish and support the exact wetland boundaries needed in wetland permitting processes.

    1 Day Course
    1 Course Scheduled
  • Wetland Botany

    Being able to identify the species of plants present in a wetland can greatly increase anyone’s understanding of the extent and ecological condition of the wetland.

    4 Day Course
    1 Course Scheduled

Ohio Qualified Data Collector Training

MBI offers classes for those seeking to become Qualified Data Collectors (QDCs) under the Ohio Credible Data Program.

  • Qualitative Habitat Evaluation Index (QHEI)

    The QHEI is a tool used to assess the habitat quality of streams and rivers. Originally developed for use in Ohio, the QHEI is now broadly used in other states.

    2 Day Course
    2 Courses Scheduled
  • Level 3 Bioassessment: Fish

    Fish are widely used by federal, state, and local governments as a key biological assemblage to monitor river and stream health. MBI offers instructional training in the concepts, methods, and applications of fish assemblage data to environmental monitoring and assessment.

    5 Day Course
    1 Course Scheduled
  • Level 2 Bioassessment: Macroinvertebrates

    Three-day course of classroom and field instruction prepares a trainee to complete field and laboratory testing required to obtain Level 2 QDC status.

    3 Day Course
    No Course Scheduled
  • Level 3 Bioassessment: Macroinvertebrates

    Five-day course of classroom and field instruction prepares a trainee to complete field and laboratory testing required to obtain Level 3 QDC status for macroinvertebrate sampling and identification.

    5 Day Course
    1 Course Scheduled

Primary Headwater Habitat (PHWH) Training

Primary Headwater Habitat (PHWH) training covers the protocols developed by Ohio EPA to assess the quality of small, primary headwater streams. Due to their size these streams are not suitable to be assessed using the biological and habitat assessments for larger streams and rivers.

  • Primary Headwater Habitat (PHWH) Training

    The Primary Headwater Habitat (PHWH) course trains individuals in the use of a set of methods designed to assess the ecological condition of smaller streams.

    2 Day Course
    1 Course Scheduled