According to Section 3.2 of the Vermont Wetland Rules
(pdf, 84 KB): "The boundary between a wetland and an upland shall be delineated by the methodology set forth in the 1987 edition of
the Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual (pdf, 1.5 MB). This methodology employs three parameters: vegetation, soils and hydrology." One function of the Vermont Wetlands
Section is to field check delineations made by wetland consultants. The following links will provide more information about wetland delineation
Links of Interest
- 1987 Corps of Engineers Delineation Manual (pdf, 1.5 MB): the "official" version of the federal manual used in delineations for the Army Corps of Engineers.
- WetDataShed: software made for wetland delineations.
- Consultants (pdf, 72 KB): list of Wetland/Environmental Consultants that perform wetland delineations in Vermont. This
list of consultants does not represent an endorsement of the firms by the Wetlands Section nor does it represent a complete list of available
Updated: April 2003