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 Charleston, SC, class, December 2016
 Houston, TX, class, December 2016
 Tampa, FL, class, November 2016
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 Tampa, FL, class, December, 2013
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 Richmond, VA, class, November, 2013
 san Diego, CA, class, November, 2013
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 Annapolis, MD, class, October, 2013
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Pittsburgh, PA, class, October, 2011
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Click to enlarge A classic buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) marsh at Slane Run Park.

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I need the Boulder pictures!
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Click to enlarge We surprised a momma caiman on a nest.  What a surprise - to us!

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Click to enlarge Click to enlarge Click to enlarge Click to enlarge  Some class pictures from Atlanta, GA, April 2005
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Click to enlarge Martin County staff go through commencement exercises at the special class we held for them in Palm City, FL, November 2004.
Click to enlarge The November 2004, class in Columbus, OH, at the Slate Run Wetland Refuge of the very highly regarded Metro Parks system.
Click to enlarge The Kansas City, MO, class of November 2004 poses in front of my absolute favorite slope wetland in Parkville, MO.
Click to enlarge A terrific class in Sacramento, October 2004.  Picture courtesy of my good friend and host, local environmental consultant expert, Marcus Bole.
Click to enlarge Another great Charlotte class (September 2004).  Notice the high chroma problem area soils.
Click to enlarge A teriffic Annapolis class (September 2004).
Click to enlarge The annual July 2004, Boulder class in front of Mindy's house (of Mork and Mindy fame).
Click to enlarge A great Madison class in a great Houghton Muck (terric medisaprist) soil.
Click to enlarge  Now, where I would rather be in July?  Florida or Alaska?  Hmmm....

Click to enlarge Can you spot the moose in this picture?  Which direction is it facing - to the right or left?

Click to enlarge Another great group of Californians.   The June 2004 class from Mill Valley (just north of the Golden Gate Bridge) (San Francisco area).

Click to enlarge The band Molly Hatchet, (www.mollyhatchet.com), was jamming in Fairfax, just north of Mill Valley. Here is Richard with three of the members. Uh, in case you didn't figure it out, Richard is on the right.

Click to enlarge Another great class from the far north, Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN, May - June 2004.  Class pic courtesy of Peggy.
Click to enlarge A small, comfortable HAZWOPER Train-the-Trainer class in Tampa, May 2004.
Uh oh!  I can't remember what happened to the Houston, May 2004 class pic.  Did I forget to take it??!!!
Click to enlarge Another in a long line of great classes in Ann Arbor, dating back to 1996.
Click to enlarge Another terrific class in Seattle, April 2004.
Click to enlarge Another great day in Salt Lake and another great class to boot!
Click to enlarge Some of the Boston class of March 2004.   Sorry, forgot to take class pic until others had already left.
Click to enlarge The State College class of March 2004, was a quiet class that opened up.  I try to learn something from every course and in this course I learned proper protocols of handling opossums.
Click to enlarge The Atlanta class of February 2004, was caught in this white stuff!  What in the world could it be?
Click to enlarge The Florida Statewide class in Orlando, February 2004.
Click to enlarge The New Orleans class of February 2004.   Click to enlarge Look carefully at this graffiti on this sign at the ACOE's Bonnet-Carre Spillway.
Click to enlarge The January 2004, San Diego class.  This group was very multilingual.
Click to enlarge A small but sharp class in San Juan, PR, December 2003.  (We held this class for two persons because we know what a hardship a cancelled class is and we have not cancelled a class since 1996.)
Still waiting on the Kansas City pics.   These pics were taken with a <gasp> 35mm camera!
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge Another great day and class in Portland, December 2003.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge A solid Columbus, November 2003, class.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge A talented Lombard (Chicago) 2003, class.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge The Sacramento, October 2003, class has their A game!
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge The Tampa, September 2003, Florida Statewide training class was a blast!
Click to enlarge Ah, Tampa, my adopted home town (resident of Hillsborough County for 21 years).  The September 2003, group in one of our great, local parks.  This group asked more questions than my 13 year old son - no small feat, but very admirable!
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge This Anchorage class, September 2003, was my second trip to Anchorage and was by special request.  This site is a dog run area, so I let the local participants bring their dogs.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge A terrific Annapolis, September 2003 class!  Our primary site at a local park was rained out (standing water of > 1 foot) so we delineated the "back yard" of one of the participants.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge The Charlotte class of August 2003, was, as always, top notch!  This picture appeared in several local newspapers because one of the participants is a commissioner of the City of Lake Norman.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge The August 2003 Boulder class in front of Mindy's house (of that retro show, "Mork and Mindy").  Note that the house is under renovation.  Can "Mork returns" be far behind?
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge A small but sharp Advanced Wetland Training class in Madison, August 2003.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge Another typical great class in Madison, August 2003.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge A beautiful day in Anchorage.   July 2003.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge The Honolulu class of June 2003.  Susan, on the right, finished in the top 20 of all women in the Ironman Triathlon!

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge Although Oahu is overrun with exotics, this Hawaiian Stilt, which is similar in appearance to the mainland Black-necked Stilt, is native and endangered.

honoluluclasspic603-1.jpg (43831 bytes) Some folks take this training stuff way too seriously!

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge  Me gusta Puerto Rico y sus gente.   Junio de 2003.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge This was a very varied, but very qualified Train-the-Trainer group in Tampa, June 2003.  These folks came from all over the US.   I think their co-workers are in good, safe hands.  Photo courtesy of Willy.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge Part of the San Francisco, June 2003 class in front of Marin Open Space saline wetlands.  Sorry, I don't have a pic of the whole class.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge I have nothing but fond memories of my trips to St. Paul.  This class was May 2003. Note the fashionable use of trash bags!
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge A terrific Advanced Wetland Management Training class in Houston, May 2003.

Click to enlarge This is a Red-cockaded Woodpecker next to its cavity.  RCWs are a federally-threatened species in the southeast in large part, because they are the only woodpecker in the world that nests in live trees and uses the same roost over and over.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge Another great class in balmy Houston in May 2003.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge Another great Salt Lake City class (April 2003).   This pic was taken in Snow Basin, near several 2002 Olympic downhill events.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge Atlanta is a great city with great folks, great parks (like this Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area) and great red silt ultisol soils. This is the April 2003, class.
Click to enlarge Florida Statewide Wetland Delineation class of April 2003.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge Another great class in Woburn, MA, March 2003.   Woburn is pronounced "woo-burn" by these commonwealth folks.  (They also pronounce Peabody as "Pee-buh-dee" with the accent on the last syllable, but I never heard Mr. Peabody pronounced as "Mr. Pee-buh-dee" on the Rocky and Bullwinkle hour.)
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge Another great class in Ann Arbor, March 2003. This was typical Michigan weather; over a two-week period the temperature ranged from -6 to 60°F!
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge A well-trained Advanced Wetland Management class in Tampa, March 2003.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge This class in State College had the coldest weather that I had seen there in the 6 years that I had been going there, always in February.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge Folks from bayou country, Metairie, LA, February 2003.  No shortage of wetlands where these folks work.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge Another typical sharp class in Seattle 2003.   This site has FacU species over peat soils.  Go figure!
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge A very sharp Advanced Wetland Management class in San Diego in January 2003.  The weather in San Diego in January, normally nice and cool, was warmer than in Tampa.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge A typical great class in San Diego, January 2003.  This picture is a site that we monitor in Valle de las palmas (Valley of the Palms) in Mexico.  Unfortunately, the locals dredge the red clay soils to make pots.   We are working with the alcalde to preserve the vernal pool areas.
Click to enlarge Our first class of 2003, Orlando in January, endured rain of nearly biblical proportions but overcame it.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Portland, 1202, class in typical December Portland weather (wet and cold).  Pacific northwesterners are a cool bunch - very outdoorsy!
Sorry, no pictures for Columbus or Kansas City.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo An excellent class in Sacramento, October 2002.  Very sharp bunch.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge  This October 2002, Advanced Seattle class consisted of old friends and new friends.
Click to enlarge A very strong advanced wetland management training class in Atlanta, October 2002.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge Another great class from the great state of Illinois.  Lombard, IL, October 2002.
Sorry, no pictures for Anchorage, Charlotte and Tampa.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo Do you recognize the house behind the Boulder, August 2002, class?  Note the very touristy name tags.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo Here is another picture of the house (and Richard Chinn).  This house was built in 1887 and is a national landmark.

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Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo Florida Statewide Wetland course in Tampa, August 2002.  Unfortunately, it rained cats and dogs all day.
Sorry - I forgot to take pics in Annapolis, August 2002.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo Beautiful Honolulu on beautiful Oahu (home of the USS Arizona Memorial, Waikiki Beach, and unbelievable numbers of sea turtles!)  July 2002.  Hey Mainlanders; come to Hawaii for next year's class!
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo Puerto Rico es mi iisla favorita en la caribe y he vivido y he viajado extensivamente a traves de la caribe. 

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo En Fajardo, Junio de 2002, yo tuve la oportunidad a bucear con la Senorita Enero de 1996 de la revista Playboy, Victoria Fuller.  You may see her bouncing on the trampolines on the "Man Show"!

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo Beautiful Marin County, just north of San Francisco, in the beautiful Golden Gate National Recreational Area.  June 2002.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo This site in Houston appeared to be an old grave site! May 2002.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo Terrific midwesterners in Minneapolis!   May 2002.  
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo Salt Lake is such a beautiful place, I take my family there on vacation.  April 2002.   (rc)

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The very cool Great Salt Lake (background) hosts two animal species; Brine Shrimp and Brine Flies.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo This was a great Train-the-Trainer class in Los Angeles, April 2002.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Atlanta, March 2002, class at the beautiful Chattahoochee National Recreational Area.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Boston, March 2002, class at one of the Metropolitan District Commission's very nice parks.  This Commission is a real joy to work with!

Missing from photo are Brooke, Eric, and Dorian.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Orlando, March 2002, Florida Statewide Wetland Training class in the Green Swamp.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Ann Arbor, MI, March 2002, class at one of the many City of Ann Arbor parks.

In April 2001, the City of Ann Arbor gave me a parking ticket for parking in a handicapped spot, even though I had a broken leg and I had left a copy of my discharge papers on the dashboard.  When I appealed, they lowered the penalty a little, but I still had to pay $50 even though I had a legitimate handicapped parking sticker by that time.  I hope the parking police use these revenues to buy and fund their parks.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The State College, PA, February 2002, class at Bear Meadows, a National Historic Landmark! After a rocky start, Penn State's football team came on strong in 2001.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Orlando, February 2002, class in the Green Swamp.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo Do you think this racoon was glad to see us leave?!!!

Thanks for the great pics, Kim!

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo At long last, we are pleased to provide the Seattle, January 2002, class picture!  Lake Washington is in the background.  This is in a University of Washington (pronounced "U" "Dub") wetland.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo San Diego, January 2002, class in the Pennesquitos Lagoon.  The previous day was spent enjoyably in Tecate, Mexico.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Pasco/Kennewick, WA, January 2002, special class.  We can do these special classes for as few as 10 persons!  This area of Washington is much more like Colorado than Seattle!
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The New Orleans, December 2001 group offered good, Southern hospitality!
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo This Portland, December 2001 group was rightfully proud of their Ducks!  There were some accomplished birders in this group!
Sorry!  No Kansas City, November 2001, pics!
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Columbus, November 2001 group in the beautiful Slate Run Metro Park.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo This Chicago, October 2001 group is tough - they have to deal with nasty Mollisols!
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo Our inaugural Advanced Wetland Training class on Grand Cayman Island, October 2001.  One person was out diving and missed this picture.  We did several group dives.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo These Atlanta, October 2001 folks were all smiles.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo A dilligent Sacramento, September 2001 class.  Sacramento is in the Central Valley of California and is noted for its vernal pools, rice production, high-flying Sacramento Kings, and Beal Air Force Base - defender of liberty and home of the U2.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photoThese pictures demonstrate the typical, dedicated, hardworking attitudes of our participants.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo Tampa, September 2001 class.  This picture was taken in Alderman's Ford Park, a place where one can find histosols, abandoned river channels, backwater flooded areas, and slope wetlands all in one place!  And, Buddy Freddy's restaurant is on the way!
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo Charlotte, August 2001 class.  The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County have proactive environmental agencies!
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo August 2001, Boulder class in front of the Rocky Mountains on Boulder Open Space land that was very farsightedly placed into conservation years ago!

Boulder is such a great place to live and work!  No hurricanes, no shark attacks, no land slides, no volcanoes...

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo I love Alaska and the Alaska people!  August 2001.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo Senator, I know glaciers.  Glaciers are a friend of mine.  And this, Senator, is a glacier!*

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo A successful, and, I'm told, typical halibut catch.  Most of the halibut were about 30 lbs. The skipper, Josh, (third from left) knows his stuff!  If you are going to Seward, I would recommend him as a skipper.

By the way, they thought Secretary of State William Seward was an idiot in 1867 when he agreed to purchase Alaska from the Russians for 2¢ / acre!  The Russians were willing to sell it because they had almost completely extirpated the Sea Otters and felt there was little value left in Alaska.

*Courtesy of Sen. Lloyd Bentsen.  Slightly modified.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo Madison wetland class participants are a hardy breed. They withstand freezing winters, ice fishing on 5 gallon buckets, humid summers, home losses to Fresno State...  August 2001.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo !Los cientificós quien asistió la clase de delineación humadales en San Juan posan en un bosque húmedo (!pero no bosque llueva¡).   Estos puertorriquenós son muy amistosos. Junio de 2001.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo  Me gusto esto quiosko cerca de playa.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Annapolis 6/01 class at the Jugs Bay Wetland.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The San Francisco area 6/01 class in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, just north of San Francisco.  This area was a military base during WWII.  Do you think this place was hopping on December 7, 1941?
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Atlanta 5/01 class at Power's Ferry in the beautiful Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.  Power's Ferry was a crossing point of the river.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photoThe Minneapolis / St. Paul 5/01 class in front of a beautiful Minnesota marsh in the Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photoThe Houston 4/01 class.  Included in this group was a scholarship defensive end for Northwestern who played in the Rose Bowl and may end up in the NFL!  Kind of gives credibility to that "oxymoron" of Smart Jock, doesn't it?
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Boston area 4/01 class.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo This beautiful saline marsh in New Hampshire is one of our field sites.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo Take a close look to see what is being memorialized in New Hampshire!

Sorry - no Seattle 3/01 class pictures!
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo These tough Midwesterners are not afraid of a little snow.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo These lucky folks of the Salt Lake City 2/01 class get to live and work in beautiful Salt Lake!  Richard Chinn won't forget this class soon because he broke his leg snowboarding after the class was over!
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The second San Diego 2/01 class in Penesquitos Lagoon, part of the Torrey Pines State Reserve. Richard Chinn was able to add Greater Roadrunner to his life list on this trip (in Mexico). Beep! Beep!
Sorry - no Orlando 1/01 class pictures!
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo Beautiful State College and the surrounding Nittany Mountains.  There was one big, cold beaver in the background marsh!
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Portland 12/00 class.  They love their successful college football programs in Oregon; Oregon and Oregon State.  In fact, Oregon may be the second-best college football state!
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Kansas City 11/00 class.  Notice the autographed sharpshooter in the background; a souvenir for soil pits well done!
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Columbus 11/00 class poses by a plaque honoring the Blacklick Woods Registered Natural Landmark. 

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo Closeup of Registered Natural Landmark.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo A Columbus class participant demonstrates the proper way to tie a wetland delineation flag!

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Atlanta 10/00 class in beautiful Cobb County.  Atlanta has great weather.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Sacramento 9/00 class in a rare California histosol.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Tampa 9/00 class in a classic Florida Cypress Dome.
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Anchorage 8/00 class stands in front of Cook's Inlet (where one can spot Belugas).  In the distance is Denali (Mt. McKinley), the highest mountain in North America.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Madison (Wisconsin) 7/00 class near a swamp adjacent to the holy waters of Lake Mendota, possibly the most studied lake in the world.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo What's with all these Bite Me hats?  See Boulder 8/99 (below). This one was from a Minnesotan where Berg's Law is absolutely true; the higher the latitude, the bigger the mosquitoes!

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The San Francisco 6/00 class stands in front of a marsh covered by Downingia sp.  Technically, a site that has vernal pool species, such as Downingia sp., is a vernal pool.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Boston 4/00 class in one of the common New England Histosols.   Notice the obligate Skunk Cabbage, Symplocarpus foetidus, one of the first herbs to emerge in the spring. This plant can elevate its temperature to be 5°C.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Atlanta 4/00 class poses before Devonian-era uplifted rock.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Salt Lake City 3/00 class has a beautiful backdrop.  It is easy to see why Salt Lake was chosen for the 2002 Olympics.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Ann Arbor 3/00 class during a rare, snow-free March day.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The State College 2/00 class stands in front of the Bear Meadows Natural Area.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo with its Carlisle Muck (namesake of Carlisle, PA), a Typic Medisaprist histosol soil. Snowboarding and skiing are available on nearby Tussey Mountain Ski Area.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo Matt (l) and Doug (r) clown around with a preserved "Nittany Lion" in the lobby of the hotel.  Technically, there never was a Nittany Lion as the Penn State mascot is called.  The local lion, the Pennsylvania Mountain Lion, was a subspecies of the Western Mountain Lion that went extinct in the 1800s.  The only known preserved specimen is at, - you guessed it -  Penn State.  I wonder how many visitors assume this is a preserved Nittany Lion.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Orlando 1/00 class stands on a quaking bog sphagnum peat soil (sphagnofibrist).
Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The San Diego 1/00 class stands in a vernal pool in Tecate, Mexico.   This class witnessed the Federales pursuing an escaped rapist on foot!

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The San Diego 1/00 class has lunch in Richard Chinn's favorite Mexican restaurant, a taceria in Tecate, just down the street from the Tecate brewery. Visitors can get one free beer per visit at the brewery!

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Atlanta 12/99 class poses before a forested wetland in the Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area.   This class did an excellent job dealing with Problem Area soils!

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The Kansas City 10/99 class poses in front of a very cool seepage slope wetland.  The dominant plant on the hillside is Equisetum sp.  This area was under 10' of water during the 1993 "Great Flood.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The special Austin 10/99 class for Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission and Texas Parks & Wildlife staff stands in front of huge rock outcrops that Austin is noted for (along with the capitol, Dell, and the Longhorns).  The stream in the background has < ½" of soil; below that is bedrock.

 Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The 10/99 Lombard (Chicago) class was an outstanding group.  The gentleman in the center (applying the headlock) is a part-time professional wrestler with the "Southern Mississippi Militia" who has wrestled Hulk Hogan

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The 10/99 Sacramento class stands on a rare Histosol (typic Medisaprist) in Solano County in front of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Range.  This class was able to see typical vernal pools.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The 9/99 Tampa class was mistaken for a Sheriff's Work Crew by a convenience store clerk.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The 8/99 Houston class knew how to beat the heat!

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo The 8/99 Boulder class delineating an alpine meadow with rare, alpine, peat soils.

Richard Chinn Environmental Training - Click to enlarge photo Two 8/99 Boulder class ladies tell Richard Chinn what they really think!

Answer: It's Mindy's house from the Mork and Mindy show!

 

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