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WTM 139
Watershed Management


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
This course explores Earth systems and natural processes that shape the Earth. Watershed delineations, water and nutrient cycles, and the influences of land management techniques and policies on water quality, quantity, and timing are covered. The course includes climatic conditions and the effects climate changes have on water quantity and quality. The course also explores the impact of various management practices on terrestrial system stability. Formerly WMGT 139.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify watersheds on topographic maps and interpret map features.
  • Describe the ecological significance of making watershed scale management decisions.
  • Describe how watersheds function.
  • Explain how climatic conditions affect watershed functions.
  • Identify basic restoration needs within a watershed.
  • Explain and evaluate protection and restoration plans.
  • Identify map projections and explain their significance.
  • Identify and describe atmospheric layers by temperature, composition, and function.
  • Classify types of mass movements and describe how they occur.
  • Classify basic habitat types.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    WTM 139
    Fall 2014
    1309
    Melissa Holecek
    WTM 139
    Fall 2013
    1309
    Melissa Holecek


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.