Master Course Outline
WTM 239
Watershed Processes and Restoration


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Explores the physical and biological components of streams and watersheds. Topics discussed focus on watershed characteristics and the potential impacts of such on stream characterization and the living components associated with habitats. Recommend WTM 139. Formerly NR 239.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Explain and apply principles of watershed characterization and function using discipline- specific terminology.
  • Explain the components and subsequent relationships that exist in watersheds.
  • Identify and characterize aquatic and native riparian habitat types and associated biota.
  • Identify sources of site instability.
  • Explain the impact of instability with regard to proper river function.
  • Develop and compare restoration alternatives and methods using discipline-specific terminology and formatting.
  • Explain the role of watershed assessment and adaptive management in cooperative resource management decision making.
  • Evaluate and rank potential restoration sites.
  • Quantify stream parameters, such as flow, habitat types, stream order, bank stability, sinuosity, gradient, and canopy cover.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    WTM 239
    Winter 2017
    1331
    Melissa Holecek
    WTM 239
    Winter 2016
    1331
    Melissa Holecek
    WTM 239
    Winter 2015
    1331
    Melissa Holecek
    WTM 239
    Winter 2015
    1334
    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.