EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION Mount Verrnon Campus Closed
Saturday, September 24, 6:30 AM.
The SVC Mount Vernon Campus is closed Saturday, 9/24/16 due to the ongoing situation at Cascade Mall. All classes and events are cancelled. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families during this tragic time.
This course has been changed from the previous catalog, the changed field(s) are
highlighted in red:
River Ecology & Watershed Management
RIVER ECOL/WTRSHED MGMT
Watershed perspective to learn about rivers and streams with special emphasis on the Pacific Northwest coastal ecoregion. Topics include hydrology, hyporheic flow, geomorphology, stream classification, riparian ecology, and biogeochemical cycles. Development of watershed and ecosystem management at the appropriate spatial and temporal scales including adaptive management processes incorporating cultural values and philosophies allowing successful watershed management.
Prerequisite: Admission to BASEC or Department Chair permission.
Additional Course Details
Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)
Distribution Requirement(s) Status:
Required for ATA degree
Equivalencies At Other Institutions
Other Institution Equivalencies Table
After completing this course, the student will be able to:
Utilize stream classification systems to inventory stream conditions.
Understand and quantify stream hydrology.
Quantify and evaluate the biotic integrity of streams using primary production and macroinvertebrate communities.
Quantify and evaluate fish communities in various stream habitats.
Quantify and evaluate riparian conditions for wildlife.
Evaluate current landscape processes responsible for hydrology and quantify management recommendations for ecological restoration.
Understand and utilize stream systems as sentinels; especially when providing management recommendations.
Develop an understanding of various cultural values associated with rivers and their riparian zones in the past and present.
Assess anthropogenic changes to riverine ecosystems.
General Education Learning Values & Outcomes
Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.
Channel processes, classifications, and responses.
Hydrology and stream quality including hyporheic zone.
Biotic stream classification.
Ecosystem process; dynamic landscape process, riparian forests, LWD.
Rivers as sentinels.
Cultural values associated with river systems and their riparian zones in a historical context.