Spring 2017 in Logan @ USU. A semester-long version of the 'Partnering with Beaver in Restoration Design' class will be taught for USU students.
Catalog Description: Covers stream/river restoration and conservation methods that partner with beaver as ecosystem engineers. Builds appreciation of beaver ecology and complex feedbacks between beaver activity, hydrogeomorphic responses, riparian vegetation and fish ecology.
Primary Learning Outcomes
This class is intended for graduate students interested in becoming resource managers, restoration practitioners, or researchers that wish to be proficient in the use of beaver for restoring rivers and/or streams. Students will come away with:
Meeting times & Place
The course will typically meet on Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:00 in ENG 104, and will have some Saturday field trips.
Students should register on Banner for WATS 6860 - Spring 2017 CRN 26224. The course is 1 credit, but can be taken for 2 credits with a heavier project/assignment load (WATS 6900 - Spring 2017 CRN 26225).
We will rely heavily on the primary literature for course readings. However, there are also three required texts for this course. See here for required course on the USU Campus Store site.
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