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Forestry (FOR)

FOR 470 Watershed Management (3) Management of wild land watersheds for control of the amount and timing of water yield, water quality, erosion, and sedimentation.

FOR 470 Watershed Management (3)

 In FOR 470-Watershed Management students are expected to learn the fundamentals of watershed hydrology and how management of natural resources, especially forest resources, can be adapted to protect and enhance the natural flow, quantity and quality of water resources.

Emphasis is placed on acquisition of available hydrologic and climatic data over the internet, solving basic hydrologic problems using the proper units, writing short essays summarizing assigned papers or lectures, and in-class tests on managing impacts of timber harvesting, road construction, application of forest chemicals, and other land uses activities. The course is primarily, but not exclusively, intended as a course for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in forest resources and wildlife and fisheries majors or other majors such as ERM with related natural resources backgrounds and interests.

The course is a Prescribed Course for Forest Resources undergraduates in the Forest Management and Watershed Management options and is a Water Science breadth course for students in the Graduate Option in Watershed Stewardship. A companion one-credit course FOR 471 -Watershed Management Laboratory - may be taken concurrently with or following FOR 470. This course is offered each Spring Semester and generally has an enrollment of about 80-90 students.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Soils

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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