Field staff involved in stream habitat assessment and restoration. This course is a prerequisite to the CSP3410 River Assessment and Monitoring - Level III course.
Summary and Objectives:
This course is designed to train individuals to delineate stream types using the stream classification method as published in 'Applied River Morphology', Rosgen, 1996. A combination of lecture and field sessions will provide practical experience in the topics listed below.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Integrate fluvial geomorphology concepts with problem-solving techniques.
- Determine and map landforms, land types, and valley types.
- Pre-map stream types on aerial photos and topographic maps.
- Field validation of the bankfull stage at a USGS stream gaging station.
- Use field methods to properly measure morphological variables.
- Observe all of the major stream types, A-G, in the field.
- Discuss ecosystem management applications using stream types such as fish habitat evaluation, management/grazing methods, watershed management/cumulative effects assessment and analysis, hydraulic and sediment relations engineering design concepts.
CSP3210 Applied Fluvial Geomorphology
REGISTRATION OPEN TO FWS PERSONNEL ONLY. ALL OTHERS, INCLUDING DOI AGENCIES, MUST REGISTER THROUGH WILDLAND HYDROLOGY (PHONE: 970/568-0003).
Aquatic Ecology - Intermediate, Fishery Biology - Intermediate, Hydraulic Engineering - Awareness, Hydrology - Basic, Surveying - Intermediate, Field Data Collection - Intermediate