CSP3310 - River Morphology and Applications

Course CodeCSP3310
Course TitleRiver Morphology and Applications

Registration open to FWS personnel only. All others, including DOI agencies, must register through Wildland Hydrology (Phone: 970/568-0003).

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.

Prerequisite: FIS3210 Applied Fluvial Geomorphology


  • Integrate fluvial geomorphology concepts with problem solving techniques
  • Determine and map land forms, 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 structure evaluation
    • riparian management/grazing methods
    • watershed management/cumulative effects assessment and analysis
    • hydraulic and sediment relations engineering design concepts

Target Audience:
Field staff involved in stream habitat assessment and restoration. This course is a pre-requisite to the FIS3410 River Assessment and Monitoring - Level III course.

Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$1,195.00
Instructional Hours36
Course Content ContactGary Schetrompf: gary_schetrompf@fws.gov; (304) 876-7255; gary_schetrompf@fws.gov
Curriculum CategoryEcology and Field Biology
Course FrequencyOnce per year
Registration LinkRegister
Extracted from DOI LEARN on8/29/2015 4:00:41 AM

Schedule:  CSP3310 - River Morphology and Applications

StartEndSession InformationLocationSession Contact
4/18/2016 4/22/2016 Class begins at 8:00 AM on first day.
Class ends at Noon on last day.
National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) So Lan Ching
(304) 876-7771