CSP3310 - River Morphology and Applications

Course CodeCSP3310
Course TitleRiver Morphology and Applications
Description

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

Objectives:

  • 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:
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    • fish habitat structure evaluation
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    • riparian management/grazing methods
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    • watershed management/cumulative effects assessment and analysis
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    • hydraulic and sediment relations engineering design concepts
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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
Instructional Hours36
Credits/CEUs2.0
Course Content ContactMARILYN WILLIAMS; Phone: 304.876.7940; Email: marilyn_williams@fws.gov;
Extracted from DOI LEARN on9/19/2014 11:06:30 AM

Schedule:  CSP3310 - River Morphology and Applications

StartEndSession InformationLocationSession ContactRegister
04/13/2015 04/17/2015 Class begins at 8:00am ends at 5:00pm
Class ends at 12:00 noon last day
National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Gary Schetrompf
(304) 876-7255
gary_schetrompf@fws.gov
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