This course develops the foundational skills needed to link geomorphic processes and freshwater aquatic habitat in efforts to successfully evaluate and restore freshwater stream habitat in a changing climate. This course focuses on data collection methods and analysis techniques used to determine stream function and health in the Pacific Northwest. Topics include physical stream processes and their link to signs of habitat degradation, evaluating fish habitat and channel substrate for spawning suitability, and using digital tools to evaluate historical channel changes. Students will also learn methods for increasing stream habitat complexity, designing off-channel habitat, evaluating barriers to fish passage, low-tech restoration strategies, and effectively communicating about restoration with the public.
- 50% passing grade in RENR 8201 or by the acceptance into the BSc in ER program or by department approval
Below is one offering of RENR 8202 for the Fall 2023 term.
Tue Sep 05 - Tue Dec 12 (15 weeks)
- 15 weeks
- CRN 50384
Class meeting times
|Sep 05 - Dec 12||Tue||08:30 - 12:20||Burnaby NE01 Rm. 402|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Departmental approval needed
This course is reserved for the students in the BSc in Ecological Restoration program. Departmental approval is required. Please contact Giti Abouhamzeh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-331-1392 for approval.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Evaluate the suitability of spawning substrate
- Assess fish habitat suitability based on collected field data
- Quantify habitat change over time and incorporating impacts of climate change
- Develop appropriate habitat restoration strategies for degraded streams
- Develop communication strategies to promote restoration activities within the community
Effective as of Fall 2023
Stream Assessment and Restoration (RENR 8202) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Construction and the Environment
- Ecological Restoration
Bachelor of Science Full-time/Part-time
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