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Stream Assessment and Restoration RENR 8202

Renewable Resources Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​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



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Learning Outcomes

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

Related Programs

Stream Assessment and Restoration (RENR 8202) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Ecological Restoration
    Bachelor of Science Full-time/Part-time


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