The first section covers terrain mapping and related interpretations, such as landslide and erosion hazards, from the point of view of the map user and according to current provincial (British Columbia) standards. Topics covered include terrain map symbols, terrain survey intensity levels, origin of surficial materials by glacial and postglacial processes, engineering characteristics of surficial materials (soils), landslides and other slope processes, and the reliability and limitations of terrain and slope stability mapping. The second section covers the applicable sections of the Forest Practices Code Act, with particular emphasis on Interior and Coastal Watershed Assessment Procedures. The collection and interpretation of data down a stream channel will be outlined. Other topics will include: USDA Forest Service methodology, MOELP Channel Assessment Procedures, the effects of timber harvesting on stream channel morphology and channel restoration strategies. A field trip is included.
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