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 CategoryHabitat Assessment, Restoration, and Management
Course FrequencyOnce per year
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College Credit NameSemester Hours
College Credit Value2
Extracted from DOI LEARN on10/3/2017 3:30:25 AM

Schedule:  CSP3310 - River Morphology and Applications

StartEndSession InformationLocationSession ContactSession Details
4/16/2018 4/20/2018 Class begins at 8:00 on first day.
Class begins at Noon on last day.
National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) So Lan Ching, so_lan_ching@fws.gov
(304) 876-7771
Limited to 12 FWS Participants