CSP7123 - GIS Use for Aquatic Resource Management (Intermediate)

Course CodeCSP7123
Course TitleGIS Use for Aquatic Resource Management (Intermediate)
DescriptionTUITION FEES: The Cost To Learner displayed in the Course Details is an approximate amount. Please refer to the 'Class Cost to Learner' displayed in the Class Details for the specific class session you wish to attend. Additional information is available at the NCTC website.

Note: Tuition is not applicable to FWS, BLM and NPS employees

Learn how to use a geographic information system (GIS) for characterizing spatial components of streams, wetlands, and other water-body types for management and planning. This intermediate-level GIS course will cover basic methods of aquatic ecosystem characterization and data collection. Specific topics include aquatic resource data models in GIS, hydrological modeling for watershed assessment, estimating stream flow, calculating connectivity metrics for watersheds, modeling stream and riparian habitat potential, and interpolating surfaces with geostatistical tools. Readings covering the topic will be provided for more in-depth analysis and discussion.

Completion of 'GIS Introduction for Conservation Professionals' (TEC7112) or equivalent is recommended. A basic working knowledge of ArcGIS software is required.
o Use GIS and hydrological modeling functions for watershed delineation, riparian and stream habitat assessment, and stream flow estimation;
o Determine the degree of networked or isolated watersheds to identify fish movement potentials, swim distances and barriers for overall fishery potential;
o Interpolate information for larger water bodies including depth, temperature, substrate, and fish densities using geostatistical techniques; and
o Recognize and compensate for data limitations when integrating GIS functionality with models and concepts for aquatic resource management.
Target Audience:
FWS Ecological Services and Fisheries field station personnel as well as other aquatic biologists who want to be more involved in using GIS to answer questions and solve problems through mapping habitat elements and quality, modeling stream flow and hydrologic processes, and watershed-based analyses.
Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$1,195.00
Instructional Hours36
Course Content ContactMark Richardson: mark_richardson@fws.gov; (304) 876-7470; mark_richardson@fws.gov
Curriculum CategoryGeospatial and Statistics
Course FrequencyOnce per year
Registration LinkLMS
Extracted from DOI LEARN on3/9/2016 8:25:12 AM

Schedule:  CSP7123 - GIS Use for Aquatic Resource Management (Intermediate)