Watershed Management Laboratory

FOR 471 WATERSHED MANAGEMENT LABORATORY (1) FOR 471 syllabus (Please note that syllabi are subject to change and this may not be the most current syllabus.)

This course provides hands-on experience for students to become familiar with equipment and field methods used in water resources management and research.  It is a required course for forest science-watershed management majors and should be taken after or concurrently with the watershed management lecture.  Core laboratories deal with measurement and sampling of streamflow, water quality analysis in field and laboratory, groundwater well sampling and measurement, snow surveying, stream channel habitat assessment, climate station equipment and operation, stream electrofishing,  limnological surveying, stream macroinvertebrates sampling and identification, watershed description from maps, soil water sampling, and estimation of peak flows using the runoff curve number approach.  Evaluation methods include field participation and written laboratory reports.  The course is offered each spring.