Virtual Courses

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Virtual sediment dynamics course this Fall 2020 you can apply toward PSU's Advanced River Restoration certificate.

Courses can be used towards completion of the Advanced River Restoration certificate through the PSU EPP program if you register through PSU.

Course #1:  Sediment Dynamics Short Course - Tuesdays and Thursdays in October 2pm-5pm PST - FULL

Location: Virtual

Instructors: Colin Thorne, Steve Winter, and Mason Lacy.

Course fee: $500

Description:  This remotely taught short course covers the fluvial processes responsible for erosion, transport and deposition of sediment within rivers, providing a fundamental understanding of how sediment dynamics drive channel formation, adjustment and evolution. The course also deals with how sediment dynamics can be investigated and accounted for in the contexts of practical river management and restoration.

During this course, students will learn about:

(1) the physics of sediment erosion, transport and deposition,

(2) interactions between fluvial processes, sediment movement and channel form,

(3) the roles of plants and animals in influencing sediment dynamics and channel form,

(4) practical methods to predict and model sediment transport using spreadsheets, one-dimensional, and two-dimensional models

(5) how knowledge of sediment dynamics can inform sustainable river management and, especially, river restoration

Students will undertake hands-on practical work to learn how to use different types of sediment transport software and we will use case-studies to learn how to select the sediment analysis and tool appropriate for application in different river management and restoration contexts and projects.

Click the button below to register through the PSU Environmental Professionals Program for credit towards the Advanced River Restoration certificate:

Register for the Sediment Dynamics Course through PSU

Course #2:  Partnering with Beavers in River Restoration – Due to Wildfires this course will be offered in 2021, stay tuned

Location: Virtual

Instructors include: Kent Woodruff, Colin Thorne, Mark Beardsley, Alexa Whipple and Alec Spensor.

Course fee: $500

Description: This remotely taught short course covers the working with beavers to achieve river restoration goals by providing an understanding of beaver biology and their role as drivers of ecosystem recovery. The course deals with how practitioners can mimic beaver structures in their restoration designs as well as how to support the viability and expansion of beaver colonies.

During this course, students will learn about:

(1) beaver trapping, tagging and testing

(2) beaver biology and behavior

(3) unique beaver colonies in tidal environments

(4) practical methods to replicate beaver structures in streams to promote recovery and restoration of incised streams

Course #2:  Registration

Check back for registration information in early 2021.

Click here to register for the Introduction to Stage 0 Restoration Course through RRNW

Click on the link below to register through the PSU Environmental Professionals Program for credit towards the Advanced River Restoration certificate:

Click here to register for the Introduction to Stage 0 Restoration Course through PSU

Questions

Please contact our Short Course Lead Jared McKee shortcourse@rrnw.org for questions about the courses.

Please contact our registrar Peggy registrar@rrnw.org for questions associated with RRNW Course Registration.