Watershed Assessment and Restoration

students surveying a stream, with cross section and surface display
Course Number
Geog 642
Course Type
Course Description

This course explores watersheds and methods of geomorphic assessment and restoration of hillslopes and stream systems. Begins with an exploration of the properties and processes of watersheds, their slope materials, soils and land-use characteristics, and the forms and processes of the stream network that drains them. Assessment methods will apply GIS technology to problems of hillslope runoff and soil erosion, interpretation of runoff-discharge relationships, and modeling the effects of changing land use. Field trips to Bay Area streams and restoration sites.