SAME DAY EVENTS:
North Carolina Wetland Delineation Classes
GPS I: Field Mapping and Inventory (CSP7101)
|3/19/2012 - 3/23/2012 |
|Stream Habitat Measurement Techniques (CSP3200)
|Location: Shepherdstown, WV
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Course ends at 12pm the last day.
National Conservation Training Center (NCTC)
698 Conservation Way
Shepherdstown, WV 25443-4024
The purpose of this course is to provide the knowledge and skills
required to participate in studies assessing physical habitat
characteristics of streams. Techniques learned may be applied to a
variety of programs including in-stream flow (e.g., IFIM), monitoring,
restoration, habitat quality (e.g., HEP), and fish-habitat relationship
studies. Classroom presentations (approximately 45%) are integrated with
ample hands-on field activities (approximately 55%). Attributes
characterized, measured, or identified include stream regional setting
(ecoregion, watershed, hydrologic unit, and physiographic province),
basin geomorphic properties, land cover types, hydrology, channel
dimensions and roughness, channel structure and pattern, mesohabitat
types, discharge, velocity, depth, substrate type and embeddedness,
cover, bank condition, and riparian vegetation. Discussions and
exercises will address additional topics as site selection, transect and
sampling point placement, and reach mapping (cross-sectional,
longitudinal, and plan views). From stream reach surveys, participants
will complete a comprehensive written habitat assessment and
classification for a nearby reach. Participants also will learn to
operate equipment used to survey and measure habitat variables.
Topics include: Habitat Scales; Hydrology; Stream Reach Surveys and
Measurements; Macrohabitat Identification; Streamflow; Substrate; Cover
and Refuge; Riparian Vegetation; Streambank and Shoreline Condition;
Classification of Streams and Reaches.
Target Audience: Personnel with minimal stream experience involved with habitat assessment projects.
$950 for a five day course
Tuition fees are not charged to employees of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Tuition fees for all USFWS Service contractors and volunteers are the responsibility of the contracting agency or the sponsoring office.National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management Employees, because of their agency contributions, are not charged NCTC tuition fee A tuition fee will be charged to all other participants at the following rates: NCTC tuition fees.
Gary Schetropmpf, 304-876-7255, firstname.lastname@example.org
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