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E101 Foundations of Emergency Management

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Advanced Floodplain Management Workshop


4/16/2018 - 4/20/2018 
River Morphology & Applications (CSP3310)
Location:  Shepherdstown, WV
US Fish & Wildlife Service

National Conservation Training Center (NCTC)
698 Conservation Way
Shepherdstown, WV 25443-4024

NCTC lodging includes four lodge buildings, each named after a conservation pioneer, supporting 226 overnight guest rooms. Some are equipped for ADA support and a minimum allow for double occupancy.

This course is designed to train individuals to delineate stream types using the stream classification method as published in 'Applied River Morphology', Rosgen, 1996. A combination of lecture and field sessions will provide practical experience in the topics listed below.

  • Integrate fluvial geomorphology concepts with problem solving techniques.
  • Determine and map land forms, land types and valley types.
  • Pre-map stream types on aerial photos and topographic maps.
  • Field validation of the bankfull stage at a USGS stream gaging station.
  • Use field methods to properly measure morphological variables.
  • Observe all of the major stream types, A-G, in the field.
  • Discuss ecosystem management applications using stream types such as:
    • fish habitat structure evaluation.
    • riparian management/grazing methods.
    • watershed management/cumulative effects assessment and analysis.
    • hydraulic and sediment relations engineering design concepts.
Target Audience: Field staff involved in stream habitat assessment and restoration. This course is a pre-requisite to the FIS3410 River Assessment and Monitoring - Level III course.

Prerequisite:  FIS3210 Applied Fluvial Geomorphology

3 CEUs

$1195 Tuition

Course information: Gary Schetrompf, 304-876-7255
Session information: So Lan Ching,, 304-876-7771

Registration open to FWS personnel only. All others, including DOI agencies, must register through Wildland Hydrology (Phone: 970/568-0003).

Register here. Limited to 15 FWS Participants. NCTC courses are open to any interested students who meet the pre-qualification standards set forth for each class. While college credit is available for many courses, most students are environmental or technical professionals who are looking for career enhancement training. NCTC does not offer degree programs. Tuition fees are assessed for NCTC courses.

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