By: Thomas C. O'Keefe, Scott R. Elliott and Robert J. Naiman of the University of Washington
This training module introduces watershed ecology. Understanding watershed structure and natural processes is crucial to grasping how human activities can degrade or improve the condition of a watershed, including its water quality, its fish and wildlife, its forests and other vegetation, and the quality of community life for people who live there. Knowing these watershed structural and functional characteristics and how people can affect them, sets the stage for effective watershed management.
After completing this training, the participant should know the basic biotic and abiotic components of watersheds, the basic natural processes and interrelationships occurring in watersheds, and how watershed structure and functions may vary in time and space. Some background in the life sciences is helpful for comprehending this material, but not required.Goals of this Module
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This is one of the 15 required modules in the Watershed Management Certificate Program
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