This course provides students with a holistic view and appreciation for the ecology of aquatic ecosystems and a watershed approach to developing restoration plans. Topics covered include the following: theory and case studies of disturbances, mitigation, and restoration; character and processes of aquatic systems; types of natural aquatic systems; types of disturbance and their impact; and restoration strategies and implementation for watersheds, riparian zones, streams, rivers, lakes, and wetlands. The course encourages students to consider restoration goals from a whole watershed perspective.
Please Note: This course has a pre-assignment due a week prior to the start of class that requires a significant amount of reading be completed.
Acceptance to the RNS program or a combination of work and/or education experience equivalent to third-year standing.
If you’re not currently enrolled in the Restoration of Natural Systems (RNS) program, including UVic and Letter of Permission students from RRU and TRU, you must obtain approval from the Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) before registering.
Tuition and fee payment
RNS Diploma students pay $100 of the course tuition upon registration, with the remainder paid to UVic Tuition.
RNS Certificate students pay the full course tuition upon registration.
Course fees will be fully refundable if you withdraw a minimum of 10 business days* prior to the start date of a course. After that, a non-refundable fee of $50.00 will be charged in addition to the regular UVic fee reduction deadlines listed in the UVic Calendar https://web.uvic.ca/calendar/general/dates.html. This non-refundable fee policy will take effect January 1st, 2019.
*A business day is considered an official work day and does not include statutory holidays or weekends.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $15 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.