Course description

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 include: 

  • 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
  • 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.    

Course code: ER335A

How to register

To register, please call the Continuing Studies Registration Desk at 250-472-4747, Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

If you’re not currently enrolled in the Restoration of Natural Systems (RNS) program, you must obtain approval from the Program Coordinator ( before registering.

Credit (diploma) students pay $100 of the course tuition upon registration, with the remainder paid via their UVic MyPage account.

Non-credit (certificate) students pay the full course tuition upon registration.

Additional course details

Course credit

1.5 units at UVic or may be taken on a non-credit basis.


Semi-distance format requiring attendance on-campus for five days and readings/assignments to be completed before and after the on-campus portion of the course.


Acceptance to the RNS program or a combination of work and/or education experience equivalent to third-year standing.

Next offering

March 14 to 18, 2018