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.  

Format

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

Tuition and Fee Payment:

  • RNS Diploma students pay $100 of the course tuition upon registration, with the remainder paid via their UVic MyPage account.
  • RNS Certificate students pay the full course tuition upon registration.

Prerequisites

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 (ecorestoration@uvic.ca) before registering.

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