Restoration of Freshwater Aquatic Systems

Code: ER335A
Apply this course towards: Restoration of Natural Systems - Certificate, Restoration of Natural Systems - Diploma

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.  

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.

To drop a course call 250-472-4747

CERP LogoThis course is eligible for Society of Ecological Restoration (SER) Continuing Education Credits.

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.

Non-refundable Fee Policy

NOTE: NEW Non-Refundable Fee Policy:
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 below:
*A business day is considered an official work day and does not include statutory holidays or weekends.
This non-refundable fee policy will take effect January 1st, 2019.

If you drop the course on the first day - 100% tuition refund
If you drop the course on the second day - 50% tuition refund
If you drop the course on the third day - Withdraw without penalty of failure, no refund
If you drop the course after the third day you will receive an “F” grade, and no refund.

Course withdrawal: students wishing to withdraw from a course—for any reason—must do so by contacting the program office at artssci1@uvic.ca

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