Upcoming Short Courses and Workshops

Summer 2024

Sediment Transport for Restoration Design

This course is intended for those who wish to understand and apply the principles of sediment transport to alluvial channel assessment and design. Principles of open channel flow and sediment transport are combined with watershed-scale, hydrologic and sediment source analysis to place channel assessment and design in the appropriate context. Tools for estimating sediment supply at the watershed to reach level are applied in class exercises. Threshold and alluvial channel design methods are presented along with guidelines for assessing and incorporating uncertainty. The course balances advance reading, lecture, field work, and hands-on exercises for estimating sediment supply, calculating sediment transport rates, and forecasting channel response to water and sediment supply. This course is intended for participants who are familiar with basic principles of river geomorphology.

Instructors: Dr. Peter Wilcock, Tyler Allred, Dr. Patrick Belmont
Dates: July 29 - Aug 2, 2024
Cost: $1850 ($1600 if registered before June 1st)
Register: Eventbrite. To register for CEU, you must register through USU Continuing Education Portal (CEWA 6900-31725.  
Learn More: Sediment Transport course page

Basic Wetland Delineation

Students gain a basic understanding of wetland delineation procedures and the underlying ecological, biogeochemical, and hydrological processes that shape them. This course will teach students to apply wetland delineation course material in real-world wetland settings when problem-solving and decision-making in the face of uncertainty are necessary (especially with problematic soil situations)

Instructors: Nate Norman & Dr. Karin Kettenring
Dates: August 19 & 20, 2024
Location: Logan, UT
Format: In-Person
Cost: $745 
Registration: Register for CEWA 6900 - 49581
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Field Botany: Wetland and Riparian Plants

Students will learn to apply Field Botany course material to improve problem-solving and decision-making in plant identification. This course will cover terminology and classification related to the botany of wetland and riparian plants and teach students to recognized dominant plant communities in wetland areas. 

Instructors: Dr. Leila Shultz & Dr. Karin Kettenring 
Dates: August 21-23, 2024
Location: Logan, UT
Format: In-Person
Cost: $745
Registration: Registration is full. Join the waitlist Wetland Field Botany (CEWA 6900-49582).
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