Sustainable Stream Management in Public Parks

Type
Course
Date of Publication
October 18, 2021
Price
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Overview

This course is intended for state, city, and county parks employees, specifically field staff and maintenance crews.

Once you finish this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate of Completion shows that you have completed the course, but does not qualify for continuing education credit, or CEU. A separate version of this course will be made available for CEU credit. Once the CEU version of the course is available, a link will be added here. Course Information Urban streams, like those that run through city parks, are usually heavily eroded. This erosion, along with urbanization and increased water flow, can cause streams to lose ecosystem function. This course will introduce you to the causes and symptoms of stream deterioration, options for stream restoration, and basic principles of stream management. After you finish this course, you will be able to: identify stream functions identify what causes instability recognize channel evolution patterns recognize bank erodibility factors describe natural stream restoration options describe stream stabilization options recognize the impact of vegetation and mowing Pros in Parks SeriesThis course is part of the Pros in Parks series. Here are the other courses in the series:Safety Perceptions and Practices in Municipal Parks and Open SpacesIntroduction to Park and Open Space Maintenance PlanningBest Management Practices for Athletic Field SafetyCertification requirements: To earn the Certificate of Completion, you will need to view all of the course material and complete the course feedback survey.

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