Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Training

Type
Course
Date of Publication
July 7, 2021
Price
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Overview

This course will inform participants about riparian and watershed processes, the benefits that healthy riparian areas provide, and the tools that prevent and/or resolve degradation and improve water quality.

What You'll Learn

This online course will inform participants about riparian and watershed processes, the benefits that healthy riparian areas provide, and the tools that prevent and/or resolve degradation and improve water quality. Participants will be educated on the importance of riparian protection activities. At the conclusion of the training, participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Course Information

A major goal of the course will be to foster implementation of riparian Best Management Practices (BMPs). We emphasize the need for watershed planning to support maintenance of a natural hydrograph. Restoration of riparian areas degraded by changes to the natural hydrologic regime must be conducted in concert with efforts to remedy those upstream disturbances.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe watersheds and how their components impact water quality
  • Explain how creeks function
  • Identify the common riparian plants in your region
  • Decipher between the stabilization ratings of common riparian plants
  • Recognize the role of forests and trees in protecting watersheds from erosion and nutrients
  • Manage wild pig populations that put creeks and watersheds at risk

CEU Credits

This course has numerous continuing education credits available. After passing the post-test and submitting your evaluation, you will earn a separate certificate for each of the following:

  • Texas Water Resources Institute (1 CEU)
  • Texas Nutrient Management Planning Specialists
  • Certified Crops Advisors - Tracking Number: SS53831 (7 CEUs)
    • Nutrient Management: 1
    • Soil & Water Management: 2.5
    • IPM: 1.5
    • Crop Management: 1
    • Sustainability: 1
  • Society of American Foresters - Cat. 1 (8.5 CFEs)
  • Texas Floodplain Management Association
  • Texas Board of Architectural Examiners "Acceptable for HSW credit"
  • The course may also be used for CEUs for Professional Engineers

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