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Part 1: Diagnosing Problems
|09-Jan||1. Introduction to river conservation|
|11-Jan||2. Navigability for title - law|
|13-Jan||3. River segmentation theory|
|Week 2||16-Jan||No class|
|18-Jan||4. Historical hydrology. In-class: Learning to use Google Earth Pro for assessing rivers|
|20-Jan||In class: River segmentation of a tributaty to the Santa Clara River. Do reach 1-5.|
|Week 3||23-Jan||In class: Continue river segmentation, including on the Santa Clara River; do reaches 6-11.|
|25-Jan||5. Indigenous viewpoint on river conservation (video on Aggie video). In-class: Measuring river reach attributes using Google Earth Pro- mountain sites|
|27-Jan||6. Negotiating the Yuba Accord (video on Aggie video). In-class: Measuring river reach attributes using Google Earth Pro- lowland sites|
|Week 4||30-Jan||7. Aquatic & riparian habitat conservation - law. In-class: Hydrological analysis, part 1.|
|01-Feb||8. Aquatic habitat. In class: Hydrological analysis, part 2|
|03-Feb||9. Riparian habitat. In class: Hydrological analysis, part 3|
|Week 5||06-Feb||10. Water temperature. In class: Do in-stream habitat mapping.|
|08-Feb||11. Sediment sampling and measurement. In class: Do in-stream habitat characterization worksheet, part 1|
|10-Feb||12. Water quality. In class: Do in-stream habitat characterization worksheet, part 2.|
|Week 6||13-Feb||Midterm Exam: coming to class is optional. 24 hours to do exam.|
|15-Feb||Small group activities- create experiments|
|17-Feb||Small group presentations|
Part 2: Solving Problems
|22-Feb||13. CA State Water Board responsibilities & programs. In class: small groups write up their presentation summaries, due at start of next class.|
|24-Feb||14. Biological opinions. In class: temperature regime analysis, part 1|
|Week 8||27-Feb||15. Setting biological goals for river conservation. In class: temperature regime analysis, part 2|
|01-Mar||16. Large-scale river management programs. In class: temperature regime analysis, part 3|
|03-Mar||17. County-level water management. In class: Little Creek River RDR2 virtual field trip about mtn rivers and mtn meadows|
|Week 9||06-Mar||18. River restoration concepts. In class: Kamassa River recon RDR2 virtual field trip|
|08-Mar||19. Fish passage and fishways. In class: discussion|
|10-Mar||20. Beaver assisted river restoration. In class: Dakota River recon RDR2 virtual field trip|
|Week 10||13-Mar||Small group activities|
|15-Mar||Small group presentations|
|17-Mar||Course Review: management case study practice|
|Week 11||23-Mar||Final Exam (8 am). coming to class is optional. 24 hours to do exam.|