Design Alternatives Project


Synopsis of Topic

Your primary project this semester will be to produce and preliminarily evaluate design alternatives for the restoration of the Golf Course Reach of the Logan River.

Why we’re covering it

To give you first hand experience in developing design alternatives on a real restoration project.

Learning Outcomes

The main learning outcome met is number 4 below, but all of these apply in this project:

  1. Gain direct experience applying knowledge as a watershed scientist to working on real-world aquatic ecosystem restoration and management problems (e.g. stream restoration, watershed management,wetland restoration) with practitioners.
  2. Build a working understanding of the typical process through which restoration projects are conceived, proposed, planned, permitted and conceptually designed.
  3. Develop a vision for a restoration project and propose that solution formally.
  4. Create conceptual design alternatives for a specific restoration action.


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