ESP 550A: Environmental Site Assessment

Synonym:

58981 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Michael Simpson

Credits:

2

Seats:

16

Semester:

Spring 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Fridays 1/16 - 3/6 (1:00PM-3:59PM)

Description:

Competency Areas: RMC – Addt’l Policy elective; CB, Cert, EAO, EE & IND – Elective
Restricted to RMC students from December 9 – 16; open to all ES students on December 17.

This course is useful for anyone who will be working in a field that is related to the preservation, conservation or management of land and water resources. The course content reviews, and allows student to practice, evaluation approaches so as to assess potential or actual impacts from human activities associated with a parcel of land. Such procedures range from the formalized ASTM Phase I site assessment procedures to techniques for rapid site-assessment so as to document and mitigate non-point source pollution. This course would be a required skill for anyone entertaining the possibility of working for a land trust, watershed association, a planning agency or a consultancy that focuses on landowner regulatory compliance and liability issues.