ESPE 570: Environmental Assessment Techniques

2010-07-20 -

Restrictions changed and maximum increased.

Synonym:

71215 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Michael Simpson

Credits:

3

Seats:

24

Semester:

Fall 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Fridays 9/3 - 12/10 (1:00PM-3:59PM)

Description:

Competency Areas Spring 2010 and earlier: RMC Policy elective; CB, Cert, EAO, IND – elective
Competency Areas Fall 2010: SDCC- Required; ASJS, CB, Cert, EE, SD, & IND – Methods or elective
Restricted to SDCC students and RMC students who entered SP 2010 and earlier from July 13 – August 13; open to all ES students on August 14.

This course is useful for anyone who will be working to preserve, conserve or manage land-use and water resource decisions. The course content reviews, and allows student to practice,field assessment approaches so as to evaluate potential or actual impacts from human activities ,both at the watershed level and for a specific parcel of land. Such procedures range from the formalized ASTM Phase I site assessment procedures to techniques for documenting watershed health and mitigating potential non-point source pollution. Skills to be developed are 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.