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Warren G. Gold
BES 463
Bothell Campus

Restoration Ecology Capstone: Proposal and Plan

Student teams prepare proposals in response to requests-for-proposals (RFPs) from actual clients. Clients may be governments, non-profit organizations, and others. Upon acceptance of the proposal, teams prepare restoration plans. Prerequisite: BES 462. Offered: jointly with ESRM 463/TESC 463.

Class description

Winter 2012: Students will learn how to work with clients to prepare proposals in response to Request-for-Proposals and extensive work plans. They will learn how to do this in a cooperative group setting. They will research and learn about plant materials, mapping, site preparation, invasive species control techniques, and other specific methods associated with their specific project during the formulation of their work plans.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Class will be held in the Douglas Classroom at the Center for Urban Horticulture at UW Seattle. Students will work in project teams (undergraduates and graduate student assistant) with bi-weekly meetings with the instructor team (3 faculty and a graduate student). This quarter is project-based with limited in-class time.

Recommended preparation

BES 462 is required for this course. Only in unusual circumstances with instructor permission will exceptions be made (this includes a significant prior background in restoration on the part of the student).

Class assignments and grading

Student teams will be responsible for a proposal, work plan, and web site that must be accepted by the client.

Grades are based upon team products. All students in the team receive the same base grade. These base grades are modified based upon peer evaluations of participation.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Warren G. Gold
Date: 10/17/2011