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Warren G. Gold
BES 464
Bothell Campus

Restoration Ecology Capstone: Field Site Restoration

Teams take a restoration plan developed in BES 463 and complete the installation. Team participation may include supervision of volunteers. Teams prepare management guidelines for the client and conduct a training class for their use. Prerequisite: BES 463. Offered: jointly with ESRM 464/TESC 464.

Class description

Spring 2012 Students can expect to learn the fundamentals of restoration project implementation in the field within a team context. This can include site preparation, planting, plant material collection and acquisition, grant-writing, supervision of volunteer assistance, implementation of educational directives, etc. - essentially anything that was included in the detailed work plan generated and approved last quarter in BES 463. Students will also learn how to prepare a realistic, creative, and effective maintenance and monitoring plan and train their client in this regard.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Students will work in teams with supervision of teaching assistants and instructors. Class meetings will be mostly limited to 30-minutes team meetings with instructors - most of the time will be spent in the field in project implementation. CLASS MEETINGS ARE HELD AT THE CENTER FOR URBAN HORTICULTURE AT THE UW SEATTLE CAMPUS. A final evening symposium for project presentation at the end of the quarter is required.

Recommended preparation

You may take this course ONLY if you have completed BES 463 successfully the previous quarter. This is the last of a 3-quarter sequence.

Class assignments and grading

Most work will be in the field, implementing the project. Additionally, there will be a web site and a maintenance and monitoring plan required.

Grades are based on instructor review of restoration installation in the field, web site, maintenance and monitoring plan, project presentation at the final symposium and in class, and a final as-built report modifying your original work plan to reflect what actually happened in the field. Grades are assigned on a GROUP basis for all assignments (all students in a group receive the same grade) with some modification of final individual grades based upon peer effort evaluation feedback at the end of the quarter.

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: 02/02/2012