This course will benefit those interested in learning about freshwater ecosystems, forest-water-fisheries linkages, and watershed management. It may be of particular interest to those with expertise in one element of watershed management, such as forestry or fisheries, and who want to uncover opportunities for working effectively with colleagues who have differing types of expertise.
It primarily targets those engaged with designing watershed monitoring and management plans including:
- Managers with government offices of forestry, fisheries, water, or natural resources;
- Scientists with government offices of forestry, fisheries, water, or natural resources;
- Employees and volunteers with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) interested in initiating a watershed-based monitoring or management plan;
- Stakeholders and community members interested in initiating a watershed-based monitoring or management plan.
This course can be used as a standalone course for those interested in learning about monitoring and managing watersheds or as an introduction for those who will engage in related courses and workshops.
- multidisciplinary management across watersheds,
- interlinkages between forestry, freshwater, fisheries, and the riparian communities, who depend on them,
- watershed-based management and how it is key to sustainability,
- how to initiate a watershed management plan,
- indicators that can support monitoring of forests, freshwater, and fisheries,
- river ecology, watershed processes, forestry, and fisheries.
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