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|Discipline and Nbr:
EQUINE FAC WATER QUALITY||
Equine Facilities Water Qualtiy Planning
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||1.50||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||8 max.||Lecture Scheduled||24.00
|Minimum||1.50||Lab Scheduled||0||8 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||24.00
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 48.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 72.00||
This course is designed to provide those involved with equine science and equine businesses with information about good horse keeping management practices to reduce potential pollution problems. Includes water quality, erosion control, environmentally safe manure management methods, and ranch planning.
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
This course is designed to provide those involved with equine science and equine businesses with information about good horse keeping management practices to reduce potential pollution problems.
(Grade or P/NP)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Both Certificate and Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Safeguard surface and groundwater as part of horse keeping.
2. Develop a conservation plan for a horse keeping property.
3. Evaluate features and activities at horse keeping facilities that are
common sources of water quality concerns.
4. Discuss conservation measures that provide practical, effective, and
economical means to prevent or reduce water pollution.
5. Discuss conservation measures that effectively reduce sources of water
pollution at horse facilities.
6. Monitor water quality conditions.
7. Recommend erosion control methods.
8. Identify and utilize appropriate resources and publications.
Topics and Scope
I. Keeping Horses and Protecting Ground Water
A. Protecting surface water and ground water quality
B. Stewardship objectives
C. Planning conservation improvements on a property
II. Evaluating a Horse Keeping Facility
A. Roof runoff
B. High use areas
C. Manure management
D. Composting horse manure
E. Horse wash areas
F. Pasture management
G. Water resources
I. Springs and wells
1. Managing septic systems
2. Design and maintenance for roads, trails and stream crossings
3. Construction management
III. Conservation Measures to Improve Water Quality
A. Erosion control measures
1. Seed and mulch for effective revegetation
2. Gully repair
3. Stream bank stabilization
4. Emergency erosion control measures
b. Straw bale water bars
c. Straw bale sediment barriers
d. Straw bale check dam
e. Silt fences
f. Sandbag pipeline drop inlet
B. Storm water management measures: Keep "clean" water clean
1. Runoff collection
c. Splash pads
2. Runoff diversion
3. Runoff conveyance
a. Grassed waterway
b. Lined waterways
c. Drop inlets
d. Sediment basin
e. Underground pipelines
4. Discharge area
C. Measures to manage "Polluted" water
1. Filter strip
2. Energy dissipates
3. Riparian buffer
4. Willow sprigging
5. Constructed wetland
6. Waste pond
IV. Resources and Publications
V. Field Trip - Demonstration Location
Assignments may include:
1. Reading, 10 - 30 pages per week.
2. Research paper (3-5 pages) on a current water quality issue related to
3. Field trip to a horse keeping facility and field report (3-5 pages)
evaluating conditions affecting water quality, making recommendations
for improvement, and specifying management strategies for clean water.
4. Final exam.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
20 - 40%
|Research paper; conservation plan.||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
20 - 40%
|Evaluative field report.||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
20 - 40%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Short answer.||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
Marin Coastal Watershed Enhancement Projects - Ranch Plan Workbook,
second edition, June 1997.
Horse Keeping: A Guide to Land Management for Clean Water. Council of Bay
Area Resource Conservation Districts in partnership with the USDA Natural
Resources Conservation Service, 2001.