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|Discipline and Nbr:
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||4.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||4.00||Lab Scheduled||3.00||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||52.50
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||6.00|| ||Contact Total||105.00
| ||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: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00||
Introduction to the history, methods and practice of ecological restoration in California, with emphasis on Sonoma County natural communities. Includes restoration planning, site evaluation, revegetation techniques, weed control methods, erosion control methods, site maintenance and monitoring. Term project includes participation in local restoration project. Recommended for those planning a career or doing volunteer work involving habitat restoration.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Study of ecological restoration: planning, site evaluation, revegetation, weed and erosion control. Emphasis on Sonoma County communities, includes participation in local restoration projects. Recommended for career or volunteer workers in habitat restoration.
(Grade or P/NP)
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Major Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
The students will:
1. Define ecological restoration.
2. Describe the reasons for restoring natural ecosystems.
3. Analyze projects that have played a critical role in the development
of restoration practice in California.
4. Describe and identify some natural communities of Sonoma County,
including dominant plant species.
5. Describe the components of a restoration plan.
6. Demonstrate the skills required to conduct a site assessment.
7. Summarize the actions required to prepare a site for restoration.
8. Compile a list of appropriate native plant materials for restoration.
9. Demonstrate the ability to install and protect native plant materials
at a restoration site.
10. Identify ecologically sound methods of controlling invasive non-native
plants at restoration sites.
11. Design methods of irrigation suitable for restoration projects.
12. Evaluate site monitoring methods.
13. Demonstrate the ability to plan a small-scale restoration project.
14. Describe the legal regulations and restrictions that apply to
Topics and Scope
1. History of ecological restoration in California.
2. Reasons to carry out ecological restoration and its relationship to
3. Characteristics of selected natural communities of Sonoma County.
4. Principles and methods of restoration planning, including setting
goals and selection of reference sites.
5. Principles and methods of restoration implementation, including
setting goals and selection of reference sites.
6. Overview of the potential for, and need for, ecological restoration
in selected natural communities in Sonoma County, such as dune and
coastal scrub, grassland, chaparral, oak woodland, freshwater marsh
and vernal pools.
7. Special needs in restoring habitat for endangered species.
8. Laws and regulations that apply to restoration projects.
9. Survey of completed and in-progress restoration projects in Sonoma
County and the North Bay.
The student may be required to complete:
1. Reading assignments totaling 200 pages.
2. Site evaluation data sheets totaling 10 pages.
3. Restoration Project Summary and Evaluation forms totaling 10 pages.
4. Restoration Plan totaling not more than 20 pages.
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
10 - 25%
|Written homework, Reading reports, Term papers||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
10 - 25%
|Homework problems, Field work, Quizzes, Exams||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
15 - 25%
|Class performances, Field work||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
15 - 30%
|Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
5 - 10%
1. ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION: Throop, W. Humanity Books, Prometheus