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BIOL 291D ELWHA LAKE BED RESTORATION RESEARCH II • V1-2 Cr.

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Biology

Description:

Dam removal on the Elwha River presents unique opportunities to learn about forest development and restoration techniques in the Pacific Northwest. The Olympic National Park implemented an unprecedented revegetation program in conjunction with dam removal, planting over 300,000 trees and shrubs in an effort to accelerate forest development in the former reservoirs. Understanding how successful or necessary planting efforts were and how they might influence forest succession is critical to future dam removal and other salmon restoration projects. Learn how to conduct scientific surveys of young forests, identify native and non-native trees and shrubs and how to use the data to identify the factors driving forest development. This class will include students from multiple sections. (E) Prerequisites: ENGL& 101 or concurrent, eligibility for MATH 099. BOT 101L and BIOL 291C recommended but not required.

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