Examination in detail of hydrological processes and their relationships to ecosystems structures, soils and watersheds. Lectures, laboratories and field work will emphasize the impacts of natural processes, management and disturbance upon the hydrological balance and the characteristic reactions and properties of specific soil types to disturbance and hydrological changes. Methods of prevention of soil degradation and mass wasting associated with resource extraction are examined in detail in the lectures and laboratories/field work. (3,3,0)
GEOG 150 or GEOG 160 or GEOL 157.