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River Restoration Prof. Certificate Program

River Restoration Professional Certificate Program

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In 2006 the Environmental Professional Program inaugurated the First-in-the-Nation River Restoration Professional Certificate Training

EPP is proud to offer the PSU River Restoration Professional Certificate Program. A cutting-edge program that took three years to develop and is the only one of its kind in the United States. The program is a series of 5 “core” professional short courses and 2 electives of your choice.

Successful river restoration projects are designed within a watershed context and incorporate technique, methods and processes based on the development of theoretical frameworks for each river restoration action category.  For professionals, it is no longer enough to be an expert in a specialized or general field or discipline; it is also necessary to understand the collaborative process and know how to integrate your individual practice with the other disciplines on the restoration team.  This program provides an understanding of process and iintegration over the life of the project.

This training program focuses on:

Understanding the natural processes and functions of streams

Learning state-of-the-art best practices that enhance river function and value while working with natural processes

Integrating your discipline and expertise into the collaborative restoration planning team

Integrating the regulatory, social, and economic aspects of the project

Effectively staying in compliance, on budget, and on schedule over the working life of the project.

Taught by prominent practicing professionals, this university-level curriculum uses classroom and field lectures, team planning exercises, and extensive field work.

   
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