Water Resources Directory/Education/Planning

Job Descriptions and NeedsEdit

Educational GoalsEdit

  • Skills desired in members of an interdisciplinary forest planning team, as stated in [1]
"In addition to technical knowledge in one or more resource specialties, members should possess other attributes which enhance the interdisciplinary process. As a minimum, these attributes should include--
  1. An ability to solve complex problems;
  2. Skills in communication and group interaction;
  3. Basic understanding of land and natural resource planning concepts, processes, and analysis techniques; and
  4. The ability to conceptualize planning problems and feasible solutions."

Model CurriculumEdit

University CoursesEdit

Training ProgramsEdit

Four semester courses, via distance learning, for academic credit or certificate. Plans for watershed protection.


  • Development of a Curriculum for a Masters Degree Program in Water Resources Planning, A Discussion Paper Prepared for The AWRA/UCOWR 2001 Conference, Snowbird, UT, June 28, 2001. Prepared by a UCOWR Academic Advisory Committee established by the Army Corps of Engineers: Duane Baumann, Geography, SIU; Darrell Fontane, Engineering/Planning, CSU; Steve Gloss, Ecology/Biology, Univ. of Wyoming; Ray Huffaker, Law/Economics, WSU; Ari Michelsen, Economics, TAM; Leonard Shabman, Economics, VTU; And representatives from the Corps of Engineers: Larry Donovan, Mark Dunning, Russ Rangos. June 14, 2001 (Modified March 2002)
  • Desired skills for members of interdisciplinary forest planning team: from 36CFR219.5 planning directions for U.S. Forest Service [2]