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Regenerative Water Harvesting & Land Restoration Training - Garberville, CA

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HEARTWOOD INSTITUTE - Garberville, California

Taught by Craig Sponholtz of Watershed Artisans

How To Read the Landscape and Design Successful Water Harvesting and Land Restoration Projects

Increase your working knowledge and understanding of the complex and dynamic natural processes that shape landscapes and ecosystems. Use that information to develop a holistic design approach to water harvesting, erosion control and land restoration projects.

Course topics will include:

Understanding watershed patterns and processes

Watershed hydrology
-Sources and sinks of runoff in the landscape
-Erosion processes caused by runoff
-Gully formation and channel incision
-The erosion and deposition balance
-Reading the landscape to make informed decisions

Landscape assessment framework
-Recognizing the symptoms and causes of degradation
-Identifying regenerative processes
-Understanding land management influences

How to heal degraded land by harvesting runoff
-Regenerative design principles
C-ontrolling erosion with natural processes and materials
-Water harvesting earthworks

To learn more about this course, or to enroll, please visit our program page Here

To learn more about Heartwood's commitment to the land, visit our Website
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