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Watershed Management Certificate of Completion

Completion of the three core courses plus two elective courses offered by the Watershed Management Professional Program provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to make effective decisions about complex properties and resources within a framework of diverse disciplines, values, ecological baselines, ownerships, controls, and user rights.  Following successful completion of the five courses, a Certificate of Completion in Watershed Management will be awarded.  All core courses are offered annually, and participants have three years to complete the course work for the certificate.

Academic credit at the graduate level is available for the all courses. Academic credit is in the field of Public Administration and is awarded by the Division of Public Administration in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. Those choosing to register for academic credit may be subject to additional course requirements and fees. It is not necessary to take the courses for credit in order to receive the Certificate of Completion.

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Watershed Management
  • Water Resources Policy and Administration
  • The Columbia Watershed: A Case Study in Multijurisdictional Planning


  • Summer Field Course – John Day Basin
  • Watershed Restoration
  • Perspectives in Watershed Health
  • Field Survey and Assessment of Watershed Recovery and Enhancement Methods
  • Other topics based on interest