Course Description

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This course listing is for the online course of study portion of the IDAH2O Master Water Steward workshop. This course is the first step to becoming a certified IDAH2O Master Water Steward. Anyone may take this course for informational purposes. To be fully certified, you will also need to complete the hands-on, in-person practicum XWTR 501.MWS.P.

What IDAH2O Master Water Stewards Do

Participants attend a two-part workshop that combines about three hours of online instruction with about three hours of hands-on fieldwork. Once a volunteer becomes a certified IDAH2O Master Water Steward, they can adopt a stream location to monitor regularly. Monitoring includes habitat, biological, and chemical/physical assessments.

Benefits of IDAH2O Master Water Steward Certification

As an IDAH2O Master Water Steward, you:

  • Improve your understanding of watershed ecosystems, health and function
  • Increase your skill in water quality monitoring
  • Become part of an established monitoring effort
  • Gain water monitoring tools and resources
  • Improve your understanding of local water quality concerns
  • Make local water data available
  • Guide UI Extension water quality programs, publications and the IDAH2O Master Water Steward program direction


Course Outline

Module 1: IDAH2O Basics, History, Etc.

Module 2: Key Water Quality Concepts

Module 3: Getting Started

Module 4: Stream Habitat Assessment

Module 5: Physical and Chemical Stream Assessment

Module 6: Stream Biology

Module 7: Standing Water Assessment, Aquatic Invasive Species, and Closing Thoughts

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Section Title
IDAH20 Master Water Steward Online Course
Start Now, you have 90 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration non-credit $0.00
Drop Request Deadline
7 days after enrollment
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