Intensely brilliant and starkly white, freshly fallen snow is the most reflective natural surface on earth — normally. A clean snowpack reflects back most of the sun’s energy and allows snowpack to persist longer into spring and summer seasons. But snowpa...
The Department of Watershed Sciences offers comprehensive educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students in the hydrologic and ecological sciences pertaining to watersheds.
Our faculty provide expertise in all aspects of the hydrologic cycle, in the conservation, restoration and management of aquatic ecosystems, and in the remote sensing and geographic analysis of the earth's landcovers.
Graduates of our programs become teachers and researchers at major universities, scientists and managers for natural resource agencies, and professionals with consulting and non-profit environmental firms.