Elwha River Dam Removal Impacts Spring Research Apprenticeship @ UW’s Friday Harbor Labs

Jump-start a career in the marine sciences, education, medicine, law and policy, and more this spring in a research apprenticeship at Friday Harbor Labs (FHL), UW’s world renowned marine station on San Juan Island:

Marine Sedimentary Processes Apprenticeship: Elwha River Dam Removal Impacts

Students work with UW Oceanographers to examine the impacts on the coastal and marine ecosystems from removing two dams from the Elwha River, the biggest watershed on the Olympic Peninsula. The dams are scheduled to be removed during 2011 with the goal of habitat restoration.  However, we do not yet understand the full range of effects that “restoration” will have. Apprentices explore the effects of the added sediment discharge in high quantities during dam removal near the mouths of rivers.

Read about a student’s experience at FHL during spring quarter.

 All courses involve fieldwork, boats, laboratory work, and research mentorship from award-winning faculty.  Freshmen-seniors and post-bacs are encouraged to apply. Tuition is the same as the Seattle campus, financial aid applies, and more aid is available as needed.\

  • Application Deadline: Jan 21, but remains open if programs don’t fill
  • Friday Harbor Labs Info Session: Thurs, Jan 17, 4-5:30, FSH 203