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Ken Schwarz

Adjunct Faculty

Part-Time Faculty


Ken conducts hydrologic and geomorphic analyses and produces watershed and stream management plans, hydrologic reports, stream assessments, sediment and erosion control evaluations, water rights petitions, restoration designs, conservation plans, and CEQA documents. Ken is an expert in environmental regulations and specializes in using his technical background to develop successful permit applications for the USACE, SWRCB, RWQCBs, CDFG, USFWS, and NMFS, as well as local county and municipal approvals. Ken has provided expert witness testimony to the State Water Resources Control Board, the California Energy Commission, and other civil trial proceedings on hydrology, river, and environmental impact issues.Ken's watershed and stream projects typically balance the needs and requirements of local government planners, regulatory agencies, and watershed stakeholders, while maintaining focus to project costs and schedules.Ken is also a highly regarded instructor. He has lectured and taught courses in hydrology, geomorphology, watershed planning, riparian processes, physical geography, and ecosystem restoration for U.C. Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis Extension, University of San Francisco, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Lorman Educational Services. He has authored research articles and presented at several conferences.