Sherm Swanson

sherm swanson


An a rangeland and riparian scientist, I work with graduate students and colleagues in the University, State and federal agencies and others to study the interrelationships among streams, riparian vegetation, watershed hydrology, land forms, land uses, fire, water quality, and fish and wildlife habitat. 


As an extension educator, Riparian Specialist for Nevada Cooperative Extension, I teach riparian ecology and management, emphasizing the structure needed for dissipating energy, storing water, ameliorating floods and droughts, forming habitats and enhancing water quality. I coordinate the interagency Nevada Creeks and Communities Team that teaches Riparian Proper Functioning Condition Assessment



BS Wildlife Resources.  1975.  University of Idaho
MS Resource Geography.  1980.  Oregon State University
PhD Rangeland Resources.  1983.  Oregon State University