2010 River Restoration Short Courses

Learn the scientific basis for stream restoration activities in a collaborative, hands-on environment at the 2010 Stream Restoration Short Courses.  In this course, experienced restoration researchers and practitioners work with participants in the classroom and at multiple field sites.

The five-day introductory course provides an overview of the scientific basis for stream restoration activities (Part I) and an overview of the application of principles of hydraulics, sediment transport, and geomorphology to channel design (Part II).

The course integrates the perspectives of leading academic researchers as well as practitioners in river restoration. Across that spectrum, the course draws on a range of approaches including application of state-of-the-art hydraulics and sediment transport, historical geomorphic-ecological process analysis, integration with urban infrastructure constraints, as well as resource-focused approaches. In addition to field techniques, the course uses spreadsheet models to calculate sediment transport and channel design based on this analysis, map and aerial photo analysis, and sequential problem solving in approaching restoration of fluvial processes.

If you are interested in getting more information or taking the courses, visit one of the websites below.

Part I Courses:
-May 24-28, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland, http://www.palmerlab.umd.edu/ (This webpage will be updated in future months with detailed information about the shortcourse)
-July 12-16, 2010 in Park City, Utah  
-August 16-20, 2010 in Sagehen Creek Field Station near Lake Tahoe, California,

Part II Course:
-August 9-12, 2010 in Logan, Utah

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Who Should Attend

Part I is intended for resource managers, practitioners, graduate students and others involved in the planning and implementation of restoration projects.  The course provides an overview of the history of stream restoration and approaches, the application of fluvial geomorphology to channel assessment and design, principles of sediment transport, ecological assessment of stream health and habitat, riparian vegetation dynamics and management alternatives, and post-project monitoring.  Approximately half the class is conducted at field sites.

Part II, intended for those directly involved in channel design, is focused on application of HECRAS modeling and sediment transport prediction to channel design.  Several field site visits and exercises are included.