River Restoration Northwest 2014 Conference: Call for Oral and Poster Presentations

River Restoration Northwest is now accepting abstracts for oral presentations and posters for the upcoming

13th Annual Northwest Stream Restoration Symposium to be held at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington, USA
February 4th through February 6th, 2014

Deadlines:
August 17th for Session Proposals
September 14th for Oral and Poster Abstracts

This conference focuses on areas of interest to stream restoration project planners designers, engineers, ecologists, biologists, hydrologists, geomorphologists, regulators, and land managers. The intent of the Symposium is to convene, share information, and foster dialogue on a multi-disciplinary approach to stream restoration and related watershed and river sciences, hence a broad range of speakers and topics is encouraged. For further information on the Symposium please visit the RRNW website at http://www.rrnw.org.
The RRNW Symposium format is organized to encourage discourse on pertinent topics that forward the practice and science of river restoration. We will have a single plenary session that includes invited speakers, 15-minute oral presentations delivered in topical sessions, and a poster session. Abstracts are sought that address topic areas related to stream restoration including design and related analyses, alternatives analysis, implementation, and monitoring, as well as the planning, regulatory, and funding context under which stream restoration occurs.
Session format is generally three to four oral presentations that are grouped according to the content/topic represented in submitted abstracts. Topics may acknowledge the many disciplines and perspectives of the river restoration industry and practice, as well as the out-of-channel context and considerations. For 2014 in particular, the RRNW program committee is interested in topics relating to floodplain reconnection/floodplain connectivity, long term performance of implemented projects (10-20 years), uncertainty and risk particularly with large wood structures, riparian restoration, and restoration as mitigation. For additional topic ideas, please visit http://www.rrnw.org/PastSymposia for listings of past Symposia sessions and topics.