Okanagan Nation Alliance 15 Years of Restoring Salmon Habitat in the q̓awsitkw Okanagan River Workshop

WORKSHOP: 15 YEARS OF RESTORING SALMON HABITAT IN THE q̓awsitkw OKANAGAN RIVER

October 18 & 19, 2016 in Penticton, BC

The Okanagan Nation Alliance in collaboration many project partners have been successfully restoring spawning
and rearing habitat for Columbia River sockeye in their Canadian headwaters. Best management practices,
measured stream geometry templates and the re-creation of natural habitat features have guided the
restoration works. The workshop will discuss the stream analysis and hydraulics that directed the restoration
designs and describe the planning, construction, monitoring methods and successful results.

Workshop outline:

 History and biology of the Okanagan Sockeye

 Overview and site visit of habitat restoration projects in the q̓awsitkw (Okanagan River)

 Project approach, process, modelling & designs, construction works and adaptive management

 Stream analysis, hydraulics and riffle design

 Project monitoring methods and results

 Posters and discussion sessions: hydraulic modelling, habitat diversity, nature-like features, spawning

beds, riffles, providing fish passage at barriers, wetland restoration, and Stream Restoration Hydraulics

course manual examples.

Presenters:

 Kari Alex, Camille Rivard-Sirois, Zoe Eyjolfson. Okanagan Nation Alliance Fisheries Department

 Robert Newbury. Newbury Hydraulics

Course details:

 Date: October 18 & 19, 2016

 Location: En’owkin Centre, Penticton, BC, Canada

 Registration fees: $750/person

For more information and registration, please contact:

Camille Rivard-Sirois, Okanagan Nation Alliance

crivard@syilx.org, 250-707-0095 ext. 303