short course is designed to provide a firm technical understanding
of the principles of fluvial geomorphology used to stabilize eroding
river banks, enhance salmon and trout habitat, improve flood
resiliency, and restore stream stability and function. The course is
developed for engineers, fisheries biologists, hydrologists, land
use planners, conservation districts, and other watershed groups
involved with riverine issues. The goal of the course is to provide
the knowledge and experience to assist participants in choosing
watershed management and restoration strategies that are most
effective over the long term and most consistent with the natural
tendency of the river system.
The fee for
the 2-day short course entitled Using Fluvial Geomorphology in Watershed
Assessment and Stream Restoration to be held in Augusta, ME on April 26-27,
2017 is $650 but 3 discounts are also available (see registration
form). An optional
1-day field trip on April 28th for an additional $325 is also available. The course registration fees
include a short
course booklet, snacks, lunch, drinks, and "hands on" course instruction.
5-day customized short courses are also available.
Call or e-mail for pricing and
Geomorphology in Watershed Assessment and Stream Restoration
This 2-day short course with third day optional
field trip will provide an overview of fluvial geomorphology with a thorough
discussion of key concepts such as the principles of equilibrium, channel
classification methods, channel
evolution, and sediment transport capacity. A number of case studies from
the mid-Atlantic region and elsewhere in
the country will demonstrate how an understanding of fluvial geomorphology
can be used in watershed assessments
to identify the underlying causal mechanisms for erosion and flooding
problems that are responsible for significant
infrastructure damage and environmental degradation. Additional case studies
will be used to reveal common errors made in stream restoration projects
when the basic principles of fluvial geomorphology are poorly understood.
The course will conclude with a discussion of the appropriate settings and
conditions within which to employ a variety of widely used stream
restoration techniques. The field trip will be to stream restoration sites
near the course location and will illustrate the fluvial geomorphology
concepts and stream restoration techniques discussed in the course.