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7:00 Breakfast
8:00 Welcome: Virginia Mahacek – President, RRNW
8:10 Opening Address: Bob Lackey – Wild Salmon Recovery and Delusional Reality: Indulgences Atoning for Guilt?

9:00 Session 1: Ecological Implications of Floodplain Dynamics
Ecological Synergies from Floodplain Enhancements: Needs and Lessons – Glen Leverich
Improving Estimates of the Dynamic Resistance of Floodplain Vegetation During Floods – Brandon Forbes
Biological Outcomes of Hyporheic Zone Restoration in an Urban Floodplain – Sarah Morley
10:00 Break

10:30 Session 2: Restoring to Stage 0 – Science Base, Historical Perspectives & Natural Functions
Geomorphic and Ecological Basis for Restoring to Stage 0 – Brian Cluer
Historical Basis for Restoring to Stage 0 – Robin Grossinger
Restoring Stage 0 in the Southern Rocky Mountains – Mark Beardsley
Can River Restoration Support Flood Management and Ecological Benefits? Fact or Fiction from a British Perspective – Jenny Mant
A 10-minute History of National Forest Depositional Areas in the Pacific Northwest – Johan Hogervorst

12:00 Lunch – Tribal/First Nations Lunch, Student and Young Professionals Lunch

1:30 Session 3: Restoring to Stage 0 – Design & Case Studies
Stage 0 Restoration Approach, Design, and Construction – Paul Powers
Deer Creek Floodplain Restoration Project: A Stage 0 Restoration Case Study in Western Oregon – Kate Meyer
Fivemile Bell Restoration Project: A Stage 0 Restoration Case Study in Coastal Oregon – Paul Burns
Natural Development of a Multi-threaded Wetland Channel Complex and the Implications for Salmonids – Lauren Hammack

3:00 Break

3:30 Invited Speaker: Dorothy Merritts – Restoring a Wetland/Floodplain Landscape Buried Beneath Reservoir Sediment for 3 Centuries

4:20 Session 4: Technology Applications in Stream Restoration
• Integration of Low Cost Aerial Mapping and SfM Workflow to Inform River Restoration Designs and Basin Wide Planning – David (DJ) Bandrowski
The Sound of Rivers – Mark Lorang

5:00 Hosted Reception

6:30 Dinner

7:00 Breakfast

8:00 Session 5: Skagit River Delta Restoration – Farm, Fish & Flood Needs
Skagit Delta Alternatives Analysis: Using Farm, Fish and Flood Indicators to Compare Project Concepts – Jenny Baker
Skagit Delta Hydrodynamic Modeling Project – Jonathan Whiting
Skagit Delta Alternatives Analysis: Using Output from a Hydrodynamic model to Quantify Benefits and Impacts of Restoration Project Concepts – Jenna Friebel

9:00 Invited Speaker: Bill Dietrich – The Critical Zone: Where Trees Get Their Rock Moisture and Summer Streams Get Their Base Flow

10:00 Session 6: Poster Session

Poster Title Author
Characterizing Process-Based River and Floodplain Restoration Projects on Federal Lands in Oregon, and Assessing Catalysts and Barriers to Implementation Stephanie Bianco
Giving a Dam: An Implementation of the Beaver Restoration Assessment Tool (BRAT) in the Middle-Columbia River Basin Ethan Green
Bedrock Trench Cutting: An Alternative Technique for Adult Fish Passage Allison Tarbox
Monitoring the Effectiveness of Beaver Dam Analogs to Reduce Downstream Sediment Loads: A Pilot Project in California Creek, Spokane, Washington, USA Elizabeth Brinkman
Gales Creek Restoration Action Plan and Project Prioritization  Stephen Cruise
Nature bats last: Natural processes guiding the design of secondary channel restoration  Barry Tanaka
2D Morphodynamic Modeling of a Stream Simulation Culvert  Mason Lacy
Neil Creek Case Study: Helping Recover Critical Habitat for Coho Salmon  Lance Wyss
Stage Zero Design of Whychus Creek, Oregon, on the East Side of the Cascade Mountains   Cari Press
Bathymetric LiDAR Validation in a Small Mountainous Stream of Idaho Richard Carmichael
Stream Evolution Triangle: accounting for geology, hydrology and biology in understanding stream morphology, evolution and resilience Janine Castro
A Programmatic Approach to Watershed Restoration in the Tucannon River
Kris Buelow
Initial Assessment of a Coastal Floodplain Reconnection and Channel Incision Reversal Project on Butano Creek, San Mateo County, CA John Klochak
Best Practices in River Restoration to Protect Declining Native Freshwater Mussels Emilie Blevins
Stream Simulation Culvert Performance Evaluation Tool Elizabeth Gutierrez
Futureproofing Stream Simulation – Exploratory hydraulic modeling to investigate the influence of stream simulation culverts on stream process and sediment transport now and in the future Steve Winter
How a quasi-three-dimensional morphodynamic model can inform predictions of habitat response to dam removal Aaron Lee
Coweeman River Mitigation Bank: Staying Afloat in a Flood of Permitting Steffanie Taylor
Habitat Enhancement Opportunities in Upstream Reservoir Transitional Reaches Geoff Hales
Stage 0 Restoration in the Willamette Headwaters: Staley Creek, OR Case Study Audrey Squires
Automating the Mapping of Specific Plant Species Using Spectral Analysis of High Resolution Imagery Obtained with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Jon Walker
Emerging new restoration techniques for restoring valley floor-alluvial fan ecosystems in mountainous terrain-a cost-effective and environmentally-sensitive alternative to conventional restoration approaches. Michael Pollock
Application of Topo-Bathymetric LiDAR for Mapping Complex Riverine Environments Cassie Meigs
Using the Umatilla Tribe’s River Vision to Implement Process-Based Restoration on the Tucannon River
Kris Fischer
Navigating Washington State’s Streamlined Processing of Fish Habitat Enhancement Projects: The Conservation District Pathway Ryan Bartelheimer

12:00 Lunch – Members Meeting and Elections

1:30 Session 7: Rethinking Fish Barriers – Culverts & Tidal Restoration
Thinking Like a Pebble: Stream Simulation Culverts into the Future – Jane Atha
Tidal Barrier Correction in WA, OR and CA: Identifying Best Practices and Design Standards for Tidal Restoration – Matt Brennan
Quantifying Performance of Stream Simulation Culverts in the Chehalis Basin, WA – Joe Richards

3:00 Break

3:30 Session 8: Meacham Creek and Other Case Studies
Effects of Channel Planform on Floodplain Hydrology and Temperature Along a Restored Reach of Meacham Creek, OR – Byron Amerson
Designing Restoration for Climate Change Resiliency: Strategies for Meacham Creek – Richard Christian
Passive Restoration Trajectory of a Small, Perennial Mountain Stream Resulting from Livestock Management and Water Conservation – Anthonie Holthuijzen
Full Reconnection of a Large-Scale Historic Oxbow Channel – Allison Tarbox

5:00 No-host Bar

6:30 Dinner

8:00 Movie

7:00 Breakfast

8:00 Invited Speaker: Jim Waddell – Restoring the Lower Snake River: Vision, A Mountain of Policy Horsepower and Two D8s

9:00 Session 9: Instream Flow Restoration in the Columbia River Basin
Law and Policy of Columbia Basin Instream Flow Restoration – Peter Dykstra
Quantifying Instream Flow Needs in the Deschutes Basin of Central Oregon – Kate Fitzpatrick
Flow Restoration in Eastern Washington through Irrigation Conveyance System Modernization – Cody Gillin

10:00 Break

10:30 Session 10: Prioritization & Decision Support Tools
Atlas: Strategic Prioritization of Habitat Restoration Actions Based on Research Evidence and Local Consensus – Dave Kaplowe
A Functions-based Stream Assessment Method to Support Compensatory Mitigation Decisions in Oregon – Tracie Nadeau
Identifying and Prioritizing Restoration Actions Using an Integrated Watershed Approach – Raymond Timm
A Water Right Regulation Model for Flow Restoration Prioritization – Spencer Sawaske

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Session 11: Sediment Management in Dam Removal
Dam Removal Analysis Guidelines for Sediment – Timothy Randle
Effects of Sediment Pulses on Bed Relief in Bar-pool Channels – Desiree Tullos
Screening-level Evaluation of Potential Toxicity Risks from Release of Sediments Behind Four Dams on the Klamath River, Oregon and California – Chauncey Anderson
Hogansburg Dam Removal: Repatriation of Tribal Lands, Fish Passage, and Collaboration – Mark Kacmarcik

2:30 Closing Comments