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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 – Kevin Coulton
• 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
• Process-based Restoration of Depositional Stream Reaches – 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 TitleAuthor
Stream Evolution Triangle: accounting for geology, hydrology and biology in understanding stream morphology, evolution and resilienceJanine Castro
Stage Zero Design of Whychus Creek, Oregon, on the eastside of the Cascade Mountains  Cari Press
Stage 0 restoration of incised channels using beaver and beaver dam analoguesMichael Pollock
Automating the Mapping of Specific Plant Species Using Spectral Analysis of High Resolution Imagery Obtained with an Unmanned Aerial VehicleJon Walker
Characterizing Suspended-Sediment Flux in a Large River Confluence by Means of Fixed-Vessel ADCP and LISST MeasurementsDonald Jones
Monitoring the Effectiveness of Beaver Dam Analogs to Reduce Downstream Sediment Loads: A Pilot Project in California Creek, Spokane, Washington, USAElizabeth Brinkman
Characterizing Process-Based River and Floodplain Restoration Projects on Federal Lands in Oregon, and Assessing Catalysts and Barriers to ImplementationStephanie Bianco
Giving a Dam: An Implementation of the Beaver Restoration Assessment Tool (BRAT) in the Middle-Columbia River BasinEthan Green
Stream Simulation Culvert Performance Evaluation ToolElizabeth Gutierrez
How a quasi-three-dimensional morphodynamic model can inform predictions of habitat response to dam removalAaron Lee
Habitat Enhancement Opportunities in Upstream Reservoir Transitional ReachesGeoff Hales
2D Morphodynamic Modeling of a Stream Simulation Culvert  Mason Lacy
Assessment of a Coastal Floodplain Reconnection and Channel Incision Reversal Project on Butano Creek, San Mateo County, CAJohn Klochak
Application of Topo-Bathymetric LiDAR for Mapping Complex Riverine EnvironmentsCassie Meigs
Design and implementation of secondary channels in Dry Creek, Sonoma County, CaliforniaJason White
Neil Creek Case Study: Helping Recover Critical Habitat for Coho Salmon  Lance Wyss
Bathymetric LiDAR Validation in a Small Mountainous Stream of IdahoRichard Carmichael
Stage 0 Restoration in the Willamette Headwaters: Staley Creek, OR Case Study Lisa Kurian
Futureproofing Stream Simulation – Exploratory hydraulic modeling to investigate the influence of stream simulation culverts on stream process and sediment transport now and in the futureSteve Winter
Bedrock Trench Cutting: An Alternative Technique for Adult Fish PassageAllison Tarbox
Using the Umatilla Tribe’s River Vision to Implement Process-Based Restoration on the Tucannon RiverKris Fischer
Navigating Washington State’s Streamlined Processing of Fish Habitat Enhancement Projects: The Conservation District PathwayRyan Bartelheimer
Coweeman River Mitigation Bank: Staying Afloat in a Flood of PermittingSteffanie Taylor
2D Morphodynamic Modeling of a Stream Simulation CulvertMason Lacy
Best Practices in River Restoration to Protect Declining Native Freshwater MusselsEmilie Blevins
A Programmatic Approach to Watershed Restoration in the Tucannon RiverKris Buelow
Gales Creek Restoration Action Plan and Project PrioritizationStephen Cruise

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
• Flow Restoration in Eastern Washington through Irrigation Conveyance System Modernization – Cody Gillin
• Quantifying Instream Flow Needs in the Deschutes Basin of Central Oregon – Natasha Bellis
• Law and Policy of Columbia Basin Instream Flow Restoration – Peter Dykstra

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