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Two course offerings this Fall 2019 you can apply toward PSU's Advanced River Restoration certificate.
Courses can be used towards completion of the Advanced River Restoration certificate of the PSU EPP. More information provided at the registration link below.
Course #1: Hydraulics Analysis using HEC-RAS 2D (3 day workshop Sept 10th to 12th, 2019)
Location: Mercy Corps, Portland, OR – Aceh Community Room, 8AM – 5PM
Instructors: Chris Goodell, Kleinschmidt & Gary Wolff, OTAK
Course fee: $825 (includes coffee, tea, and snacks. Lunch on-your-own)
Description: This intensive, workshop-oriented, three day course will instruct students on the use of HEC-RAS for two-dimensional hydraulic modeling. The course will include an overview of 2-D flow theory, RAS Mapper, and the differences between 1-D and 2-D unsteady flow modeling. There will be a focus on the applicability and use of 2-D modeling for river restoration design. The use of the model is taught through hands-on exercises and real-world project examples, students get hands on experience with building and pre-processing mesh, building offline and inline 2-D areas, and using the built-in features of RAS Mapper to pre-process geometry and spatially analyze results. Students should have HEC-RAS on their computers and existing knowledge of HEC-RAS.
Click the button below to register through the PSU Environmental Professionals Program for credit towards the Advanced River Restoration certificate:
Course #2: Introduction to Stage 0 Restoration (3 day workshop, October 22-24, 2019)
Location: Black Butte Ranch, Sisters, OR , 8AM – 5PM
Instructors: Brian Cluer, NOAA Fisheries; Colin Thorne, University of Nottingham; Joe Wheaton, Utah State University; Paul Powers, US Forest Service
Course fee: $925 (includes breakfast and lunch each day)
Description: Stage 0, a term coined by Cluer and Thorne in their 2013 paper, represents a pre-disturbance alluvial valley condition that does not have a drainage channel. Rather there is a prolonged and widespread network of inundated wetlands and islands within the depositional valley type. This condition is showing evidence of being more dynamic, diverse and ecologically superior to any incised channel draining form of the same landscape. Therefore, it has become the goal in recent restoration projects.
Participants to the workshop will (1) learn the background science and genesis of Stage 0 and understand the evidence for the condition in Western watersheds, (2) conduct site visits to two restoration sites where different approaches have been applied in order to understand the range of possible methods for achieving Stage 0 condition, (3) make field observations and collect data on the effects of Stage 0 restoration, and (4) learn how to analyze digital elevation data and gain insight about valley processes and habitat from relative elevation models (REM) and design restoration projects using the geomorphic grade line method (GGL of Powers et al 2018).
Day 1: presentations on background science, evidence for, and genesis of Stage 0. 2 hours afternoon Whychus Creek PBR tour with Joe
Day 2: full day on South Fork Willamette River, collecting some data (TBD), observing aspects of the 2018 and 2019 phases.
Day 3: classroom, working up REM’s and GGL’s of student projects and Paul’s examples, presenting results of field work if any.
Click on the link below to register through the PSU Environmental Professionals Program for credit towards the Advanced River Restoration certificate:
Please contact our Short Course Lead Kris Fischer at KrisFischer@ctuir.org