2005 Symposium Program

Jan 31stFeb 1stFeb 2ndFeb 3rdFeb 4th

Optional Short Course

Accounting for Sediment Dynamics in Channel Rehabilitation and Restoration
Colin Thorne, Professor of Physical Geography, University of Nottingham, UK
David Biedenharn, US Army Corps of Engineers, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, Restoration and Protection Group, River Engineering Branch, Vicksburg, MS
Moderators: Janine Castro & Pete Klingeman, RRNW Board Members

Opening Address

Watershed Restoration Politics: The Weakest Link, Geoffrey Huntington, Senior Instructor, Department of Forest Resources, Oregon State University and Former Director, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board

Design Methods 1

Riparian Community Assemblages: Achieving Specific Functions while Maintaining a Natural System, Sarah Cooke, President, Cooke Scientific Services, Inc., Seattle, WA
Moderator: Greg Koonce, RRNW Board Member

Session 1: Tidal Systems

  • Moderator: Jon Souder, Coos Watershed Association, Charleston, OR.Building wetlands, reducing water pollution, and restoring watershed function, Robert Burton, Moss Landing Marine Lab, Moss Landing, CA.
  • Jimmycomelately Creek/South Sequim Bay restoration project, Byron Rot, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, WA.
  • The use of hydrodynamic models for the hydraulic and geomorphic design of restoration projects on the Skagit River, Jeffrey Blank, HDR Engineering, Portland, OR.

Session 2: Step-pools

  • Moderator: Tom Lisle, US Forest Service, Arcata, CA.A long-term post-project evaluation of an urban stream restoration project (Baxter Creek, El Cerrito, California) in northern California, Alison Purcell, UC Berkeley, CA.
  • Allison Creek dam removal and stream restoration near Valdez, Alaska, Chris Roach, Anchorage, AK.
  • Step-pool creation to restore fish passage and riparian health, Jenny Kindig, CH2MHILL, Boise, ID.

Session 3: Large Rivers

  • Moderator: Mike Miles, Mike Miles and Assoc., Victoria, BC.Alternatives to traditional streambank erosion treatment options on a braided river: the Matanuska River near Palmer, Alaska, Rob Sampson, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Anchorage, AK.
  • Restoration of the Middle Provo River I, Tyler Allred, Allred Restoration, Orem, UT.
  • Restoration of the Middle Provo River II, Darren Olsen, Bio-West, Inc., Logan, UT.

Poster Session

Moderator: Bern Klatte, RRNW Board Member

Design Methods 2

Accounting for energy losses due to lateral momentum exchange in designing restored channels with compound cross-sections, Colin Thorne, Professor of Physical Geography, University of Nottingham, UK and Phillip Soar, Jeremy Benn and Associates
Moderator: Janine Castro, RRNW Board Member

Session 4: Riparian Processes

  • Moderator: Leslie Gecy, Western Wetland Systems, Baker City, OR.Restoration of riparian and aquatic habitat complexity by identification and use of natural processes, Robert Gecy, US Forest Service, Baker City, OR.
  • Evaluating the long-term restoration potential of incised streams in the semi-arid region of the Columbia River Basin, Michael Pollock, NOAA Fisheries, Seattle, WA.
  • Analysis of riparian cottonwood recruitment potential under alternative flow scenarios in a restored reach of the Provo River, Utah, Melissa Stamp, Bio-West, Salt Lake City, UT.

Session 5: Sediment Transport and Budgets I

  • Moderator: Pete Klingeman, RRNW Board MemberEvaluating effects of sediment inputs on restoration practices in
    gravel-bed rivers,
     Tom Lisle, US Forest Service, Arcata, CA.
  • Experimental stabilization of sediment slugs in gravel-bedded channels: examples from Western Canada, Mike Miles, Mike Miles and Assoc., Victoria, BC.

Optional Video on Lessons Learned: Log Jams on the Hoh River

Session 6: Sediment Transport and Budgets II

  • Moderator: Pete Klingeman, RRNW Board MemberSediment budgets as the basis for restoration planning in non-equilibrium environments, Peter Downs, Stillwater Sciences, Berkeley, CA.
  • Gravel nourishment and engineered log jam design for salmon habitat restoration, David Cline, TetraTech, Seattle, WA.

Session 7: Large Wood Design

  • Moderator: Brian Cluer, NOAA Fisheries, Santa Rosa, CA.Measurements and repeat photography of channel conditions in debris torrent tracks begun in 1980, Charles Chesney, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Yakima, WA.
  • Accounting for buoyancy in the design of large wood stream enhancement projects, Larry Standley, Bureau of Land Management, Anchorage, AK and Cory Sipher, Bureau of Land Management, Roseburg, OR.
  • Numerical modeling case studies in support of engineered log jam restoration projects, Robert Elliot, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, Seattle, WA.

After-Dinner Presentation

Conflicts Between Ecologists and Engineers in Stream Restoration and Alternatives for the Future, Stan Gregory, Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Moderator: Janine Castro, RRNW Board Member

Design Methods 3

Methods for Evaluating the Biological Sucess of Restoration: Space, Time, and Virtual Animals, Bret Harvey, Research Fish Biologist, Redwood Sciences Lab, U.S. Forest Service, Redwood, CA
Moderator: Bern Klatte, RRNW Board Member

Session 8: Instream Structures

  • Moderator: Maria Wright, RRNW Board MemberStream simulation in culvert design, Bill Rice, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, AK.
  • Lessons learned from NRCS river barb modeling and performance monitoring, Sean Welch and Scott Wright, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Portland, OR.
  • The effects of vane structures on pool development, Russ Lawrence, StreamFix, Oregon City, OR.

Session 9: Design Concepts

  • Moderator: Greg Koonce, RRNW Board MemberWhat is “natural”? Lessons learned in developing context sensitive designs for instream and riparian work, Kelley Jorgensen, URS, Portland, OR.
  • Project design flows for ungaged streams, Jack Orsborn, Port Ludlow, WA.

Lunch Speaker

Subbasin Planning in the Columbia River Basin: What Did We Learn and What are the Next Steps?Peter Paquet, Manager, Wildlife and Resident Fish, Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Portland, OR
Moderator: Frank Groznik, RRNW Board Member

Session 11: 3-Year Updates

Optional Half Day Short Course followed by Half Day Field Trip 

Successful Streambank Soil Bioengineering
Techniques in the West
, Chris Hoag, Wetland Plant Ecologist, Aberdeen Plant Materials Center, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Plant Materials Center, Aberdeen, ID and Jon Fripp, Stream Mechanics Engineer, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Design, Construction, and Soil Mechanics Center, Fort Worth, TX
Moderator: Janine Castro, RRNW Board Member