2007 Symposium Program

Feb 5thFeb 6thFeb 7thFeb 8th

Short Courses

Full Day Courses
  • Sediment transport for gravel-bed streams: concepts, tools, and application to stream restoration: Peter Wilcock, Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University and Jack Schmidt, Professor, Department of Watershed Sciences, Utah State University
  • STREAM Modules 2005: Spreadsheet Tools for River Evaluation, Assessment and Monitoring: Andy Ward, PhD, PE, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Half Day Courses
  • Fish passage design at culverts: Ken Kozmo Bates, PE, Kozmo, Inc., Olympia, Washington, and Pat Powers, PE, Anchor Environmental.
  • Plant material selection, handling and care in stream restoration projects: Deb Keammerer, Restoration Ecologist, The Restoration Group, Inc., Boulder, Colorado and Dennis O’Connor


Frank Groznik, President RRNW

Opening Addresses

  • Richard Hebda, PhD, Curator of Botany and Earth History, Royal British Museum, Victoria, BC, Canada: Climatic changes past and future: implications for watersheds and restoration
  • Ken Ashley, PhD, Fisheries Biologist, Greater Vancouver Regional District, Vancouver, BC: Wild Salmon in the 21st Century – Energy, Triage and Choices

Session 1: Risk and Uncertainty in Restoration

Session 2: Structures and Habitat

Design Methods A:Shaping Habitats with Pools and Riffles

Bob Newbury, PhD, PE, Newbury Hydraulics, Okanogan Centre, BC, Canada

Poster Session

Design Methods B

Deb Keammerer, Restoration Ecologist, The Restoration Group, Inc., Boulder, Colorado

Session 3: Monitoring and Evaluation 1

Session 4: Monitoring and Evaluation II

Session 5: Setting Restoration Priorities

  • Setting river restoration priorities: a review of approaches and a three-step process for identifying and prioritizing actions — Tim Beechie
  • Priorities for freshwater biodiversity conservation in Washington State — Peter Skidmore
  • Geomorphic assessment of the Sprague River, Oregon: providing background and baseline information for establishing restoration objectives and priorities — Patricia F. McDowell, Pollyanna Lind, and Jim O’Connor

Session 6: Large Wood in Streams: Design and Construction

After-Dinner Speaker

Patricia Limerick, PhD, Distinguished Professor of History, University of Colorado, and Faculty Chair for the Center of the American West: The Rise of Regret in the American West: How to Tell Meaningful Action from Pointless Wallowing

Design Methods C: The Importance of Riparian Vegetation in Channel Restoration: Moving Towards Quantification in Design

Rob Millar, PhD, PE, PG, Department of Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Session 7: Restoration in the Higher Latitudes

Session 8: Restoration Programs

Session 9: Dam Removal

Closing: The Missoula Floods

Jim O’Connor, PhD, Geologist, United States Geological Survey, Portland, Oregon