2010 Symposium Program

Feb 1stFeb 2ndFeb 3rdFeb 4th

Short Courses

  • RiverRAT — River Restoration Analysis Tools
  • Principles Of Streambank Analysis & Stabilization
  • Soil Bioengineering For Challenging Locations

Opening Address

Lorne Fitch –Changing the World One Community at a Time: The Alberta Cows and Fish Program

Session 1: Watershed Analysis and Assessment

  • Patricia L. Olson – Applications of Airborne LiDAR as a practical tool for high resolution evaluation of restoration and other channel modifying projects under current and climate change conditions
  • Kendra Smith – Retrospective Assessment of Select Watershed Council Revegetation Projects in Mid and Upper Willamette Basin Tributaries
  • Lee Benda – Creating a Watershed to Landscape Scale Perspective for Restoration Planning

Session 2: Estuaries and Tidal Areas

  • Celina Abercrombie, Jon Houghton and Keeley O’Connell – Union Slough Saltmarsh Restoration Project: An Example of Successful Restoration
  • Matt Brennan – Tidal Marsh Restoration Design – Applying Lessons from San Francisco Bay to the Lower Columbia River
  • Jon Houghton – Design and implementation lessons from a successful salmon stream and estuary relocation in Southeast Alaska
  • Andrew Collison – Should we be Building Cadillacs or Subarus? Restoration Nodes Versus Rehabilitation Corridors On the Napa River and The San Francisco Bay Area

Session 3: Case Studies I

  • Chris Brummer – Design, construction, and performance monitoring of engineered-placed wood in the Mashel River, Washington
  • Charles J.P. Podolak – Tracking Changes in Oregon’s Sandy River following the Marmot Dam Removal – Lessons for modelling and monitoring
  • Will Conley – Tepee Creek – Two Years Later
  • Peter Frederiksen – Cheakamus River side channel re-watering

Session 4: Restoration Partnerships & Strategies

  • Matthew Daniels – Kootenai River Habitat Restoration Project Master Plan: A Framework for Implementation of an Ecosystem-based Restoration Program
  • Hans Ehlert – Spring Valley Restoration Project-Advances In Advance Mitigation and Stakeholder Collaboration
  • Brett Golden – A Collaborative Approach to River Restoration in Whychus Creek
  • Bryan Kahrohnyakdahdyeh Maracle – The Yukon River Basin Water Quaility Monitoring Program: Partnerships Between Governments and Grass Roots at the National and International Levels

Design Methods

Will Graf – Downstream Hydrologic & Geomorphic Effects of Large Dams on American Rivers

Session 5: Restoration Partnerships & Strategies

Bobby Cochran – Marketing Ecosystem Services Beyond an Idea

Session 6: Poster Session

Frank Leonetti, Brett Gaddis, and Chris NelsonBiological and habitat monitoring of floodplain side channel restoration at North Meander, Stillaguamish River – management and maintenance implications
Kavita HeynUsing Restoration to Build Resilience: Opportunities to Adapt our River Systems to a Changing Climate
Aaron Kopp, Mike McHenry, and Tim Abbe2D Modeling of Engineered Logs Jams in the Anastomosing Lower Elwha River, WA
Michael Rotar and Demian EbertSevenmile Creek Fish Passage
S.J.K. Mason, B.L. McGlynn, and G.C. PooleAssessing stream function and groundwater-surface water connectivity in a restored streambed: science to inform the restoration process, Silver Bow Creek, Montana
Jon Houghton and Keeley O’ConnellUnion Slough Saltmarsh Restoration Project – A Collaboration for Long-Term Success
S.J.K. Mason, B.L. McGlynn, and G.C. PooleAssessing hydrologic response to channel reconfiguration: Science to inform the restoration process, Silver Bow Creek, Montana
Stephanie Yard and Allen HadenPlanning Riparian-Wetland Refugia In An Urban Setting Flagstaff, Arizona
Alex P. Levell and Tim P. HanrahanAn Evaluation of Large Woody Debris Availability for River Restoration with Engineered Logjams
L. Jones, M. Logan, and J. CheckettsWhychus Creek stream temperatures during Oncorhynchus mykiss spawning, rearing, and migration and the subsequent Identification of restoration and conservation measures, Deschutes Basin, Oregon
Eric D. Hoverson and James G. WebsterStrategies For Improving Fisheries Habitat In a Columbia River Tributary
Phil SimpsonRestoration opportunities related to municipal and private water diversions
Aida Arik, Julie Gabrielli, Tara O‘Donnell, and John SelkerDistributed Temperature Sensing Fiber Optic Technology for Monitoring of Restoration in the Middle Fork John Day River
Cyrus Curry and Amy CharetteValue of Multiple Agency Partnerships in Restoration and Monitoring
W. Wente, M. Trask, B. Carson, D. Covington, and J. AhmannODOT’S Biology and Wetland Monitoring: An Improved Approach to Data Collection and Reporting
Kevin Tabata and Paul VillardNaturalization and Post-Construction Evaluation of a Tributary of Stouffville Creek, Ontario
Alex Amonette and James WebsterA Social Experience in the Development of a Fluvial Geomorphic Assessment and Restoration Design
Key McMurryMill Creek Restoration
Gary WattersInnovative Technology for Stream Restoration Projects In Flood Prone Urban Areas
Janet Oatney and Stephen CruiseNon Traditional Bridge Protection Bio-Engineering as a Successful Alternative to Bank Armoring
Raymond Wong, Matt Kondolf, Jennifer Natali, and Hsiao-Wen WangA Pioneering Alternative Flood Control Project: Two Decades on Wildcat Creek, California
Ian Mostrenko and Reinaldo GarciaApplication of numerical modeling tools to support alternative analysis for five riverine restoration projects in the Pacific Northwest

Design Methods

Paul Heimowitz – Waiter, there’s a carp in my water! What’s the to-do…and what to do…with aquatic invasive species

Session 7: Invasion of the River Snatchers

  • Tim Counihan, Jill M Hardiman, Amy Puls, and Christopher Walker – Assessing the effects of potentially invasive aquatic organisms: It’s hard to know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been
  • Mark Sytsma – Aquatic Nonindigenous Species in the Columbia River: Potential Consequences for Ecosystem Restoration
  • Mandy Tu – Overview of the Impacts of Invasive Riparian and Wetland Plants on Pacific Northwest Biodiversity, and the Best Approaches for Management
  • Dave Ward – Non-native fish predators in the Columbia river basin

Session 8: Numerical Modeling Applications

Design Methods

Stephan J Peake – Fish Are Better Swimmers Than We Think: Implications for Water Velocity Criteria in Fishways and Culverts

Session 9: Biologic and Vegetation Monitoring

Session 10: Case Studies II

Session 11: Urban Streams