2011 Symposium Program

Jan 31stFeb 1stFeb 2ndFeb 3rd

Short Courses

Wood in Rivers and Engineered Logjam Technology
Dr. Tim Abbe, L.E.G., Vice-President and Senior Technical Director, CardnoEntrix
Mr. Charley Miller, P.E., Senior Project Engineer, CardnoEntrix

Rapid Bio-assessment of Stream Restoration Projects based on Aquatic Macroinvertebrates
Mr. Patrick Edwards, PhD candidate in the Environmental Science and Management Department at Portland State University

Talking to People – The Art and Science of Making Presentations Effective, Memorable and Enjoyable
Mr. Lorne Fitch, P.Bio.. Alberta Provincial Riparian Specialist with the Cows and Fish program and an Adjunct Professor with the University of Calgary

Introduction to Fish Habitat Analysis using RHABSIM
Mr. Tom Payne, M.S., Principal Associate of Thomas R. Payne & Associates

Introduction to Two Dimensional Hydraulic Modeling for River Restoration using RIVER2D
Mr. Tom Payne, M.S., Principal Associate of Thomas R. Payne & Associates


Ken Vigil, President RRNW

Opening Address

Jerry Franklin

Session 1: Restoration Achievements

  • Open It and They Will Come: Examples of Salmon Colonization from the Pacific Rim – George R. Pess
  • Multi-scale Effects of Restoration on Chinook Salmon Rearing Habitat in a Large Regulated River System, Trinity River, CA – D.H. Goodman, A. Martin and J. Alvarez
  • Results and Challenges of Restoring Fluvial Processes and Aquatic Habitat in the Alluvial Fan of Newaukum Creek – Dan Eastman

Session 2: Looking Back

  • What We Have Learned From Thirty Years of Work on Knowles Creek, Oregon – Charley DewberryBear Valley Creek, Idaho Fish Habitat Restoration Project: 20 Years of Dynamic Equilibrium – Brian D. Liming
  • The Evolution of Restoration Implementation Endeavors on the Trinity River in Northern California – David Bandrowski
  • Kelley Creek Confluence Restoration Monitoring – Jennifer Antak and Janet Corsale, PE

Session 3: Changes in Flow

  • More than the Sum of the Parts: Can New Flood Infrastructure Enable Comprehensive River Restoration, Increase Water Supply, and Provide Climate Change Resiliency? – Eric M. Ginney
  • Flow Restoration in the Upper Salmon River Basin, Idaho: Lessons Learned – Morgan Case
  • Recent Trends in Effective Discharge in Northwest Washington – R. Leif Embertson, PE, MS
  • Trends in Precipitation and Stream Discharge over the Past Century for the Continental United States: Implications – Andrew Simon and Lauren Klimetz

Session 4: Project-based Problem Solving

  • Applying a multi-disciplinary approach to address geomorphic hazards and complex constructability issues to achieve the habitat goals for the Morse Creek 1939 Channel Restoration Project – Chris Brummer PhD, PE, LEG, Rebecca Benjamin, Kevin Long, Jennifer Goldsmith, Ian Mostrenko, PE, and Brian Scott
  • Developing Off Channel Aquatic and Terrestrial Habitat on the Lower Willamette River: a Case Study on the Stephens Creek Confluence Habitat Enhancement Project – Mauria Pappagallo
  • Restoration of biological, floodplain, and Channel response in the Domerie Creek meander of the Cle Elum River, Washington – Jenna Scholz, Tim Abbe PhD, LEG, Jack Bjork, George Fowler and David Gerth
  • Habitat Restoration and Creation Habitat Types of Listed Species at a Small Project Site – Lia Webb and Ken Mierzwa
  • Fish Passage on Poodle Creek: Comparing Old School and State of the Art Culvert Design and Implementation – Cindy Thieman and Chris Smith

Invited Speaker

Jason Dunham – Changing Views of River Restoration in the Pacific Northwest

Session 5: Changes in Approach

  • Restoration and Protection Strategy for the Middle Reach of the Skagit River: Drilling down on what’s needed and possible in a managed landscape – Mary Raines
  • Outdoor StreamLab (OSL): Full-Scale Outdoor Experiments to Strengthen Stream Restoration Science – Jessica L. Kozarek, F. Sotiropoulos
  • The Past and Present of Risk Assessment and the Future of Benefit Analysis for Selecting Stream Restoration Design Alternatives – Sue L. Niezgoda
  • Looking Back Before Moving Forward – Development of an Enhanced Site Conceptual Site Model (ECSM) to Support Remediation in the Lower Coeur d’Alene River Basin – Steve Clayton, Ed Moreen, Paul Burnet, Darian Davies, Brian Drake, Maria Fernandez-Diaz, Dick Glanzman, Steve Hicks, Tyler Jantzen, Daniel Malmon, Ryan Mitchell, Gretchen Oldham, Jim Stefanoff, Joe Wheaton, Joe Young

Session 6: Poster Presentations

David Lindley and Will Conley Klickitat Watershed Enhancement Project – Effectiveness Monitoring
Virginia Somerville, David Fetter, William Rice M.S., Desiree Tullos Ph.D., Jonathan Palacijo Hydraulic features of Engineered Log Jams (ELJs) and their influence on salmonid behavior
Michael L. Hughes Restoration domains: application of channel-floodplain classification to characterizing restoration potential of the Sprague River, Upper Klamath Basin
Scott O’Daniel, James Webster, Mike Lambert and Jed Volkman Predicting Steelhead and Spring Chinook habitats using continuous physical habitat parameters in the Umatilla and Walla Walla watersheds
Mike Burke, Chris Collins, Kelley Jorgensen, Catherine Corbett, Josh Epstein and Bill Norris Existing Timber Pile Structures: One Potential Opportunity for Wood-based Habitat Enhancement in the Lower Columbia River Estuary
Lauren Senkyr and Megan Callahan Grant Using Partnership and Prioritization to Achieve Whole watershed Restoration in the Pacific Northwest
Steve J Paustian and Sheila A Jacobson An Integrated Watershed Restoration framework for the Tongass National Forest, southeast Alaska
John M. Soden and Martin Fisher, P.E. Chelan County & WSDOT Partnering for Salmonid Habitat Improvement – Wenatchee River Watershed Projects
Heidi McRoberts Floodplain & Riparian Response to Restoration at McComas Meadows, Meadow Creek (South Fork Clearwater River, Idaho)
Eliza Ghitis, Shawn Higgins, Tim Abbe Ph.D., LEG, LHG, and Jenna Scholz Applications of the Rapid Geomorphic Assessment in Restoration Planning Efforts
Scott Turo and Scott Struhs Shitike Creek Restoration Project: Successful creation of thermal refugia in an east slope Cascade stream
Cindy Thieman, Todd Reeve, Xanthippe Augerot, Nicole Czarnomski A Watershed Council Strategy for Monitoring Long-term Restoration Results
Ryan L. Fosness and Gary J. Barton Ecosystem Research To Recover Kootenai River White Sturgeon
Scott O’Daniel, Jonathan Thompson, James Webster, Jed Volkman Multiscale stream monitoring to support stream restoration
Gabe Williams Accounting for uncertainty in fluvial sediment transport: from parameter estimation to prediction Mark Schmelter Holistic Watershed Restoration in Bridge Creek
Brittany Davidson Morlin, Rebecca Brown and Margaret O’Connell Water resources management in the Middle Rio Grande Mariya Pak A GIS Approach to Characterizing Erosion and Bank Stabilization Within the Box Canyon Reservoir, Washington
Mark Stamey, Terri Wentworth-Davis and Paul Marczin Comparison & Analysis of Hydrodynamic Models for Restoration Projects: the case of Pool-Riffle Structures Michael Volkwein Incorporating Wildlife Crossing Designs into Transportation Projects
Josh Wozniak, Jose Carrasquero, Jeff Parsons, Ellie Zeigler, and Marti Louther Can Restoration of Artificially Created Tidal Lagoons Contribute to the Recovery of Salmon Species? A Case Study: Edmonds Tidal Lagoons Restoration as part of Sound Transit’s Contribution to Restore Puget Sound Salmon Populations

 Session 7: Levees and Restoration

  • Dike Setbacks: The Nisqually Estuary Restoration Project – Steve Liske, P.E., Jean Takekawa, Jesse Barham, Christopher Ellings, Isa Woo
  • Trees on Levees: To Remove or Not to Remove: Challenges with Conflicting Legal, Federal and Local Policy Mandates – Steve Bleifuhs, CFM
  • Trees on Levees: A Sacramento River Perspective – F. Douglas Shields, Jr., Peter E. F. Buck, Donald H. Gray and Mike Inamine
  • Harmonizing Environmental and Public Safety Concerns with Levees – Susan Gilson

Session 8: Lessons Learned

  • Monitoring of river restoration at the Upper Danube (Bavaria/Germany): Lessons learned and scientific research needs – Bernd Cyffka
  • Lessons Learned from Climate Ready Estuaries Projects – Katy Maher, Anne Choat, and Tristan Peter- Contesse
  • Re-Building Consensus In The Henry’s Fork Watershed: A Technical And Social Case Study Leading To A Path Forward For The Henry’s Lake Outlet – Sagar Neupane, Erika Ottenbreit, S.M. Helalur Rashid, Joseph Wagenbrenner, Peter Goodwin and David R. Tuthill, Jr.

Case Study

Lessons Learned from the Hansen Creek Alluvial Fan and Wetland Restoration Project – Ian Mostrenko, P.E., Lauren Rich, Chris Brummer Ph.D., P.E., L.E.G., Kris Lepine, and Jose Carrasquero

Invited Speaker

Roger Peters – Changes in the Use and Our Understanding of Large Wood for Salmon Habitat Restoration

Session 9: Changing Restoration Design

  • The Use of Large Woody Debris in Habitat Enhancement and River Training Works in British Columbia and Washington: A Decade of ‘Lessons Learned’ – Derek Ray, Erik Rowland and Jeff Johnson
  • Logjams and Restoration: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going – Tim Abbe
  • A Scale Dependent Variational Approach to Riffle-Pool Design: Towards Process Based Objective Design – Rocko Brown
  • The Misuse of Models in River Restoration – Robert Annear and Ryan Kilgren

Session 10: Moving Forward

  • Restoring Salmon in a Changing Climate – Tim Beechie, Hiroo Imaki, Jen Greene, Phil Roni, George Pess
  • Why We Need to Stop Building Stable Bankfull Channels and Embrace Instability, Variability & Uncertainty – Andrew Collison
  • Implementation, Monitoring, and Adaptive Management of the Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Plan in the Upper Columbia – Casey Baldwin and Julie Morgan
  • Construction Challenges and Solutions Okanagan River Restoration Initiative (ORRI) – Phase I – Camille Rivard-Sirois and Karilyn Alex

Session 11: Dams at All Stages

  • Gravel And Large Wood Augmentation For Salmon Habitat Restoration: The First Five Years Of  The Green River Fish Habitat Restoration Pilot Project – Zac Corum PE , Scott Pozarycki, PhD
  • Flood Risk Reduction Associated with Elwha River Restoration in Washington State – Travis Ball and Zac Corum, PE
  • Removing Marmot Dam – From Monitoring to Learning – Charles J.P. Podolak

Closing Speaker

Tom Dunne

Closing Remarks

 Janine Castro, Incoming RRNW President