2013 Symposium Program

February 4thFebruary 5thFebruary 6thFebruary 7th

Short Courses

Viewing, creating and sharing geospatial information in Google Earth
Patrick Teti, M.Sc., P.Geo., Research Hydrologist
Sandy Allegretto and Janet Oatney

Working with Beaver in Restoration Design
Joe Wheaton, Fluvial Geomorphologist, Utah State University
Nick Bouwes, Aquatic Ecologist, Utah State University
Chris Jordan, Research Fisheries Biologist, NOAA
Michael Pollock, Ecosystems Analyst, NOAA
Susan Firor and Peter Skidmore

Hydrologic, Hydraulic, and Paleohydrologic Analyses of Mountain River Systems
Dr. Robert Jarrett, Research Hydrologist
Janet Corsale and Gary Wolff

Speaking of Science –  How to Avoid the Snares and Sand Traps of Public Speaking

Dr. Janine Castro, Geomorphologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service & National Marine Fisheries Service
Sue Niezgoda

Project Management for Planning, Design and Implementation of Restoration Projects (Contracting and Contract Management)

Daniel Warren, MBA, PMP, President of D.J. Warren & Associates Inc.
Scott Wright, P.E., Principal of River Design Group Inc.
Kelley Jorgensen and Doug Pineo


 Rob Sampson, President RRNW

Opening Address

Dr. Martin W. Doyle – 150 Years of Rivers as Commodities: From Fishing Clubs to the CCC to Mitigation Banks
Moderator:  Rob Sampson

Session 1:  Management and Policy

Session 2:  Salmon Habitat

Session 3:  Restoration of the Clark Fork River

Session 4:  Strategic Restoration of Incised Streams with Beavers

Invited Speaker

Dr. Brian P. Bledsoe – Let’s Be Honest: Addressing Key Uncertainties in Stream Restoration and Decision-Making

Session 5:  Modeling and Innovations

Session 6: Poster Session

Tami ChurchUnderstanding Wood-Pool Dynamics Using Long-Term Monitoring Data
Stephen CruiseFun with Foam – Deep Injection Polymer for Scour Repair
William RiceMonitoring a New Channel for Wasilla Creek
Adam GebauerDoes Invasive Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea) Dominance Reduce Stream Flow in Eastern Washington?
Austin Jensen, Ian Gowing, and Jeremy GilmanLow Cost Aerial Imagery for Monitoring River Restoration and Fish Habitat
Gabe WilliamsImproving Restoration Efficiency by Using GIS Databases in Assessments
Mackenzie KeithInvestigating Organic Carbon and Fine-Grain Sediment Source Dynamics Along Fanno Creek, Oregon
Eliza GhitisModeling Patterns of Sediment Size in Restored Streams and Estuaries
Charles CannonMapping the Columbia River Estuary Ecosystem Classification
Sara BangenComparison of Topographic Surveying Techniques in Wadeable Streams
Krista JonesDevelopment of a Scalable Monitoring Plan for Salmon Habitat Restoration Projects on Tribal Lands in Eastern Oregon and Washington
Neil LassettreMerced River Channel and Riparian Vegetation Assessment: Studies to Guide Long-Term Management
David HartleyCharacterization of Habitat Conditions and the Geomorphic Context to Inform Restoration Actions on Sullivan Creek, Pend Oreille County
DJ BandrowskiNational Manual – Guidelines for Planning, Design, Placement and Maintenance of Large Wood in Rivers Restoring Process and Function
Mousa DiabatWhat Matters Most: Are Summer Stream Temperatures More Sensitive to Changing Air Temperature, Changing Discharge, or Changing Riparian Vegetation under Future Climates
Elizabeth BenolkinDevelopment and Implementation of Off-Road Vehicle Stream Crossing  Assessments in Anadromous Fish Habitat, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
Hoda SondossiBalancing Act: Restoration of a Creek, a Lake Margin Spring, a Wetland Complex, Interacting in an Agricultural Setting
Sue MattenbergerRestoration of a Spring-fed River Using Modified Bio-engineering Techniques in a Post Mazama Landscape
Eric NielesenRelationships Between Watershed, Stream Characteristics and Channel Forming
Nate Hough-SneeRiparian Vegetation Communities Recover Rapidly From Disturbance Following Grazing Retirement at Spawn Creek, a Northern Utah Headwater Stream
Jeremy SvehlaSalt River Ecosystem Restoration Project

Session 7:  Riparian Revegetation and Stabilization

Session 8:  Restoring Geomorphic and Hydrologic Processes

Invited Speaker

Dr. Peggy A. Johnson – Waterway Transitions and Restoration at Bridges
Moderator:  Janine Castro

Session 9:  Where Rivers Meet Roads: Sustainable Stream Crossing and Restoration Design

Panel Discussion

Led by Colin Thorne – with Peggy Johnson, Janine Castro, William Fletcher, Bob Barnard and Lyle Zevenbergen

Session 10:  Floodplain Connectivity

Session 11:  Surface Water and Groundwater Interactions

Closing Speaker

Dr. Geoffrey Poole – Hydrologic Responses to Stream Restoration: Implications for Riverine Ecosystem Resilience and the Management of Water Quality
Moderator:  Terril Stevenson

Closing Remarks

Terril Stevenson, Incoming RRNW President