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 Church Understanding Wood-Pool Dynamics Using Long-Term Monitoring Data
Stephen Cruise Fun with Foam – Deep Injection Polymer for Scour Repair
William Rice Monitoring a New Channel for Wasilla Creek
Adam Gebauer Does Invasive Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea) Dominance Reduce Stream Flow in Eastern Washington?
Austin Jensen, Ian Gowing, and Jeremy Gilman Low Cost Aerial Imagery for Monitoring River Restoration and Fish Habitat
Gabe Williams Improving Restoration Efficiency by Using GIS Databases in Assessments
Mackenzie Keith Investigating Organic Carbon and Fine-Grain Sediment Source Dynamics Along Fanno Creek, Oregon
Eliza Ghitis Modeling Patterns of Sediment Size in Restored Streams and Estuaries
Charles Cannon Mapping the Columbia River Estuary Ecosystem Classification
Sara Bangen Comparison of Topographic Surveying Techniques in Wadeable Streams
Krista Jones Development of a Scalable Monitoring Plan for Salmon Habitat Restoration Projects on Tribal Lands in Eastern Oregon and Washington
Neil Lassettre Merced River Channel and Riparian Vegetation Assessment: Studies to Guide Long-Term Management
David Hartley Characterization of Habitat Conditions and the Geomorphic Context to Inform Restoration Actions on Sullivan Creek, Pend Oreille County
DJ Bandrowski National Manual – Guidelines for Planning, Design, Placement and Maintenance of Large Wood in Rivers Restoring Process and Function
Mousa Diabat What Matters Most: Are Summer Stream Temperatures More Sensitive to Changing Air Temperature, Changing Discharge, or Changing Riparian Vegetation under Future Climates
Elizabeth Benolkin Development and Implementation of Off-Road Vehicle Stream Crossing  Assessments in Anadromous Fish Habitat, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
Hoda Sondossi Balancing Act: Restoration of a Creek, a Lake Margin Spring, a Wetland Complex, Interacting in an Agricultural Setting
Sue Mattenberger Restoration of a Spring-fed River Using Modified Bio-engineering Techniques in a Post Mazama Landscape
Eric Nielesen Relationships Between Watershed, Stream Characteristics and Channel Forming
Nate Hough-Snee Riparian Vegetation Communities Recover Rapidly From Disturbance Following Grazing Retirement at Spawn Creek, a Northern Utah Headwater Stream
Jeremy Svehla Salt 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