2014 Symposium Program

Feb 3rdFeb 4thFeb 5thFeb 6th

Short Courses

Full Day Courses

Restoration Strategies for Non-salmonids
Instructors:
Matt Daniels, PE., Engineer, River Design Group, Inc.
Troy Brandt, Fisheries Biologist, River Design Group, Inc.
Larry Hildebrand, Fisheries Biologist, Golder Associates Ltd.
Robert Anderson, Fisheries Biologist/Eulachon Recovery Coordinator, NOAA/NMFS
Bianca Streif, Aquatic Projects Coordinator, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Sue Ireland, Fish and Wildlife Director, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
Moderators:
Virginia Mahacek and Doug Pineo

Bioengineering Techniques for Restoring Physical Processes and Biological Function
Instructors:
Chris Hoag, Riparian Plant Ecologist, Hoag Riparian & Wetland Restoration
Dave Polster, R.P. Bio., Plant Ecologist, Polster Environmental Services
Moderators:
Janet Corsale and Gary Wolff

Half Day Courses

Stream Restoration Permitting
Instructor:
Shane Latimer, PhD, CSE., Latimer Environmental
Moderators:
Janet Oatney

The Utility of a Stream Evolution Model in Habitat and Ecosystem Restoration
Instructors:
Colin Thorne, PhD., University of Nottingham
Michael Pollock, PhD., Ecosystem Analyst, NOAA
Peter Wilcock, PhD., Johns Hopkins University
Moderators:
Will Conley and Peter Skidmore

Speaking of Science –  how to avoid the snares and sand traps of public speaking
Instructor:
Janine Castro, PhD., Geomorphologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service & National Marine Fisheries Service
Moderators:
Sue Niezgoda

Use of geomorphic principles to guide river rehabilitation: An overview of the River Styles framework
Instructor:
Gary Brierley, PhD., University of Auckland
Moderators:
Nicole Czarnomski and Rob Sampson

 Welcome

Terril Stevenson, President RRNW

Opening Address

Gary Brierley – Experiences gained in applying the River Styles framework as an integrating tool for river management practice

Session 1:  River Assessment and Classification

Session 2:  Restoration Efforts in the Upper Columbia Region

Session 3:  How Floodplain Reconnection and Valley Scale Restoration Has Changed the Way We Restore River Processes

Session 4:  Tools for Restoration Decision Making and Design

Invited Speaker

Jack Schmidt – Challenges and Opportunities for Rehabilitating the Colorado River system

Session 5:  Watershed Scale Restoration

Session 6: Poster Session

Bret JordanDesign and implementation of a large scale river restoration project: Case Study (upper Arkansas River restoration project) Leadville, CO
Caroline NashMapping channel planform adjustments in response to pond-and-plug channel restoration on the Silvies River, OR
Casey KramerPrediction of Scour Depth in Gravel Bed Rivers Using Radio Frequency IDs: Application to the Skagit River
Catherine WiechmannThe role Howellia Aquatilis, a rare aquatic plant, to identify floodplain management strategies in Northern Idaho
Chad SmithCity of Portland Culvert Replacement/Abandonment on Crystal Springs Creek for Unimpeded Fish Passage
Chris BrummerUsing 2-D hydraulic modeling and geomorphic response scenarios to design a habitat-enhancement and levee setback project in a sediment-rish environment
Christine AdelsbergerThe importance of partnerships and working relationships for successful restoration projects
David PolsterNatural processes for the restoration of alluvial systems
Drew PorterTaking design to reality: Innovation solutions to construction challenges in tidal floodplain restoration
Ellen McClureRestoration of Lizardhill Sandmine using sand seepage wetlands
Erica CapuanaImplementation of Reach-Scale Restoration Projects in the Nooksack River Watershed
Helmut SchmidtRestoration or Infrastructure: Can We Do Both?
Honda SondossiRecovery of a post-mazama river ecosystem over several decades: Implications on management and restoration strategies
Hunter WhiteLower Columbia River Tidal Habitat Restoration at Colewort Creek
Lara HeitmeyerMapping Vegetation Patterns at Former Small Dam Sites
Mousa DiabatComparison between restoring stream meanders and replanting riparian vegetation on stream temperature in the Middle Fork John Day River, Oregon
Nell KoldenCase Study: Stream Restoration within an Uncertain Water Management Future
Patricia McDowellFive years of monitoring restoration effectiveness  in the Middle Fork John Day IMW
Piotr CiencialaChannel morphology in a small mountain stream as a control on foraging habitat quality for resident cutthroat trout
Robert EmanuelA Decade of Shading the Tualatin Watershed: How a Utility takes an Ecosystem Services Approach to Riparian and Stream Enhancement
Sage JensenRestoration Underdogs; Considering Underutilized Native Plants on Restoration Sites in the Pacific Northwest
Shawn HigginsGeomorphic Response to Changes in Tidal Exchange within Estuarine Floodplains of the Pacific Northwest
Stephanie BransfordRestoring Newsome Creek Floodplain Using An Adaptive Management Strategy
Steve TaylorGeomorphic Perspectives on Watershed Assessment in the Oregon Coast Range:  Results from collaborative service-learning projects at Western Oregon University
Vaugh CollinsNecanicum Wetland Mitigation Bank: Meeting Flood hazard reduction, Land Conservancy & Highway Mitigation Goals

Session 7:  Let the River Run Free: Strategic Land Acquisition to Facilitate Large Scale Process-Based Restoration

Session 8:  Case Studies

Alluvial fan restoration on Lower Boise Creek – Mason Bowles

Invited Speaker

Celeste Mazzacano – Aquatic Macroinvertebrates: Ecosystem Services and Implications for River Restoration

Session 9:  Habitat Modeling and Monitoring

Session 10:  Restoring Watershed and Channel Processes

Session 11:  Dam Removal and Monitoring

Closing Speaker

George Pess – Ecosystem response during removal of the Elwha River dams

Closing Remarks

Peter Skidmore, Incoming RRNW President