2014 Symposium Program

Feb 3rdFeb 4thFeb 5thFeb 6th

Short Courses

Full Day Courses

Restoration Strategies for Non-salmonids
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
Virginia Mahacek and Doug Pineo

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

Half Day Courses

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

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

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

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


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 Jordan Design and implementation of a large scale river restoration project: Case Study (upper Arkansas River restoration project) Leadville, CO
Caroline Nash Mapping channel planform adjustments in response to pond-and-plug channel restoration on the Silvies River, OR
Casey Kramer Prediction of Scour Depth in Gravel Bed Rivers Using Radio Frequency IDs: Application to the Skagit River
Catherine Wiechmann The role Howellia Aquatilis, a rare aquatic plant, to identify floodplain management strategies in Northern Idaho
Chad Smith City of Portland Culvert Replacement/Abandonment on Crystal Springs Creek for Unimpeded Fish Passage
Chris Brummer Using 2-D hydraulic modeling and geomorphic response scenarios to design a habitat-enhancement and levee setback project in a sediment-rich environment
Christine Adelsberger The importance of partnerships and working relationships for successful restoration projects
David Polster Natural processes for the restoration of alluvial systems
Drew Porter Taking design to reality: Innovation solutions to construction challenges in tidal floodplain restoration
Ellen McClure Restoration of Lizardhill Sandmine using sand seepage wetlands
Erica Capuana Implementation of Reach-Scale Restoration Projects in the Nooksack River Watershed
Helmut Schmidt Restoration or Infrastructure: Can We Do Both?
Honda Sondossi Recovery of a post-mazama river ecosystem over several decades: Implications on management and restoration strategies
Hunter White Lower Columbia River Tidal Habitat Restoration at Colewort Creek
Lara Heitmeyer Mapping Vegetation Patterns at Former Small Dam Sites
Mousa Diabat Comparison between restoring stream meanders and replanting riparian vegetation on stream temperature in the Middle Fork John Day River, Oregon
Nell Kolden Case Study: Stream Restoration within an Uncertain Water Management Future
Patricia McDowell Five years of monitoring restoration effectiveness  in the Middle Fork John Day IMW
Piotr Cienciala Channel morphology in a small mountain stream as a control on foraging habitat quality for resident cutthroat trout
Robert Emanuel A Decade of Shading the Tualatin Watershed: How a Utility takes an Ecosystem Services Approach to Riparian and Stream Enhancement
Sage Jensen Restoration Underdogs; Considering Underutilized Native Plants on Restoration Sites in the Pacific Northwest
Shawn Higgins Geomorphic Response to Changes in Tidal Exchange within Estuarine Floodplains of the Pacific Northwest
Stephanie Bransford Restoring Newsome Creek Floodplain Using An Adaptive Management Strategy
Steve Taylor Geomorphic Perspectives on Watershed Assessment in the Oregon Coast Range:  Results from collaborative service-learning projects at Western Oregon University
Vaugh Collins Necanicum 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