2015 Symposium Program

Feb 2ndFeb 3rdFeb 4thFeb 5th

Short Courses

Full Day Courses
Geomorphic Change Detection In Restoration Monitoring & Design

Joe Wheaton – Assistant Professor, Utah State University
Philip Bailey – Principle And Adjunct Professor, North Arrow Research & Utah State University
Sue Niezgoda

Stream Restoration Hydraulics: Theory And Casebook Studies
Robert Newbury – Principal, Newbury Hydraulics
Moderator: Marjorie Wolfe

Half Day Courses
Speaking Of Science — Stepping Out Of The Stereotype

Instructor: Janine Castro – Geomorphologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service & NOAA Fisheries
Moderator: Will Conley

Fluvial Geomorphology Demystified
Janine Castro – Geomorphologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service & NOAA Fisheries
Colin Thorne – Geomorphologist, ESA Vigil-Agrimis & University of Nottingham
Moderator: Will Conley


Will Conley – President, RRNW

Opening Address

Robert Newbury – Shaping Water To Create Habitats… How Can You See If You Have It Right

Session 1: Evaluation And Adaptive Management

Session 2: Sediment Management In Stream Restoration

Session 3: Floodplain Connectivity And Riparian Restoration

Session 4: Artificial Structures And Large Wood

Invited Speaker

Brett Eaton – Is Complex Channel Behavior Predictable? Steady States, Thresholds And Disturbances

Session 5: Mt St. Helens Sediment In The Toutle And Cowlitz Rivers: Sources, Trends, Risks And Management

Session 6: Poster Session

Mousa DiabatAssessing the Results of Restoration Projects: Using Airborne Thermal Infrared Imagery of Streams and Rivers
Skyler DoakEvaluation of Salmonid Swimming Energetics and Methods to Calculate Swimming Speed
Chad KroftaWhat’s Soil Got to Do With It? Assessing the Role of Terra Frirma in Achieving Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Goals
Sherrie DuncanBilly’s Pond Off-Channel Habitat Restoration
Trish HeekinRecruiting Restoration Beavers: How to Invite, Host, and Translocate
Lu Saechao, Heather Thurston & Katie MozesDesigning Stream Crossings in Highly Modified Systems
Christine AdelsbergerCase Study: Adapting Restoration Design to Maximize Habitat Benefit in a Spring-Fed Stream
Gregory BengeA Landscape Perspective of Restoration Effects: Case Study in the Upper Grande Ronde River and Catherine Creek, Northeast Oregon
Dan ElefantAssessing Benefits and Risks for Estuary Restoration: The Intersection of Large Scale Fluvial and Coastal Processes
Brian FisherM2-Restoration in the Difficult Places: Reconnecting Floodplains and Improving Complexity in Recreational Reaches
Kaitlyn HammondQuantifying River Corridor Ecosystem Services
Seyed Mohammad GhaneeizadExperimental Study of Erosion Driving Forces in Jet Erosion Test
Scott McKinney & Michelle GilbertFloodplains by Design: A New Paradigm for Multi-Benefit Floodplain Management in WA State
Kealie GoodwinModeling the Role of Extreme Events on Riverbed Grain Size Sorting
Jared McKeeReconnecting for Resiliency: Restoring Connectivity Between Two Bull Trout Populations in the Klamath Basin
Ian MostrenkoImmediate Results from Installation of Valley Spanning Log Jams to Reestablish Natural Channel and Floodplain Processes in the Clearwater River
Darrell SofieldUsing Data Loggers to Monitor a Project Designed to Reconnect Floodplain Functions using Engineered Log Structures to Restore Salmon Habitat
Luke SwanRiver Restoration at the Heart of Disaster Recovery: A Case Study from a Flood Ravaged Colorado Mountain Town

Session 7: Stream Restoration Planning And Policy

Session 8: Marsh, Meadow, Estuary, And Wetland Restoration

Invited Speaker

Dan Bottom  – Case Studies In Salmon Restoration: Re-Thinking The Narrative Of Resource Management

Session 9: Fisheries And Habitat Studies

Session 10: Stream Restoration Methods And Tools

Session 11: Still-Water Species And Salmon Restoration: Issues And Case Studies

Closing Speaker

Mary Lou Soscia – Reducing Toxics In Fish And Wildlife Through Watershed Restoration

Closing Remarks

Sue Niezgoda, Incoming RRNW President