2016 Symposium Program

Feb 1stFeb 2ndFeb 3rdFeb 4th

Short Courses

Full Day Courses
Bioengineering Techniques for Restoring Physical Processes and Biological Function

J. Chris Hoag, Riparian Plant Ecologist, Hoag Riparian & Wetland Restoration LLC
David Polster, Restoration Ecologist, Polster Environmental Services Ltd.

The Beaver Restoration Guidebook: Working with Beaver to Restore Streams, Wetlands, and Floodplains
Michael M. Pollock, Ph.D, Ecosystems Analyst, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Chris Jordan, Ph.D., Mathematical Ecologist, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Gregory Lewallen, Research Assistant, Portland State University
Kent Woodruff, Wildlife Biologist, US Forest Service

Analysis of Streambank Erosion and Protection in the Context of Process-Based Fluvial Geomorphology
Andrew Simon, Senior Consultant/Geomorphologist, Cardno
Nick Danis, Project Engineer, Cardno

History and current state of wild salmon and steelhead in the greater Pacific Northwest: Re-envisioning their status and management for long-term sustainability
Richard Williams Ph.D., Department of Biology, The College of Idaho

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

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


Sue Niezgoda – President, RRNW

Opening Address

Janine Castro – Kaleidoscope Eyes – Shattering the Idols of Success and Failure

Session 1: Kootenai River Habitat Restoration Program

Session 2: Assessing Restoration Performance and Potential

Session 3: Adapting to a Changing Climate

Session 4: The BIG Picture: The Human Element

Invited Speaker

Richard N. Williams, Ph.D. – Faith in Nature: The Missing Element in Salmon Management and Mitigation Programs

Invited Speaker

Stewart Rood – Functional Flows: A Practical Strategy for Healthy Rivers

Session 5: Learning More About Large Wood

Session 6: Poster Session

Denis Reich Use of GIS Technology to Prioritize the Restoration and Protection of Anchor Habitat Riparian Areas in the Rogue Basin
Rebecca Scully Using An Online Map Viewer to Discover Where Monitoring and Salmon Habitat Restoration Overlaps
Stacy Beaugh Case Studies of Riparian Restoration at a Landscape-Scale: Successes, Lessons Learned and a Model for Other Initiatives
Janice Bell Batwater Station Floodplain Restoration
Chad Krofta Integration is Integral: Deriving Value from Estuary Restoration
Brian Vaughn River Island:Integrating Salmon Habitat and Stillwater Species Restoration
Felix Kristanovich China Creek – Design of Water Storage and Enhancement Project in Centralia, Washington
Christina Appleby Designing Side Channels and Modeling Restoration on the Lower Long Tom River
Shane Phelps A Small City Takes on a Large Floodplain Restoration Project – Permitting the City of Orting Calistoga Setback Levee
Samuel Lyster Maintaining Gravel Habitat in a Sand-Dominated Stream: a Field Experiment
Tracey Dulin Derry Dell Stream Enhancement Project: Improving Ecological Functions in Urban Floodplains
Katie Mozes SR 542 Anderson Creek: Simple Fish Passage or Something More
David Bandrowski Large Wood Precision Prototyping and 3D-Hydraulic Modeling to Evaluate River Processes and Enhance Engineering Guidelines
Dr. Liaqat Khan Computational Fluid Dynamics Model Analysis of Large Woody Debris Generated Free Surface Hydrodynamics
Susan Elliott Physical Modeling of the Feedbacks Between Invasive Reed Canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea), Hydraulics and Bedform Evolution

Invited Speaker

Matt Kondolf – Erodible Corridors: Where Possible in Theory, Examples in Practice

Session 7: Erosion and Sediment Strategies

Session 8: Managing Human Impacts

Invited Speaker:

David R. Montgomery – The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

Session 9: Nature’s Ecological River Restorers

Flash Talks

Session 10: Integrating Riparian Management

Session 11: Project Lessons Learned

Closing Comments