2003 Symposium Program

Feb 4thFeb 5thFeb 6th

Opening Remarks 

Frank Groznik, President, River Restoration Northwest

Opening Speaker

Dr. Robert Michael Pyle, ecologist and natural history writer – “What the Heron Sees: A Time of Rebirth for Rivers”

Design Methods A: Matching Channel Morphology to Landscape Context

Presenter: Janine Castro, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, OR

Design Methods B: Sediment Transport Processes in Stream Restoration Design

Presenter: Peter Klingeman, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Session 1: Lessons Learned

  • Troy Brandt, Water Consulting Inc., Hamilton, MT- Applying Effectiveness Monitoring Results to Refine Stream Restoration Design
  • Marty Mitchell, ClearWater West, Inc., Portland, OR – Evaluating the Success of Base Level Rehabilitation on Red Clover Creek, a Grazed Alluvial Valley in the Northern Sierra Nevada
  • Ken Roley, City of Salem, OR and Lawrence Magura, Black & Veatch, Portland, OR – Making Fish Passage Improvements on a Highly Urbanized Stream: The City of Salem’s Pringle Creek Fish Passage Project

Session 2: Remeandering Streams

  • Tom Bourque, TerraGraphics Environmental Engineering, Inc., Moscow, ID -South Fork Coeur d’Alene River: A pilot rehabilitation of a highly impacted river within the Coeur d’Alene Basin
  • Barbara Ellis-Sugai, US Forest Service, Corvallis, OR and Johan Hogevorst, US Forest Service, Florence, OR – A True Fish Tale – Using Partnerships to Restore Karnowsky Creek
  • Tom Smayda, Smayda Environmental Associates, Seattle, WA – Remeandering Chimacum and Gamble Creeks, Washington

Session 3: Floodplain Restoration

  • Jim Morgan, Metro, Portland, OR – Hydrologic Control in a Willamette River Floodplain Wetland
  • Alex Uber, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlfe, Olympia, WA -Evaluation of Off-Channel Habitat Restoration Projects
  • Frank Schnitzer, Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, Albany, OR -Restoration Potential for Western Oregon Gravel Ponds and a Case Study: Fisheries Protection and Mitigation of Mine Impacts within the Channel Migration Zone on the Rogue River
  • After-Dinner Speaker: Dr. Dave Montgomery, Professor, Dept of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA – “Restoration, Rehabilitation, or Write-Off?”
  • Design Methods C: Design Protocol for Wood in Rivers
  • Presenter: Tim Abbe, Herrera Environmental, Seattle, WA
    Design Methods D: Habitat Use by Juvenile Salmonids with Special Emphasis on Woody Debris and Large River Channels
  • Presenter: Roger Peters, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Lacey, WA

Session 4: Large Woody Debris

  • Terry Lawson and James Doyle, US Forest Service, Mountlake Terrace, WA -Adding Large Woody Debris – a Floodplain Restoration Treatment
  • Tracy Drury, GeoEngineers, Bellingham, WA – Designing for Geomorphic Process, Reach-Scale River Rehabilitation using Engineered Log Jams, South Fork Nooksack River
  • Maeve McBride, Herrera Environmental, Seattle, WA – Reach Analysis and Feasibility Study for Floodplain Restoration of the Big Quilcene River, Washington
  • Luncheon Speaker: Dr. Christopher May, Research Scientist, University of Washington – “Using Watershed Analysis and Stream Monitoring to Prioritize Salmonid Habitat Conservation and Restoration”

Session 5: Fish Passage

  • Ken Kozmo Bates, KOZMO, Shelton, WA – Goldsborough Dam Removal
  • Elaine Gross, USFWS, Fairbanks, AK – Chatanika Dam Removal Opens 65 Miles of King Salmon Habitat
  • Andrew Jansky, Stevenson, WA, KPFF Consulting Engineering – Saving the Salmon: Restoring an Endangered Species to Duncan Creek

Session 6: The Politics of Restoration: Permitting and Biological Assessments

  • Bradley Houslet, US Forest Service, Odell Lake, OR – Politicking – A Monumental Task for Stream Restoration: An Example from Trapper Creek, Oregon
  • Stephen Clayton, Phillip Williams and Associates, Boise, ID – Restoration Monitoring: A Tool to Address Public Concerns?
  • Phil Pommier, Pacific Water Resources, Beaverton, OR – Community-based Solutions in the Face of State-wide Endangered Species Act Regulations – Pressures to Make Both Ends Meet
  • After-Dinner Speaker: Jim Lichatowich Alder Fork Consulting, Columbia City, OR, author of Salmon Without Rivers: A History of the Pacific Salmon Crisis – “Habitat Restoration: Three Important Questions”
  • Design Methods E: Advances in Modeling Streambank Stability: Incorporating Pore-water Pressures, Bank-Toe Erosion by Hydraulic Shear, and Riparian Vegetation
  • Presenter: Andrew Simon, US Department of Agriculture, National Sedimentation Laboratory, Oxford, MS
  • Design Methods F: Designing a Successful Monitoring Plan
  • Presenter: Leslie Reid, US Forest Service, Arcata, CA

Session 7: Restoration in Urban Environments

  • Janet Corsale, Inter-Fluve, Hood River, OR and Holly Walla, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, OR, – Johnson Creek: Urban Floodplain Restoration
  • Pete Stringer, Camp Dresser & McKee, Redmond, WA – 87th Street Tributary Restoration in Urban Redmond, Washington
  • Karen Streeter, Water Environment Services, Clackamas, OR – Dam Removal in the North Clackamas Urban Area: Improving fish passage and water quality

Session 8: Restoration in Agricultural and Forested Environments

  • Shawn Clough, Thompson Basin Fisheries Council, Kamloops, BC- Not Your Typical Riparian Restoration Project
  • Erik Ryan, TerraGraphics Environmental Engineering Inc., Moscow, ID -Planform and Restoration Design in Paradise Creek, Idaho
  • Michael S. Fowler, URS Corporation, Portland, OR – A Highway No Longer Runs Through It – Bear Creek, Zigzag, Oregon

Session 9: Hydraulic and Hydrologic Design Issues

  • Jan Cassin, Parametrix, Kirkland, WA – Establishing Links Between Flow Regime and Aquatic Ecosystem Health in Pacific Northwest Rivers to Guide Sustainable River Restoration Efforts
  • David Hartley, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, Seattle, WA and Brian Ward, City of Bellevue, Utilities Department, WA – Application of Hydrologic Modeling and Metrics to Improving Urban Stream Ecology through Modification of a Regional Detention Pond System – the Kelsey Creek Case Study
  • Doug Sovern, URS, Portland, OR, Beyond Critical Shear Stress