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2019 Courses and Workshops


Construction of Low Tech Restoration Structures (PALS and BDA's)

June 25-26, 2019. Cost: $750, Early-Bird discount, first 10 will save $200 off registration with promotional code "earlybird_ltconstr"

​This 2-day course is a hands-on, field based course focused on in-the-field implementation of "low tech" stream restoration, and spend most of our time in the field building and maintaining Beaver Dam Analogs (BDAs) and Post-Assisted Log-Structures (PALS). This course is designed for individuals/groups that are responsible for implementing the restoration designs of more experienced practitioners. We will focus on interpreting and understanding restoration design through applied understanding of basic low tech principles and focus on logistic considerations and construction methods of a variety of restoration structures. This workshop focuses on two low tech stream restoration structures, BDAs and PALS. 
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Sediment Transport in Stream Restoration and Design

July 30-August 3, 2019. Cost: $1850, early bird if registered by June 1: $1600

This course is intended for those who wish to understand and apply the principles of sediment transport to alluvial channel assessment and design. Principles of open channel flow and sediment transport are combined with watershed-scale, hydrologic and sediment source analysis to place channel assessment and design in the appropriate context. Tools for estimating sediment supply at the watershed to reach level are applied in class exercises. Threshold and alluvial channel design methods are presented along with guidelines for assessing and incorporating uncertainty. The course balances advance reading, lecture, field work, and hands-on exercises for estimating sediment supply, calculating sediment transport rates, and forecasting channel response to water and sediment supply. This course is intended for participants who are familiar with basic principles of river geomorphology. Go to the course web page!

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Wetland Ecology and Management CEWA 6310

Online February 18-April 19 and Field intensive May 6-10, 2019.   $1750, early bird $875

Students in this course will gain factual knowledge and learn fundamental principles related to wetland ecology including: types of wetlands; wetland ecosystem functions and services; threats to and impacts on wetlands; wetland policy and mitigation; wetland hydrology, chemistry, and soils; wetland plant adaptations and community dynamics; wetland bird ecology and diversity; wetland delineation; and wetland hydrologic, vegetation, and avian management.  Students will also learn to apply course materials towards solving problems in the context of wetland management in the Intermountain West. Go to the course web page!

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Beaver Translocation Workshop

April 2-4, 2019 in and around Logan Utah. Cost: $875

This is a three-day hands-on, field-based workshop designed for practitioners to learn how to interact with and manage beavers that are occupying sensitive areas and to relocate them to areas where they are wanted for stream restoration. ​This course is designed for individuals and groups who are interested in live trapping and relocating beaver for stream restoration. It is anticipated that this course will meet the training requirements of the State of Utah’s live beaver trapping certification.

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Geomorphic Change Detection

April 30-May 3, cost: $1650. Early bird discount, first 15 to register save $300 with promotional code "earlybirdgcd"

Optional 1-day survey instruction April 29, $350

Join us to learn the latest version of the GCD Software, meet the GCD development team and take your data further in the first public GCD Workshop in two years. Over five days you will be taught change detection fundamentals as well a deep dive into the new features of the completely overhauled GCD 7 software. Existing GCD users are encouraged to bring their own topographic data. Project-based sessions are scheduled during which the instruction team will be available to answer questions and help take your GCD use to the next level. Example datasets will be provided for new GCD users.Go to the course web page!

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