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2019 Courses and Workshops


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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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Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes

October 8-9, 2019.   $1100. Early-bird discount , first 15 to register save $300 with promotional code "LTPBR_Logan_discount"


This workshop, hosted by Utah State University's Watershed Sciences Department and Restoration Consortium, will bring together partners interested in low-tech alternatives for restoring streams and associated riparian and mesic habitats to benefit wildlife and working lands. Participation is open to everyone.

In this 2.5 day workshop, we will evaluate cost-effective, low-risk techniques that can be implemented at large scales to meet mesic habitat restoration goals including: partnering with beaver, beaver dam analogues (BDAs), post-assisted log structures (PALS), and other simple hand-built structures designed to facilitate process-based restoration.

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Principles of Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration

WATS/CEWA 5300 

FAll 2019. Check back here frequently for upcoming course dates and registration details!


This course introduces students to the motivations for and approaches to aquatic ecosystem restoration.  We will focus on the principles of restoration – engaging stakeholders, goal setting, establishing references, techniques for implementation from physical and biological perspectives, and assessing success. Check back here for upcoming details on dates and cost for this course. FALL 2019

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Watershed and Stream Restoration Practicum

WATS/CEWA 5670

FAll 2019. Check back here frequently for upcoming course dates and registration details!


Capstone experience. Development of a restoration plan for a site, involving site planning and design.

 

 

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