Geomorphic and Ecological Fundamentals for River and Stream Restoration

Monday, August 16, 2021 - 09:00 to Friday, August 20, 2021 - 17:30
Sagehen Creek Field Station, near Truckee, California USA

This five-day introductory course emphasizes understanding geomorphic and ecological process as a sound basis for planning and designing river restoration, covering general principles and case studies from a wide range of environments, and includes field measurements, mapping, interpretation, field trips to the Truckee River and streams in the Lake Tahoe Basin, and workshops on stream restoration problems faced by participants. After having to skip the course last year due to COVID restrictions, we are hopeful we’ll be able to offer the course this coming year (which will be its 26th year).  The course is held at Sagehen Creek Field Station, combining a beautiful natural setting with excellent research facilities, such as an outdoor classroom, stream table to demonstrate channel adjustments, on-site laboratory, and Sagehen Creek, with its rich history of research in fluvial geomorphology and ecology.  Instructors are drawn from multiple disciplines, and from both research and practice.