River Health and Restoration Workshops

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The foundation of these workshops is to teach the fundamentals of stream science including fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, connectivity, biology, and water quality. The workshops also educate attendees in reference reach geometry techniques and approaches that ensure long-term health, stability and resilience.

River Health and Restoration Workshops and Mentoring Opportunities

2019 Workshop

Restoring River Ecosystems: Design and Application
September 9 - 13, Luverne, Minnesota
This course will incorporate principles, methods and tools for holistic stream restoration using natural materials and designs, with an emphasis on re-establishing both geomorphic and ecological processes. It is a condensed five-day version of two advanced workshops in the River Science Series: River Restoration: Design and Application and Restoration Solutions in Fragmented River Ecosystems.

Workshop Information

River Science Series

  • The Fundamentals of River Science: Applied Geomorphology & Ecology
  • River Monitoring & Assessment
  • River Restoration: Design & Application
  • Restoration Solutions in Fragmented River Ecosystems

The Science of Healthy Waters Series

  • The Ditching Dilemma
  • The Dam Dilemma

Diagnosing Streams: Symptoms, Underlying Causes, & Remedies

Interested in a workshop?

The workshops offered each year are partially determined by the number of requests. To submit your request for a workshop, or if you have questions, contact Amy Childers.