River Health and Restoration Workshops

The dam in Pelican Rapids, on the Pelican River, was removed and replaced with a rock ramp in 2023. Credit Houston Engineering.

Pelican Rapids dam modification, constructed in 2023



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 (image: Dam in Pelican Rapids).

River Science Workshops

For questions contact Amy Childers or review the 2024 Workshop brochure with the registration form on the last page.

Dam Removal, Ecological Implication, and Challenges: This workshop will be hosted August 12-14, 2024 in Fergus Falls. To register, complete and submit the registration form found in the 2024 brochure.

Workshop information

River Science series

  • The Fundamentals of River Science: Applied Geomorphology and Ecology
  • River Monitoring and Assessment
  • Restoring River Ecosystems: Design and Application

Short courses

  • Dam Removal, Ecological Implications, and Challenges
  • Diagnosing Streams: Symptoms, Underlying Causes, and Remedies
  • The Ditching Dilemma

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.

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