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. This course emphasizes integration of hydrology, hydraulics, sediment transport, geomorphology, aquatic ecology, fisheries, and riparian ecology, and includes field measurements, mapping, and interpretation. The course includes field trips to the Truckee River and streams in the Lake Tahoe Basin, and workshops on stream restoration problems faced by participants for discussion and ideas on analytical approaches and resources. Course materials include Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology (John Wiley & Sons, 2nd edition 2016), lecture notes, spreadsheets for calculating sediment transport and channel dimensions, and access to pdfs of relevant papers and reports.
Now in its 23rd successful year, the course is held at Sagehen Creek Field Station, combining a beautiful natural setting with excellent research and teaching facilities. The teaching facilities include an outdoor classroom, stream table to demonstrate channel adjustments, on-site laboratory, and most importantly, Sagehen Creek itself, with its rich history of research in fluvial geomorphology and ecology.
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