Iowa River Restoration Toolbox – Level 1/Base Training

Event details

  • Monday | September 21, 2020 to Thursday | September 24, 2020
  • All Day
  • Webster County Conservation 1415 Nelson Ave Fort Dodge, IA 50510
  • 515-350-4387

About the Training

Learn about streambank stabilization and restoration techniques from Iowa experts and how to use the new IDNR Toolbox to restore stream functions. The workshop includes classroom lectures, field exercises, and visits to recently constructed stream restoration projects.

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Featured Speaker: George Athanasakes

George is the Ecosystem Restoration Program Leader for Stantec, and has 25 years of experience working on innovative stream restoration projects nationwide. George has taught at numerous restoration workshops, and worked with the IDNR river restoration planning team to create Iowa’s River Restoration Toolbox. Additional instructors

Who should attend?

Design professionals including engineers and landscape architects. biologists, ecologists, project managers, WMA coordinators, natural resources specialists, urban conservationists, university faculty, floodplain managers, environmental professionals in Iowa and other interested professionals.

Defining the Iowa River Restoration Toolbox

The Toolbox was developed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to assist Iowa designers and reviewers of stream stabilization and restoration projects by providing proven techniques that incorporate natural materials, such as logs, rocks, and live plantings. Among the many techniques included in the Toolbox are: longitudinal peaked stone toe protection, j-hook vanes, rock arch rapids, oxbows, riparian corridor restorations, and tree/shrub plantings. Included are an assessment method and reviewable design checklists to aid in decision making among multidisciplinary teams (i.e. – funding partners, designers, project managers, and contractors etc.). The Toolbox also provides detailed design guidance, drawings and specification requirements to assist with project bidding.