Decision-Makers and Project Reviewers: Adding Value to Watershed and Stream Stabilization Projects in Your Community with the River Restoration Toolbox

Event details

  • December 6, 2019
  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • State Lab Facility 2240 S. Ankeny Blvd. Conference Room 209 Ankeny, IA 50023
  • 5152106619
  • Nate Hoogeveen, Pat SauerStaff members

Event Overview

This training is designed to introduce urban stream behavior and river restoration methods used to mitigate stream degradation and improve habitat. Guidance will be provided on the use of the IDNR River Restoration Toolbox as an assessment tool for project review and includes tips for guiding installation and conducting field inspection of projects.

River and stream restoration techniques coupled with bioengineering can provide desired stream stability in urban settings with attractive cost, aesthetic, and water quality advantages. The key is to understand factors that drive channel change, and applying corrective, sometimes subtle techniques.


Event Flyer & Agenda

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Training Topics

  1. Grounding in root causes of stream bank and bed erosion in different situations, with a focus in urban settings
  2. Overview of survey elements to include a relevant reach-level assessment that leads directly to relevant practices to address the issues
  3. Focus on successfully reviewing consultant work from the perspective of a city, county, agency, landowner, funder, or project manager.
  4. An overview of practices commonly used, inherent risks, and using stable design ranges for project success
  5. Field verification during construction