This is going to be an interesting and interactive summit. It is set up so 1/2 day Wednesday in the AM can be used for travel to Redding, Thursday will be a full day, and Friday the workshop will end at Noon so you will have time to travel home.
STREAM SUMMIT SCHEDULE
|1:00 to 4:30 pm||Shasta College Downtown Campus - Room 8220 North-end of Downtown Mall (Free parking downtown parking garage off California St.)
- Water and Soda provided
|1:00 - 1:15 pm||Registration, sign-up sheets, form 3-4 groups
Introductions and handouts, Thanks to sponsors (RoLanka, Filtrexx and Lynn Friesner)
- John and Eric
|1:15 - 2:15 pm||Presentation 1. - Environmentally-Sensitive Methods, - John will demonstrate the "design guidance manual you will receive on DC. Topics include: Geyserville Bridge Project, self-launching rock, re-directive methods vs riprap, working in live streams w/ no turbidity and more|
|2:15 - 2:30 pm||BREAK - grab a soda|
|2:30 - 3:30 pm||Presentation 2. - Eric - Watershed process-based restoration|
|3:30 – 4:30 pm||Presentation 3. - John - Bioengineering Topics, Bank stabilization, Stream Repair, CEM, and hydromodification solutions, Proper Functioning Condition. Case Study - Lucas Creek, New Zealand|
|7:30 am - 5:00 pm||
SC Main Campus – Cafeteria "Center Stage Room"
Cafeteria is building south of the Bookstore and near Quad. Main (north) parking lot is closest.
|7:30 – 8:00 am||
Sign-up sheet - Breakfast and Coffee, burrito bar, fruit, bagels
|8:00 - 8:30 am||Welcome, group intros, maps of Stillwater Creek
- intro to Chris H.
|8:40 – 9:40 am||Presentation 4. - Chris - Engineering principles and more.|
|10:00 – 10:45 am||Presentation 5. - Eric - Plug and pond stream restoration projects in Idaho|
|10:45 - 12:00 pm||Panel discussion - John, Eric, Chris, all –
- Restoration project permit challenges and solutions
|12:00 – 12:45 pm||LUNCH, visiting, networking, talking to sponsors|
|12:45 – 2:00 pm||Presentation 7. - John - More on local 'eastern Shasta' streams, processes, Incision, local aggradations and Avulsion Erosion, in Cow Creek, Oak Run Creek, Stillwater Creek. Sub-watershed report summary w/ maps on Stillwater Creek.|
|2:00 – 2:30 pm||Go out to EC Facility and Creek
|5:00 pm||Day ends|
|7:30 am -12:30 pm||Meet at Stillwater Creek / EC Training Facility BYOC (Bring Your Own Caffeine) – Park near Big Oak / Tables|
|7:30 – 8:00 am||sign up sheet, Evaluate Bank Protection demo|
|8:30 – 10:30 am||Creek Walk / Assessment all the way upstream to McConnell / College boundary. Groups design reparation/restoration, prepare conceptual plans by stations|
|11:00 – 12:30 pm||Groups present conceptual plans to all
- Wrap up Discussions
Registration is to the right on this page. Click here for a list of nearby Hotels.
We are planning to do Biotechnical Soil Stabilization demonstrations at our upcoming Stream Summit in October. Altrnatives to Riprap, such as Vegetated Mechanically Stabilized Earth (VMSE) or Brushlayering, or Live Siltation with Low Rock Toe (see Geyserville Bridge) are going to be increasingly important methods for the Stream Restorationist and Regulator to "have in their toolbox". All attendees will get a FREE copy of the Manual on CD - Environmentally-Sensitive Channel and Bank Protection Methods, published by Transportation Research Board.
The manual will include 44 methods approved by the NCHRP Highway Engineers Panel of experts. In fact, now retired, Kris Vyverburg, CDFW State Geomorphologist played a big roll in the education and acceptance associated with the nation-wide publication. We are hoping more State and Federal Resource Agency personnel become familiar and confident with these techniques. Many (techniques !) have over 10-20 years of documented use and success. The techniques include AutoCad files. Such as the VMSE below.
The above demonstrations, 1. using compost socks and Enka Mat and 2. the new innovative Coir Blocks were done at the Last May BMP Summit. Don't miss the new domonstrations we have planned for October.
Dear New Zealanders,
While in New Zealand John is teaching two full day Masters Courses on Stream Repair and Design - "Repairing Entrenched, Incised, and Degraded (Urbanized) Streams – Techniques and Case Studies”. One class will be held in Auckland and one in Christchurch. Hope to see you there!
STREAM RESTORATION SUMMIT
AT SHASTA COLLEGE
Repairing Incised and Degraded (Urbanized) Streams – Assessment, Techniques and Case Studies
October 19th – 21st, 2016
A 2-day Workshop to be held at Shasta College includes Class and Field Practicum
John McCullah, Geomorphologist/Bioengineer, CPESC
Eric Berntsen, PH, CFM, CPESC, Habitat Restoration Hydrologist
Chris Hammersmark, Ph.D., P.E., Ecohydrologist, cbec, inc. ecoengineering
Stillwater Creek, running thru the college, is a highly impacted salmonid stream that has been gravel mined, lined with tires and gabion baskets (circa 1979). Now incised over 25-ft, Stillwater represents a typical “urbanized/hyrdomodified” stream system that will provide a living laboratory for developing repair and restoration strategies.