STREAM SUMMIT AGENDA FOR OCT. 19th to 21st, 2016. 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 4:00PM

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. 


Wednesday 10/19

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

Thursday 10/20

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
  • Participate in Biotechnical Bank Stabilization Demo, cut willow branches, bundle, help wrap coir and geo grid, build living walls with Compost socks etc.
  • White Board discussions, Proper Functioning Condition (PFC) primer
    Break into "Design Groups"
  • Walk Stream, preliminary assessment, and conceptual design
5:00 pm Day ends

Friday 10/21

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

Click here to download a PDF of Summit Schedule
Click here to download Geyserville Bridge Project

Registration is to the right on this page. Click here for a list of nearby Hotels.

Watch our video below to see what you will be doing.



Update on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 5:33PM by Registered CommenterWatchYourDirt

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.

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