Title

Watershed Assessment and River Restoration Strategies

Date

5-28-2015 1:15 PM

End Time

28-5-2015 1:35 PM

Location

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 105

Department

Earth and Physical Science

Session Chair

Steve Taylor

Session Title

Perspectives in River Restoration

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Steve Taylor

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

River restoration is important for degraded watersheds that need habitat modifications to help restore the natural system. Many of these restoration goals operate over time frames that last decades or more. River restoration methodologies include placement of woody debris to increase channel complexity, supply and movement of sediments within the stream, and increased forest cover along the riparian corridor to provide shading and decreased water temperature. Land use also has a large impact on rivers and their natural functions. As such, each watershed has a unique set of restoration priorities that vary according to geologic setting, geomorphic process and land-use history. River restoration is an on-going effort in the Pacific Northwest, the goals of which are to improve salmonid fish populations.

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May 28th, 1:15 PM May 28th, 1:35 PM

Watershed Assessment and River Restoration Strategies

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 105

River restoration is important for degraded watersheds that need habitat modifications to help restore the natural system. Many of these restoration goals operate over time frames that last decades or more. River restoration methodologies include placement of woody debris to increase channel complexity, supply and movement of sediments within the stream, and increased forest cover along the riparian corridor to provide shading and decreased water temperature. Land use also has a large impact on rivers and their natural functions. As such, each watershed has a unique set of restoration priorities that vary according to geologic setting, geomorphic process and land-use history. River restoration is an on-going effort in the Pacific Northwest, the goals of which are to improve salmonid fish populations.