What: Learn about in-stream habitat restoration techniques.
Chapter 14 of The Streamkeepers Handbook, “An Introductory Handbook for In-stream Habitat Restoration Projects” will be used as reference for the workshop. This module can be found online by clicking here.
- Morning presentation and slide show with the afternoon to inspect stream restoration sites and review methods
Stream hydrology and site assessment
- Determine the state of the recovery curve of a watershed
- Review simple principles of water flow
Planning and Approvals
- What you can and can’t do and when.
- Review of permit checklist – Sec 9, fish collection, agency contact list
Restoration techniques and design:
- Large woody debris placement
- Spawning gravel placement
- Off Channel habitat
- Debris jams
- Garbage Clean up
- Storm Water Management – Rain Gardens
- Barriers & Beaver dams
Instructor: Dave Clough, RP Bio, has been restoring fish and stream habitat and training habitat stewards on Vancouver Island for 25 years.
Who: It is suggested that course participants have a background in streamkeeping or riparian restoration for example: taken a Streamkeepers Course