Early-bird registration through 31 May

This five-day introductory course emphasizes understanding geomorphic and ecological process as a sound basis for planning and designing river restoration, covering general principles and case studies from a wide range of environments.  

Incorporating insights from recent research in fluvial geomorphology and ecology, the course emphasizes developing predictive connections between objectives and actions, learning from built restoration projects, and developing restoration strategies and innovative management approaches to address underlying causes of channel or ecosystem change, rather than prescriptive approaches.  This course emphasizes integration of hydrology, hydraulics, sediment transport, geomorphology, aquatic ecology, fisheries, and riparian ecology, and includes field measurements, mapping, and interpretation.  

Now in its 20th successful year, the course is held at Sagehen Creek Field Station, 15 mi north of Lake Tahoe, and 45 minutes from the Reno airport.  The station combines a beautiful natural setting with excellent research and teaching facilities, free wireless internet, and excellent meals. The teaching facilities include an outdoor classroom, stream table to demonstrate channel adjustments, on-site laboratory, and most importantly, Sagehen Creek itself, with its rich history of research in fluvial geomorphology and ecology. 

Participants can stay on-site ($30/night) or commute from hotels in Truckee (15 minutes).  With on-site lodging (5 nights arriving Sunday night), the total cost including lodging, all meals for five days, registration, course materials, text, and continuing education credit from University of California is an excellent value at only $2,200 inclusive for the week (when confirmed by 31 May).  

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