Idaho Department of Fish & Game SHORT-COURSE: Intro to Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes
Tentatively Scheudled: June 9-11, 2019 in Pocatello, Idaho
This invittaion only short-course, hosted by Utah State University Restoration Consortium, will bring together IDFG and partners interested in low-tech alternatives for restoring streams and associated riparian and mesic habitats to benefit wildlife and working lands in southern Idaho.
In this 3 day workshop, you will be introduced to the principles underlying low-tech process-based restoration of riverscapes. You will get introduced to planning, design and construction of cost-effective, low-risk techniques that can be implemented at large scales to meet mesic habitat restoration goals including: partnering with beaver, beaver dam analogues (BDAs), post-assisted log structures (PALS), and other simple hand-built structures designed to facilitate process-based restoration.
Slides & Handouts
For the workshops, we will rely on the new Design Manual and the Pocket Guide, which are both available free digitally. As part of your workshop registration fee, a hard copy will be provided to you in person at the workshop. Extra print copies of manual are available for ~ $60 on Amazon and print runs of the pocket guide can be arranged.
- Wheaton J.M., Bennett S.N., Bouwes, N., Maestas J.D. and Shahverdian S.M. (Editors). 2019. Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes: Design Manual. Version 1.0. Utah State University Restoration Consortium. Logan, UT. 286 pp. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.19590.63049/2.
- Wheaton JM, Wheaton A, Maestas J, Bennett S, Bouwes N, Shahveridan S, Camp R, Jordan C, Macfarlane W, Portugal E, Weber N. 2019. Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes: Pocket Field Guide. Utah State University Restoration Consortium. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.28222.13123/1.