Module 5

Below you can find PDFs and video recordings of the slides we cover in the intro to low-tech process-based restoration virtual workshop. Each is licensed with a Creative Commons licence, so you are free to re-use subject to the terms of the license.

Module 5: Implementing Low-Tech PBR

Friday, Aug 14: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Mountain Time)

Module 5 Video Playlist

Module 5 YouTube Playlist


Slides & Videos by Topic


A. Logistics, Learning Objectives, & Introductions

Joe Wheaton introduces the final module of the 2020 Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration Workshop: Implementation.


B. Low-Tech Implementation Overview

Jeremy Maestas provides an overview of the implementation process-how to get things started.

Background : This talk is based on Chapter 6 of the design manual.


C. Consultation & Permitting

Joe Wheaton discusses the consultation & permitting process for low-tech restoration as part of the Low-Tech Process-Based Riverscape Restoration Workshop.

Background : This talk is based on Chapter 6of the design manual.


Panel Discussion

Module 5 Panel Discussion 1


D. Logistics, Equipment, & Safety

Scott Shahverdian details the logistics of what it takes to get a low-tech restoration project on the ground. He covers logistics, equipment and safety considerations of implemening a low-tech project.


Background : This talk is based on Chapter 6 of the design manual.


Panel Discussion

Module 5 Panel Discussion 2


E. Construction of PALS & BDAs

Steve Bennett walks us through the stages of constructing PALS & BDAs.

Background : This talk is based on Chapter 4 & Chapter 6 of design manual.


Take me to example videos of
PALS being constructed

Panel Discussion

Module 5 Panel Discussion 3


F. Adaptive Management

Nick Bouwes discusses the importance of adaptive managment with Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration.



Low-Tech Adaptive Management Examples

G. Review & Synthesis

Joe Wheaton synthesizes the low-tech process-based restoration workshop.

Background : This talk is based on Chapter 7 of the design manual.


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