Washington - Snake River Salmon Recovery - 2017

Cheap & Cheerful Restoration Workshop


The scope of degraded rivers and streams is difficult to overstate. However, the cost of restoration makes it difficult to scale up treatments to the scope of the problem. This workshop was intended to look at ways of extending restoration dollars further through cheap and cheerful restoration. We discussed the principals and focused on examples of ways of increasing structural complexity in streams and rivers (e.g. increasing wood loading and prevalence of beaver dams).

Course Materials


Slides from Presentations


Joe Wheaton will lead the GCD portion of class. Office Hours: Mondays from 12:30 - 1:20 PM in NR 360

Jack Scmidtt is the lead instructor for Fluvial Geomorphology.

What we did

Each day we spent the first morning in the classroom in Dayton discussing topics and listening to presentations from the instruction team. We spent the first afternoon and most of the second day in the field actually doing hands-on demos and seeing some restoration projects. Participants got to participate in design exercises, building BDAs, building PALS, and using a grip-hoist to pull some large trees and woody debris into the channel.


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