SHORT-COURSE: Intro to Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration of Riverscapes
October 9-11, 2019 at Utah State University’s Logan Campus
This publicly oferred short-course, hosted by Utah State University Restoration Consortium, will bring together partners interested in low-tech alternatives for restoring streams and associated riparian and mesic habitats to benefit wildlife and working lands.
In this 2.5 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.