Webinar: “Toewood Design and Siting for Stream Restoration”
USDA NRCS Science and Technology Library
Tuesday, March 17, 2015; 1:00 p.m. CST
Attendees will gain appreciation for planning questions that need answered when considering wood as an integral part of a stream project. How to join the webinar?
This webinar is free. You do not need to pre-register for this webinar. Space is NOT limited however, please plan to join the webinar no more than 15 minutes early so that you can register and successfully join the presentation interface.
Use of Wood in Stream Restoration Projects – Streambank stabilization, as well as some aquatic habitat enhancement projects draw from a wide variety of practices, building materials and analogs observed in the field. Practices under the broad categories of revetments, hydraulic structures and soil bioengineering utilize pieces of wood to provide stability, changes in instream hydraulics and provide habitat for aquatic species. Utilizing wood in streambank stabilization or habitat improvement projects is not new. SCS engineering handbooks from the 1940s and 50s show the use of logs, stumps and whole trees as an element of some practices used around streams. Research in the Pacific Northwest has shown significant fisheries associated with practices that incorporate wood into the installation, compared to both eroding streambanks and practices with rock structures but no wood.
• Rob Sampson, P.E., National Water Management Engineer, USDA NRCS Conservation Engineering Division, Washington, D.C.
• Jon Fripp, P.E., Stream Mechanics Engineer, USDA NRCS National Design, Construction, and Soil Mechanics Center, Fort Worth, TX
Audio is VOIP only | Live captions
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