How to restore rivers

Liz Gilliam, geomorphologist, co-led a four-day river restoration course in late September 2010 as part of Portland State University's River Restoration Professional Certificate program. This course was designed to help participants understand the river system and its function within the watershed, and to familiarize them with the various tools available to help analyze these processes, predict the likely effects of restoration actions, and guide management. Topics covered included the most widely-used and effective assessment methods and modeling in the Pacific Northwest, the framework for developing river restoration assessment and monitoring plans, and integrating the latest in watershed-wide and regional corridor studies. Liz has nine years of experience in geomorphology and riparian and aquatic ecology throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and Wyoming.

Posted 27 September 2010