River Restoration Workshop

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The Okanagan Nation Alliance in collaboration with many project partners have been successfully restoring spawning and rearing habitat for salmon in the Okanagan Basin for over 15 years. Traditional Ecological Knowledge, best management practices, measured stream geometry and natural habitat features have guided these restoration works. This workshop will teach the math behind the stream analysis and hydraulics that directed the restoration designs and describe the planning, construction, monitoring methods and results.

 Workshop outline:

  • Teach the calculations behind the stream analysis, river hydraulics and pool-riffle design
  • Field visits to several habitat restoration projects
  • Show the process of implementing a river restoration project from beginning-to-end (planning, designs, construction, and adaptive management)
  • Explain the projects monitoring methods and results
  • Discussion and poster sessions: hydraulic modelling, fish habitat diversity, spawning beds, riffles, fish passage at barriers, floodplain reconnection, wetland restoration

Course targeted to but not limited to:

  • Those designing or reviewing river instream works, particularly for salmon habitat
  • Environmental scientists and project managers (Biologists, Engineers, Geomorphologists, Hydrologists and Fisheries Technicians)
  • Community members and general public

Course details:

  • Date: October 5th and 6th, 2021
  • Location: To Be Confirmed
  • Registration and fees: Opens July 15th, 2021 and the fees are $825/ Person
  • Payment: Email transfers (EMT), Cheq, or Invoice for larger groups. Seats will be reserved once payment is received.

Event Date:
October 5-6, 2021

Event Time:
TBD

Event Location:
TBD

Register

Zoe Eyjolfson, ONA Biologist

E: zeyjolfson@syilx.org

T: 250.707.0095 ext 119