Using Fluvial Geomorphology in Watershed Assessment and Stream Restoration: April 26 – 27th Short Course Offering. Come and get your bankfull on!!!

Field Geology Services is pleased to offer a fluvial geomorphology short course entitled Using Fluvial Geomorphology in Watershed Assessment and Stream Restoration.

CuttersThe course will be held April 26-27, 2016 and hosted by the New Hampshire Rivers Council at the Conservation Center, 54 Portsmouth Street in Concord, NH. An optional one-day field trip will be held on April 28 to nearby restoration sites. This course covers the basic principles of fluvial geomorphology and their use in watershed assessments and designing stream restoration projects. A more complete course description is found below and is also available on the web at with an online registration form. The short course is based on recent experiences throughout New England and provides hands-on use of topographic maps, aerial photographs, stream tables, and other common resources used in fluvial geomorphology. Previous participants of Field Geology Services workshops are welcome to attend given significant recent updates to course content, case studies, and activities. Please pass this announcement to others that you think might be interested in this course.

Feel free to call 207-491-9541 or e-mail for further information on registration or course content. Registration discounts are available for groups of 2 or more and employees of nonprofit or government agencies. Register prior to March 18 and receive an additional discount as well! Please call or email for information on special student pricing. We look forward to seeing many of you in April!

Using Fluvial Geomorphology in Watershed Assessment and Stream Restoration This 2-day short course with third day optional field trip will provide an overview of fluvial geomorphology with a thorough discussion of key concepts such as the principles of equilibrium, channel classification methods, channel evolution, and sediment transport capacity. A number of case studies from New England and elsewhere in the country will demonstrate how an understanding of fluvial geomorphology can be used in watershed assessments to identify the underlying causal mechanisms for erosion and flooding problems that are responsible for significant infrastructure damage and environmental degradation. Additional case studies will be used to reveal common errors made in stream restoration projects when the basic principles of fluvial geomorphology are poorly understood. The course will conclude with a discussion of the appropriate settings and conditions within which to employ a variety of widely used stream restoration techniques. The field trip will be to stream restoration sites near the course location and will illustrate the fluvial geomorphology concepts and stream restoration techniques discussed in the course. — John Field, PhD, PG Field Geology Services P.O. Box 985 Farmington, ME 04938 207-491-9541

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