A Rare Chance to Learn About Streams

November 18, 2012 - Light rain

One example of stream bank restoration photo by Tom Salzer

Is the area next to your river (known as the riparian area) eroding and falling off into the water each winter? Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District is happy to host a rare opportunity for landowners interested in learning from leading experts in the field of stream bank restoration. Come and learn why stream banks sometimes erode and what you as a landowner can do about it!

Streambank Erosion – a landowner workshop
September 20, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
End of the Oregon Trail Museum
1726 Washington St. Oregon City OR 97045

Seating is limited, RSVP by calling Cathy at 503-210-6000 or e-mail to reserve your seat!

Speakers at this workshop are noted professionals in the field of stream bank restoration, and include:.

Janine Castro (USFWS, NMFS, PSU) – Janine, a fluvial geomorphologist*, is a regional expert in geomorphology with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in Portland, Oregon. She is an experienced instructor who provides local and national training on geomorphology and stream restoration. Prior to joining the USFWS, she worked for 10 years with the Natural Resources Conservation Service throughout the western United States.

Colin Thorne (Nottingham University, Portland State University) – Colin is a fluvial geomorphologist with an educational background in environmental sciences, civil engineering and physical geography. He has published 9 books and over 120 journal papers and book chapters. He has particular expertise in erosion, sediment transport and sedimentation.

*Fluvial geomorphology is a science devoted to understanding rivers, both in their natural setting as well as how they respond to human-induced changes in a watershed. – Bucknell University Environmental Center

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