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Upcoming Talk 04.21.22 | Low-Tech Restoration and Riparian Corridors

Join us on Thursday, April 21st at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for the next installment of our Conservation Talk Series! We will be joined by Reid Camp, Fluvial Geomorphologist.

Low-tech and bioengineering techniques are cost-effective approaches used to improve aquatic habitats and increase bank stability within stream channels. By using locally sourced, organic materials and relying mostly on hand labor during construction, relatively simple structures can be built to meet stream rehabilitation goals. Reid Camp, Fluvial Geomorphologist, will share examples from real projects that highlight techniques which produce short-term benefits in degraded stream channels (e.g., bank stabilization, reconnection of floodplain, improved fish habitat) and work with natural processes to produce sustainable long-term benefits (e.g., riparian growth, reduce sedimentation, filter excessive nutrients).

Unable to join us for this presentation? The recording will be posted here the next day.


About Our Speaker

Reid is a fluvial geomorphologist with over 13 years of experience in restoration effectiveness monitoring, geomorphic assessments, aquatic habitat surveys, and restoration planning, design, and implementation. His work focuses on holistic approaches to assessing complex ecosystem questions by studying the interaction of fluvial and biological processes among multiple spatial and temporal scales. Reid designs and implements stream restoration projects using low-tech methods, including post assisted log structures (PALS), beaver dam analogues (BDA), and direct felling. He has extensive experience using geographic information systems for cartography and geomorphic, hydrologic, and riparian analyses. He also specializes in creating and managing databases including developing apps and tools for creating functional products from large datasets.

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