Stage-0 Workshop


October 16-18, 2019 | Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Supervisor's Office


The UCSRB and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest convened a three-day workshop in October 2019 to learn about and discuss techniques for restoring annual floodplain connectivity. The workshop was taught by the US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region Restoration Assistance Team (RAT), Dr. Colin Thorne of Nottingham University, and by local experts and attended by Forest Service staff, permitting agencies, partners, funders, and sponsors to allow for a good discussion. The first day of the workshop provided an overview of the Stream Evolution Model (Cluer and Thorne, 2013) and the impact on floodplain connectivity; shared examples of restoration work; discussed permitting; and introduced the Geomorphic Grade Line modeling approach to restoration using LiDAR (Powers et. al., 2018). The second day was field-based, with site visits in the Wenatchee watershed and an overview of how to use the Relative Elevation Model (REM) results in the field. The third day covered other restoration techniques including wood loading, beaver dam analogs (BDAs) and beavers. See below for all associated workshop materials including recorded WebEx, meeting summary, participant list, presentations, and resources.

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Amanda Barg WDFW
William Brignon USFS PNW Regional Office
Ashton Bunce Yakama Nation Fisheries
MarySutton Carruthers Cascadia Conservation District
Shannon Claeson Forest Service Research
Kelly Clayton Yakama Nation Fisheries
Jeremy Cram WDFW
Susan Dickerson-Lange Natural Systems Design
Scott Downes WDFW
Crystal Elliot Trout Unlimited
Chris Fisher Colville Confederated Trbes
Colin Forsyth Bureau of Reclamation
Steve Fortney Fortney Consulting
Lance George USFS
Sean Gross NOAA Fisheries
Lynda Hofmann WDFW
Constance Iten WA Dept Fish & Wildlife
Andrea Jedel Ecology
Kristen-Marie Kirkby Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group
Steve Kolk USBR
Joe Lange NRCS – RTT
Mitchell Long Kittitas Conservation Trust
Jason Lundgren CCFEG
Mariah Mayfield USFS Entiat RD
Erin McKay Chelan County Natural Resource Department
Eric Merten Forest Service
Ken Muir Cascadia Conservation District
Dennis Papa Colville Confederated Tribes
Connor Parrish Mid Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group
Katy Pfannenstein USFWS
Cindy Raekes USFWS
Cindy Raekes USFWS
Aaron Rosenblum Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group
Graham Simon Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife
Graham Simon Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife
Melissa Speeg Kittitas Conservation Trust
Alec Spencer Methow Beaver Project
Kate Terrell USFWS
Kate Terrell USFWS
Gary Torretta USFS Naches Ranger District
Julie Vanderwal Okanogan Highlands Alliance
Shawna Warehime Yakama Nation Fisheries
Rebecca Wassell Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group
Alexa Whipple Methow Beaver Project
Justin Wilson Colvillle Tribes Fish & Wildlife Anadromous
Justin Yeager NOAA-NMFS
Matt Young CTCR