Fish Habitat Restoration – Field Techniques

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Format: Online and field training


Participate in hands-on training in field techniques for Fish Habitat Restoration (FHR) project requirements in this three-day blended online and field-based training program. You will learn to conduct fish population estimates using multi-pass fish removal techniques, fish exclusion and salvage techniques, erosion and sediment control on site, rod and level surveying and stream long profiling, field hydrology, stream measurements including bed roughness and composition, and how to identify limiting factors in the field. This course will include class-based presentations, and extensive field training.


  • Identify and contrast roles and responsibilities for a FHR program
  • Identify and contrast types of fish habitat restoration
  • Collect biophysical stream Pre-Development field data
  • Conduct fish exclusion and fish salvage techniques on site
  • Identify and contrast types of erosion and sediment control options and techniques
  • Identify (fish) limiting factors in the field
  • Conduct stream hydrology procedures
  • Conduct rod and level surveying (long profiling) on site
  • Conduct fish population estimation techniques, including multi-pass fish removal
  • Identify key scheduling considerations for a Fish Habitat Restoration project

This Course Includes

  • Customizable option
  • Free, lifetime access


Participants are required to bring their own equipment:

  • Field clothing
  • Chest waders
  • Wading belt
  • Hat with brim 
  • Non-slip footwear
  • Polarized glasses
  • Clinometer (optional but recommended)
  • Eslon or other 30 m measuring tape (optional but recommended)
  • Meter stick (1.2 m wooden doweling) (optional but recommended)
  • Writing utensils

Note: NRTG will provide Lineman’s gloves for all Electrofishing certified course participants. Non-certified students will be required to watch this demonstration or participate in other field training activities.

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For inquiries on this course, please contact NRTG at: 1-877-388-2172 or

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