Streambank Restoration Techniques

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Format: Online and field training


Implement leading practices in streambank and lakeshore restoration, soil bioengineering and erosion control. In this two-day field training course, construct, install and maintain standard and innovative streambank restoration and bioengineering structures and techniques. You will have hands-on opportunities to collect, store, maintain and transport cuttings to a field site, and manually construct/install up to 11 streambank restoration and/or soil bioengineering structures and techniques.


  • Identify key elements of a Streambank Restoration Plan
  • Assess and analyze site conditions to choose appropriate plants and methods
  • Construct and/or install up to 11 standard and innovative Streambank Restoration techniques using plants and materials
  • Isolate a project field site and implement erosion control measures
  • Identify suitable bioengineering plant species
  • Collect, prepare and maintain plant cuttings
  • Develop and implement a site safety plan
  • Implement a long-term monitoring and maintenance program

This Course Includes

  • Free, lifetime access


Participants are required to bring their own equipment:

  • Field clothing
  • Rain overalls, gloves
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Sledge hammer, 2 or 5 lbs 
  • Pruners, single-hand and two-hand 
  • Spade shovel

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

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