9 November 2023 - 10 November 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Students will be provided with course webinar information once registered.
The Fish Habitat Restoration (FHR) – Instream Techniques course will provide skills and knowledge to successfully conduct and manage an instream restoration project specific to low-gradient stream environments. This two-day, classroom-based course will provide skills and knowledge to successfully conduct site selection, habitat assessment, construction techniques and other key considerations for a variety of in-stream restoration projects, including riffle and groyne design (Newbury Riffle design principles), aeration, bank stabilization, creation of spawning/rearing habitat , and opportunities for rehabilitation in salt lakes (unique to the Canadian prairies). Methodologies for evaluating the functionality of rehabilitation projects and the establishment of funding partnerships will also be reviewed. This course will include class-based presentations, case studies and group discussions. Participants are encouraged to bring their own FHR case studies and project specifications for discussion and group assignments.
1) If possible, install Google Earth Pro on your computer. We will review case studies and provide exercises that require Google Earth.
2) Pen and paper.