Salmonid Restoration Federation

2018 Large Wood Technical Field School

October 30 - 31, 2018
This two-day field school intends to train forestry and restoration professionals in both engineered and non-engineered large wood augmentation techniques that have been proven effective in restoring stream habitats on the Northern California coast. Participants will learn how to effectively design and implement large wood restoration projects by learning how to identify geomorphic conditions of a treatment stream and select appropriate implementation methods to achieve desired results. Each day will include classroom lectures, hands-on activities, field demonstrations, project site tours, and ample group discussion.
 
Hands-on group activities will include buoyancy and other engineering computations and the construction of large wood site scenarios in the classroom. Field school contributors will provide an on-site overview of heavy equipment implementation techniques. Additional discussion topics during the field school will include project site identification, project layout, and design considerations.
 
Presentations will include, but are not limited to:
 
Accelerated Recruitment: Cost-effective Restoration Techniques for Enhancing Instream Habitat in California Coho Streams
Chris Blencowe – Blencowe Watershed Management, Inc.
 
Selecting and Sourcing Trees for the Accelerated Recruitment Approach
Ken Smith – Pacific Inland, Inc.
 
Restoring Wood’s Essential Role in Controlling Channel Grade and Stability in Small Streams
Mike Love – Michael Love and Associates, Inc.
 
How to Keep Your Wood from Floating Downstream: Interactive Computations for Stability of Large Wood Structures 
Rachel Shea – Michael Love and Associates, Inc.
 
30 Years in the Making: California Conservation Corps Instream Large Wood Restoration Techniques
California Conservation Corps
 
Collaborating with Heavy Equipment Operators to Implement Large Wood Projects
Tom Leroy – Pacific Watershed Associates, Inc.
 
Your registration fees will cover workshops, field tours, and six meals. Advanced registration is $185 until September 5, 2018. Late registration is $210. 
 
For an additional $61 per person per night, participants can sign up to stay at the Jug Handle Creek Farmhouse or cabins on a first-come, first-serve basis. To make a reservation to stay in the house or cabins, please email info@calsalmon.org.
 
 
 
Panoramic of South Fork Ten Mile River Stream Habitat Enhancement Project, photo credit TU (Libby Earthman); Rod Vogel (TU), Anna Halligan (TU), and Elizabeth Mackey (TU) pictured.
Jughandle Creek Farm
15501 N Highway 1
Caspar, CA

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