Salmonid Restoration Federation
Restoring Watersheds and Rebuilding Salmon Runs
29 March - 1 April, 2017
Davis, California

Using Photogrammetric and Aerial Vehicle Technology to Support Salmonid Restoration Planning and Engineering

March 31, 2017
1:15pm - 5:00pm
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Recent advancements in photogrammetric software programs and unmanned aerial vehicle technology (UAVs) has provided new and exciting tools for earth scientists to plan and design restoration projects to improve salmonid habitat. Innovative uses for these new tools include: rapid creation of topographic maps, particle size analysis, quantifying geomorphic and vegetation change associated with monitoring and implementation projects, and documenting as-built conditions at both the feature and site scale. This session will explore all of the pioneering efforts at incorporating this technology into restoring salmonid habitat. We invite restorationists to submit abstracts discussing innovative techniques they may be employing, future opportunities for the use of this technology, and a review of pertinent constraints or limitations to using these techniques.

State of the Art Geomorphic Monitoring and What It Tells Us About How Rivers and Streams Evolve
Michael Strom, Environmental Science Associates

Ground Based Application of Structure From Motion (SFM) to Quantify Gravel Storage in Response to Gravel Augmentation on a High Gradient, Mountainous Stream, with no Access to the Global Positioning System (GPS)
Mindi Curran, Humboldt State University Geology Department and McBain Associates

Identifying Salmonid Habitat Units Using High Resolution Imagery Acquired with a UAS in the Upper Eel River Watershed, California
Erik C. Kenas, Humboldt State University

Automated Photogrammetric Particle Segmentation for Longitudinal and Temporal Sediment Surveillance of River Networks
Tim L. Bailey, Humboldt State University

Improving Salmonid Restoration Efforts using Unmanned Aerial Systems and Structure-from-Motion Photogrammetry, Lower American River, California
Toby Stegman, cbec eco-engineering

Integration of Structure for Motion (SfM) Technology – Using 3D Models to Inform River Restoration Designs and Basin Wide Planning
David (DJ) Bandrowski, P.E., Yurok Tribe