Fee: $2800 10 Day Course
Prerequisites: Applied Fluvial Geomorphology, or Fluvial Geomorphology for Engineers and River Morphology & Applications.
General Description: This course is designed to train individuals in field data collection methods and analysis techniques for:
1)Determining stream channel stability, stream bank erosion prediction, and measurement,
3)Potential versus existing stream conditions,
4)Influence of riparian vegetation on channel stability,
5)The variables that influence stream conditions,
6)Integration of ecosystem concepts into field applications.
The monitoring of vertical and horizontal stability, channel materials, sediment transport and hydraulics will be presented.
The course includes hands-on techniques for field measurements, data analysis and interpretations and the use of replicate studies for verification and time trend analysis. Design and application of monitoring objectives and methods for channel stability and the collection and analysis of suspended and bedload sediment will also be included. The instruction will utilize the new "Applied River Morphology" book.
Dave Rosgen, PhD, (see bio under Applied Fluvial Geomorphology course)
Lee Chavez, Hydrologist, USDA Forest Service, graduated in watershed science from Colorado State University in 1973. She has worked as a
hydrologist on the San Isabel National Forest, Lake Creek Barometer Watershed, the Rio Grande National Forest, and the Comanche and Cimarron National Grasslands. In addition to her regular
hydrologist duties, Lee has been involved in major data collection and analysis efforts for the instream flow adjudications involving the South Platte River Basin, the Rio Grande River Basin, and the
Arkansas River Basin.
H. Lee Silvey, Consulting Hydrologist, Western Hydrology, Denver, Colorado. Lee retired from the position of Regional Hydrologist for the USDA
Forest Service in watershed management.
He has assisted Wildland Hydrology in restoration projects, field inventories, monitoring, restoration design and analysis. He is a consultant to the Forest Service for channel maintenance flows in the west. He developed the first timber harvest/watershed assessment 25 years ago, assisted in the development of the channel stability guides in the Northern Region, as well as developed and manufactured survey equipment and field forms for river studies. He co-authored the "River Field Book" with Luna B. Leoplold and illustrated the "Applied River Morphology" book, that is used in the courses presented by Wildland Hydrology.