Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program – Online
April 1, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
*This training is being offered online. The Zoom link to join the meeting will be sent out to all registered attendees the week of the training.*
This online training is being co-hosted by the Harris County Flood Control District, Houston Advanced Research Center, the Texas Riparian Association, Texas A&M AgriLife and the Texas Water Resources Institute. The training will focus on natural design processes for stream restoration projects. Materials delivered in the training will help attendees understand:
- urban stream functions,
- impacts of development on urban streams,
- recognize healthy versus degraded stream systems,
- assess and classify a stream using the Bank Erosion Hazard Index (BEHI), and
- comprehend differences between natural and traditional restoration techniques.
Information including the hydrologic cycle, basics to stream morphology, stream classification, stream instability, stream restoration, stabilization structure, vegetation, and monitoring and evaluation will be explained through online presentations.
Continuing Education Units (CEU) Available:
- Texas Water Resources Institute
- Texas Nutrient Management Planning Specialists
- Certified Crop Advisor
- Texas Floodplain Management Association
- Texas Board of Architectural Examiners “Acceptable for HSW credit”
- The program may also be used for CEUs for Professional Engineers
- Check with your Chapter for Master Naturalist and Master Gardener to see if it is approved for your area.
The Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program is managed by the Texas Water Resources Institute, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, AgriLife Extension and the College at Texas A&M University. It is funded through a Clean Water Act grant provided by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.