Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program – Austin
March 18, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Rd,
Austin, TX 78744
This workshop is being co-hosted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the City of Austin Watershed Protection Department, 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 classroom-style teaching in the morning session and hands-on activities in the field at a nearby stream in the afternoon sessions.
Continuing Education Units Available:
- Texas Water Resources Institute – 1 CEU
- Texas Nutrient Management Planning Specialists – 6 hours
- Certified Crop Advisor- 7 CEUs (Nutrient Mgmt: 1, Soil & Water: 2.5, IPM: 1, Sustainability: 2.5)
- Texas Floodplain Management Association – 6 CECs
- 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.
Registration is limited to the first 40 people. Cost is $50 and includes all training materials, a catered lunch, and a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Registration is required by March 16, 2020. Register online, or if paying by check or PO, email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A catered lunch will be provided to participants or they may bring their own.
Dress is casual and comfortable, hip boots/waders are required for the hands on field assessment as we will be out in the creek in the afternoon.
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.
See the AgriLife Today news release.