*CANCELLED* - Partnering with Beaver in Stream Restoration 2013 - *CANCELLED*

*THIS ICRRR Course has been cancelled for 2013. Please check back in 2014 for more information.

The Intermountain Center for River Restoration and Rehabilitation will be hosting their annual course on partnering with beaver in stream restoration this October 25-27 in Bend, OR. This course links the principles of river restoration with the dam building activities of North American beaver (Castor candensis). This 3-day workshop is intended for resource managers, restoration practitioners, researchers, graduate students and others interested in the use of beaver for restoring rivers and/or streams. Participants will come away with a) an appreciation of beaver ecology and the complex feedbacks between beaver activity, hydrogeomorphic responses, riparian vegetation and fish ecology; b) knowledge of past and ongoing restoration projects using beaver; c) a working understanding of considerations in restoration designs using beaver; d) an introduction of how to develop dynamic designs utilizing beaver; and e) how to manage public expectations regarding potential restoration responses involving beaver. This is the third year this workshop has been run and sixth time this instruction team has led the workshop. We have moved the venue from the Utah State University campus to Oregon this year so that participants can see a large scale experimental restoration project using beaver. The workshop will include field trips to a number of active local beaver colonies, hands-on design exercises in the field, and some interactive lectures and discussions. The workshop will run as a Friday through Sunday workshop as to minimize disruption to your work week.

Nick Bouwes (Utah State University),  Chris Jordan (NOAA Fisheries), Michael Pollock (NOAA Fisheries), Nick Weber (Eco Logical Research, Inc.) and others will join Joe Wheaton (Utah State University) to lead this workshop.

Full course details and curricula for 2013 are available at:

Note that priority registration closes on August 15, 2013: http://beaver.joewheaton.org/syllabus/how-to-register

Cost: $1350 paid in full prior to 15 AUG; $1500 after 15 AUG.

The mission of the Intermountain Center for River Restoration and Rehabilitation (ICRRR) is to advance the science and practice of river restoration and environmental management and to transfer that knowledge to the public and private sectors. ICRRR is a Utah State University Center of Excellence:http://cnr.usu.edu/icrrr/ 

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