Presenter Information

Will Harman, Stream Mechanics

Location

UMass Amherst

Event Website

http://fishpassage.ecs.umass.edu/Conference2012/

Start Date

5-6-2012 11:30 AM

End Date

5-6-2012 12:00 PM

Description

The Stream Functions Pyramid is a framework that can be used to better link stream restoration activities to functional improvement. This presentation will focus on Levels 1-3 of the Pyramid, Hydrology, Hydraulic, and Geomorphology functions and parameters. Examples will be provided showing how the Pyramid can be used to create function-based restoration goals, develop geomorphic assessments that show restoration potential based on functional improvement, and how to evaluate project success. Restoration potential is defined as the highest level of restoration that can be achieved given watershed conditions and project constraints. Case studies of stream restoration projects will be provided showing how the Pyramid was used to determine restoration potential and document project success.

Comments

Mr. Harman is the founder of Stream Mechanics, a small company dedicated to advancing the science and application of stream restoration. Prior to forming Stream Mechanics, he was Vice President of Ecosystem Restoration with Michael Baker Corporation. In the course of his 20-year career, he has participated in hundreds of stream restoration projects, representing a wide variety of settings and techniques. He teaches stream restoration workshops to federal, state, and local agencies, universities, and private engineering firms. He has a Master's degree in Geography from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Bachelors degree in Geography from Appalachian State University. He is a licensed Geologist in North Carolina.

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Jun 5th, 11:30 AM Jun 5th, 12:00 PM

Session C1 - Applying the Stream Functions Pyramid to Geomorphic Assessments and Restoration Design

UMass Amherst

The Stream Functions Pyramid is a framework that can be used to better link stream restoration activities to functional improvement. This presentation will focus on Levels 1-3 of the Pyramid, Hydrology, Hydraulic, and Geomorphology functions and parameters. Examples will be provided showing how the Pyramid can be used to create function-based restoration goals, develop geomorphic assessments that show restoration potential based on functional improvement, and how to evaluate project success. Restoration potential is defined as the highest level of restoration that can be achieved given watershed conditions and project constraints. Case studies of stream restoration projects will be provided showing how the Pyramid was used to determine restoration potential and document project success.

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