Presenter Information

Steven Koenig, Project SHARE

Location

UMass Amherst

Event Website

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

Start Date

5-6-2012 1:30 PM

End Date

5-6-2012 1:50 PM

Description

The basic premice for applying Stream Simulation for restorig ecological function at road/stream crossings is to desgn a channel through the crossing that mimics a local reference reach. Key design elemnets are to: reestablish the natrural stream gradient and creating a channel that typically is 1.2 x the bankfull width of the reference reach. While these elements are conceptually easy to understand, dificulties can be encountered during site assessments where there may be no reference reach to emulate or historic site specific alterations may be dramatic. We will examine a number of case stidies to demonstate how longitudinal profiles, transects, aerial photography, as well as GIS have been interpreted to establish gradient and bankfull width at not so obvious restoration sites.

Comments

Steven Koenig is the Executive Director of Project SHARE, a 501(c)(3) organization pursuing the restoration of salmon habitat and natural ecosystem function in Eastern Maine. Over the past 11 years, he has worked with diverse partners to develop a nationally-recognized habitat restoration program completing 125 + restoration projects to date. In 2009 the National Fish Habitat Action Plan recognized Mr. Koenig with its first national award "for Extraordinary Action in Supporting Fish Habitat Conservation." In addition to being DEP-certified in Erosion and Sediment Control Practices and trained by the US Forest Service in Natural Stream Channel Design, Steven has a Bachelor's of Science degree in cellular biology from the University of Michigan and has studied oceanography and limnology at the University of Wisconsin and fish physiology at West Virginia University.

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Jun 5th, 1:30 PM Jun 5th, 1:50 PM

Session C2 - The art and science of assessing stream gradient and bankfull width

UMass Amherst

The basic premice for applying Stream Simulation for restorig ecological function at road/stream crossings is to desgn a channel through the crossing that mimics a local reference reach. Key design elemnets are to: reestablish the natrural stream gradient and creating a channel that typically is 1.2 x the bankfull width of the reference reach. While these elements are conceptually easy to understand, dificulties can be encountered during site assessments where there may be no reference reach to emulate or historic site specific alterations may be dramatic. We will examine a number of case stidies to demonstate how longitudinal profiles, transects, aerial photography, as well as GIS have been interpreted to establish gradient and bankfull width at not so obvious restoration sites.

http://scholarworks.umass.edu/fishpassage_conference/2012/June5/22