SUSTAINING RIVER HYDROECOSYSTEMS
Sponsored by CASFM and CRA

12:00 p.m. June 29 – 5:00 p.m. July 1, 2014

 

Course Description
The Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers and the Colorado Riparian Association are pleased to offer this workshop. Applying the concepts and principles of freshwater ecosystem structure and function to develop a multidisciplinary and integrated understanding of the approaches and methods for restoring and sustainably managing these systems in the face of increasing human demands and rapid climate change.

Course Objectives
Students will gain an integrated, multidisciplinary understanding of the ecological, hydrological, and geomorphological principles that govern river hydroecosystem structure and function and the ecology of river and riparian organisms from local to watershed scales.

Students will apply new knowledge to the challenge of restoring and managing river ecosystems for sustainable freshwater and riparian habitat and biota, including fish, aquatic invertebrates, and riparian vegetation and biota, as well as aesthetic values for humans.

Students will also grapple with the legal and regulatory context of river ecosystem management, particularly in the scientific framework of environmental flows, and address the need for adaptation to climate change.

Students will read papers and synthesize concepts and applications from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives, and participate in class discussions on ecological issues about restoration and sustainable management of a particular river ecosystem (e.g., Colorado River or Frasier River)
Instructors
LeRoy Poff and Brian Bledsoe

 

Cost

$600 for course, lodging, and meals (single occupancy)*
$500 for course, lodging, and meals (double occupancy)*
$400 for course and meals**

CASFM and CRA members receive a $50 Discount.

Click here to register for this workshop

The course is limited to 35 students for the instructors and students benefit and to minimize the logistics for field trips to the Frasier River and Colorado River.

Credit Card Payment only. Full refunds available, minus a $25 fee, until June 6th. Partial refund ($250) available until June 20th. No refunds after June 20th. Substitutions are allowed***.

Contact Brian Murphy (murphybm@cdmsmith.com) with questions.

*Course fee includes two and half-days of training, all meals, two nights lodging (Sunday and Monday), and all workshop materials.

**Course fee includes two and half-days of training, all meals, and all workshop materials. Lodging is on your own.

***If you are unable to attend, you may find someone else to attend in your place.