Workshop - Rivers, Rocks, and Restoration:
Learning from the Past and Questions for the Future

One of the goals of the CALFED Science Program is to provide authoritative and unbiased descriptions of scientific knowledge. To fulfill this goal, the Science Program holds workshops designed to provide a forum for discussions and the exchange of information among Scientists, Stakeholders, Agency Staff, and the public about topics important to the region. These workshops synthesize the science related to complex problems and provide advice for undertaking specific complex tasks in support of Delta planning and decision-making.

Lack of rearing habitat and spawning gravel have been identified as key limiting factors to restoring fish populations in Central Valley streams. Increasingly, river restoration research and projects are focusing on using gravel to restore both biological and physical river functions. A major goal of the CALFED Science and Ecosystem Restoration Programs is to use the best available science to fill gaps in our understanding of ecosystem processes. The Rivers, Rocks and Restoration workshop will provide a forum to learn about different approaches to gravel augmentation and managing gravel to restore riverine functions, provide opportunities to evaluate the state of the science, and identify the critical unknowns that need to be addressed to meet tributary and basin-wide objectives.



July 13 - 14th, 2004
Rivers, Rocks, and Restoration:
Learning from the Past and Questions for the Future

The workshop goals were:

  1. To provide new and relevant information that can be used to improve our current conceptual models describing the links between project level restoration activities and tributary-wide objectives.

  2. To assist in developing performance measures for future river restoration projects.

Registration for the event is not required.

For more information, please download the final report, the meeting notice, or the workshop agenda listed below:

Final Report:  Rivers, Rocks, and Restoration Workshop

Public Notice:  Rivers, Rocks, and Restoration Workshop

Agenda:   Rivers, Rocks, and Restoration Workshop

Location:
Stanford Room
650 Capitol Mall, 1st Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Contact:
Jill Marshall
510-387-7130

Some of the presentations listed below are very large files. Downloading these documents may be difficult using a dial-up modem.

WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

JULY 13, 2004 AM: GRAVEL AUGMENTATION APPROACHES AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

JULY 13, 2004 PM: LINKING PHYSICAL PROCESSES AND BIOTA

JULY 14, 2004 AM: THINKING ABOUT SCALE ISSUES

JULY 14, 2004 AM: TOOLS AVAILABLE TO ASSIST DESIGN OF PROJECTS

JULY 14, 2004 PM: MONITORING ISSUES (TECHNIQUES, PROTOCOLS, AND SCALE)