Call for Abstracts


PRRSUM is now accepting abstracts for sessions, oral presentations, and posters for the upcoming

11th Annual Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium (UMSRS)

in Stillwater, Minnesota, USA

  February 23 - 26th, 2020


The Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium (UMSRS) presents a unique opportunity to bring together regional stream restoration practitioners so they may share experiences and expertise with colleagues working within similar environmental and land-use conditions. Attendees from multi-disciplinary backgrounds will hear about innovative restoration designs and approaches as well as have the opportunity to network with the region’s leading stream restoration practitioners.

UMSRS looks to provide a collaborative environment which will allow an interdisciplinary approach to stream restoration and other related watershed sciences, hence a broad range of speakers and topics are actively encouraged.   We seek session proposals and abstracts for both oral and poster presentations that address topic areas related to stream restoration, including:

  • Stream restoration design and alternative analyses
  • Restoration design implementation and response
  • Restoration project and design monitoring
  • Presentations geared toward the planning, regulatory, and funding context under which stream restoration occurs.  

Selected presentations will be grouped into topical sessions.


UMSRS will take place over 2.5 days. The Symposium will open on Sunday night with dinner and a keynote talk. The Symposium is single-track (no concurrent sessions) so that all attendees hear all presentation and discussions. Keynote speakers will open each day followed by oral and poster presentations. A half day Wednesday usually offers a panel discussion on a relevant issue or a site visit to a nearby restoration project.

Pre-symposium short courses will also be offered concurrently prior to the kickoff dinner on February 23rd, 2020.


UMSRS will have invited speakers and oral presentations delivered in topical sessions.  Oral presentations are 20 minutes in length and are given in a plenary format to an interdisciplinary audience of approximately 130 attendees.  Hence, the content should be interesting to a diverse audience and clearly focused to deliver two or three key points. The deadline for oral presentation proposals is October 25th, 2019.

The poster session for 2019 will be delivered during a session in the main body of the symposium. Poster presenters are expected to attend their posters to answer any questions from the attendees. Adequate space is provided for displaying and viewing the posters. Only posters that are reviewed through the abstract review process will be displayed at the conference, although some session conveners may request that an oral presentation abstract be made a poster if their oral session is full. Posters will continue to be accepted until registration closes on February 7th, 2020.  We will be sponsoring a STUDENT poster competition, where students can win $100 for the best poster!

Oral Presentation Abstracts:
October 25th, 2019
Poster Presentation Abstracts:
February 7th, 2020





Submit a session proposal or oral presentation/poster abstract. 



Interesting in SPONSORING the 2020 UMSRS? Learn more here.



If you have any questions regarding UMSRS or abstract submission, please contact Barbara Heitkamp.